Eighth grade moves on

Tyler Malsam

Tavis Desormiers shakes Tyler Malsom’s hand in congratulations.  On the evening of May 21, 31 eighth graders said goodbye to middle school, picked up their certificates, and crossed into high school.  Tavis Desormiers presided over the celebration, and Craig Malsom and Ginger Sedbrook handed out the certificates.  Recent graduate from TCHS, Sarah Schoenberger gave the address.  Congratulations to all the eighth grade students.





MCEL Track Meet

Striding out, James Kriegh runs his way to a second place finish in the 200 meter dash.

By Shaye Aumiller
The Junior High track team traveled to Phillipsburg for their league track meet on May 8th.

The 8th grade girls were the only ones to place as a team getting third place. In the 7th grade girls division, Kya O’banion placed second in the 1600 meter run and places third in the 800 meter run. In the 8th grade girls division, Regan Moritz placed second in the 800 meter run. Caroline Brungardt placed third in the 100 and 200 meter hurdles. The 4x100 and the 4x400 meter relay team placed second. The 4x200 meter relay team placed third.

In the 7th grade boys division, James Kriegh placed second in the 200 meter dash, placed second in long jump, and placed third in the 100 meter dash. Gunner Wilson placed first in the 800 meter run. The 4x100 meter relay team placed second. Owen Day broke a league record in javelin placing first with a throw 128-07. In the 8th grade boys division, Tyler Malsam placed second in the 3200 meter run.










TJH bring home bronze from MCEL

Both the boys’ and girls’ TJH teams finished the MCEL with third place medals.  The district and community want to congratulate the players and coaches for a well-played season and thank them for their determination to show the state what Eagles are made of.




Trego Junior High Football Leaves the Season 7-0

TJH Football
The undefeated Junior High Eagles spend a day with the undefeated FHSU Tigers to learn new football skills.

By Sybil Giefer
On Thursday, October 12, the Trego Junior High football team rounded off their season with seven wins and no losses. Congratulations for this amazing feat!

When asked what they thought made this year’s team special, Coach James Burk commented on the team’s success:

“This team was fun to [coach] because they have outstanding team chemistry.  They were out sized nearly every week, but never let that intimidate them….They were also a very coachable group who bought into the idea of doing everything right. I asked them nearly every day if they made their bed, which was a literal question, but also a metaphor for taking pride in doing the best they could that day in everything they did on and off the field.”

Also weighing in on the topic, Coach Jeff Hafliger said, “I [feel] all the players bought into the system. They believed in hard work, focus and team commitment.  I'm going to miss this group of 8th grade boys. This group is one of the hardest working groups I've been around. I'm also looking forward to seeing how the 7th graders advance next season.”

Both coaches thought that both defense and offense were strong this season. Coach Hafliger mentioned, “We were strong both sides of the ball. Our core group of [kids] learned multiple positions. It helps when you have players that are interchangeable.  All of them were willing to play where needed[;] very team oriented.”

Where Coach Burk thought that Hill City challenged them, Coach Hafliger thought that Wichita County was their tougher game. Coach Burk added, “Wichita County was another tough game after a long bus ride, but we overcame a lot of adversity and came out on top.” 

In addition to that, Coach Hafliger commented, “Coach Burk called a great game[;] I've learned a lot from him, this season.”

Eighth grader Cole Feldt also said:

"This season has been one of my favorite seasons ever. Our team had amazing teamwork, hard work, and a lot of pride. All those things started with our coaches…. This season was awesome! I am glad I got to experience it with my teammates and coaches." 

In addition to Feldt, eighth grader Tanner Sells also weighed in: “[Winning] isn't everything but wanting win is.”

Caden Brown also commented, “It was inspiring because it showed that it's how big your heart is and not your size and height.”

Finally, Isaac Brungardt, an eighth grader, said, “As an 8th grader, I had a lot of pressure on the upcoming season. I told myself that I needed to step up and be a leader.  My goal was to have a winning season. We had many ups and downs during the games, but man when we had our ups, we had our ups.”

In all, the Junior High had an excellent season and the community would like to congratulate each and every one of them for their success.

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