Are you ready for the upcoming season?

Prepare for next season with thousands of archived packets FREE for practice and study use!Need buzzers? Apply for $250 buzzer grants to be awarded in early December!

Search found 350 matches

by FordATeam/CC
Sat May 16, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Class 4 District 15
Replies: 59
Views: 3198

Class 4 District 15

We would have played Richland, Dixon, and Fordland? Those are class 1 or 2 schools right? See how is that fair to schools that small to play bigger schools? You don't send Class AA Wichita to play the NY Yankees!!! I would fix this where only small schools played other small schools, large schools ...
by FordATeam/CC
Sat May 09, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA State Tournament Discussion
Replies: 113
Views: 8851

2009 MSHSAA State Tournament Discussion

Out of curiosity, does anyone know who is participating today for Clayton. I'm curious to see if we beat their top players at NAQT, or if they were missing key members.
by FordATeam/CC
Sat May 09, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA State Tournament Discussion
Replies: 113
Views: 8851

2009 MSHSAA State Tournament Discussion

Unfortunately for us, it looks like the best four teams probably made it to the state final four in class 2. The one other team that might be able to lay claim to a top spot in my eyes is Smithton (who lost a 5 pt heartbreaker to St. Paul Lutheran at districts). I would have loved to have a chance a...
by FordATeam/CC
Thu May 07, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA Sectional/State Predictions
Replies: 104
Views: 6494

2009 MSHSAA Sectional/State Predictions

As I have stated in the past, I agree with Mr. Gibbs' view that the idea of removing math calculation from the MSHSAA distribution is ridiculous. As I have looked back at the past season of coaching, regretably, I have noticed that so much of our teams preparation steered away from math calculation ...
by FordATeam/CC
Sun May 03, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Summit Conference Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Summit Conference Tournament

I should have posted these earlier, but I didn't want teams knowing we could put up these types of points before districts/sectionals. Of course, I stupidly didn't ever order any practice questions from our "favorite" company, so our results on Questions Galore didn't reflect this ability. I really ...
by FordATeam/CC
Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA Sectional/State Predictions
Replies: 104
Views: 6494

2009 MSHSAA Sectional/State Predictions

While class 2 usually doesn't have as much depth at the state tournament as the other classes, this year it looks like class 4 might be the only class that is stronger in the top 5 to 6 positions. The following are the top 8 recorded (as of noon Sunday) winners scores in each of the first three clas...
by FordATeam/CC
Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA Districts Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 10826

2009 MSHSAA Districts Discussion

1. How many of the math questions were Numberwang! ? 1/ Given that all of the math was computational, I'm not sure which would and wouldn't fall into your definition. However, there was usually one of the absurdly undoable ones per game, and probably a few more that fit your definition (including b...
by FordATeam/CC
Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA Districts Results
Replies: 84
Views: 344183

2009 MSHSAA Districts Results

Adam already reported the final, but here are the overall results in C2D10: Semifinals: 1)Fordland 230 - 4)Sparta 175 2)Clever 235 - 3)Spokane 130 Final: 1)Fordland 285 - 2)Clever 140 (we trailed 90-95 @ the half) All-Tournament: 1) 8.00 Clinton Scanlon (Sparta) 2) 7.00 Adam Magnusson (Fordland) 3T)...
by FordATeam/CC
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Knob Noster Invitational
Replies: 6
Views: 844

Knob Noster Invitational

Were these really on Bob's questions? The scores aren't quite where I'd expect them to be for several teams here.
by FordATeam/CC
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Gateway Athletic Conference tournament
Replies: 45
Views: 2874

Gateway Athletic Conference tournament

Speaking of the ultra-low scoring 2006 state championship (which I should add to the QG scores comparison thread since I already have the necessary numbers), I was the spotter for the lowest scoring game of the tournament, the Class 2 consolation game: Knox County 80, Plattsburg 55. That game was p...
by FordATeam/CC
Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Fordland tournament
Replies: 22
Views: 1710

Fordland tournament

Now for the replies (to comments on the thread): 1) To Fresh Prince... - I agreed with you. I also am not a fan of Questions Galore (at least as I've seen them in the past). We have played on worse, but not much worse. Hopefully they will follow the MSHSAA distribution and their questions will be im...
by FordATeam/CC
Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Fordland tournament
Replies: 22
Views: 1710

