Treynor Press The Student News Site of Treynor High School Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:59:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Large Group District Speech Contest Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:59:48 +0000 On Saturday, January 25th, the Treynor Large Group Speech Team travelled to Fremont Mills for district contest. The team had a total of eleven groups perform. There were three improvisation groups, three ensemble acting groups, one reader’s theater, one group mime, one musical theater, one short film, and one one-act play. Of these eleven groups, seven received a “one” rating and will be continuing on to state contest. These groups are as follows: 

The reader’s theater “Finding Anna” with members Tyler Pollock, Sophie Showalter, Derrick Thompson, Jacob Lang, William Thompson, Elizabeth Nowlin, and Joslyn Guttau. 

The group mime “Television Collision” with members Payton Chapman, Mackenzie Emmart, Keelea Navara, and Ashlyn Vorthmann. 

The ensemble acting group “Accused of Comedy” with members Max Hayes, Derrick Thompson, Sara Hugdell, and Delaney Waterman. 

The one act play “Alien Fish” with members Jacob Lang, Jacob Keay, Callie Copperstone, Evyn Eblen, Keelea Navara, Emma Ehmke, Andralynne Piittmann, William Thompson, Tyler Pollock, Sophie Showalter, and Clarissa Weitzel.

Lastly, all three improvisation groups qualified for state contest. Members of group improv include Ty Kline, Josh Clark, Tyler Reelfs, Maisy Wasenius, Allison Koricic, Luca Vacanti, Mia Nichols, Addy Schnepel, Lanie Petersen, Payton Chapman, Max Hayes, Delaney Waterman, and Clarissa Weitzel. 

State contest will be held on February 8th at Waukee High School.  

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Treynor girls upset Audubon; Treynor boys dominate against the Wheelers Thu, 23 Jan 2020 21:12:49 +0000  

The Treynor girl’s basketball team beat the Audubon Wheelers, 36-33 on Tuesday night. The Cardinals were led by Mandy Stogdills, who finished the game with a game-high 12 points. Stogdill made clutch free throws to clinch the win for the Cardinals. Freshman Brooklyn Currin chipped in with 10 points.

The Treynor boy’s basketball team trounced the Wheelers, 94-33. Senior star Jack Tiarks led the way for the Cardinals with 14 points, while seniors Jack Stogdill (13 points), Jon Schwarte (10 points), and junior Tim Zimmerman (12 points) also scored double digits in the 61 point win. 

Catch both Treynor teams tomorrow night as they take on the Logan Magnolia Panthers at home!

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WIC Jazz Festival Postponed Thu, 23 Jan 2020 21:11:58 +0000 The Western Iowa Conference jazz festival was scheduled for this Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020. However, due to inclement weather conditions, the festival has been postponed to next Wednesday, January 29th, 2020. The Treynor Jazz Band, the Treynor Jazz Ensemble, and the Treynor Jazz Choir will all perform on Wednesday. The Treynor Jazz Ensemble is set to perform at 9:50. The Treynor Jazz Band is set to perform at 11:50. Lastly, the Treynor Jazz Choir is set to perform at 1:20. The festival will be at IKM-Manning high school next Wednesday, January 29th. 

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Lewis Central Swim Meet 01/21/20 Thu, 23 Jan 2020 21:08:18 +0000 On Tuesday, January 21, the Lewis Central swim team competed against Papillion-La Vista. Sophomore, David Gann swam in the 100 freestyle, finishing with a time of 55 seconds. He also swam in the 100 breaststroke, with a time of 1:16. David also competed in the breast stroke leg of the medley relay and the 400 free relay. Senior, Derrick Thompson competed in the 50 freestyle, getting a time of 28.9 seconds. He also swam the 100 backstroke, with a personal record time of 1:18. He also competed in the backstroke leg of the medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay. The score was Lewis Central: 69, Papillion-La Vista: 101. They will swim next at the Lewis Central invitational on Saturday, January 25.

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Lewis Central swim meet 01/13/20 Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:50:16 +0000 On Monday, January 13, the Lewis Central swim team competed against Atlantic. Sophomore, David Gann swam in the 100 butterfly, placing first in this event, and several different relays. Senior, Derrick Thompson competed in the 500 freestyle for the first time in his swimming career, placing fourth. Lewis Central won the meet with a score of 105 to 53. They will swim next at the Ralston invitational on Saturday, January 18.

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Lewis Central Swim Meet 12/17/19 Wed, 18 Dec 2019 19:48:55 +0000 On Tuesday, December 17th, the Lewis Central Titans competed against Ralston Cross. David Gann swam a formidable 1:57 in the 200 freestyle. He also finished second in the 100 breaststroke, 400 freestyle relay, and the 200 medley relay. Derrick Thompson swam a 1:08 in the 100 freestyle and a 1:22 in the 100 backstroke, finishing 5th both times. They will swim again on Thursday, December 19th at home.

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Lewis Central Home Swim Meet 12/10/19 Mon, 16 Dec 2019 15:15:38 +0000 On Tuesday, December 10th, Derrick Thompson and David Gann swam for Lewis Central at the meet against Millard South. David destroyed the competition in the 500 yard swim with a time of 5:16, one second away from his personal record. He also was part of the winning 200 yard and 400 yard relay teams. Derrick swam a personal best time in the 100 free, finishing with a time of 1:06. This was their second meet this season and they will compete again at home on Tuesday, December 17th.

