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by Admiral
Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 284749

Does anyone know when they are going to finalize Regional hosts? I thought we all did this at the meeting?
by Admiral
Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320408

Today at practice: lighthouse for cochlea
by Admiral
Sun Nov 13, 2005 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320408

Carl Rove for George Ryan (after stating he was a Nobel nominee)
by Admiral
Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 284749

Kaneland Varsity A well run tournament by all involved, although the questions were a little easy at times. I'll echo the sentiments......while it was a long day (are there other tournaments with scheduled 8:30 starting times?). I wish there had been more matches in the morning (I prefer getting in...
by Admiral
Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 284749

Overall it was well run, but was there any rhyme or reason to how the brackets were set up? I think a couple of schools had fairly easy mornings compared to others.
by Admiral
Wed Apr 13, 2005 7:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

If there is an administrator out there....I think it is long passed time to close this thread.....especially since it has degraded into not so subtle bashing. Frankly, if I had a team that was capable of going to a national tournament, I doubt I would take them after reading the last several posts.....
by Admiral
Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

I got to see Bloomington this year, and I thought they were pretty good. I thought I overheard their coach mentioning that they were all sophomores and juniors.
by Admiral
Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

I think...dump the miscellaneous.....put arts up as a big category
by Admiral
Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

Re: The Streak Lives!

Looks like upset city this year.....in at least a couple of sectionals.
by Admiral
Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

The questions were pretty rough......I feel bad for the teams that lost the close matches.[/list][/code]
by Admiral
Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

All-State 2005....hmmmmmm While I can't be too sure in Class A, I think: Tyler Kerr, the guy from Morton, the guy from Stevenson, the entire Fremd team, the math guy from Wheaton North the guy from Maine East, the girl from Lisle....the token New Trier kid (I'm not insulting..they're really that goo...
by Admiral
Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best from IL, MI, IN, OH
Replies: 67
Views: 37314

Maybe there could be a rotating "Great Lakes" championship in the summer.....Mn, Wi, Il, In, Mi, Oh (Pa & NY?)
by Admiral
Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

If we survive our sectional, Fremd will be at Masonic. However due to a bunch of prior commitments (math team, science bowl, college interviews), we wont be at NAQT. I thought that Science Bowl was officially kayboshed..... The last three weeks of February just seem like a lousy/great time for scho...
by Admiral
Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

Hmmmm.....I can't say I've seen Glenbard South....but I heard they were good.....
by Admiral
Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

I actually kind of like the seeding in the afternoon at Sterling.....the top four shuold still advance, but at least the #8 team shouldn't get blown out.
by Admiral
Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What would you do on this math question?
Replies: 31
Views: 18970

The Illinois perspective: Wrong. Not fully simplified, as everything on every math problem must be 100% simplified, unless explicitly asked for otherwise. You can perform operations on 1/-i to reach a simpler answer (as the simplest answers for i-type simplifications like this are 1, -1, i, -i, and...
by Admiral
Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

Well, we're about to close the 2004 part of the 04-05 season.......any thoughts on the top of the charts now? From what I've seen and heard (class AA): Fremd, Auburn, New Trier, and MacArthur are all in the mix.......Stevenson? Libertyville? Fenwick? Maine South? Wheaton North? who am I leaving off ...
by Admiral
Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rebracketing or Power Matching VS. Round Robin & Playoff
Replies: 33
Views: 20577

If coaches e-mailed in their records a day or two in advance, TD's could more easily seed a tournament.......no record, and you get thrown to the wolves!
by Admiral
Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: another bounceback debate
Replies: 32
Views: 17918

Eh......I can see both sides here. I've moderated for years, and if you are adding that much time, you need to read faster.
by Admiral
Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

Well......last year, Richards is where Wheaton North lost before winning everything else.......I didn't see the finals, but it looks like "the usual suspects" (except for Fremd) all got upset at some point. While Fremd looks pretty darn good, I don't know if I would go putting these Maines ahead of ...
by Admiral
Sat Nov 20, 2004 6:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Ever Scholastic Bowlers
Replies: 14
Views: 9499

Kelly Tourdot, Stillman Valley. Discuss. I saw her play once in a regular season match and twice downstate. Very well might have been the best Class A player her senior year. Like with any player, she had her strengths, and like any player certain tournaments she did better, depending on the questi...
by Admiral
Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

I would never put much weight in those rankings that get published....while not every selector does so, a lot of them just vote for local teams....or whatever team recently beat them (because they would HAVE to be pretty good to beat us). There are tons of underrated teams that never get a lot of pl...
by Admiral
Mon Nov 15, 2004 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sandbagging
Replies: 22
Views: 13232

At most Illinois tournaments, it is strictly frowned on. That doesn't stop the occasional coach from trying it.
by Admiral
Tue Oct 19, 2004 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT timed
Replies: 13
Views: 7143

My experience with TD's has been that when they are first starting out, they can contribute to delays in starting. Most of the problems that hold up tournaments: 1. Slow moderators (this is the #1 problem).....it gets on my nerves..it gets on a lot of players' nerves....you just want to run up, grab...
by Admiral
Mon Oct 18, 2004 7:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT timed
Replies: 13
Views: 7143

I agree with you that within the NAQT rules, there is nothing wrong....it is good startegy.......to me, it just seems a bit underhanded......I know that this might seem hypocritical concerning that we tell kids to kill reboundable bonuses when they don't have a clue....there's just something about t...
by Admiral
Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT timed
Replies: 13
Views: 7143

