One and won again

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By Dalee Barrick, staff writer

Photo by Deborah McGhee Ready to take on the world, not just Central High, are Academic Team members Junior Braden Woods, Sophomore Rylie Cronin, and Seniors Jordan Winton and Hope Henderson.

Photo by Deborah McGhee
Ready to take on the world, not just the Comets, are Academic Team members Junior Braden Woods, Sophomore Riley Cronin, and Seniors Jordan Winton and Hope Henderson.

After last week’s split with Central High, the Waurika Academic Team planned on winning both games of their match with Velma-Alma on Thurs., Sept. 22.

Unfortunately, the outcome was not what they expected—one win and one loss, again.

Waurika’s knowledge on current events helped them tremendously in their first round. The Eagles came out on top with a win of 130-100. Senior Hope Henderson successfully answered six of ten questions in a lightning round about pop culture to pull ahead of the Comets.

“After gaining those 60 points, I felt very confident in myself and my team,” Senior Hope Henderson said. “I knew we could win the game. I honestly could not be as hopeful without my teammates. They are so awesome and supportive.”

The second round did not go as Waurika planned. With one correctly answered question, the Comets edged ahead of the Eagles for a final score of 100-90.

“I wish we could have won our final game, but I’m still proud of my teammates. They work together better than any group I know,” Sophomore Emily Waid said.

The next academic meet is at Geronimo on Thurs., Sept. 29.

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