Quiz Bowl Tournament sends Hopewell-Loudon High School to State Regionals
On Thursday, December 5, nearly 300 team members from the 18 schools of the Seneca / Wyandot / Put-in-Bay / Sandusky High School Quiz Bowl League together with their coaches and tournament readers and judges met at the vacated Lincoln Elementary School in Tiffin for its 28th annual double-elimination tournament.
The day started with the presentation of trophies to the top three schools in each of the League’s three divisions: Clyde, North Central Academy, Old Fort, Put-in-Bay, Ross, Saint Joseph Central Catholic, the North Division schools; Bettsville, Bridges Community Academy, Calvert, Columbian, Saint Wendelin, Seneca East, the Central Division schools; and Carey, Fostoria, Hopewell-Loudon, Mohawk, New Riegel, Upper Sandusky, the South Division schools.
The teams in the North Division taking home trophies and ribbons are:
Clyde (8-1), the North Division winner two years ago, first; Put-in-Bay (7-1), second; and Ross (5-2), third. In the Central Division, the top teams are: Columbian (9-0), last year’s North Division winner, first; Seneca East (7-1), last year’s South Division winner, second; and Calvert (4-4), third. The South Division winners are: Hopewell-Loudon, (8-0), a second place Division winner last year, first; New Riegel, (6-3), second with win over Mohawk; and Mohawk, (6-3), third.
In the tournament, wins were fairly widespread with 14 of the 18 teams winning at least one match, and all nine of the division-winning teams were still in contention until the afternoon along with Old Fort, a close 4th in the North Division. At the end of the day, the three top Division winners, Clyde, Columbian, and Hopewell-Loudon, remained. Although Clyde had bested Put-in-Bay in the quarter-finals, they fell in the semifinals to defending tournament champion and League and Central Division leader, Columbian. Clyde took home the third place tournament trophy to go with their first place Division trophy.
Hopewell-Loudon had come out on top in all its matches this year. That did not change in the tournament. Columbian, with only two losses on its record, one during the year and one to Hopewell-Loudon in the upper bracket, met Hopewell-Loudon again in the finals with the same result as earlier in the day. Hopewell-Loudon won. Columbian went home with the second place tournament trophy and their first place Division trophy.
Hopewell-Loudon had earned their second first place Quiz Bowl trophy.
Hopewell-Loudon, with its double titles, Clyde, winner of the North Division, and Columbian, winner of the Central Division, will participate in the Northwest Ohio Academic Regional Competition (O.A.C.) on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Regional winners and runners-up advance to the state championship in Columbus Saturday, May 3, 2014.
For more information, contact Rhonda Garvey, League co-coordinator:
NCOESC Gifted Education Coordinator
928 West Market Street, Suite A.
Tiffin, Ohio 44883