Glacier takes Gonzaga tourney title

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For the third consecutive year, Glacier High School Speech and Debate team won the Conway Classic at Gonzaga University in Washington with 193 overall points.

This year Glacier had to hold off crosstown rival Flathead for the victory. It was Flathead’s first appearance at the tournament since 2007. Glacier held of Flathead 288-153 in overall points for the title.

The tournament featured about 29 teams from eight states according to Glacier head coach Greg Adkins.

“What a great weekend for our team,” Adkins said. “It was fun to go head-to-head with Gonzaga in a tournament that used a different scoring system and slightly different rules and events. Our kids really competed well, and we are getting closer to having the depth and balance we are striving for.”

Flathead head coach Shannon O’Donnell added, “The Flathead kids did very well, finishing second overall to Glacier, and had a great time trying the very different competition format.”

Glacier and Flathead will compete this upcoming weekend in Butte in the final invitational before the State AA Tournament in Bozeman at the end of the month.

Following are local results.

Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate

2. Kait Giffin, Glacier

3. Gabe Reddish, Flathead

5. Miles Sneeden, Glacier

6. Aidan Walker, Glacier

Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate

3. Joselyn Jolly, Glacier

4. Bella Teggeman, Glacier

Public Forum

3. Hannah Nikunen and Liv Wilson, Glacier

5. Mercedes Santa and Matt Glimm, Glacier

Congressional Debate

1. Parker Davey, Glacier

4. Suzanne Loviska, Glacier

5. Kianna Storm, Flathead

6. Joe Schlegel, Glacier

Extemporaneous Speaking

1. Samantha Wallace, Flathead

2. Scout McMahon, Flathead

3. Maayana Sattler, Flathead

Impromptu Speaking

1. Leah Spangler, Flathead

3. Samantha Wallace, Flathead

4. Rylin Wilde, Flathead

Duo Interpretation

1. Asher Robinson and Chris Breese, Glacier

2. Sierra Riley and Dresden Allred, Glacier

3. James Francis and Kadence Johnson, Flathead

4. Jarrod Wutke and Isaac Lorenc, Glacier

5. Simon Hill and JonPaul Koch-Fored, Glacier

6. Aiden Christy and Hannah Green, Flathead

7. Sophia Dykhuizen and Jonah Love, Flathead

Humorous Interpretation

3. James Francis, Flathead

4. Jonah Love, Flathead

5. Simon Hill, Glacier

6. Johan Buzzard, Glacier

Dramatic Interpretation

1. Jane Trina, Glacier

2. Hailey Anderson, Glacier

3. Jarrod Wutke, Glacier

5. Dresden Allred, Glacier

6. Lauren Kohler, Glacier

7. Korbyn Howe, Flathead

8. Bria Anderson, Glacier

Editorial Commentary

1. Joe Schlegel, Glacier

2. Isaac Schroeder, Glacier

3. Hailey Anderson, Glacier

4. Morgan Baker, Glacier

8. Maggie Rudbuch, Glacier

Original Oratory

1. Sydney Fletcher, Glacier

2. Sarabeth Rogge, Flathead

3. Carson Robison, Flathead

5. Kenna Vanorny, Glacier

6. Anna Christensen, Flathead

7. Mac Adkins, Glacier

Informative Speaking

1. John Shelton, Flathead

2. Kenna Vanorny, Glacier

3. Hailee Williams, Glacier

4. Bohdi Hollman, Flathead

5. Colter Giradot, Flathead

6. Alexis Reiner, Glacier

7. Kyle Miller, Flathead

Program Oral Interpretation

1. Carson Robison, Flathead

2. Sarabeth Rogge, Flathead

4. Asher Robinson, Glacier

5. Sierra Riley, Glacier

6. Sophia Dykhuizen, Flathead

7. Mac Adkins, Glacier

Public Forum Speaker Awards

1. Hannah Nikunen, Glacier

4. Mercedes Santa, Glacier

Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Speaker Awards

4. Bella Teggeman, Glacier

5. Emily Woods, Glacier

8. Joselyn Jolly, Glacier

Novice Lincoln-Douglas Speaker Awards

1. Miles Sneeden, Glacier

3. Jasper Steindorf, Glacier

5. Kait Giffin, Glacier

7. Aidan Walker, Glacier

8. Gabe Reddish, Flathead

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