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Girls Basketball Pre-Season Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:56:44 +0000 Girls Basketball has started again! After taking home the state championship last year, it is exciting to see what the girls will be able to do this year. Several players who played last year are returning for another season. These players include senior Tori Castle, senior Kennedy Elwood, junior Brie Chaussee, junior Anna Halverson, junior Mandy Stogdill, sophomore Brooklyn Sedlak, and sophomore Emma Flathers. “Tori Castle and Mandy Stogdill have the most experience coming back but I expect a contribution from every player this year. I am very excited to watch this group compete.” The head coach, Joe Chapman says. “Our vision is to improve every practice and every game. Each day we get better. Come tournament time, we will compete like heck to make it to Wells.” The girls will play at home on Friday, December 6th against Missouri Valley. Go Cards!

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Preseason Basketball Outlook Tue, 26 Nov 2019 21:14:26 +0000 I recently got in contact with head girls basketball coach Joe Chapman. I asked him a series of questions about the preseason and this upcoming season and what he foresees in the season. First question was “You and the team won the state championship last season, what are your expectations for this season?” He said “My expectations remain the same last year. Practice hard, prepare for every game and get better every time we step on the court.” Next was “What are some things that you and the team have been doing in the off season?  Camps? Scrimmages?” He said “We had open gyms and played in a league in Council Bluffs.” Third question I asked was “Have you guys created any goals for the season? If so, what are they?” Coach responded with “We have created goals for each game. If we hit the goals for each game, we will have very successful results.” Fourth question is “Who do you think will step up this year for the team, considering you have two, maybe three players who have varsity experience?” He replied with “That is a great question.  The opportunity is there for any one person to step up.  Kennedy, Tori, and Mandy have the most experience.  I hope to see several girls have a break out season!” Lastly was “When is the first regular season game?” He said “Monday December 2 at Harlan.” The Cardinals hope the see their student body and fans from the community to cheer them on at Harlan.

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Musical: Once Upon A Mattress Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:26:55 +0000 This year, the fine arts department’s musical was Once Upon a Mattress, a comedy based on the fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon a Mattress is filled with humor and catchy songs. Mrs. Davis said that, “I’ve had this show on my list of possibilities for a while. It has a well-balanced cast of male and female, and the set requirements fit our stage restrictions.” All of the students involved in the musical enjoyed putting the show together. Once Upon a Mattress has a wide cast of characters, so many students were able to play major roles this year. 

Sophomore Sara Hudgell played Lady Larken, and she also helped with costumes for the cast. She also has past experience with musicals both in and out of Treynor. She really enjoyed this performance, especially the song Normandy. Her character’s counterpart, Sir Harry, was played by Senior Max Hayes. This was Max’s first year acting in the musical, but he learned quickly and really enjoyed it.

Sophomore Cayden Brown played the Minstrel, a travelling musician that happened to be at the castle during the princess trials. Cayden participated in the middle school production of Alice in Wonderland and last year’s production of Legally Blonde. Junior Ty Kline played the Jester, a comedian that was close with the Minstrel and the King. Kline has been in the musical for the past two years. The last character in their trio, King Sextimus The Silent, was played by senior Craig Chapman. Chapman was in Legally Blonde last year, and also participated in acting speech events. 

Queen Agravain, the show’s main antagonist, was played by senior Sophie Showalter. Showalter has been acting in the musical since her freshman year, and has also done several acting pieces for speech. Clarissa Weitzel played the Wizard, who conspired with the queen frequently throughout the play. Weitzel has been involved in the musical since her freshman year, but this was her first show in which she played a lead role. She really enjoyed being a part of the musical, and will cherish her memories of acting. 

Prince Dauntless, the male lead, was played by freshman Korbin Horton. Horton has been involved in acting for the last two years in the form of the middle school musicals, which he really enjoyed. Lastly, the main female protagonist, Princess Winnifred, was played by junior Delaney Waterman. Waterman has participated in the musical since her freshman year, and has also performed acting pieces for both large group and individual speech. 

Rehearsals for the leads began on September 16th, with practice four days a week for two to three hours after school, and working music numbers during chorus class. Supporting cast and the tech crew joined the leads at rehearsals four weeks into the process. In total, the entire cast only had eight weeks to put the show together, so a lot of time was dedicated outside of school to get the show running smoothly. 

Once Upon a Mattress featured a lot of large scenery pieces, such as the castle wall that served as a backdrop during the entire show. Mrs. Davis and her husband, Erich, collaborated on the construction and design of the large wall. It was primarily made of reinforced platforms from storage from storage and plywood. Another large prop was the single tower that doubled as a tower for the wizard’s chamber. This tower has been around since Treynor’s performance of Princess What’s Her Name. It has made several appearances since then, such as in The Wizard of Oz. Some of the paper that was used on the castle and greenery gave the tower new life. There were also moving tents, which were new designs on the ladder carts the Cardinal Vanguard used for their season, created by Mr. Schoening. Erich Davis also built thrones for the royal family, which Madalyn Hass painted on to give them a royal appearance. The last major prop used was the bed, which was constructed on a six and a half foot platform with brackets on either side. The mattress appearance was created by cutting carpet tubes in half, painting them, and sliding them into these brackets. All of the props were a joined effort among Mr. Schoening, the Davis family, elementary art teacher Ms. Weis, and Ms. Crouch. 

One of the biggest challenges faced by the cast was scheduling conflicts. All types of students participate in the musical, from those in band, choir, football, volleyball, speech and debate, and cross country. Scheduling has always been an issue for the fine arts department, commented several cast members. By the end of the production time, the musical is always coming together excellently. Mrs Davis said, “By the last performance, the tech crew is owning the transitioning from scene to scene and the cast is hitting all of their cues, and I can truly watch and enjoy the collaboration that has developed over many hours, days, and months of planning. It is so satisfying to see and hear students working together as a team to create live art.”

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