The Caney Valley 7th/8th grade teams won the Oklahoma Junior Academic Bowl Association (OJABA) district championship Jan. 11 by beating Adair 180-90, 230-200 and 240-150. The Trojans were led by Hayden Thom with 170 points and Noah Reynolds with 130. Jace Virden added 60 points. Brodie Harmon contributed 30 points and Kelli Corder tallied 10. Ian Taylor also contributed to the team victory.
The Caney Valley High School Academic Team finished 4th at the Stigler Brain Bowl Jan. 8 where they competed against 23 of the best A to 4A teams in the state. The Trojans won their morning pool A with a 4-0 record. They scored a 200-20 victory over class A Stringtown, a 250-210 victory over eventual champion A LeFlore, a 230-200 victory over 4A Poteau and a 270-150 victory over consolation champion 4A Plainview.
Three of the eight top-finishing teams came from Pool A. Senior Captain Brayden Peckham was the second top scorer for the tournament with a 42.5 point per half average and made the all-tournament team. His average was only 2.5 points per half lower than Preston's top scorer.
After advancing to bracket play in the afternoon, the Trojans beat the host Stigler 170-130 before succumbing to second place to 2A Riverfield, 200-250, and third place to 3A Preston, 120-140. Leading the scoring for the Trojans was Peckham with 350 points followed closely by juniors Caleb Peck with 200 points and Carter Brown with 190. freshman Aiden Marsheck added 40 points, and junior Avery Thomason added 20. Junior Ethan Francis and freshman Ryan Schnelle were instrumental in the 60-second round quarters.
In other news, the Caney Valley Classic pig show will be held Jan. 20 at the Caney Valley Ag Facility. For more information, contact Michael Kramer at 918-332-6604 or Matt Bell at 918-440-4145.
The Caney Valley Basketball tournament will be held Jan. 20-22.
This article originally appeared on Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise: Caney Valley News: Trojans win OJABA district championship