Fairland pulls Quiz Bowl win
There were no shocking upsets, no monumental comebacks or any last second heroics. The Fairland High School quiz bowl team wouldn’t allow any of that. Fairland came into the annual Ironmaster Quiz Bowl Tournament as the favorite after winning the regular season championship. The Dragons would use that momentum to help carry them to the tournament title.
“It feels great to win,” senior Hunter Schenewark said. “Now we have to get ready for regionals where it gets a lot more competitive.”
The Dragons secured the championship with a 57-48 victory over St. Joseph Central High School. For the Flyers, the road to a runner up finish was an uphill, rocky one. In the second round they were sent to the losers’ bracket after being dealt a 47-27 loss at the hands of Fairland.
The Dragons will advance to the Ohio Academic Competition regional tournament with the win.
The regional competition will be Saturday, April 12 at a site still to be determined.
Fairland academic team wins tournament
Fairland High School's quiz bowl team won the 2014 Ironmaster Tournament quiz bowl among seven public school systems and Ironton St. Joseph High School last week at Ohio University-Southern.
Tim Hayes, the Fairland quiz bowl coach, also was recognized and presented with a plaque for being this season's outstanding coach. He has coached the team for eight years.
"The games test all aspects of education and knowledge," Hunter Schenewark said. He is planning to attend Brigham Young University. He was among eight students named as outstanding players for their team, with most point contributions a factor in determining their status as the most valuable player.