competes at Knowledge Bowl
In some of the tightest competition of the year, the Central Idaho Academic League, meeting for the sixth time this year at Highland, again produced a winning team from Grangeville, but was contested hotly by Prairie and a second team from Grangeville, as the top winning scores were 320, 300, and 300, with an entire pack of other teams packed closely behind.
Highland venture questions proved to be on the easier side during
this meet, and consequently, bigger and bigger wagers as the evening progressed, paid off for the biggest gamblers, as more conservative teams found themselves falling behind as the successful 50-point wagers slowly moved the winners ahead. Prairie actually had a chance to win the evening, as their successful 30 wager compared to the Grangeville winner's 50 left them 20 point behind, knocking them out of a potential tie for first.
Summit, shorthanded again because of other activities going on, found themselves successful on all wagers, but a conservative betting strategy backfired this time, as smaller bets dropped them further behind each time, and they ended up with an excellent score of 255, putting them just a bit ahead of the middle of the 24 team pack.
With 12-team squads of two six member teams each used to determine league standings, Summit's one team of five was destined to maintain its fifth place standing in the nine school league, as only one senior, Zach Frei, two juniors, Dustin and Joseph Lustig, and two sophomores, Josh Frei and Dylan Prigge were able to make the trip.
The final two meets this year will be at Kamiah in April, and at home here at Summit in May, and the Patriots are hoping to regain their challenge for third in the league, Grangeville the favorite for first place, and Nezperce currently holding down second. Prairie, CV, Orofino and Summit have been battling for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th spots all year, with Kamiah, Highland, CV and Timberline close behind.
Summit Elementary team is 18 and 3
With the season nearing the end, Summit Academy's elementary basketball teams are looking ahead to a season ending tournament this weekend, a couple more regular games, during which they will be trying to improve on their season record of 18 wins and 3 losses.
Summit girls with 6th graders Sarah Chmelik, Rachael Frei, Sarah Kuther, Megan Rehder, and Nicole Wemhoff; 5th graders Mary Knappert, Kayla Schumacher, and Megan Seubert, and 4th grader Kaitlin Stubbers have recorded a 10 win - 1 loss record to date, their only loss coming in a tough 14 - 12 overtime loss to Grangeville Public's sixth grade, with the local girls, normally a good foul shooting team, unable to connect on any of the six opportunities they had at the line, most of the 1 and 1 variety, and were also stone cold from the field, with shots falling off of the rim time after time.
With most of the competition being against area schools 6th grades, Summit did find itself entered in Prairie's 5th grade tourney weeks back, and came away from there with the tourney championship, a goal they are shooting for in the one coming up this weekend, where they are entered in the sixth grade
portion of Kamiah's tourney.
Summit boys meanwhile have kept up almost the pace, accumulating 8 wins to go along with their two losses, a narrow loss to Orofino in the Prairie tourney, and just recently, a 30 to 16 loss to Prairie sixth in their last game played to date. The very young Patriot boys, with only one sixth grader, Matthew Schwartz, two fifth graders, Josh Lustig and Rhett Schlader, 4th graders Justin Schumacher and Thomas Schwartz, both of whom start against their bigger and older opponents, and third graders Patrick Chmelik, Chris Osborne, Tyson Schlader, and Lucas Wemhoff did squeeze out the championship medals in Prairie's 5th grade tourney, entered there by officials in that division, and count on their victory list, a win over Grangeville Public's sixth, two wins over Lewis County elementary, and two very tough wins over CV sixth, the last one a 37 to 32 rally win over the CV'ers, after falling behind 15 to 4 in the first quarter. The Patriot boys know they have a real challenge ahead of them this weekend, as they will be competing in Kamiah's 6th grade division, tourney officials there noting there were insufficient teams available for a 5th grade division.
Games at Kamiah in both girls and boys divisions begin Friday and continue Saturday.
Summit Virtue winners named
Summit Academy's Responsibility virtue winners were released this week, concluding the 5th virtue campaign sponsored by the school this year.
Student Winners were selected in a variety of ways, some involving input from teachers, some input from peers, some from introspection and self-evaluation. Saint John or Don Bosco, famous for his work with disadvantaged boys, and the founder of the Salesian order of instructors, was the saint chosen for imitation for the period, and students were challenged to meet goals relating to responsibility during the time.
The current virtue campaign puts the spotlight on Sincerity, with Saint Bernadette, the young lady associated with and responsible for the shrine at Lourdes, where dozens of miracles relating to healing have been proven over the years.
Summit Academy’s latest Virtue winners. Back from left are Margaret Yalbuw, Rachel Wemhoff, Zach Frei, Derek Nuxoll, Michael Rehder, Megan Seubert, Brooke Schumacher and Megan Rehder. Front from left are Erin Chmelik, Justin Schumacher, Chris Osborn, Thomas Schwartz, Justin Wassmuth and Mary Kuther. Not shown is Danielle Stubbers.