The only thing I really don't like about the timed tournaments is the "running the ball into the line" strategy that teams which are ahead will do.....intentionally negging to prevent a comeback. I think they should allow a moderator to allow the other team to answer if, in the opinion of the modera...
by Admiral
Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Teaching your kids
Replies: 4
Views: 3576

Get some new kids that actually want to learn; their desire will eventually pay off. Before you go bringing in new talent....... I am assuming that you don't pay the players, and that this is a high school setting. Don't just get rid of the kids. That kind of B.S. is for the cut-throat types who pl...
by Admiral
Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320408

It's nice of you to show some pity, I.D....but in this case...I dunno.[/quote] Oh, certainly; I'm not saying it wasn't 100% the player's fault for answering like that, though the answer was "' Cross of Gold ' speech," so there wasn't any last name to be given, as such. I don't know whether they were...
by Admiral
Tue Oct 05, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320408

From the UIUC Earlybird Tournament yesterday: "'The 'Cross of Gold' Speech' by William Cullen Bryant... er... no... Jennin..." The circumstances of this neg make it worse, since it was taken after a good buzz on a "'Cross of Gold' speech" tossup which was, as it happened, the final question of a ve...
by Admiral
Wed Sep 15, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320408

"The subject of the film was rising from death, and the cast of this film was baptise...."

<buzz>

"Passion of the Christ"

Answer: "Plan 9 From Outer Space"

The clues about the cross-dressing director, Swedish wrestler, and Bella Lugosi made it clearer that this in fact was not Mel Gibson's film.
by Admiral
Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Most Important Subject
Replies: 13
Views: 8181

but if you need 2 math people for IHSA matches, you need to redefine your definition of math person In my opinion, the lelve of math in the state tournament (not necessarily the local matches) has gotten much tougher.....in the state finals it seems that people today get a lot fewer math questions ...
by Admiral
Tue Sep 07, 2004 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Most Important Subject
Replies: 13
Views: 8181

I think it also depende on the competition.....if you are playing a team with some absolutely top notch science people (as an example)...your science people will likely be neutralized......let it go and load the team with the humanities and hope for the best....etc, etc, etc. The type of questions y...
by Admiral
Sun Sep 05, 2004 3:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

Do you know when that rule was enacted?
I can't say for sure, but I seem to think it has been around for some time.....I could be wrong. It might be very recent. The document wasn't dated, and all I have is the most recent.
by Admiral
Sun Sep 05, 2004 12:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

The only good players I've ever known have had practice by the time they get to high school. I didn't play on a team, but I practiced with the hs varsity team twice a week my entire eighth grade year. So the three freshmen I mentioned have a definite advantage over Sterling's f/s teams of the last ...
by Admiral
Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

:oops:
After being knocked around for ignoring Class A teams, I feel like an idiot. I actually did have Winnebago on my list (because I really do think they were a legit dynasty), but left them off when I typed them in.
by Admiral
Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

I was wondering if anyone knows where I can get the most recent copy of the IHSA rule book. The guy to eventually contact is Ron McGraw at the IHSA.....I'm not sure you can download it from the site, but in any event the new book is not ready yet.....it usually isn't ready until December or later (...
by Admiral
Sun Aug 29, 2004 2:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

Styxman They brought a rule book along and when an answer didn't go their way, the protested that it was right according to the rule book. They managed to delay the match 10 minutes. In the semis, when they played Rockford Guildford, they managed to delay that match a half hour over a rule dispute....
by Admiral
Thu Aug 19, 2004 12:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

IMSA is a public school, not a private one. Yes it is......but........yes it is. I for one was never "recruited" for my scholastic bowl skills (or my math skills, for that matter), nor have I ever heard of that happening to anyone. I did not mean to imply that the whole team was recruited....nor to...
by Admiral
Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

I'm just sad I was moderating the 3rd place game. Stillman and Wheaton were evenly matched, which is saying something, because there were NO AA teams evenly matched with Wheaton. That would have been a great match to see......Wheaton North was tougher than tough....but really had not run away with ...
by Admiral
Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

<<<Bowl teams the next weekend. When a referendum hinges on the outcome of the Bball tourney (Schobowl on the chopping block with a failure), I had more incentive to go to it instead. >>> This can happen to Class A or AA, but I think it tends to hit the Class A schools more....hoops has a bad season...
by Admiral
Mon Aug 16, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

<<<my own impression of the state tournament has been that, with the exception of Stillman Valley two years ago, the A champion would have been near or below the median in the AA bracket>>> If you are strictly refering to the State Championship bracket, I would agree (just based on scoring compariso...
by Admiral
Mon Aug 16, 2004 9:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

1. I'm not an expert...merely displaying an opinion. 2. I don't get to see many Class A team throughout the year, and regretfully with the exception of Latin downstate, the few I do see tend to get battered pretty badly. That is not an indictment against Class A schools, it just means I am drawing f...
by Admiral
Sun Aug 15, 2004 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247864

Illinois 04-05

I was in a discussion with a few people over the coming season, and thought I would start thinking about the top teams in Illinois this year. 1. Wheaton North (they may not be as good as last year, but it will likely take a year for everyone to stop being afraid of them) 2. Rockford-Auburn (they don...