South Callaway

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South Callaway
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Location:
Mokane, MO
Club President None
Coaches Greg Buschjost & Carrie Busalacki
State Championships
National Championships
National Appearances Unknown
Program Status Unknown
School Size Unknown

South Callaway High School is a public high school in Mokane, Missouri, which has fielded a quizbowl team for quite a few years.

The high school team is coached by SCHS science teachers Greg Buschjost and Carrie Busalacki and was previously coached by Earl Williamson and Jim Farthing. The middle school also fields a team, coached by Kelly Hanna and Alex Dzurick, which competes with other middle schools and junior highs in the area.

MSHSAA History

  • 1996 - Placed second in the MSHSAA state championships, losing to Richland. At this time, the school was in MSHSAA class 2.
  • 1997 - Placed fourth in the MSHSAA state Class 2 championships.
  • 1998-2004 - No information available.
  • 2005 - Placed second in the MSHSAA district championships of Class 3, District 4, losing to Osage.
  • 2006 - Champions of the MSHSAA C3D4 tournament. Placed fourth in the MSHSAA state Class 3 championships.
  • 2007 - Placed second in the MSHSAA C3D4 championships, losing to Hallsville.
  • 2008 - Placed second in the MSHSAA C3D4 championships, losing to Hallsville.
  • 2009 - Placed second in the MSHSAA C3D7 championships, losing to Hallsville.
  • 2010 - Did not proceed to afternoon finals in C3D7.
  • 2011 - Eliminated in semifinals with a loss to Eugene; bumped to Class 2, District 8.
  • 2012 - Did not proceed to afternoon finals in C2D8.

Opponents and Rivalries

South Callaway formerly competed in the Mid-Missouri Conference against teams from Southern Boone, North Callaway, Harrisburg, and Hallsville. Starting in 2012, the school will become a member of the Show-Me Conference alongside nine other schools.

The school was classified by MSHSAA as Class 3, District 4 in the 2004-2006 and 2006-2008 cycles, and as Class 3, District 7 in the 2008-2010 cycle, when the number of districts was doubled and the sectionals system was created. By 2010, enrollment numbers forced South Callaway to be bumped to Class 2, where they were placed in District 8.

The school's largest rivalry was by far that with Hallsville, a formidable conference and district opponent. Some regional rivalries are present against schools like Fulton, Eugene, Fatima and Southern Boone.

Tournament Attendance

South Callaway's tournament attendance has been consistently sparse or nonexistent in recent years. The schedule had mostly consisted of conference duals and the occasional county tournament. Since South Callaway transitioned into the newly-formed Mid-Missouri conference, a conference tournament has become an annual fixture. In 2008, the team attended multiple tournaments, including the Warrenton Warrior Classic and the William Woods Academic Tournament. Despite fervent invitation from the Missouri team at a location less than an hour away, the team has not yet entered any of Missouri's tournaments. Increased awareness of MOQBA events in the area and the presence of MOQBA secretary Alex Dzurick as a middle school coach may lead to a South Callaway team eventually becoming more active in the circuit.

Active Alumni

Alex Dzurick - formerly of Missouri