Winter Sports Season Highlights & Struggles

By Jacie McMahon

Lady Jays Basketball current record: 16-3
Conference record: 8-1
Season highlights so far:
Placed second in the Mound City Tournament
Placed third in Bishop LeBlond Tournament
Won Fairfax Tournament
Won close conference games versus Mound City and East Atchison.
Season struggles so far:
Senior defensive specialist Montana Martin had her third ACL tear December 2, ending her basketball career.
Junior point guard Catyn Chamberlain sprained her wrist December 2, then sprained her ankle December 29.
Senior Dayle Davis sprained her ankle January 20.

Jays Basketball current record: 6-10
Conference record: 4-3
Season highlights so far:
The way the team played against East Atchison.
Beating East Atchison.
Season struggles so far:
Played teams close but let too many slip away in the 4th quarter.
Lost Caden Linthicum to a broken ankle for the first half of the season.

Jays Wrestling Season highlights:
The way the team competed at the Marceline Tournament.
The way the team competed at the Stanberry Tournament.
Season struggles so far:
Competing in duals without a full lineup.

February Facts: By McKenna Barnhart
Many people look at the twelve months of the year and often overlook the second month as being an interesting month. Other than being the shortest month of the year and Valentine’s month, many might not know that February is full of many interesting events. When you think of February, you might think of Valentine’s Day, Black History Month or the Super Bowl. Another common fact about the second month is it is the shortest month of the year, only consisting of 28 days. During the leap year, which happens every four years, February’s 28 days becomes 29. The birthstone is the amethyst and the birth flower is the iris. February is on the list of commonly misspelled words in the English language, mostly spelled “Febuary.”

Rock Port FCCLA STAR Events advance to State: By Dayle Davis
On Wednesday, January 25, Rock Port FCCLA members traveled to Maryville to compete in STAR events. Among those competing were Hannah Miller, Preston Jones, Erika Dietze, Kelsie Davis, Gabe Minter, Darius Skillen, and Beth Davis. There were two group projects and one individual project. Out of the three STAR events, only one advanced to the state level; however, the chapter was very proud of its members for showing leadership. Beth Davis, Gabe Minter, and Darius Skillen participated in Chapter Service Project with their Blue Jay Closet and Cabinet. Kelsie Davis participated in her Job Interview on Cosmetology. Those that made it to state were Hannah Miller, Erika Dietze, and Preston Jones with their Chapter in Review board that was themed “Under the Sea.” The FCCLA State Leadership Conference will be held at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Mo. Congratulations to the Chapter in Review group!