The Goessel High School Scholars Bowl team won its regional tournament last Thursday at LeRoy. After advancing from pool play with a 3-2 record, the team of David Hesse, Bjorn Schumann, Heath Goertzen, Mark Schmidt, Jo Hoffman and Ben Wiens posted five straight victories in the championship round to claim first place. The team will compete for the state championship Feb. 9 at Flinthills. Coaches for the team are Wes Schmidt-Tieszen and Gina Bergin. Pictured above are (from left) Mark Schmidt, coach Wes Schmidt-Tieszen, Heath Goertzen, Bjorn Schumann, Ben Wiens, David Hesse, Jo Hoffman and assistant coach Gina Bergin.