ECMS Academic Team, story and photos:
The Edmonson County 5/6 Center traveled to Hiseville Elementary School on Saturday, February 9, 2019 to compete in the KAAC Governor’s Cup District 38 Tournament. The Edmonson County team competed against Caverna, North Jackson, Park City, and Hiseville.
In quick recall, Edmonson County played extremely well all day long and proved to be the top team in the field. They posted a perfect record of four wins and zero losses on the day. In round one Edmonson County competed against Caverna. Edmonson jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, earning an impressive 24-2 victory. In round two, they faced a tough Park City team. It was back and forth at the beginning of the match, with Park City holding a lead of 4-2 through the first eleven questions of the first half. However, Edmonson County began playing extremely well and ended the half on a nine to one scoring run to take a lead of 11-5 into the halftime. Edmonson County answered the first four questions of the second half correctly to take a ten point lead and they cruised the rest of the way to a 24 - 12 win. North Jackson won their game as well and faced Edmonson in round three. The flow of the game was similar to round two, with North Jackson and Edmonson exchanging points and finding themselves tied halfway through the first half. Similar to the previous round, the wildcats would not be denied. They got seven of the next eight points scored to take an 11 - 6 halftime lead. The two teams exchanged points early in the second half before ending the game on a six to one scoring run and winning by a score of 22 - 11. After sitting out round 4, the team played North Jackson again in the finals of the district tournament. The game began with both teams playing well. Halfway through the first half, the wildcats lead by a single point at 6-5. Then Edmonson County picked up their gameplay and North Jackson simply did not have an answer. The Edmonson County team ended the game on a 19 to 2 run and won by a final score of 25 to 7, capturing the quick recall district championship for the eighth straight season.
Edmonson County also earned eight awards in written assessment. Brayden Johnson won first in mathematics and second place in language arts. Lola Bolton won first in language arts and second place in science. Fourth grader, Aidan Meredith placed second in arts and humanities and fifth in social studies. Fourth grader, Thomas James won third place in science while Cariann Williams placed fourth in language arts. The success of the quick recall team and written assessment testers earned Edmonson County 2nd place overall in the Governor’s Cup district standings.
“This was an outstanding day for the academic team.” said Coach Nick Skaggs. “The entire coaching staff is very proud of how hard these kids have worked all season. They have been practicing since September and their dedication to excellence has paid off with a quick recall district championship and a trip to the regional tournament. The team played extremely well together and every player on the team contributed points in quick recall games to help the team become victorious. We will focus on preparing for regionals, which will be on March 2nd at Eastern Elementary School in Barren County.”