On Saturday, March 9, the Huntley Middle School Scholastic Bowl team swept the competition to take first place at the NCJC Tournament in Rochelle. The team includes eighth graders Paul Un and Evelyn Adams; seventh graders Ben Allen, Lincoln Draper and Chris Allen; and sixth graders Tony Un and Carter Maxwell. The team is coached by Sean Potts and Cynthia Chomicz.
The team was 10-1 heading into the Barrington Invitational on March 16, where they placed third. The team lost only one match in the invitational, and team captain Paul Un received an MVP medal as the top individual scorer. They are now preparing for IESA Regionals on April 24.
At the NCJC Tournament, Huntley defeated teams from Rochelle, Sycamore, Clinton Rosette Middle School in DeKalb and Belvidere. The victory against Belvidere South was particularly sweet, as it was the only team to defeat Huntley during the regular season.
Top scorers at the NCJC Tournament were Paul Un (250 points) and Draper (210 points).
“As coaches, Mrs. Chomicz and I are unbelievably proud of this team,” Potts said. “They've worked extremely hard to get to the level at which they are currently playing, and it's a credit to their remarkable teachers at Huntley, their support networks at home, and their strong desire to be the fastest and the best in this game. It's not often you see a team get so much better with every game they play, but that is exactly what Huntley has done this year. We couldn't be more proud of each and every one of them.”