BEAR FACTS -- February 22, 1997
Good morning! I'm Jen Lighter! And I'm Scott Reising! Welcome to another fact-filled episode of the "Bear Facts", the weekly radio show where we keep you in touch with everything that's news at Bishop Garrigan High School. Last Tuesday twenty top BGHS students were inducted into the National Honor Society. NHS is a service organization that honors students who excel in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. There are two new seniors in National Honor Society this year. They are Kristy Frideres of Ottosen and Tim Hellman of Bancroft. Eighteen juniors are also joining National Honor Society. From the Algona area there's Ruby Bode, Lisa Boekelman, Brad Frideres, Carrie Kohlhaas, Kim Kramer, Jenessa McGuire, Tiffany Meyer, and Tom Twait. There's also a lot of new members from Whittemore. They include Katie Elbert, Amy Goodman, Jenny McAlpine, Tim Mosbach, and Jamie Schmidt. Other new members include Angie Dornbier of Wesley, Beth Haag from West Bend, Brian Kohlhaas and Sadie Kohlhaas of LuVerne, and Brandy Youngwirth of Bancroft. Last week six Garrigan students competed at the MOC/Floyd Valley Invitational Quiz Bowl at Orange City. The Bears racked up three wins and one tie against teams from the far western part of the state. While they made a respectable showing, unfortunately they were not among the top four teams that advanced to the play-offs. The Bears' next quiz bowl tournament will be March 15th at Blairsburg. It's individual speech season at BGHS. Coaches Mary McCall and David Burrow are busy preparing this year's speech entries. Speech contestants for 1997 include Cindy Bormann, Kristi McGraine, Katie Reising, and Jenni Krieps; as well as Ruby Bode, Tiffany Meyer, Julie Henkelvig, Carrie Kohlhaas, and Jenessa McGuire. Also on this year's speech roster are Sarah Reel, Mark DeLange, and Louie Bode. District individual contest will be next Saturday, March 1st, at Garrigan. Last week the Golden Bear girls made school history by becoming the first varsity team in any sport to complete their regular season undefeated. With their win over Humboldt they had a perfect 18-0 record and uncontested possession of the North Central Conference championship. Wednesday night the girls defeated Belmond/Klemme in the first round of play-offs, and the action continues tonight at 7:00, when the Bears play their second round game right here in the Garrigan gym. If they should win that game, they will play in regionals next Tuesday. It's also time for the boys' basketball playoffs. The boys open their post-season play next Monday when they face the Clarion-Goldfield Cowboys at Belmond. While most people's hopes for the boys aren't quite as high as they are for the girls, we're all proud of the way the guys have turned around their program this year. After getting only one win all season a year ago, the boys climbed to an even record this year. Last week they even came within two points of an overtime victory over the state runners-up from Algona High. This week's Senior Spotlight shines on Eric Reding, who everyone knows as "Radar". Eric is the son of Barb and Bill Reding, and he lives in the St. Joe Bode area. Eric works in the produce department of the Algona Hy-Vee store. He also enjoys playing intramural basketball for the Attack Force. Next year Eric will be attending Iowa State University, and we wish him the very best of luck in college. On our Golden Bear calendar this week, there's a lot of events. Tonight the girls have their big play-off game at Algona High. Monday the boys' track team starts their practices for the spring. That night the boys' basketball team plays their district opener against Clarion-Goldfield at Belmond. Tuesday night girls' regional games begin. Then on Wednesday night the Garrigan and Seton math teachers will share their recent experimental units with other teachers from around the area. Next Friday Garrigan and Seton will have school, even though the Algona Community Schools have the day off. We will have parish busing that day. Friday night is the girls' regional finals. Then next Saturday we'll be hosting the district individual speech contest right here at Garrigan. That's the "Bear Facts" for another week. Thanks for listening, and be sure to tune in again next week for more news from Bishop Garrigan High School.
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