A new season has begun.  Tuesday, November 1 Osborne High competed in its first Scholars Bowl for the 2022/2023 season.  Lincoln hosted 21 teams from around the area.  Some teams such as Abilene, Solomon, and South East Saline traveled a fair piece to be involved in this event. The teams were divided into three pools of  each for the regular rounds of competition.  The top two teams from each pool then competed in a round robin to determine the final outcome.  Senior Levi Knoll, Junior Grace William and Freshman Ryah Bertuccelli, Annie Kendig and Cheyenne Knoll finished in second place in their pool having lost only one round to St. John's of Beloit.  Thus this Osborne team moved on to the final rounds.   The final standings at the end of the five final rounds were SouthEast Saline in first place, Rock Hills, 2nd, St. John's, third  Sacred Heart of Salina, fourth, Osborne, fifth, and Ellsworth sixth.  In the final rounds the Osborne team was only able to best Ellsworth.  It felt good, though, to make it into the final rounds at our first competition of the season.  Thursday, November 3, Levi Knoll, Aydan Dill, Grace William, Kate Kendig, Ryah Bertuccelli and Annie Kendig traveled to Natoma to enjoy some good baked potatoes and a challenging Scholars Bowl competition.  Both Lincoln and Natoma coaches had ordered the questions for their competitions from the same company.  And these questions were a challenge.   A number of rounds only had three to four total questions answered out of 16.  Natoma hosted eighteen teams at their event.   The teams were divided into two pools giving each team eight regular rounds of questions and a bye round.  It was during the bye round that Natoma treated each team member, coach, and  guests to a home grown potato topped with chili and cheese or broccoli and cheese along with a chocolate chip cookie.  Gooood stuff. Of the eight rounds which the Osborne team had they out scored four opponents.  With these kinds of questions that is not too bad, but only the top two teams of each pool went on to the final rounds. Thus at this second competition of the season the Osborne team didn't stay for the final rounds.  The Osborne team has two more events to compete in for the year 2020.  We will see how they do.  Go Dogs!