Lopez, Hill lead forensics team

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Hayden's Hayes second

Hayden High School speech team member Dana Hayes placed second in humorous interpretation at the Moffat County Invitational Tournament on Saturday in Craig.

Hayden took two girls to the meet, and it won't compete again until Dec. 2 at Glenwood Springs.

— The Steamboat Springs High School forensics team placed fifth, and four individual members placed in the top four at the Moffat County Invitational Tournament on Saturday in Craig.

Junior Ashley Lopez placed second in extemporaneous speaking, which is the event she went to in nationals two years ago.

Senior Austin Anderson placed second in Lincoln-Douglas Debate with a record of 2-1. Anderson lost to a Montrose debater in the third round.

Sophomore Sean Hill placed fourth in drama, receiving two perfect scores in the first two rounds of the competition.

Freshman Sarah Hill placed second in creative storytelling. She was the lone newcomer to the team to place in Moffat County.

The forensics tournament in Craig featured nine schools that competed in 10 event categories.

Delta High School won the tournament.

The Steamboat forensics team took 13 competitors to Craig on Saturday, including several members who competed at the high school level for the first time.

The team won't compete again until a Dec. 2 tournament in Fruita, which also will feature many Western Slope teams and many of Steamboat's top regional competitors.

The forensics team is taking some time off for Thanksgiving and to allow members of the team to participate in the high school play "Diary of Anne Frank."

The high school play is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium. Tickets are $10 and are available at All That Jazz and at the high school.

- To reach Melinda Mawdsley, call 871-4208 or e-mail mmawdsley@steamboatpilot.com

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