West Point Middle School scholar’s bowl takes 3rd at Wallace State Invitational


Pictured, left to right, are Ashton Lindsey, Ryan Hancock, Evan Franks and Brodie Henry. / Lee Henry

HANCEVILLE – West Point Middle School's sixth-grade scholar's bowl team placed third on Friday at an invitational tournament held at Wallace State.

Three sixth-graders from WPMS, Ashton Lindsey, Ryan Hancock and Evan Franks, were joined by fifth-grader Brodie Henry from West Point Intermediate to compete in the fifth/sixth grade division of the tournament.

“My son, Brodie, really wanted to compete, but West Point Intermediate doesn't have a team yet,” shared West Point High School scholar’s bowl coach Lee Henry. “So, I contacted the West Point Middle School sponsor, Amanda Freeman, and asked her if she had any sixth graders who wanted to compete together. It worked out perfectly. She had three sixth graders and a team is made up of four players.

“So, I got all four of them together one afternoon and had a single practice with them. Then, they were able to compete and place third in their first-ever tournament. It was very fun to watch them and they did an amazing job.”

Ryan Hancock led the team with 150 points. Brodie Henry was next with 110. Ashton Lindsey scored 50 and Evan Franks got 10.

“I plan to start a fifth-grade team at West Point Intermediate very soon,” said Lee Henry. “There are a lot of opportunities for young players to compete. This is obviously something that these kids are passionate about. I hope that they all continue to play and grow as a team and that I will get to coach all of them in high school one day!”

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