Eighth Graders Take First at Natoma Meet

On Feb. 11, ten Osborne Junior High scholars bowl students traveled to Natoma for the Paradise Jr. High scholars bowl meet. OJH eighth graders making the trip were Payton Bales, Clay Guttery, Kate Kendig, Addison Poore, and Grace William. Seventh graders making the trip included Ryah Bertuccelli, Mary Carlin, Annie Kendig, Tianna Lutters, and Jayla O’Leary. Along with the host school and Osborne, teams from Raymond, Tescott, Lucas/Sylvan and Wilson joined in the competition.

Osborne’s eighth graders’ first round game was against Lucas/Sylvan whom they soundly defeated 110 - 20. Guttery scored seven for the team with William adding three and Bales one in the round. The team’s next matchup with Tescott resulted in another OJH victory 120 - 10. Guttery scored eight while K. Kendig added four more to the final total. Osborne defeated Paradise 80 - 10 in round three. Guttery scored four in the round for OJH with additional points coming from K. Kendig and William with two apiece.

During round five play, Osborne beat Wilson 110 - 10 behind the scoring efforts of K. Kendig with five, Guttery with four and William with two. In their final round of play for the day, OJH beat Raymond, 60 - 25. K. Kendig led in scoring with three followed by Bales, Poore and Guttery with one apiece.

Osborne’s eight graders ended their day with a perfect 5-0 win/loss record. For their efforts, the team brought home first place medals. Wilson placed second in the eighth grade division of the meet.

On the seventh grade side of the meet, Osborne started off slowly against Lucas/Sylvan and ended the round losing 50 - 70. Bertuccelli scored four in the round with help from A. Kendig with one. OJH next played Tescott in round two and picked up their first victory, 70 - 40. A. Kendig scored three for the team, Lutters two, and Carlin and O’Leary chipped in one apiece for the OJH victory. Playing against the host Paradise team, Osborne held off the opponent for a 40 - 20 win. Scoring one apiece for the team were A. Kendig, Carlin, Bertuccelli, and O’Leary.

Osborne played Wilson in round four and won 60 - 30. Carlin and A. Kendig scored two apiece for the team while Bertuccelli and Lutters each scored one in the round. In their final round of play, OJH lost to Raymond, 70 - 40. Lutters scored twice and Carlin and Bertuccelli scored one apiece. 

Osborne’s seventh graders finished the day with a 3-2 win/loss record. Even though medals were only awarded to the top two teams, OJH’s two losses were to Raymond, the first place team, and Lucas/Sylvan, the second place team. The younger team gained valuable competition experience in their second outing of the season.

Both Osborne teams will have a week off as the next scheduled competition will not be until Thurs., Feb. 25, when they compete at Beloit/St. John’s invitational meet at 4 p.m. Again, no spectators will be allowed at the meet.