Fordland tournament

The All-Tournament team was determined this year (just like last year) by best three games of the the tournament. The following were the varsity results: 1) 41 - Logan (Purdy) 2) 29 - Elizabeth (Norwood) 3) 23 - Adam (Fordland) 4) 21 - Clinton (Sparta) 5) 20 - Larry (Conway) 6) 19 - Brennan (Spokane...
by FordATeam/CC
Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Fordland tournament
Replies: 22
Views: 1710

Fordland tournament

Finally made it back. Unfortunately for us, we kind of crashed in the quarterfinals. Luckily for us, Summit Conference went much better. I wish we would have played as well at our tournament as we did at Conference. Oh well, I think we learned a good lesson or two from it. Varsity Results: Round 1 -...
by FordATeam/CC
Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preseason Polling
Replies: 39
Views: 3552

Preseason Polling

Just a toss up for class two. 1) Fordland, yes I am going to say Fordland this year I have a wonderful feeling that they are going to be unstopable. 2)Richland 3)college heights 4)tarkio ? Not so fast Chad. While we've got several team members excited about the coming season, Adam is the only retur...
by FordATeam/CC
Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2008\2009 State Question Provider
Replies: 43
Views: 2506

2008\2009 State Question Provider

It is always a nice argument that simply because players don't want math computation for highly logical reasons they must hate math... We are not saying eliminate math - we are saying keep well written math questions and eliminate the computations. I'm going to ask that that angle please not be use...
by FordATeam/CC
Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2008\2009 State Question Provider
Replies: 43
Views: 2506

2008\2009 State Question Provider

It occurs to me that it is virtually an impossible discussion that I am trying to have if the party I am trying to discuss with has very little appreciation for math as a whole. I know not all share the love I have for math, but that doesn't make it any less important in academics. All I am trying t...
by FordATeam/CC
Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2008\2009 State Question Provider
Replies: 43
Views: 2506

2008\2009 State Question Provider

One other aspect of math calculation that makes it very problematic is that there is so little to ask. There are not many formulas that can be answered in reasonable time without a calculator by high schoolers. This forces question writers to rely on the same few problems with new numbers plugged i...
by FordATeam/CC
Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2008\2009 State Question Provider
Replies: 43
Views: 2506

2008\2009 State Question Provider

Choosing to ignore a strand of education based on semantics also doesn't make "Quiz Bowl" better.
by FordATeam/CC
Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2008\2009 State Question Provider
Replies: 43
Views: 2506

2008\2009 State Question Provider

I believe the competitions we attend are called Academic Competitions, NOT Quiz Bowl. Just because you personally have an aversion to math doesn't mean that the skills needed to solve quality academic math questions are second class. Math takes more skill than just reading and memorizing. A good mat...
by FordATeam/CC
Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quiz Bowl Sectionals?
Replies: 82
Views: 5104

Quiz Bowl Sectionals?

Maybe I've missed it, but does anyone know how the sectional hosts will be picked?
by FordATeam/CC
Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA contract
Replies: 57
Views: 3285

2009 MSHSAA contract

I have to agree with the majority of the sentiment that has been written. Unfortunately, I don't believe I will be able to attend the MACA convention due to a mandatory summit conference PDC meeting which happens to be on the same date. Otherwise, I would have had A LOT to say about not only THIS, b...
by FordATeam/CC
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2009 MSHSAA contract
Replies: 57
Views: 3285

2009 MSHSAA contract

FZW Coach wrote:
As far as losing questions because you are too slow, it happens. Um . . . sin 30 . . . everyone knows that, but someone will buzz in faster than others.
Don't even get me started on the "quality" (or lack there of) of math questions that are seen in many companies.
by FordATeam/CC
Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (11/1/08)
Replies: 20
Views: 3507

Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (11/1/08)

November 1st is also the District/Sectional date for Cross-Country.
by FordATeam/CC
Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri S&T Fall Tournament date discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 2801

Missouri S&T Fall Tournament date discussion

Fordland was considering adding the fall tournament this year, but won't be able to if it stays at Oct. 25th.
by FordATeam/CC
Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 22
Views: 1273

