Varisty Scholars Bowl places first at Colby Invitational on Dec. 9


Jennifer Olt

Scholars Bowl members pose with their first place medals after the Colby Invitational meet on Dec. 9. The team beat Scott City in the finals with a score of 90-50.

Varsity Scholars Bowl members competed at the Colby High School Invitational on Dec. 9 and placed first.

The students who competed were senior Levi Hickert (captain), junior Alicia Feyerherm, sophomores Colton Dodd-Spencer and Liahna Hyatt and freshmen Evan Dealy and Bradyn Dreher.

The team ended the five rounds of pool play with a 4-1 record.

Round 1: Hays vs. Norton (70-30)

Round 2: Hays vs. Oakley (90-10)

Round 3: Hays vs. Atwood (100- -5)

Round 4: Hays vs. Wheatland (30-40)

Round 5: Hays vs. Saint Francis (110-20)

There was a three-way tie for first in the pool with Hays, Norton and Wheatfield having a record of 4-1. The tie was broken by looking at point differentials when those teams were competing against shared opponents.

In quarterfinals, Hays defeated Goodland, 95-30, and then went on to defeat Scott City in the finals with a score of 90-50.

“I came to Colby with four dollars in my pocket and a dream,” Dreher said. “We won and accomplished that dream.”