Riverside junior high students named Regional Quiz Bowl champs

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Riverside Junior High 2A Quiz Bowl team won Regional competition. Pictured are, from left: Luke Baker, Lauren Smith, Matthew Sanders, Levi Reed, Sam Meurer-MVP, Grant Mason, Jordan Adams, Devon Austin, and Rockhan McCall. (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)

Riverside Junior High Quiz Bowl team is on the way to the state tournament after earning the title of 2A Regional tournament champions.

The team, under the leadership of Brenda Hutcheson, hosted the 2A Regional Quiz Bowl competition on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Riverside Junior High in Lake City. The five schools participating were Buffalo Island Central, Marked Tree, Marmaduke, Riverside, and Walnut Ridge.

Three preliminary games were played during the morning with the elimination rounds in the afternoon. Riverside played six games winning five of the six taking first place.

Walnut Ridge came in second; Buffalo Island Central, third; and Marmaduke, fourth.

Riverside's Sam Meurer was named MVP of the competition.

First, second and third place teams advanced to the state finals which will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, at Batesville.

Members of the team include Sam Meurer, Jordan Adams, Luke Baker, Grant Mason, Lauren Smith, Devon Austin, Matthew Sanders, Levi Reed, and Rockhan McCall.

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