Mr. Pernicek is very thankful for having had the opportunity to work with the talented young people and quality individuals that represented Sandy Creek as part of the Freshman Quiz Bowl Teams. On Wednesday, November 14th a group of Freshman traveled to The Nebraska National Guard Museum in Seward to participate in a Quiz Bowl Tournament. The morning consisted of a Round Robin competition where each team competed three times. The morning results were used to seed the teams for an eight-team bracket single elimination tournament in the afternoon.
In the morning the team of Josh Shaw, Hayden Shuck, Megan Slechta, and Jaylin Sutton faced Kearney Catholic, overcoming a 50 point deficit to lead the contest at one time before losing 55 to 100. In their second match SC defeated Shelby-Rising City 115 to 35. In the third match SC was defeated by Howells-Dodge 25 to 115. The team ended up seeded 5th in the afternoon tournament and earned the right to play – Sandy Creek.
The team of Claire Galaway, Jenna Heinz, Jacob Hagemeier, and Jake Shuck faced Central City – ending the contest in a 65 to 65 tie before losing the match on the 3rd sudden death tiebreaker question. In the second match SC defeated Fillmore Central 130 to 15. The third match found SC facing York B, a match SC lost 55 to 170. The team was seeded 4th and was matched against the other SC team in the first round of the afternoon tournament.
In the afternoon tournament Sandy Creek defeated Sandy Creek by a score of 70 to 40, with the team of Claire, Jenna, Jacob, and Jake being victorious. This team went on to face York B (the number 1 seed) in a rematch. This match was much closer; SC was defeated 75 to 90 (one toss up question and one bonus question). A consolation match was held between SC and Kearney Catholic to determine 3rd place. SC faced some adversity in this match. SC led much of the match before Kearney Catholic mounted a comeback. A malfunctioning buzzer prevented an SC player from being recognized for an attempt to answer several questions. The match ended tied 70 to 70. SC lost on the tiebreaker question ending the match 70 to 80. The loss was heartbreaking, but the team members handled it with grace and dignity. UNL has a new advertising slogan “In our grit, our glory.” This slogan certainly applied to the efforts of the Sandy Creek teams throughout the day and especially during the last match. Final results: 1st – York B, 2nd – Central City, 3rd – Kearney Catholic, 4th Sandy Creek.
EVERY team member contributed to the success of their team by answering questions correctly during the competition. At some point during the match, Sandy Creek led in EVERY match they played. The Sandy Creek community was represented extremely well by their young people in this tournament.
Elementary Grandparent's Day will be Tuesday, November 20th at 1:30 - 3:30 in the High School Gym.
Please enter through the north high school door.
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Free Family Movie Night will be Friday, December 7th starting at 6:00. The featured movie is based on a children's book "The Polar Express."
During this event we will supply the popcorn and a hot chocolate bar will be available.
Don't forget to bring your own seating and wear pajamas for this special showing.
Check out the video to find out more.
Play festivals serve the same function that a preseason game or a scrimmage does for a football or basketball team. It gives the kids some experience performing under the lights, in front of people, and in front of judges. It reveals a lot about the preparedness of the team and it gives us (directors/cast/crew) a good idea about what is looking good and what areas need some tweaking before conference and district one act. Overall, our group did well and we left feeling pretty pleased with the progress that we’ve made to this point. We saw things and the judges saw things that need some work but there were also parts of the play that really looked terrific. As a whole, the team will be better served because of the festival and as a major plus, everyone looked like they were having a lot of fun!
The Sandy Creek EBA has begun games on Saturday mornings. Here are the schedules!