Olympics

Did anyone see the awesome come from behind victory in the 4x100 relay last night? It was pretty much amazing, take that France!!!!! That was definitely the emotional highlight so far. Our whole family was glued to the TV. I kept hoping Lezak could catch him, but I honestly didn't think it would ha...
by FordATeam/CC
Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: May Advisory Committee Meeting
Replies: 28
Views: 1774

May Advisory Committee Meeting

Our prom is also usually in April. The first year we qualified for state (2005), districts was on our prom date. I figure most competitive small schools like us can work around this change to an afternoon/evening schedule if their coaches bring this fact to the attention of those planning prom, but ...
by FordATeam/CC
Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quiz Bowl Sectionals?
Replies: 82
Views: 5104

Quiz Bowl Sectionals?

We will see what we can do.  I like the idea Fordland's coach proposed - about having 2 sectionals meet with top two teams advancing.  Then, you could indeed have the top two teams advance. We will see if we can improve anything when we meet August 6.  Thanks for your input! First, it's 2 districts...
by FordATeam/CC
Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quiz Bowl Sectionals?
Replies: 82
Views: 5104

Quiz Bowl Sectionals?

The following is a portion of the set of letters I sent to MSHSAA last week and attempted to e-mail to advisory board members today. Unfortunately, those advisory board members may not read these e-mails until school starts, since the only way I had available to contact many of them was school e-mai...
by FordATeam/CC
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quiz Bowl Sectionals?
Replies: 82
Views: 5104

Quiz Bowl Sectionals?

I'm still not entirely sure how this works either though. So are the top 2 teams in a district going to play one another in a best of 3 series (thus mooting the district final) or is the runner up of one district going to play the winner of an adjoining district? If it isn't the second scenario you...
by FordATeam/CC
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Missouri S&T Spring Tournament - 3/7/09
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Missouri S&T Spring Tournament - 3/7/09

About districts - this plan doesn't seem to change anything that is wrong with MSHSAA state, it just adds a level below the former districts and keeps it just as unlikely to have all the top 8 teams in the state at the championships. I actually put together a letter today that I was just finalizing...
by FordATeam/CC
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Missouri S&T Spring Tournament - 3/7/09
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Missouri S&T Spring Tournament - 3/7/09

Coach Bertholdie - ... You can personally make a change in the field size just by talking about the event to teams you see regularly...  If you can increase attendance at NAQT state from these class 2 teams, that will solve your problem, and you are the one who can personally do that. But this does...
by FordATeam/CC
Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Missouri S&T Spring Tournament - 3/7/09
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Missouri S&T Spring Tournament - 3/7/09

NAQT State is in fact an all-comers tournament for any level of team, and gives out an award to the top small school, which mostly applies to Class 2 and 1 schools, so we already have something in place that could serve such a purpose. While we will certainly do all we can to advertise it, it is so...
by FordATeam/CC
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Missouri S&T Spring Tournament - 3/7/09
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Missouri S&T Spring Tournament - 3/7/09

Like the Richland Tournament, Fordland will attend again as long as we get the ok to go back from our new principal. Last years' small school field was great (with the likes of class 2 state qualifiers Richland, Elsberry, and South Pemiscot, class 3 qualifier Salem, and solid class 3 teams like Cuba...
by FordATeam/CC
Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ACE Camp 2008
Replies: 6
Views: 628

ACE Camp 2008

Cale's a good guy. I've talked with him several times. Also, having witnessed the job Laura did with the B team (who kicked several Varsity A-Team's behinds), she will fill in holes left by the seniors nicely. Unfortunately, losing more than their usual 1 varsity starter isn't going to make much, if...
by FordATeam/CC
Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Richland 2009 Tournament
Replies: 27
Views: 2263

Richland 2009 Tournament

Unless we are told we have to make cutbacks, we will be back next year. We will have a new principal at the high school this year, so I will have to double check things once school starts. I just hope I don't draw Savannah out of the box again!

