On Thursday the 14th our high school scholastic bowl team traveled to Athens for their first set of matches for the year. The schools we competed against last night were Athens, Illini Central and Mt. Pulaski. The scores for the Illini Central game were 140-110, Illini Central took the win. Mt. Pulaski scores were 270-70, Mt. Pulaski took the win. Athens scores were 230-30, Athens took the win. We are seeing a lot of new faces on the team this year, but are very hopeful with our bright students. The varsity team is Sierra Smith, Austin Hayes, Joe Garcia, Clay Olson, and Alexus Buckles. The junior varsity team is Brody Baker, Dylan Duvall, and Ivy Merz. The high scores from last night were Joe Garcia with 7 tossups and Austin Hayes with 3 tossups. The team now knows what they need to practice on and what they are good at. With a little practice, with confidence and quickness, we can’t wait to see what they have in the future.