NICKERSON - McPherson High's debate team had a successful start to their season Saturday, as the Bullpups took first place out of 26 teams at Nickerson High School.
The top individual finish went to Ano Chikunya and Ashley Achilles in the Novice division, as they went 5-0 for first place.
Jeff Lemon and Bailey Dykes were third after a 4-1 day.
In the JV division, Luke Thompson and Noah Scott went 4-1 for second, while fellow MHS debaters Mitch Harger and Andrew Snell were 4-1 also to finish third.
At varsity, Callie Lemon and Paxton Leaf finished third, while the duo of Dalton Kokmeyer and Cole Hansen were fourth. Both teams went 4-1 on the day at Nickerson.
The debate team heads to Halstead Saturday.