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5be8e2817cd97 Varsity team - Kaylen, Belle, Faith, Tyler, Kaden, and Alex
Varsity team - Kaylen, Belle, Faith, Tyler, Kaden, and Alex

Scholars place third at home meet

DCHS Journalism

Kaylen Ashley

November 10, 2018

The Decatur Community High School Varsity Scholars’ Bowl team took third at their home tournament on Tuesday, November 6. Oberlin had two teams competing; the varsity team consisted of seniors Faith Meitl, Isabel Grafel, Kaden O’Hare, Alex Hayward, and Kaylen Ashley, and the junior varsity was freshmen Gage Scott, Brynna Addleman, and Josiah Weyeneth, sophomore Sarah Abernathy, and juniors Gabe Peter and Erin May.


The tournament was set up as pool play with six teams in each pool. The Red pool consisted of Oberlin’s JV, Rawlins County, Norton, Phillipsburg, Goodland, and Oakley. Norton came first in the pool with a 5-0 record, and Rawlins County was second with a 3-2 record.

Oberlin JV had a 2-3 record, with wins against Goodland (30-20), Oakley (30-10), and losses against Phillipsburg (45-30), Norton (30-25), and Rawlins County (20-10).

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5be8e2817cd97JV Team - Sarah, Gabe, Erin, Brynna, Gage, and Josiah
JV Team - Sarah, Gabe, Erin, Brynna, Gage, and Josiah


The Grey pool consisted of Colby, Hoxie, Northern Valley, Oberlin’s Varsity, St. Francis, and Trego. Trego County won the pool with a 5-0 record, with Oberlin as a close second at 4-1. Oberlin beat St. Francis 60-20, Northern Valley 80-60, Colby 40-30, and Hoxie was 40-10. They lost to Trego by one question 30-40.


In semifinals, Oberlin competed against Norton and lost 80-30. The consolation finals were Oberlin vs. Rawlins, with Oberlin winning 50-40.


“I am always very proud of my team,” said Coach Wendy Scott. “My varsity kids did a great job, and I'm very excited that they made it to semi finals. I'm also very excited that my junior varsity kids competed so well against surrounding schools’ varsity teams.”





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