On Tuesday, Dec. 22, the SCW Blackhawks traveled to Plankinton for a doubleheader against the Mt. Vernon/Plankinton (MVP) Titans. The night started with the junior varsity girls’ game and the first loss of the night for the Lady Blackhawks. The final score was SCW 19, MVP 35.

The JV boys’ game was up next, and they endured a difficult loss, as well. Their final score was SCW 24, MVP 48.

The varsity games continued a night of struggles for the Blackhawks. The varsity girls played first and suffered a loss with a final score of 33-65.

The varsity boys ended the evening with the final loss of the night and a final score of SCW 30, MVP 74.

After the games in Plankinton, the Blackhawks took a break for the Christmas holiday. The girls’ next action was at the Huron Holiday Classic scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 29. The boys were also scheduled to participate in the Classic, but their games were planned for Wednesday, Dec. 30. There was a snowstorm in the forecast for Tuesday, so readers will have to look in next week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal to find out whether the games took place or not.

Next week, both teams host Bridgewater-Emery for a doubleheader at Sanborn Central on Tuesday, Jan. 5. The games will be broadcast on the Sanborn Central School channel on Santel. 

…Read details about the games and see photos of the JV teams in the Dec. 31 issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

The junior high teams traveled to Mt. Vernon on Monday, Dec. 21, to face the Mt. Vernon/Plankinton (MVP) Titans. Since there are plenty of girls out for basketball, they will normally play two games with one being a seventh-grade game and the other an eighth-grade game, as long as the opposing team is ok with it.

We won the seventh-grade game 26-7. The girls played outstanding defense and shot the ball well.

We won the eighth-grade game 38-12. Our full court man-to-man pressure defense was very tough on MVP. The girls really got after them and played very well.

All the girls came to play vs. MVP. They moved the ball well and worked very well together. I loved our effort on the defensive end of the floor as they just made it very difficult for MVP to get any offense going.

…Read details and see photos of the game in the Dec. 31 issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

At Woonsocket’s regular school board meeting on Monday, Dec. 14, the school board decided to keep the mask mandate in place as it appears to be helping with limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus. According to Superintendent Rod Weber, the students have been pretty good about following the mandate, too. 

Other important highlights from the meeting include the vacancy of the part-time janitor. Currently, with the help of some of the teachers and a couple of elementary students, Trent Clayton, head custodian, is able to cover for the part-time position, but that is all under the understanding that it is only temporary. Right now, the school is having to pay Trent overtime due to the extra hours he has to put in, so it is essential for someone to fill the position.

In addition, Superintendent Weber informed the board that the Blackhawks will have to move up to Class A in athletics starting next school year. He said that they will have to stay in Class A for two years for sure and probably for four years, depending on the fluctuation of enrollment at both Woonsocket and Sanborn Central. The Blackhawks are over the enrollment allowed for Class B by four students. They will remain in the 281 Conference, and the basketball, volleyball, track and cross country schedules will remain pretty much the same; however, the golf season may have to be moved to the fall with the other A and AA schools. 

The next two regular school board meetings in Woonsocket will be at 5 p.m. in January and February to accommodate for other activities scheduled on those days.

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