Quiz Bowl Results
by Kathie Foreman
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The Logan–Magnolia Varsity and JV Quiz Bowl teams had a very successful day at their last tournament, Saturday, March, 5th, bringing home a fourth place team trophy and two individual medals. They participated in Sioux City North High School’s “ Third First Annual Sarcastic Scholastic Summit”. This tournament’s unusual name reflects its fun format, which is different from other tournaments in that each game consisted only of toss-up and bonus questions. Also, in the morning the scorekeeper not only kept track of team scores but also the number of correct toss-ups each individual answered. Another difference was that incorrect answers on interrupted toss-ups resulted in a five-point penalty.
After six games the varsity team was seeded fifth, and the JV team was seeded fifteenth out of the twenty-two teams present. Only the top sixteen teams were seeded for afternoon play. There was no division between Varsity and JV teams.
After lunch, individual medals were presented to the high scoring senior, junior, sophomore and freshman as well as the individual scoring the exact median, affectionately known as the “coveted morning medal of mediocrity”. While Alex Fanning had the third highest score of the day, he was the second highest scoring junior. Tommy Peterson brought home the high scoring freshman medal. Senior, Sara Hensley, scored the exact median and brought home the “You’re Average” medal.
Lo-Ma’s JV team, which included Tommy Peterson, Robert Rydberg, Halie Rydberg, Gabrielle McHugh and Jacob Derengowski were eliminated in the first round of bracket play when they faced second seeded Sioux City East. Lo-Ma’s Varsity team, which included Laura Holly, Sara Hensley, Alex Fanning and Braden Rosengren, was thrilled to bring home the fourth place team trophy. This has been the most successful year of the Logan-Magnolia Quiz Bowl team’s three-year history.
While this was Lo-Ma’s last Quiz Bowl competition for this school year, several team members will be traveling to Des Moines on March 26th for the National History Bowl and National History Bee where they will compete both as a team and individually. This will be the first time that Logan-Magnolia has participated in this event.