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Crusaders Win with Brains and Brawn

Academic Super Bowl and Softball Teams Experience Success

Scecina’s Academic Super Bowl interdisciplinary team finished second in the state competition at Purdue University on May 7. It was the second time in four years that a Scecina team finished as the state runner up. The math team finished second in 2008. The interdisciplinary team, which included senior captain Andrew Bujna (math and science), Jessica Toney (English), Hesee Lee (math, science, fine arts), Raymond Riley (fine arts), John Kennedy (social studies) and Jade Humble-Schimmel (social studies), finished one question shy of Orleans High School. This year’s math team also advanced to the state finals, placing fifth. With two teams in the finals and one runner up, Scecina was recognized as a top-10 school in its enrollment class.

During the same weekend, the softball team continued its dominance in the City Tournament, defeating Cathedral 6-4 for its eighth consecutive city title. The team improved to 8-5 on junior Colleen Asher’s 2-run homer in the seventh inning, which broke a tie after Cathedral rallied in the top of the inning. Asher also scored the first points of the game with a 3-run homer in the third inning. Scecina also beat Cathedral 2-1 earlier this season. The Lady Crusaders will be vying for a tenth sectional championship when they open tournament play against Indianapolis Washington Tuesday, May 24 at Brookside Park, their home field.