The Bear Facts
September 17, 2016
Good morning! I’m Ben Fogarty!
I’m Taylor Becker!
I’m Levi Capesius! Thanks for joining us for the “Bear Facts”,
where we’ve been celebrating Homecoming here at Bishop Garrigan High
This past week we’ve been celebrating Homecoming 2016
with the theme “Welcome to Iowa”. We has some of the nicest
Homecoming decorations we’ve had in years, with all four classes
producing beautiful hoops and parade banners. We had a lot of
rain Thursday, which made the field unplayable and forced us to move
the football game to tonight. The game is rescheduled for 7:00
this evening, and we hope to finish off the week with a big win.
had our Homecoming coronation Wednesday night. This year’s queen
candidates were Gracie Behr, Sam Bormann, Ciera Hall, Courtney Noonan,
and Sarah Skilling, while the king candidates were Gibson Behr, Levi
Capesius, Ben Fogarty, Chase Hatten, and Joel Vaske. When the
votes were all counted, the winners were King Levi Capesius and Queen
Samantha Bormann. Congratulations, Sam and Levi!
100% participation on three of the five Homecoming dress-up days:
Farmer Day, Class Color Day, and Black & Gold Day. The
seniors and sophomores both had 100% dressed for ‘Merica Day on Monday,
and the sophomores had 100% participation on Iowa College Day
Wednesday. There was also great attendance at the volleyball game
Tuesday night, with the seniors being the top group of fans there.
judges loved all the hoops and banners the classes produced. They
gave the seniors the nod for best hoop, though, while the juniors
three-dimensional banner took top honors. The sophomore class
produced the best Homecoming skit. In our battle of the classes,
the seniors won the first session of volleyball, while the juniors won
the second. In kickball the juniors won the first session, while
the seniors won the second round.
The sophomores were the top
class in Twister, while the seniors won both boys and girls home run
derby. The seniors also won the first round of Trivia, while the
juniors took the second session. The juniors won girls
tug-of-war, while the seniors won boys tug-of-war. The juniors
won boys Gatorade chug, while the sophomores won the girls
division. The juniors were the winners in hot dog eating, and the
seniors won the pie-eating contest.
The senior class also
won egg toss, dodgeball, and bean bag toss. They also got a bonus
for cheering the loudest at the pep rally Wednesday night. That
meant that while all four classes made a good showing in the class
competition, the overall winners were the seniors.
Congratulations to the Class of 2017!
This is a very busy
weekend for the Golden Bear volleyball team. Today the freshman
and JV squads have tournaments at North Union and Armstrong, and then
tomorrow the varsity will travel to LeMars for the big CYO
tournament. Good luck, volleyball!
Next weekend Seton
first grade teacher Karen McGregor will be honored with the prestigious
Excellence in Education Award by the Diocese of Sioux City. The
award will be presented at the annual Bishop’s Dinner for Education,
and a delegation of well-wishers will be traveling to Sioux City for
the event. Mrs. McGregor is one of the most experienced teachers
in the Bishop Garrigan Schools. She’s worked with lower
elementary students throughout her career. Congratulations, Mrs.
Our Senior Spotlight this week shines on Mark Mather. Here to tell you about him is Samantha Bormann!
Mather comes from the northern part of Kossuth County, and he
transferred to Garrigan from North Union. Mark’s biggest activity
is probably football, where he’s been a great addition to the Golden
Bear defensive line. He enjoys other sports as well, and he’s
also an important part of the Garrigan quiz bowl team. Mark will
be off to college next year, and we wish him the very best of luck in
Thanks, Sam! On our Golden Bear calendar,
there’s a JV volleyball tournament at Algona today, and the JJV team
will be playing at North Union. The Homecoming football game is
rescheduled for tonight due to wet field conditions. Game time
will be 7pm.
Tomorrow there’s varsity volleyball, with the CYO
tournament in LeMars. Monday the cross-country team runs in
Humboldt. The JV football team hosts Eagle Grove on Monday, and
also that night there’s a strategic planning meeting sponsored by the
Sioux City Diocese.
Tuesday is the final turn-in day in the
calendar drive. The volleyball team travels to Buffalo Center to
play North Iowa Tuesday night. Then on Wednesday we’ll have our
weekly all-school mass.
The Golden Bear football team travels to
Marcus next Friday to play the Marcus—Meridan—Cleghorn—Remsen Union
Royals. Next Saturday the volleyball team hosts their own
tournament, and that night Mrs. McGregor will be honored at the
That’s the “Bear Facts” for another week.
Thanks for tuning in, and be sure to join us again next week for more
news from Bishop Garrigan High School.