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Halstead Scholars' Bowl off to strong start

Posted 12/6/2018

By Bill BushScholars' Bowl students practice for an upcoming tournament. Pictured from left to right are Kaleb Black, Julia Jozsa, Josh Loucks, Blake Bush, and John Newman.Scholars' Bowl students practice for an upcoming tournament. Pictured from left to right are Kaleb Black, Julia Jozsa, Josh Loucks, Blake Bush, and John Newman.

HALSTEAD—The Halstead Scholars' Bowl team is off to a good start this season.

Coach T.J. Warsnak said the combined record in rounds for JV and varsity is 45-25.

“That’s strong,” Warsnak said. “What we’ve found that at almost every tournament except one we’ve been able to advance out of our pool into the finals bracket. And that’s where we’ve then run into some trouble. We’ve yet to be in the top two of any of these tournaments.”

Halstead’s tournament schedule includes meets at Wichita West, Wichita North, Bishop Carroll, and Winfield.

“At those tournaments you’re looking at 48 teams competing there, maybe even 54,” Warsnak said. “Broken down into like nine different pools that you’re playing out of. They usually try to do it so there are big schools, middle schools, and small schools in each pool.”

“I was very happy, particularly against Bishop Carroll,” Warsnak said about their last meet. “We came very close to beating them. That would have been awesome. We were up on them and actually had opportunities on some of the end questions.”

He said they have 14 out for Scholars' Bowl this year, including five seniors.

“We have some good underclassmen, as well. We have John Newman and Kaleb Black as juniors who both have a really interesting array of knowledge. Blake Bush is wonderful for math. Some of our freshmen are going to be very strong as they come along.”

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