in first place in high school Knowledge Bowl
Traveling to Nezperce last Monday for the first action in Central Idaho Academic Bowl action, Summit Academy achieved its first in four years of competition. When the final tally was put up on the score board, Summitís two senior led teams finished a strong second and third to earn top school honors in this kickoff event.
With Grangevilleís number one team betting successfully big on the last venture question, and finishing with a team score of 316 points, Summitís two teams finished a strong second with scores of 273 and 270 to total the best school score for the evening, 543 school points. Grangevilleís best two-team total of 505 earned them second place in this meet, while Orofino edged Nezperce in a tight battle for third with a score of 454 to 450. Other teams competing and filling the remaining eight spots were Prairie, CV, Highland, and Timberline.
Summitís team of seniors Mark Uhlenkott and Elaine Rehder along with Juniors Brandon Rehder, Stephen Spencer and Lauren Wemhoff, plus sophomore Mary Wimer had the second best team score for the evening, with the 273 score, while close behind them came Summitís Dylan Greene and Shane Wemhoff, seniors, Kelli Shears, junior, sophomores Alyssa Frei and Cori Wemhoff, with frosh Zach Frei and Daniella Stubbers helping out with the 270 total.
Next knowledge bowl action is Monday, Oct. 18 for junior high competitors at Orofino, and November 1 at CV for the high school meet.
Junior High Girls lose to Nezperce
Summit Academyís Junior high girlís basketball team played one of their best games of the year Monday, battling Nezperceís squad to a nine to six halftime score, only to fall prey to fatigue and a rentless full game full court press by the Indian ladies by a score of 24 to 11. The loss was the fourth of the season for the young Patriot ladies, against one win, but represented one of their finest outings of the season. Earlier, the Summit girls had defeated Orofino by a healthy 26 to 6 score, and had battled Grangeville Publicís eight grade hard all evening, only to lose 37 to 25 at the end, again suffering from late game fatigue and the pressure of a full-time fourth quarter press.
Making up the Summit squad this year are eight graders Kim Frei and Brainna Stubbers, who along with seventh grader Mary Shears, have carried most of the scoring and rebounding load for the young Patriots, with 7th grader Jenn Wemhoff and Tara Stubbers, and sixth graders Rachel Wemhoff, Jamie Chmelik, and Vicky Schlader making up the rest of the squad. Coaching the team this year is Miss Heather Divine who is to be commended along with her team for valiant efforts against taller and older teams.
Action this week for the Summit girls include home games with Highland on Tuesday and Culdesac on Thursday, both held in the Summit gym.
Summit volleyball team competes in tournament
Carrying a meagre three wins against more than twice that number losses into volleyball tourney action at Logos High School last weekend, Summitís fledgling volleyball team, competing on the varsity level in Logosís annual invitational volleyball tourney, came within a point of knocking off one of the number one teams in finals action the second day of the tourney.
Playing several times with CV frosh and JV squads, with the same from Grangeville, and a couple of matches at the JV level with Highland, Culdesac and ďCĒ squad level at Clarkston, the Summits girls played some of their best games of the year during Fridayís action at the tourney, losing matches to eventual tourney champs logos, and private schools from Pullman and Coeur dí Alene. Seeded 4th into Saturdayís finals against the number one seed from the other pool, The PCCS Highlanders, Summit dropped the opening match 25 to 22, then roared back to take the second one 25 to 12. Going into the 15 point third match, the Academy girls led 14 to 12 in the deciding round, only to suffer from a rotation violation, and a couple of miscues to drop the decision 16 to 14.
With three more games scheduled, the team considers this a very successful season, with all players back for another year in 2005-2006. Senior Elaine Rehder, our for the season with a rib injury served as official scorer, but did leave the team without playing senior leadership. Returning for anther year of action will be team members Amber Nuxoll, Alyssia Frei, Emily Rehder, Alexa Prigge, Katie Struble and Jacquie Lustig, along with the only frosh on the team, Danielle Stubbers.
The team concludes the season this week with matches at Highland and at CV.