Greetings, Knowledge Bowlers! A fun and exciting week of knowledge bowl at our meet at Frontier on Tuesday and at home on Thursday. Here’s how it went.
Meet #3 at Frontier put us up against the host and Pacific. If you recall, we managed to pull off a comeback against Pacific at our first meet last week. So I guess Tuesday was “payback” for Pacific. They edged Skyridge 177 to 170 in a close, competitive match. Frontier rounded out the scores with a 97. The standout team for Skyridge that day was Skyridge 2 (our Skyridge Zeta team), made up of Devin, Lucas, Jacob, Rahul, Donna, Tsering, and Xiansheng. Their team work paid off with a solid written round score of 33, and two respectable oral round performance. They took 2nd place out of the 9 teams at the meet.
We closed the week at home against Frontier and Shahala. Very competitive meet with good match ups in all the rooms and rounds. In the end, though, Skyridge edged the competition, taking the meet on total points with 171, to Shahala’s 158, to Frontier’s 96. The race for the first place individual team was incredibly tight. Shahala 2 took top honors with a total score of 63, but Skyridge 2 (our Skyridge Gamma team) was hot on their tails with a score of 62. Skyridge 3 took 3rd overall, just a few points out of 1st and 2nd with a total of 60. Very close! Our 2nd place Skyridge 2/Gamma team is made up of Megana, Alex, Annah, Annica, Bryson, Maia, and Shivank.
Good work this week, Skyridge. We’re off to Liberty next week on Tuesday (Beta, Gamma, and Epsilon). We finish the week at Covington (Alpha, Zeta, and Eta). Please note that for the Liberty meet on Tuesday there will be no return bus to Skyridge per district policy. Plan on picking up your student that day (Thursday) at Liberty Middle School.
Finally, as mentioned this week in practice, there will be no practice next week on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015. I’ll be with the CHS Knowledge Bowl state tournament team helping them take on the CHS staff in an oral round of questions to get the team ready for the state tourney the weekend of the 13th.