Welcome to the home of the Kennesaw Mountain High School Orienteering Team. Here you will find information regarding our KMHS team, JROTC Orienteering events in the Southeast and around the country and basic orienteering instruction and orienteering sites.
MOUNTAIN MADNESS FINAL RESULTS (CUMULATIVE)
Here are the cumulative results through round #3. Congratulations to York Comprehensive, SC on correctly identifying ALL controls in Round #3 including start and finish for 120 points. Northeast Guilford, NC was close on their heels in Round #3 with10 features. 4th Place overall determined by postmark date and clearly gave the edge to South Aiken. Complete results of all three rounds are listed below. A map copied from the winner of Round #3 (York) will be forwarded with medals and plaques for winning schools. Top Four Teams will be receiving a plaque and Five Medals for your team. Each participant regardless of finish will also be provided one participation medal and patch. Congratulations to all competitors and thanks for participating.
CUMULATIVE RESULTS( 10 points each correct control):
Team 1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round Cumulative
York CO 110 100 120 Pts 330 Pts (1st Place)
NE Guilford 100 110 100 310 (2nd Place)
South Aiken #2 70 80 50 200
Lassiter 30 90 ---- 120
South Aiken #3 70 50 90 210 (3rd Place)
Burlington-Edson 50 60 50 160
South Aiken #1 60 50 90 200 (4th Place - Postmark)
West Lincoln 40 70 90 200
Summerville 50 40 50 140
Nottoway 30 50 70 150
Abbeville 50 ___ -- 50
West Lincoln #2 10 ___ -- 10
EAGLES LANDING DOES IT AGAIN!
Congratulations to Eagles Landing High School NJROTC on capturing their second consecutive Orienteering Championship at the Southeastern Navigators Cup hosted by South Aiken NJROTC on 5 March. Eagles Landing Captured a first Place on the SCORE O and edged out Second Place finisher, Kennesaw Mountain to win the overall title. Walhalla, SC(Army) and FT Dorchester, SC(Air Force) placed Third and Fourth. Well done Eagles Landing! Well done to the staff of South Aiken High School, their alumni and parent organization for another great meet. Looking forward to next year.
NJROTC AREA TWELVE CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS FEB 19th
Congratulations to the staff and parents of host school Jackson High School and the cadets who participated in Saturday's event at Dauset Trails. Here are the results:
1st Place -- Brian Cox, Luella HS
2nd Place -- Morez, Upson Lee HS
3rd Place -- Andy Garritson, Eagle’s Landing HS
1st Place -- Eagle’s Landing HS
2nd Place -- Luella HS
3rd Place -- Ed White HS
1st Place -- Brennan Loffert, Eagle’s Landing HS
2nd Place -- Vincent Behan, Luella HS
3rd Place -- B. Matthews, Luella HS
1st Place -- Luella HS
2nd Place -- Eagle’s Landing HS
3rd Place -- Lassiter HS
1st Place -- Eagle’s Landing HS
2nd Place -- Nease HS
3rd Place -- Stockbridge HS
1st Place -- Eagle’s Landing HS
2nd Place -- Luella HS
3rd Place -- Stockbridge HS (tie)
-- Nease HS (tie)
The competition was fierce, especially on the Score-O course, where the top three teams tied on the number of points. Eagle's Landing simply ran it quicker than Nease who turned in a quicker time than Stockbridge.
I'll send the result spreadsheet to all the competitors next week. The official scorer has the diskette and is out of town this week as we're out of school.
Thanks, again, to all who competed. See you next year at the championship, to be hosted by Kennesaw Mountain at FDR State Park.
