2/10-2/16 Weekend Update

Lyle Griggs and Peter Westbrook

This week was marked by a range of accomplishments in athletic and academic competitions. The varsity girls basketball team had two games this week, the first against Metro Academy and the second against Cornerstone Family School on Tuesday the 11th and Thursday the 13th respectively. They lost both games but played well and did not go down without a fight. A gallery of images from the Cornerstone game is available on the website of the Lawrence Journal-World.

This week, the Varsity Boys’ Basketball team went 3-0, continuing an excellent season. First, they claimed a strong home win against Metro Academy on Tuesday, winning by a score of 53-41. After that, they pulled off another home win on Thursday, overcoming Cornerstone by a decisive 71-36 margin, with the majority of those 71 points coming from the post. After that, the Seahawks faced a much closer contest on Saturday in the Missouri Hall of Fame Showcase, where the Seahawks pulled out a 45-44 win over Mid Buchanan with tight defense and a clutch free throw from Senior Cobe Green. These wins put the Seahawks at 15-2 on the season, and the team remains the #1 ranked 2A team in the state. 

Middle school teams also had a good week. The middle school girls basketball game played in a tournament this past week. They played Frontier Day school and won 24 to 11. They then moved on in the tournament and beat Pembroke Hill’s B team, winning the tournament and providing a fantastic conclusion to their season! 

The powerlifting team also performed well at a tournament on Saturday. Junior Reaghan Bible placed first overall and first in clean and bench, Senior Gus Greenhoot got first overall in bench, and several other competitors got personal records in their respective categories.

In official KSHSAA academic activities, Seabury saw some success. Individual members of the Forensics squad placed well at their tournament at Lawrence High School on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, junior Lyle Griggs placed fifth in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Griggs was the first Seabury student to compete in that event in the program’s history. On Saturday, notable performances include a second-place finish in domestic extemporaneous speaking by junior Audrey Nguyen-Hoang, a first-place finish in foreign extemporaneous speaking by junior Lyle Griggs, a first-place finish by Addie Bae and Alex Porter in improvised duet acting, and a third-place finish in info by Logan Mathis.

It was also an excellent week for nontraditional extracurricular activities. The small but mighty contingent of Seabury historians competed at the District 1 Regional History Day competition at Southwest Middle School on Saturday, February 15th. All six students who competed got first or second in their categories. Seventh graders Eliza Brockhoff, Adelle Speiss and Hugh Griggs placed first in their categories, which were individual performance, documentary and website respectively. Freshmen Valene McInerney and Pancho Metz placed first and second in the paper category, and Noah Luke placed second with his individual performance. The state competition will be April 18th at Washburn University in Topeka.