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Hamilton Takes Another Title at West Bend East

posted Feb 21, 2017, 1:39 PM by Barry Holloway   [ updated Apr 1, 2017, 9:31 AM ]
Article by Rachel Betters
Photo by Barry Holloway

West Bend, WI--Hamilton Forensics charged into their third meet of the season with another first place victory and more broken records. With 299 points, the team defeated their nearest competition by 22 points, and obtained the highest score in Hamilton’s team history. Hamilton brought 44 entries, 16 of which advanced to finals. In addition to continued success of the team’s veterans, new members have contributed success as well. “I’m pretty proud of everyone who got awards,” said Jonathan Lucero, who powered for the first time at West Bend East, his second meet.

With the success of their third meet behind them, the Chargers have a busy week ahead. In addition to Hamilton’s 8th grade orientation, an important facet for recruiting incoming freshman to the team, the Chargers must begin preparing for the Greater Metro Conference at DSHA on February 18. Once the roster is announced, the conference team will have a week to meet with their coaches and perfect their pieces for the crucial upcoming tournament. Hamilton defeated three of its conference opponents (Brookfield East, Wauwatosa East, and Marquette) at West Bend this weekend.

Tournament Champions

Erin Magoon (Informative Speaking)
Mia Leukert (Demonstration Speaking)
Emily Keith (Special Occasion)
2nd Place
Rachel and Sean Searphine (Play Acting)
Rachel Betters (Special Occasion)

3rd Place
Manola Inthavong (Poetry)

Click her for Jonathan Lucero's post meet interview. 

--Hamilton defeated second-place Slinger by 22 points. 

--The Chargers will enter next weekend's conference tournament after defeating many of their conference opponents on Saturday: Brookfield East (3rd), Wauwatosa East (4th), Marquette (10th).

-- Freshman Mia Leukert has started her high school forensics career by placing in top-3 at her first three meets.

--Erin Magoon (Senior) has defeat every opponent she's faced in the the Informative preliminary rounds this season, a streak that is now three meets strong. 

--Erin Magoon added to her, team record, career top-3 finishes at an invite (15).

--Four Chargers were one place shy of powering: Brianna Zsakovics (Sophomore), Genevieve DeVeau & Zahria Green (Sophomores), Krystal Fedie (Junior), Rashelle Pershman (Junior).

--Three Chargers made their debut at a high school forensics meet.

--There were 40 teams at the tournament.

--This was the largest tournament attended by Hamilton this season.

--This was a single entry tournament. Hamilton brought 44 entries.