KENNESAW MOUNTAIN TEAM TAKES 3rd AND 4th AT THE NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS IN TEXAS
Kennesaw Mountain cadets traveled to Pottsboro, Texas over Presidents Day weekend to compete in their third consecutive Interscholastic National Championship. The Varsity placed 3rd in the JROTC category and 4th overall in the High School category behing Texas powerhouses Laporte and The Colony, TX. Kennesaw Mountain's JV Team also placed 4th overall led by Ashley Montgomery(3rd Place Individual) competing in Womens JJV. James Bruce also captured a 1st place individual on the Novice Course. The cadets experienced plenty of Texas sizer brambles but had lots of fun competing against some of the best juniors in the nation. Complete results are available on the North Texas Orienteering website. If you are interested to compare your times with national level competition, here is the place. Well done cadets! (See picture below)
KMHS ORIENTEERS CROWNED BLUE RIDGE CHAMPS FOR 2ND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Kennesaw Mountain's cadets put on an awesome display of depth by capturing it's second consecutive Blue Ridge Championship titles on 11 November at Kings Mountain, SC. Our Mustangs captured a 1st Place on the Green, a 1st, 2nd and 3rd on the Yellow, 1st, 3rd and 5th on the Orange and a 4th Place on the SCORE despite only two finishers. KMHS also hosted a Mini-Mountain madness SCORE O the following day at Richard Russell State Park in North Georgia for 12 teams from five schools. The mini Madness was held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled GAOC event hosted by club member Guido Norman. Over 150 participants and close to a dozen Army, Air Force and Navy JROTC units were represented at both events.
GEORGIA JROTC UNITS - FREE TRAVEL MONIES AVAILABLE!
Coaches - Want to take your cadets to exotic places and exciting orienteering meets but are short on cash? Travel grants are yours for the asking , courtesy of the GEorgia Orienteering Club. Travel grants can help defray costs for cadet travel to USOF "A" Meets, the USOF convention and the National INterscholastic Championships. Look at the Georgia Orienteering Club under Travel Grants or contact Mr. Steve Shannonhouse with GAOC.
GAOC HALLOWEEN "VAMPIRE O" A GREAT SUCCESS
Well done to Martha Carr and Bill Farrell with GAOC on the recent Halloween Vampire O at cochran Mill Park. Close to 60 NJROTC cadets from four units and dozens of others participated in this unique event. The meet started as a SCORE format with one difference - three vampires lurked in the woods and if bitten by a vampire (tagged with a red flashlight), your control punchcard was taken by the ex-vampire and you now became a vampire. Many competitors chaulked up numerous points on their cards, only to see them taken away by a vampire hiding in the grass or behind a tree. There were also some garlic zones (safe areas) which competitors could catch their breath and avoid being bitten. While the meet results were a bit nebulous across the board due to the numerous card exchanges, cadets David Lovett and Josh Neal of Kennesaw Mountain appeared to have achieved top honors with most points accumulated. David by the way accumulated some of his points at the expenses of one of his own teammates - but it was all in fun!
ORIENTEERING MEETS OF INTEREST IN THE SOUTHEAST AND AROUND
GAOC/COK/BOK/FLO Schedules (See their Websites)
2nd Annual Florida NJROTC Orienteering Camp Ocala(Host Titusville HS,FL), 17-19 Sept
Blue Ridge Champs Kings Mtn (Host Alexander Central) 13 Nov
Mini-Mountain Madness(SCORE O hosted by KMHS) Lake Russell SP, NE Georgia, 14 Nov
Collleton County(Walterboro) SC NJROTC 20 November
USOF Junior "A" Meet Oak Mtn, Birmingham, AL 15-16 Jan
NJROTC Area 12 Champs(A12 only) Dausett Trails, GA 29 Jan
National Interscholastic Championships Lake Texoma, Texas 19 - 20 Feb
Georgia Navigator Cup NJROTC (South Aiken, SC)- 5 March
What is Orienteering?
Orienteering is a sport in which orienteers use an accurate, detailed map and a compass to find points in the landscape. It can be enjoyed as a walk in the woods or as a competitive sport.
A standard orienteering course consists of a start, a series of control sites that are marked by circles, connected by lines and numbered in the order they are to be visited, and a finish. The control site circles are centered around the feature that is to be found; this feature is also defined by control descriptions (sometimes called clues). On the ground, a control flag marks the location that the orienteer must visit.
To verify a visit, the orienteer uses a punch hanging next to the flag to mark his or her control card. Different punches make different patterns of holes in the paper.
The route between "controls" (refers to the flag or the site) is not specified, and is entirely up to the orienteer; this element of route choice and the ability to navigate through the forest are the essence of orienteering.
Most orienteering events use staggered starts to ensure that each orienteer has a chance to do his or her own navigating, but there are several other popular formats, including relays and events in which the orienteer must find as many controls as possible within a specified time.