By Shelby Frisby
Thursday evening the 7th and concert bands gave an outstanding performance at the High School. With songs such as ”The Tell-Tale Heart” and ”Instant Christmas” by the 7th Grade band, and ”Dark Ride”, ”Celtic Carol”, and ”March to the Scaffold” by the concert band, and a medley from ”Polar Express” with both.
Between the two bands’ performances, the percussion gave an amazing performance on ”Begin Transmission” and ”Avalanche Lake”. Along with their performance, the percussion added a remarkable tone to the entire concert.
The evening finished up after the ”Polar Express” medley performed by both of the bands. The medley included a mixture of sweet lullabies and jazzy music performed by the trumpets and saxophones.
The night as a whole provided an extensive difference in genres and moods, with the classical ”March to the Scaffold”, and the Hollywood ”Polar Express”. It showcased the accomplishments of the bands so far this year, giving an exciting experience for everyone there.
by Mary Palmer
Last night, the Madison Junior High choirs gave a fantastic performance. The choir teacher, Mr. French, conducted and accompanied the choir! Even with some of the students wearing masks, they had great volume and annunciation. The first choir that performed sang "The Candy Man," "Home on the Range," "A Spoonful of Sugar," and "I See the Light." 7th grader Mariah Ricks said that her favorite part of choir is seeing her friends and performing at concerts - and it shows! The choir had great energy while singing.
Select choir also gave an impressive performance. They sang "La La Land (Choral Highlights)" and "Simon and Garfunkel: Reunion." The "La La Land" medley had several difficult key changes and rhythms, but Select Choir made it seem easy. You could see their enthusiasm from the back of the auditorium, and part of that comes from Mr. French. "He brings a certain spunk. He...cares about making it sound good...not just hitting the notes," said Freshman Megan Willmore. Allison Wilwand, another Freshman, said that she likes expressing herself through song, and you could say the same for several of the other performers.
These choirs didn't just hit their notes--they felt the music.
by Ella Smith
On Thursday night, November 12, the Junior High Madison Bobcats put up a wonderful fight on the court against the Thunder Ridge Titans.
The game started out quickly, Madison already having two points in the first few minutes of the game. However, Thunder Ridge pulled ahead by one point. Though the Titans were winning, it didn’t last long. The Bobcats, after a foul shot by Thunder Ridge, scored a basket, putting them at five. Both teams took a few tumbles, but finally, after a fierce fight, The Madison 7th grade team won, 37-24.
After the 7th graders won their game, Thunder Ridge decided it was their turn to win when they played Madison’s 8th grade team. Sadly, the game ended up being a loss for Madison 43-31. Brooklyn Lamph, an 8th grade player, said that she felt frustrated about the game because all their shots were off and Thunder Ridge had some good Shooters.
Though the game may have not ended out how Madison would have liked it, we know that they played hard. I would like to congratulate both teams. Way to go Bobcats!
By Jessica Hales
The state cross country meet for Idaho happened on Friday, October 30, 2020. The Madison High School Girls Varsity team placed 7th, and the Boys Varsity team placed 3rd. The meet was in Boise, Idaho. State was especially great this year because the team wasn’t sure that they would even be able to compete due to COVID-19.
There are two freshmen girls on the varsity team currently going to the junior high, Ellie Dixon, and Ester Moldenhauer. Ellie Dixon placed 51st with a time of 21:00:08, and Ester Moldenhauer placed 42nd with a time of 20:39:00. These times are really good by the way. Here is Ellie’s experience at the meet in her own words.
“It was really intimidating when we were walking past all the tents because everyone looked so much older than me, but my teammates really helped me stay confident. It was a really hard course and the start was super fast. I felt like I wouldn't be able to keep going, but I saw Ruby and Ester ahead of me and just decided I would try to stay as close to them as possible. While running the second mile I really felt like I got a burst of energy and I was really able to stay strong. That was one of the things that helped me get faster this season. Our team got really close over the season and the older girls really embraced Ester and me. One of the best moments was after the race, we all just hugged each other and told each other good job. Ester even brought gummy worms and we ate them afterward.”
Great job Madison Cross Country team! You had a great season and we’re looking forward to seeing you run again next year!
Junior high wrestling is now under way, and Madison started the season off right with a win against Eagle Rock 66-42! The heavy weight matchup was of particular interest with Eagle Rock's wrestler disqualified after having fouled four times by using a Full-Nelson, and illegal hold.
Saturday, the team will compete in the Rocky Mountain Invitational. Good luck, Bobcats!
Congratulations to the girl's volleyball varsity team for advancing to the state tournament. The team finished second in the district tournament, losing to Thunder Ridge. Even with the loss, however, it was enough to make it into the state tournament. We will face Skyview in the first round of the tournament on Friday morning. This year's tournament will be held at Skyline High School in Idaho Falls.
Good Luck Madison!
The first day of varsity volleyball was intense! In the first match of the day, Thunder Ridge beat out Rigby 3-1. Madison took on Highland for the second match. The play was strong from both teams.
Madison finds itself without two of its strongest players, Charity Wilson and Maddi Wilcox. Both suffered injuries this season and will not be back in time for state. Even without them, though, the team put up a convincing victory against a strong Highland team.
Madison won the first two sets, but it was close. In the third set, Highland raised its intensity to an extremely high level. While Madison was in it point-for-point, Highland managed a win. The fourth set resulted in the same.
Coming into the fifth and tie-breaking set, both teams were focused on nothing but the win. Madison, however pulled away early and never looked back. On the back of nearly flawless play from several players, Madison won the set 15-9!
Madison will face Thunder Ridge tomorrow on the way to the championship match. Let's go, Madison!