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Pequot Lakes speech team wins sub-section tournament. Klein is subsection Coach of the Year

Front, from left: M. Tank, S. Veit, M. Pierson, A. Mixer, C. Rock, Z. Bauer, S. Gardiner, A. Ristow, A. Sommerness and A. Klein. Second: E. Grove, K. Newton, G. Bonfig, A. Fyle, M. Rickard, M. Buffington, I. Loukota, H. Allen and E. Blaeser. Third: H. Johnson, J. Sundstrom, M. Neumann, A. Francis, N. Neumann, R. Horsman and D. Maschhoff. Back: S. Littman, Jim Johanneck, T. Kibwaa, L. Blomer, D. Dischinger, I. Bittner and M. Blaeser. Submitted Photo

The Pequot Lakes High School speech team captured the Sub-Section 23A Championship on Saturday, March 30, in Menahga, and head coach Angie Klein was named the subsection Coach of the Year.

The Patriots finished with 155 points followed by runner-up Staples with 129. Placing for the Patriots were:

Creative expression: Tabitha Kibwaa, fifth.

Discussion: Mollie Pierson, first; Jakob Sundstrom, second; Hunter Johnson, third.

Drama: Ali Sommerness, first; Sophie Littman, third; Isaiah Loukota, fifth.

Duo: Alexa Fyle and Mariah Rickard, fourth.

Extemporaneous reading: Allison Francis, second; Annabelle Ristow, fourth; Lily Blomer, sixth; Mitchel Blaeser, seventh.

Extemporaneous speaking: Jim Johanneck, third.

Great speeches: Megan Buffington, third; Kiley Newton, fourth; Isaac Bittner, seventh.

Humor: Elizabeth Blaeser, fifth.

Inform: Grace Bonfig, third; Myra Neumann, fourth.

Oratory: Ashley Mixer, second; Naarah Neumann, third.

Poetry: Elena Grove, fourth; Hannah Allen, sixth.

Prose: Sidney Veit, first; Zach Bauer, second; Courtney Rock, third.

Storytelling: Synclair Gardiner, first; David Maschhoff, third.

The speech team will travel to Pillager on Saturday, April 6, for the Section 6A tournament.

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Front, from left: Megan Tank, Sidney Veit, Mollie Pierson, Ashley Mixer, Courtney Rock, Zach Bauer, Synclair Gardiner, Annabelle Ristow, Ali Sommerness and Angie Klein. Second: Elena Grove, Kiley Newton, Grace Bonfig, Alexa Fyle, Mariah Rickard, Megan Buffington, Isaiah Loukota, Hannah Allen and Elizabeth Blaeser. Third: Hunter Johnson, Jakob Sundstrom, Myra Neumann, Allison Francis, Naarah Neumann, Rashawn Horsman and David Maschhoff. Back: Sophie Littman, Jim Johanneck, Tabitha Kibwaa, Lily Blomer, Dru Dischinger, Isaac Bittner and Mitchel Blaeser.