Horton High School Basketball 1st Semester Recap
By Drake Waser
The Horton Chargers Varsity Boys basketball team has started their season off with a bang. The boys have a 3-1 record currently. They beat the Maur Hill Ravens in a 51-46 victory for their first win, after that they traveled to Mclouth and beat the Bulldogs in a 44-26 victory. Next the boys traveled to JCN and got beat in a close 36-38 loss for their first loss, and then they played the Immaculata Raiders at home for a 49-41 victory.
The Horton Chargers Varsity Girls basketball team has started their season off with a bang as well. The girls also have a 3-1 record currently. They beat the Maur Hill Ravens in a 48-40 victory to start their season off; next they traveled to Mclouth and beat the Bulldogs in a 55-25 blowout for another victory. For their first loss, the girls traveled to JCN and got beat by the Chargers in a 24-55 loss, and then they played the Immaculata Raiders at home for a 38-24 victory.
The Horton Chargers Junior Varsity Boys basketball team started their season off losing to the Maur Hill Ravens and the Mclouth Bulldogs. After that the boys came back and beat the JCN Chargers and the Immaculata Raiders, putting them at a 2-2 record.
The Horton Chargers Junior Varsity Girls basketball team started their season winning against the Maur Hill Ravens and the Mclouth Bulldogs. The girls then lost to the JCN Chargers, after that they turned around and beat the Immaculata Raiders, putting them at a 3-1 record.
The Horton Chargers Boys C-team has a 1-3 record, having lost to the Maur Hill & JCN, while splitting 1-1 with Jackson Heights.
Santa's Elves worked hard at decorating Christmas Cookies for the student body. The students made, cut out and decorated 180 cookies for all the students. Santa Claus, Christmas Trees, stars, candy canes, snowmen and the holiday favorite pigs were among some of the shapes cutout for everyone. Merry Christmas
Submitted by Mr. Pottroff
Seven area Horton High School art students participated in Washburn University’s Annual High School Art Day and Competition on Friday, November 11, 2016 in Topeka, Kansas. Other participating high schools art students attending included Topeka High, Auburn-Washburn, Topeka West, Royal Valley, Seaman, Rossville, Tonganoxie, Winchester, Lawrence High School and others. Horton area high school Art I and Art II students participating were Alexis Allen, Cameron Calvert, Marshall Randall, Kailea Smith, Elanie Vanderweide, Alicyn Willich, and Christian White.
Participating young artists’ styles covered a wide range of mediums that offered colorful drawings, oil and acrylic paintings, graphite drawings, photography, printmaking, ceramics, fibers, watercolor, and pastels. Submissions for this year’s invitational were reviewed during a gallery talk, Washburn art faculty acknowledged that every piece here is considered the best of the best from each school. The hardest job for the teachers is choosing which of the student works was among the best from so many talented students in each district. The immense creativity involved with producing artwork is a skill each school district tries to emphasize to help students with different interests find their individual niches. Washburn University’s Art Professor and Co-Interim Department Chair, Marguerite Perret and Ye Wang, Associate Professor stated that gallery events such as this annual event are a valuable experience for high school students to see their work displayed next to the work of other competing high school students. Professor Ye Wang stated, the artwork submitted by the art students from Horton High School demonstrated some of the best examples of skill, technique and creativity at a secondary and post-secondary level.
High school art students went on to participate in various art workshops and seminars in a variety of mediums.
Horton High School Art students will be preparing to compete in both 2017 League and Regional art competitions in March where they will be submitting current artwork in addition to newer pieces in colored graphite, ceramics, printmaking, and mixed media. Eligible Horton High School art students will be competing against at least 40 other public schools that will include schools from Eastern Kansas.
Submitted by Mrs. Krogmann
The Junior Varsity Scholars Bowl team traveled to Doniphan West on November 29. The team finished second after a tie breaker with two other schools, including first place Nemaha Central. The students answered a variety of questions in science, math, language arts, social studies, fine arts, and year in review. Team members for this meet consisted of Tatum Lockwood, Haden Cooper, Nevaeh Mitchell, and Alex Stirton
These three ladies ventured to Douglas County Fairgrounds to participate in the Northeast District Horse Judging Contest. They judged two halter classes and then evaluated riders and horses in 4 performance classes. Callie Hoobler led the team, closely followed by Tatum Lockwood and Taylor Molt. The team has qualified for State Horse Judging in Manhattan in April at KSU. They had a nice lunch at Pepperjax on Mass Street in downtown Lawrence after the contest. Nice job ladies.
Submitted by: Mr. Pottroff
Each month, Horton High School, will select a student-athlete of the month. These students selected show effort and excellence in the classroom and the field of play, dedication to the team, leadership, integrity, and the ability to serve as a role model for current and future Horton High School student-athletes.
November is a month where we would like to recognize those involved in activities as well as those who exemplify the true meaning of school spirit.
Male Student-Athlete of the Month: Tucker Taff
Tucker excels in the classroom and dedicates his time to help others in the classroom. He is also a member of National Honor Society and Scholar’s Bowl. Tucker shows his school pride by being a yell leader on the spirit squad. You can catch Tucker cheering for the Chargers on the sideline every Friday night during football season or pumping up the crowd during basketball season.
Female Student-Athlete of the Month: Tannis Simon
Tannis excels in the classroom and serves as a role model in the hallways. Tannis shows her school spirit by being a member of the dance team. When Tannis isn’t dancing she cheers on the Chargers from the sidelines. Whether she is dancing on the field or court she always has a bright smile on her face.
Articles for The Daily Charger are written by various HHS students and USD 430 Staff Members.