Bigfork High School Speech and Debate placed second at the Class B-C state tournament with 132 points overall behind Loyola, with 180 total points, at Huntley Project on Friday and Saturday. Three Forks placed third with 58 points.
Bigfork Head Coach Charlie Appleby said although the team didn’t capture the title this year, “it was a lot closer than it has been in the past.”
Bigfork brought home four state champions: Anya Young, Informative Speaking; Reuben Hubbard, Impromptu Speaking; Cole Hider, Lincoln-Douglas Debate; and Kim McDonald in drama, mime.
Following are individual results:
Speech and Debate
Informative Speaking: 1. Anya Young, 6. Scout Jessop.
Impromptu Speaking: 1. Reuben Hubbard, 2. Ben Kelle.
Memorized Public Address: 5. Melissa Paulsen.
Extemporaneous Speaking: 4. Riley Hoveland.
Humorous Interpretation: 5. Hattie Emslie.
Dramatic Interpretation: 2. Ben Johnson.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate: 1. Cole Hider, 8. Lara Guenzler.
Policy Debate: 5. Michael Bedford and Jordan Claveria, 8. Anton Young and Evan Benton.
Mime: 1. Kim McDonald.