January 20, 2011

SPRINT Academic Quiz Bowl Brings 32 Teams to Memphis

Thirty-two teams were in attendance at the Twenty-First Annual SPRINT Quiz Bowl. There were 16 teams in Division I which is comprised of fifth and sixth graders and 16 teams in Division II which is comprised of seventh and eighth graders. Eleven area schools competed in the tourney. Those eleven were Brashear, Clark County, Green City, Kirksville Middle School, Lewis County, North Shelby, Novinger, Knox County, Palmyra, Putnam County, and Scotland County.

Round robin tourney play began at 9:00 a.m. with each team playing three times in their respective division. The top eight teams from each division advanced to the afternoon rounds.

Scotland County advanced to the afternoon bracket in Division I; they had a record of 2 wins, and 1 loss, average score per game of 163.3. Members of the team were: Andrew Ebeling, Brett Monroe, Lindsey Alexander, Griffan Kerkmann, and Sayde Spurgeon.

In Division II, Scotland County did not advance to the afternoon rounds. They had a record of 1 win, 2 losses, and an average score per game of 200. Members of the team were: Renay Friendshuh, Tristen Hilpert, Joshua Gerber, Sophia Hoskinson, Morgan

Alexander, and Megan Kice.

The final results were as follows:

Division I: (5/6th Graders)

First Place: North Shelby A

Second Place: Green City

Third Place: Palmyra A

Fourth Place: Scotland County

Division II (7/8th Graders)

First Place: Lewis County A

Second Place: Palmyra A

Third Place: Clark County

Fourth Place: Kirksville Jr. High B

Ms. Denice Blaine, SPRINT Advisor, and Ms. Carol McCabe, FBLA Advisor, expressed their appreciation to all those who participated, working in classrooms or at the food stand. "This tournament is truly a worthwhile community event that takes much cooperation from all who attend," said Blaine.

Junior High Squad Competes in Annual Sprint Tournament

The SCR-1 7th and 8th grade Academic team participated in the annual SPRINT Tournament on Saturday, January 8th. The team played competitively in all three-morning games, but was unable to advance into the afternoon round.

The first game was against Knox County, which resulted in an overtime match, but Knox came out victorious. The final score was 220-200. Renay Friendshuh was the high scorer in that match with 13 total toss-ups. The second game was against a very competitive Lewis County team. Though at one point the teams were tied in the second half, Lewis County defeated the Scotland County team by a score of 260-180. Renay was once again the high scorer with a total of ten toss-up questions. In the final game played against Putnam County, Scotland County was able to capture their first win with a score of 220-190. In that game, Morgan Alexander was the high scorer with nine toss-ups followed closely by Renay with eight toss-ups.

The 7th and 8th grade team was made up of three 8th grade students, Renay Friendshuh, Tristen Hilpert and Joshua Gerber. There were also three 7th grade students, Morgan Alexander, Sophia Hoskinson and Megan Kice. Eighth grade player, Rachel Duzan, was unable to participate due to her selection in the junior high honor band that was held the same day. Mrs. Andrea Brassfield coaches this team.

The team will compete again at the North Shelby Tournament, which will be held on Saturday, February 5th.

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