The Seneca / Wyandot / Put-in-Bay / Sandusky High School Quiz Bowl League, part of the Ohio Academic Competition, opened its season September 17 with a returned member and 18 schools represented. St. Joseph Central Catholic, Fremont, after an absence of two seasons, is back with Jody Twining as coach.
New this year for the League, after previously being in two divisions, is reorganizing into three, not strictly geographic divisions: North, Central, and South. The six teams in each League division will play each other and also will play across divisions. Leagues and tournaments send their winners to Ohio Academic Competition (OAC) regionals in the spring.
The winner and the runner-up at the regional level advance to finals in Columbus. This year the OAC has changed the qualification for regionals and state from eight to six-team leagues and tournaments. The local league will be sending its three division winners to regionals.
Put-in-Bay in the far north of League territory, Upper Sandusky in the far south, and Tiffin Calvert in the middle, were the hosts of this month’s competition. With one exception of one of the teams losing one match, half of the League teams all won all their matches. Mohawk, Put-in-Bay, and Ross at Put-in-Bay; Clyde, Old Fort, and Seneca East at Calvert; Columbian, Hopewell-Loudon, St. Wendelin (less one loss) at Upper ended the morning 3-0. New Riegel, 1-2, the reason for St. Wendelin’s 2-1 record, was the only other team without a 0-3 record.
In the North Division, by a cumulative score of 540, Put-in-Bay leads not only the division but the League. Clyde is second in the North Division and Old Fort is third. In the Central Division, by cumulative scores, Columbian, last year’s North Division and Tournament champion both is first; Seneca East, last year’s South Division champion, is second; and St. Wendelin is third. In the South Division, Hopewell-Loudon, South Division runner-up last year, is first; Mohawk is second, and New Riegel third.
The next matches will be played in October at Calvert, Mohawk, and North Central Academy.
The combined scores from September are:
Bridges-North Central Academy 15-5
Clyde-St. Joseph Central Catholic 180-30
Columbian-New Riegel 185-140
Columbian-Upper Sandusky 140-70
Hopewell-Loudon -Carey 105-25
Hopewell-Loudon -New Riegel 185-70
Hopewell-Loudon-Upper Sandusky 145-55
Mohawk-Bridges Community Academy 70-50
Mohawk-North Central Academy 105-45
New Riegel-St. Wendelin 140-105
Old Fort-Calvert 115-95
Old Fort-Fostoria 130-95
Old Fort-St. Joseph Central Catholic 135-60
Put-in-Bay-Bridges Community Academy 190-55
Put-in-Bay-North Central Academy 185-35
Ross-Bridges Community Academy 95-70
Ross-North Central Academy 100-10
Seneca East-Calvert 140-45
Seneca East-Fostoria 155-125
Seneca East-St. Joseph Central Catholic 140-90
St. Wendelin-Carey 155-40
St. Wendelin-Upper Sandusky 115-75
For more information, contact Sister Maureen Studer, League co-coordinator or Rhonda Garvey, the other League co-coordinator Gifted Education Coordinator North Central Ohio ESC
928 West Market Street, Suite A
Tiffin, OH 44883
(419) 447-2927 Extension 154