On Thursday, Feb. 2, the Logan High School Scholars’ Bowl traveled to Natoma to participate in the KSHSAA 1A Div II Regional Scholars’ Bowl. The Trojans had a round robin style with 11 teams in attendance.
Logan won their first round against Wilson, 45-35. The Trojans faced Pawnee Heights winning 40-30. Logan lost to Tescott 20-30, then beat Northern Valley 30-0. The next match was against a very good Natoma team. After the teams were tied at the end, five tie-breaker questions were needed with Natoma coming out on top 60-50. Logan then went on to beat Stafford 35-10, Tipton 30-20, lost to Beloit-St. John’s 20-40, and finished out with wins against Palco 60-10 and Sylvan-Lucas 40-35.
Logan finished the day with a 7-3 record. Wilson won the regional with an 8-2 record. Logan, Beloit-St. John’s, and Natoma all finished with a 7-3 record. St. John’s beat both teams, allowing them to finish runner-up, and Natoma beat Logan, so they were the third team to advance to State. Logan finished 4th with the top 3 teams advancing to State.
Logan finishes the year with a varsity record of 43-11. They were second in the Natoma Invite, they won the Osborne Invite, and were WKLL Champions. This was a very successful season, and the seniors should be proud of all their accomplishments.
On Wednesday, January 18, the Logan High School Scholar’s Bowl traveled to Grainfield for the WKLL League meet. With 12 teams in attendance, a round-robin format was used. Logan opened up against Western Plains winning a close battle 60-50. Next was Healy, with Logan winning 90-20. Logan took care of Triplains
90-10, Cheylin 80-40, Northern Valley 70-0, Colby-Heartland Christian 60-0, and Weskan 70-10. This put Logan with a 7-0 record with 4 rounds to go. Logan next went against Golden Plains and lost 0-50. They finished strong beating Palco 60-10, Brewster 60-20, and Wheatland-Grinnell 50-30. Logan brought home the WKLL Championship with a 10-1 record. Golden Plains and Cheylin both went 9-2 with Golden Plains winning the head-to-head giving them 2nd place. Logan was lead in scoring by Faith Hofaker with 500 points, Makenzie Jansonius with 70 points, Kayla Hofaker with 60 points, Chase Archer with 40 points, and Leamarie Edwards with 20 points.
On Thursday, January 12th, the Logan High School Scholar’s Bowl traveled to Osborne. With 18 teams in attendance, the teams were divided into two 9-team pools. Logan opened up against Smith Center beating them 100-10. Next was Hill City with Logan winning a close battle 70-60. Logan took care of Northern Valley 70-10, Natoma 80-40, Tescott 65-20, Tipton 90-10, Glasco 50-10, and Phillipsburg 120-20. This put Logan with an 8-0 record in pool play and placed them first in their pool. This put them against Sylvan/Lucas who was second place in their pool in the semi-finals. A close match was had with Logan prevailing 70-50. This put Logan against Hill City for the Championship. Logan prevailed once again winning 40-30. Logan finished with an undefeated 10-0 record on the evening. Logan was lead in scoring by Faith Hofaker with 540 points, Makenzie Jansonius with 80 points, Leamarie Edwards with 40 points, and Chase Archer with 20 points.
Members of the State team were: Riley Stockman, Chase Archer, Faith Hofaker, Leamarie Edwards, Kayla Hofaker, & Makenzie Jansonius.
On Thursday, February 4, the Logan Scholars’ Bowl attended the 1A Div 2 Regional meet at Natoma, starting at 3:00. This was scheduled to be a 10 team round-robin tournament with the top 3 teams going to State. In the first round, Logan had a bye as Palco withdrew in the morning. In Rounds 2 and 3, Logan beat Cheylin 75-20 and Golden Plains 30-20. The Trojans came up short in Round 4 as faced Sylvan-Lucas and lost 30-55.
With four questions left and trailing 5-30 behind Wilson, Logan correctly answered 3 questions and pulled out the victory 35-30 in Round 5. Logan lost their second match of the day to Natoma 25-40. The seventh round put Logan against Northern Valley. After the match was tied at the end of regulation, a tiebreaker was needed. Logan correctly answered the question and won 40-30. The eighth round put the Trojans against Tipton. Logan prevailed by a score of 50-15. The last round put Logan against Wheatland-Grinnell. Again, with the score knotted at 40-40 at the end of regulation, Logan prevailed in the tiebreaker question winning 50-40.
Natoma won the Regional with a record of 9-0. Logan and Wilson both had a record 7-2, a head-to-head was used as a tiebreaker. Since Logan beat Wilson 35-30, Logan was crowned the Runner-Up. This is the first time the Logan Scholars’ Bowl has been to State since 2002. State will be Saturday, February 13 at Wilson High School. The introductions are at 11:45 a.m. and first round begins at noon.
Members of the team are: Faith Hofaker, Leamarie Edwards, Chase Archer, Makenzie Jansonius, Riley Stockman, & Kayla Hofaker (alternate & not in picture).