The Hillsboro High School Scholars Bowl team competed recently at Southeast of Saline and Goessel.
The Trojans went 3-2 in pool play at a 24-school competition at Southeast of Saline Jan. 21. HHS lost to Salina Central 55-40, then defeated Centre 60-50, Sacred Heart 80-10 and Council Grove 60-40 before losing a close match to Smoky Valley 55-50.
?With just one more correct answer we would have won the Smoky Valley match, been 4-1 and advanced to the championship quarterfinals,? coach Stuart Holmes said.
Competing for HHS were Sam Bookless, Jonathan King, George Steketee and Evan Wienck.
Two days later, HHS went 2-3 at a 24-school meet at Goessel. Hillsboro defeated Newton 60-30 and Goessel 50-50 before losing to Solomon 60-30, Hesston 60-40 and Inman 40-30.
?The team got off to a good start, but just needed a question or two in a couple other matches to finish in the top 2 teams and get out of pool play,? Holmes said.
For the meet at Goessel, Brianna Loewen joined the HHS foursome that had competed earlier in the week at Southeast of Saline.