The Silver Lake Lady Mustangs began a tough week of basketball, facing off against the Loomis Wolves on Tuesday, January 10 in Roseland. It was a close first quarter with the Mustangs outscoring the Wolves 9-8, but at the end of the first half, Loomis had a lead of seven with a score of 22-15. At the end of the third quarter, the Mustangs trailed by 10 with a score of 38-28. After the final buzzer, SL walked away with a loss and an end . . .
The Silver Lake Quiz Bowl team hosted their annual invitational on Wednesday, January 18. The teams in attendance included Kenesaw, Giltner, Red Cloud, Gibbon, Lawrence Nelson, and Blue Hill. For their first match, the Mustangs took on Red Cloud’s Red team. Captain Abigail Borgman answered one question correctly. Silver Lake beat the Warriors with an end score 65-10.The Mustangs were unable to get the W in the next round against . . .
On January 12th the junior high team gave all they had on the court against the Franklin Flyers. The team, coached by Brett Pohl, had total success. The score was 27-18 for the first game and 19-0 for the second game. The Flyers tried their best but they couldn’t keep up with the Mustangs. “The boys were much more aggressive offensively and did a better job of finding open teammates,” stated coach Pohl. The . . .
On Wednesday, January 11th, Silver Lake and seven other schools including Red Cloud, Blue Hill, Christ Lutheran, Gibbon, Giltner, Lawrence Nelson and Franklin competed in the Silver Lake Junior High Quiz Bowl Invitational. Silver Lake competitor Shaylen Beaty answered five tossup questions, Lane Parr answered two, Nathan Acosta answered one and Kiersten Kober answered one. Other contributing members of the team were Luke Swanson, . . .
There’s nothing better than food and friends. Besides Jeanie’s cheesy potatoes. On Monday, January 9th, the Silver Lake FFA Chapter held their 3rd annual farmer appreciation supper. The supper was sponsored by Crop Production Services. They donate money every year to help buy food and supplies. The night started off with the FFA officers doing their opening ceremonies. Then, Mark Thurston, the president gave a welcome . . .
They always say twins are double the trouble. Well, if that is the case, the fourth grade class must get in a lot of trouble. The Silver Lake fourth grade class has four sets of twins. Yes, you read that right, four sets of twins. There are two sets of twin girls and two sets of twin boys in their class. The sets are Emma and Katelyn Strampher, daughters of Matt and Sharon Strampher, Sophia and Milla Butler, daughters of Shayne and . . .
The Silver Lake Lady Mustangs traveled to Superior on Tuesday, January 3, to take on the Lady Wildcats. Silver Lake fought tough in the first half, but still trailed the Cats 33-4. The second half also proved tough for the ‘Stangs as they were only able to put up 14 points to Superior’s 28. The Mustangs ended the game with an L and a score of 18-61. Freshman Abbie Skupa led the team with nine points, while senior Nicolle . . .
During Christmas break, Silver Lake held their annual Holiday Classic Tournament. The four competitors were Silver Lake, Alma, Shelton, and Exeter Milligan. For the Lady Mustangs, Silver Lake started their day off playing the Shelton Bulldogs and they were able to pull off the win! They came back the next day and put up a good fight against Exeter Milligan, but unfortunately weren't able to pull off a win. . . .
On Saturday January 7 th the Junior High Boys’ basketball team played two games against Kenesaw. In the first game they fought hard and ended up winning with a score of 8-7. In the second game, they lost with a score of 29-15. Sam Hemberger had so say, “I think we need to work on boxing out and a lot of our defensive plays.” Coach Pohl had the following to say, “Our man-to-man defense looked much better . . .
Silver Lake students had a fun end to their first semester of school before Christmas break began on December 23rd. On the 21st and 22nd of December, 7-12 students had to opportunity to enjoy “mini-courses” set up by Mrs. Heldt and Silver Lake’s National Honor Society. Through these “mini-courses” students were able to learn new hobbies and participate in activities not usually taught at Silver Lake. . . .
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