Coach Bertoldie
Fordland A-Team
by FordATeam/CC
Tue May 20, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2008 Final Rankings
Replies: 35
Views: 2264

2008 Final Rankings

I would just like to note that Savannah and Notre Dame have played each other a grand total of zero times, and that in all likelyhood Savannah would have won the game. While I believe Savannah should have won state last year, I don't know about this year. Notre Dame went 50-1 this season. Unless I'...
by FordATeam/CC
Mon May 19, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2008 Final Rankings
Replies: 35
Views: 2264

2008 Final Rankings

Looks like a lot of talk on class 4. I sure wish there were more players on the board from the other classes, so we could get some good discussions going also. Here's my opinion at this time: Class 1: *The first 3 are a coin flip, but... 1) Thomas Jefferson 2) St. Joseph Christian 3) Pilot Grove 4) ...
by FordATeam/CC
Mon May 19, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Player movement
Replies: 79
Views: 4161

Player movement

Chad has looked into getting a team going at College of the Ozarks and says he has talked to a few who are interested in joining.
by FordATeam/CC
Sun May 11, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2008 Final Rankings
Replies: 35
Views: 2264

2008 Final Rankings

Having the draw from hell (AM Rounds Kirksville, Eureka, NKC, respectively) That reminds me of Scotland County's draw in class 2 last year. They placed 5th after going 1-2 against the teams that placed first, second, and third. Scotland's wasn't any worse than Fordland's in 2006 when we lost to #2 ...
by FordATeam/CC
Fri May 09, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2008 Final Rankings
Replies: 35
Views: 2264

2008 Final Rankings

Now that State competition is over, I thought I'd start the annual thread to try to rank Classes 1, 2, 3, and 4. If someone wants to run it as a poll, that's cool, or if everyone just wants to post their top 5 picks in each class, that's fine also.
by FordATeam/CC
Sat May 03, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: things that suck...
Replies: 620
Views: 126580

things that suck...

Watching for State results yesterday from a computer. :angry:
by FordATeam/CC
Sat May 03, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2008 MSHSAA State
Replies: 38
Views: 3531

2008 MSHSAA State

Congrats guys on #12.
by FordATeam/CC
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All-District/All-State Team selection process
Replies: 13
Views: 1062

All-District/All-State Team selection process

Just an example: There is an individual that made the district team. His individual scores were 12, 4, and 4. The 12 came in his teams' match against the lowest scoring team in the competition, while the 4's were against solid teams. In one of those lower scoring matches he tied for the 4th highest ...
by FordATeam/CC
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All-District/All-State Team selection process
Replies: 13
Views: 1062

All-District/All-State Team selection process

All I am saying is if we are going to have an all-district and/or all-state team, why not try to get them CORRECT. The current process is extremely flawed. There is much room for improvement. If anybody comes away with an inflated ego (or scores), it is the person that has virtually no team support....
by FordATeam/CC
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All-District/All-State Team selection process
Replies: 13
Views: 1062

All-District/All-State Team selection process

I started up a thread on this about 2 years ago and I have decided I am going to approach MACA about it to try to get it on the agenda for next years' convention. We NEED to change the process for picking All-District and All-State teams! I agree that it would not be fair to pick them subjectively, ...
by FordATeam/CC
Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2008 District Results
Replies: 180
Views: 28297

2008 District Results

Every year since we finally broke into state (05') we've had 2 to 3 new starters on Varsity the next year. Only one of this years' group that did so well was a starter last year on Varsity, another was a sub and the other 2 started JV.
by FordATeam/CC
Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2008 District Results
Replies: 180
Views: 28297

2008 District Results

Either method of splitting for sectionals would be much preferable than the current set-up. I think the 2 sectional idea, while more costly and time consuming for schools, would do a better job of creating the proper pool for state. There are just certain areas of the state (and they vary based on c...
by FordATeam/CC
Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2008 District Results
Replies: 180
Views: 28297

2008 District Results

While I wouldn't like to have to play the #1 seeds in all 3 matches of the hypothetical sectional, I think we'd do fine. I believe a few other teams would fare well also, even being in the #2 spot.

I am curious to see some hypothetical results.
by FordATeam/CC
Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2008 District Results
Replies: 180
Views: 28297

2008 District Results

First of all, thanks for all the kind words. While I truly hate having to play Richland at the District level with so much on the line, I am glad we got the opportunity to test ourselves against you and see where the chips fell. BTW, something is definitely wrong with the system when Richland and Fo...