Hillcrest's Knowledge Bowl team brought home top honors in their competition on January 20. The team placed 2 teams in the top 5 of the 21 team knowledge bowl meet. The 2 upper-class teams outperformed bigger schools, including the Fergus Fall High School and Barnesville. The group looks forward to another competitive year in displaying their hard work in the classroom through academic competition.
The Comets are in continuing a solid run to the playoffs. Holding Ashby to 10 points in the first half, the Comet defense stifled the Arrows and opened the game, allowing Hillcrest to move to 12 and 2 on the season as they correct weaknesses while viewing the post-season.
Brandon-Evansville coach John Holsten is being inducted in to Minnesota's Basketball Hall of Fame this year. The Comets took time to congratulate coach Holsten prior to their 70-41 victory over the chargers. Holsten is recognized as a humanizing coach who treated players, fans and opponents with dignity during his 41 year coaching career.
A hot-shooting New York Mills squad made 2 out of every 3 shots for the night (38/61), controlling rebounds (27-14), and allowing two players to run loose by tallying 43 points between each other. The Comets fell in the battle, 81-39.
Underwood proved their strength in the conference by defeating the Lady Comet 89-37.
The Comets had Thursday night circled on their calendar. Coach Preston, kneeling in the huddle before the start of the game, drew a smile from the players as his words caught their attention. The gym was packed and the playoff atmosphere present.
The Comets were held to 7 points in the second half after cutting Hancocks lead to 10. Closing the Pheasant Conference contest, the Comets lost the battle 53-25.
The Comets improved their season record to 10-1, with their fifth straight win Tuesday night, beating the Breckenridge Cowboys 70-57.
The Comets capped a fantastic week of Basketball with Jake Isaac's game winning put-back versus Park Christian. The two-point bucket, scored as time expired, put the Comets up 54-52 in the non-conference boys basketball contest Saturday, January 10.
Park Christian held the advantage for most of the game, controlling rebounds (32-23) over the Comets and closing the 2nd half on top with a score of 80-42.
The Comets shot 49% (24/49) from the field, hitting 43% (9/21) of their 3’s on the way to a 62-35 victory over the Rockets Saturday, January 10. The game marks another win for the Comets on their march to the post-season.
Jake Isaac entered the history books, and the Hillcrest Comets continued to dominate Class A opponents, in a 97-45 win Tuesday night. Isaac led the team with 38 points and joined the 1000 point club for the Comets.
The Hillcrest Comets Boys held Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal at bay in a defensive match. Limited practice challenged the Comets, as Hillcrest celebrated Christmas with a two-week break from classes. Nonetheless, the Comets dominated and continue their winning ways with final score of 55-35.
Many Christmas albums bring celebration, but Page CXVI's Advent to Christmas is a walk through anticipation. The album can be summarized "to celebrate the holy birth of Israel's king." O Come, O Come, Emmanuel is particularly captivating.
Jesus was likely very entertaining as he told stories of heaven and roadside robberies. But Jesus never called people to stop thinking, which is what amusement is. Jefferson Bethke's Youtube channel falls more in line with Jesus' view of entertainment, and it is captivating.
Kjetil Aron Nielson's best friend's brother died, and it was the most memorable time of his life. Aron met daily with his friend helping him cope with the journey his friend's brother was walking. "We grew so close that summer, and I will never forget it."
When Principal Isaac taught at Jordan High School it was in one of the poorest counties in the country. The school was in the ninety-ninth percentile in teen pregnancies and offered daycare at the high school to encourage students to attend. Gang related activities at the school put Mr.Isaacs faith to the test. "It was divided, you were either Christian or not," states Principal Isaac. "I grew in my faith. I became more emboldened to share. I was brave, well I was afraid, but God gave courage." Principal Isaac found his education at Biola University helping him share his faith.
A channel called the One Minute Apologist explores real world issues. Topics ranging from God's existence to what Scientology teaches are some of the channel's most popular uploads. In one minute segments the host, Bobby Conway, taps the minds of famous apologists and provides simple answers to very complex topics.
Students clamor for phones when a new post is up, double-tapping the screen in approval of a picture, pithy comment, or retweet. Never before has a generation felt so connected to people they've never met.
Kari's cheerful demeanor has been tested. Her dad is suffering from cancer. "We found out that it's in his lungs, and it's moving...They said it was terminal so we don't really know how long he has left."