Havre High School's Speech and Debate team won the ABC sweepstakes trophy last weekend at the Bulldog Invitational in Butte.
The team had 42 sweepstakes points, twice the total of its nearest competitor, Columbia Falls. Twenty-one squads competed, including five Class A rivals and several AA schools.
The Havre squad demonstrated its strength with a team effort resulting in scoring from 18 of the team's 26 entries.
Andrew Edwards led the Havre squad, taking fourth in extemporaneous speaking. Eric Moog, in his second competition in novice Lincoln-Douglas debate, placed eighth.
Matt Welch and Peter Spangelo placed eighth in varsity team debate, Michele Holden took eighth in serious oral interpretation of literature, and Amy Allison took eighth in memorized public address.
Other members of the Havre team broke into the semifinals, scoring points for Havre's sweepstakes victories. Carly Swenson and Dallas Crossley made semifinal in duo interpretation of literature, Jen Wilkenson in memorized public address, Joel Benson in humorous interpretation, and Shawn McLain in extemporaneous speaking.
Sarah Benson, Angela Adams, Dean Koffler, and the teams of Matt Wagner and Andrew Dugdale and Lucas Hamilton and Mike Inabnit also scored sweepstakes points with wins in team and Lincoln-Douglas debate.
Finals sweeps totals for ABC were Havre with 42 points, Columbia Falls with 21 and Butte Central in third place with 10.
Other Class A schools at the competition were Billings Central and Browning. The Havre squad next travels to Helena on Nov. 30.
Havre competed in but did not place in the Butte tournament last year.