Quiz Bowl Briefs: Area teams travel to Tri-Valley, Brandon Valley
November 19. 2012 5:20PM
All of the Baltic, Dell Rapids Public and Dell Rapids St. Mary High School quiz bowl teams traveled to the Tri-Valley-hosted event Nov. 12, with the Quarriers bringing two teams to the competition, the Bulldogs three and the Cardinals one.
Twenty-two teams participated in the Monday meet, with St. Mary’s team, coached by Amanda Geraets, of Theresa Duffy, Amanda Hansen and Nutchaya (Pat) Praweenmet placing 11th overall.
The Quarrier teams, coached by Mary Haas, took seventh and 17th places. The seventh place squad was comprised of captain Austen Hof, Alex Kannenberg, Zach Stelzer and Ted DeLange. The 17th place team included captain Jackson Gleason, Ben Hinricher, Lexi Snyder, Wyatt Redetzke and Braeden Lightner.
“I am very proud of the quiz bowl kids,” Haas said of the Dells Public teams. “They have been working hard at practice and doing their best at competitions, but we will continue to try to improve.”
One of Baltic’s teams placed 10th at the meet.
Brandon Valley Invite
A Nov. 12 meet in Brandon Valley drew middle school teams from both Baltic and St. Mary, with the Baltic squad, consisting of captain Isaac Land, Eric Mohr, Thomas Vanderbruggen, Zach VanEck and Drew Stadem, taking second out of the 26 teams competing.
Baltic additionally played a second team, Brigette Nelson, Alexander Todd, Jayden Pittmann, Cooper McGreevey and Travis Cuperus, for 20th place.
St. Mary brought four teams along for the Brandon meet, with the team of Cassy Geraets, Emma Nelson, Zach Geraets and Maddi Schwebach placing 10th.
Carson Park, Tate Hansen, Drew Wood and Carly Maxwell took 13th at the Monday meet, and Rhiannon Glazier, Connor Welbig, Dalton Houska and Courtney Geraets placed 15th.
St. Mary also played a fourth team consisting of Adyn Heinricy, Jacob Eining and Sam Schwebach.
West Central Invite
A Thursday invitational at West Central drew the Dell Rapids Public quiz bowl team for the Nov. 15 meet. The school brought along two teams for the day to face the 24 total schools present.
Team 1, consisting of captain Jackson Gleason, Ben Hinricher, Ted DeLange and Braeden Lightner, placed sixth, while Team 2, comprised of captain Austen Hof, Alex Kannenberg, Shane O’Hara and Zach Stelzer, placed 12th.
“We will be taking a little break,” coach Mary Haas said, “but will be back at practice after Christmas break to gear up for the rest of our season.”