The student-organized volleyball tournament on April 19 featured 40 players in a round robin competition in the Schmidt Center Gym. The sole staff team -- The Academics -- of Russell Werkman, Mark Rickard, Seth Coleman, and Heidi Melville, came out on top by 2 points. Thanks to Mary Bade and Miya Jacobs for organizing this fun event!
SGS golf coach Brad Kirsch reports that the NE 1B/2B golf season finally got started at Dominion Meadows Golf Course on April 9. They played 9 holes, and it was great to get outside at last on a wet but playable course. Saint George’s, Northwest Christian, Chewelah, Tekoa-Rosalia, Davenport, Cusick, Kettle Falls, Harrington, Lind-Ritzville-Sprague, Wilbur-Creston, and Asotin were represented.
On the boys side, Michael McCarthy of SGS used an eagle 3 on #15 to shoot 37 and take top medalist honors. Levi Veenstra of Northwest Christian shot 38 to finish 2nd, and Carson Odegaard of Wilbur-Creston finished 3rd with a 39. On the girls side, Maddy Christiansen of SGS shot 43 to finish 1st, Avery Arnold of Chewelah shot 45 to finish 2nd, and Liv Senske of Saint George’s finished 3rd, shooting 52. Go Dragons!
SGS 10th grader John DeForest has completed a week of racing at the Junior National Cross Country Ski Championship Meet in Anchorage. While he did not medal, the Pacific Northwest team won the Small-Team Alaska Cup award for most points accumulated by a team of 36 people or fewer. The Pacific Northwest Nordic Association, one of ten teams from all over the country, sent 36 skiers to the competition. John was one of four skiers from the Spokane Nordic team who competed. Good work, John!
Four Saint George's basketball players were recognized by the Spokesman-Review as top athletes at small schools (1A/2B/1B) in the S-R region. Erik Farias was named Player of the Year for boys basketball, with Xander Werkman also named to the S-R best team. For the girls, Abby Jones was named to the S-R best team and Lydia Bergquist was Honorable Mention. See the full S-R Article from the March 14 paper. Congratulations Dragons!
SGS junior Jocelyn Thew competed in the level 8 State Gymnastics Championships this past weekend. In her age group, she tied for 1st place on Floor (State Floor Exercises Champion) with a 9.5. She also placed 2nd on Vault, 9th on Bars, and earned 4th place in the All-Around competition. She qualified for Regionals, which will be held in Corvallis, Oregon on April 14. Congratulations, Jocelyn!
Students in grades 5-7 have an adventurous opportunity to learn more about the SGS Outdoor Program by going on an overnight to Steamboat Rock State Park Campground on May 4-5. Melanie Mildrew, Director of Outdoor and Community Service Programs, will be chaperoning the trip along with Rick Petrini and Jim Tuck. This trip can accommodate up to 15 students, so if you are interested, please sign up ASAP by signing the waiver form on PowerSchool. The cost of the trip is $50.00 per person, which includes transportation, food, and campground fees. See the Flyer for Details.
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