Thermopolis Independent Record


Dec. 18, 2014

  • In their second year of competition, The Risen Son Christian School’s First LEGO League (FLL) team won the Innovative Solutions Award during their tournament December 5 and 6 at the Casper Events Center. FLL is a robotics program for nine to 14 year old children, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology. The Risen Son team was made up of 10 members, five 4th graders and five 6th graders, who programed an autonomous robot, which they built themselves. During the competition, students were judged in three areas: actually building a LEGO robot, learning about engineering and physics concepts. The final category for judging is based on teams choosing a real-world problem to research, inventing a solution to the problem the team chose and presenting the team’s solution to other people.

  • The Hot Springs County High School girl’s basketball team started their season strong with three wins this past weekend, starting the year undefeated. It all started Friday night when the Lady Bbcats beat Big Horn 49-42. Head coach Cory Sova said the game was closely contested in the first half where they led 23-21, but the girls ran away with the game almost immediately in the second. “At one point (we were) leading 46-28,” Sova said. With that lead playing time was given to some of the younger athletes. “We didn’t score much after that,” Sova said. He said the reason for the lack of scoring by the younger group was confidence based.



Amelia Roberts and Tate Roberts laugh with Santa during his visit to Hazel~n~Pearls Saturday. Santa, using his magical powers, was also at Shopko at the same time proving that Santa’s magic is quite potent. -- Zachary White photo


Seventh grader Cade McLean takes the ball down court on a fast break during a game at the Yellowstone Tournament hosted in Thermopolis Saturday. -Zachary White photo


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