Weekend Update 2/3-2/9

Lyle Griggs

Although basketball dominates students’ attentions during the winter sports season, the powerlifting team is burgeoning. At the Basehor-Linwood powerlifting tournament on Saturday, freshman Jacob Hamman placed second in squat, first in bench, and second overall in his weight class. 

Receiving more media attention, the varsity girls basketball team played three home games this week, preceding boys varsity games each night. On Tuesday they beat Hyman Brand 30-20, on Friday they lost to Grandview Christian 21-36 and on Saturday they dominated Veritas 48-22. The energy at the Veritas games was high, as usual, and freshman Sofia Gonzalez scored two three-pointers, one of which can be seen in Midco’s video of the game posted on their social media accounts. Both varsity games were also aired on Midco’s sports channel, allowing those who could not attend the games in person to watch both impressive showings.

The high school boys basketball team also had a successful weekend, notching two wins against Grandview Christian School and Veritas Christian School. They bested the Missouri-based Grandview Eagles by a score of 54 to 47; junior Zach Bloch led the scoring with 21 points. The team followed up this tough win with another more dominant performance, beating rivals Veritas 79-42. Juniors Zach Bloch and Stavian Jones led the team with 16 points each, with sophomore Juju Ramirez scoring 14 points as well. The team plays again on Tuesday against Metro Academy. 

Aside from these stellar sports performances, sophomore Katie Eckert represented Seabury at the annual KSHSAA Regional Music Festival on Saturday. She competed against students from all classes that morning at Baker University and received a “1” rating for her solo piano performance, qualifying for state. She will move on to compete in the State Music Festival in Wichita on the 22 of February.