By Bill Hicks
One of the most difficult things to do at Vanden High School is locating the teammates that make up the school’s most dominant, successful team.
They aren’t in the gym. They aren’t out on the field and they almost certainly aren’t in the weight room.
Unlike their counterparts in basketball, football, soccer and other sports, the extracurricular break from schoolwork the members of the school’s Academic Decathlon team take involves yet more schooling.
Vanden’s Academic Decathlon team is heading to the state championships Friday and Saturday in Sacramento, a trip the team has made for 14 consecutive years, bringing home a championship on three of those occasions.