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GHS wins regional scholars' bowl, qualifies for state

Staff writer

Goessel High School scholars’ bowl team won regionals Thursday at Stafford. The win earned them a place at the state championship tournament Saturday at Quinter.

GHS had a 4-1 record in pool play. Their wins came against Little River, 60-20; St. John, 80-10; Macksville, 80-20; and Burton, 60-40. Their lone loss was 50-40 in a tiebreaker against Stafford.

In the round-robin title round, GHS went 4-1, with wins against Pretty Prairie, 50-20; Quivira Heights, 70-0; Central Christian, 60-40; and a 15-0 win against Stafford that came down to the final question. They lost to Macksville, 40-30.

By earning first place at regionals, Goessel qualified for the state tournament for the seventh consecutive year, said Coach Wes Schmidt-Tieszen.

The team members at the tournament were Anthony Esau, Lindsey Wedel, Laird Goertzen, Adam Meysing, and Alex Schmidt.

“We’ve done well,” Schmidt-Tieszen said. “We go to a lot of tournaments against big schools, and I think in the long run that really helps us.”

In previous competition, the varsity team placed second at the Heart of America league meet, and the junior varsity placed third.

Last modified Feb. 11, 2009

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