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12 In A Row - CCHS A-Team District Champs Again


The Calloway County High School Academic Team earned their 12th consecutive KAAC Governor’s Cup District Championship on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022. The Lakers finished the day with 59 total points, while Murray High took 2nd place with 46.5 points and Marshall County High School earned third place with 8.5 points.

The Laker Quick Recall Team took first place overall, playing five consecutive rounds. In the first round the Lakers defeated Marshall County. In round 2 the Lakers were narrowly defeated by Murray High, leading them to defeat the Marshals in round 3. In Round 4 the Lakers defeated Murray, causing an extra round against the crosstown rivals in the double elimination tournament. The Lakers defeated the Tigers in round 5, clutching the Quick Recall championship and advancing to Governor’s Cup Regionals on Saturday, February 19th. The Laker Quick Recall Team is led by Jayden Morris, Ashleigh Caldwell, Ellie Whisman, Cesar Villeda, Isaac Martin, Chaney Robinson, Ethan Cain, Ginni Mikulcik, and Aiden Grooms.

The Lakers also cinched the championship in Future Problem Solving, with teammates Laken McDaniel, Drake Calhoon, Sidney Lasley, and Brooklyn Swatzell advancing to Regionals Monday, February 14th.

In individual competition, the following Lakers placed in the top 5 and will advance to Regionals Saturday, February 19th:


2nd Drake Calhoon

3rd Laken McDaniel

4th Gracie Turner



1st Chaney Robinson

4th Ashleigh Caldwell



1st Isaac Martin

2nd Ethan Cain


Social Studies:

1st Cesar Villeda

2nd Jayden Morris

5th Isaac Martin


Language Arts:

1st Ellie Whisman

5th Ginni Mikulcik


Arts and Humanities:

4th Ellie Whisman

5th Ginni Mikulcik


The Lakers are coached by Erica Gray, Lane Springer, Dan Thompson, and Margaret Richter.

Pictured L to R back row: Cesar Villeda, Ethan Cain, Isaac Martin, Aiden Grooms, Erica Gray

L to R front row: Drake Calhoon, Chaney Robinson, Ashleigh Caldwell, Jayden Morris, Ginni Mikulcik, and Ellie Whisman.

Not pictured are Sydney Naber, Gracie Turner, Laken McDaniel, Sidney Lasley, and Brooklyn Swatzell. 

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