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HTMS Scholars Bowl team wins local tournament

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The Hewitt-Trussville Middle School Scholars Bowl teams took top honors at this year’s Metro-East playoff tournament.

Out of the 18 teams in the league, the final standings had the sixth grade (B) team in fourth place, and the seventh and eighth grade (A) team in first place in their respective divisions.

In order to win the Jan. 24 tournament at Oxford Middle School, Trussville’s seventh- and eighth-graders had to beat top-seeded teams such as Oxford and Pell City’s Duran North. Trussville entered the tournament in third place.

Team A

Trussville had two A team members that won medals for being among the top five scorers in the league. Seventh-grader Logan Cobb averaged 26 individual points per game, and eighth-grader Logan McCormick averaged 36 individual points per game.

Other team members who competed on this year’s A team include seventh-graders  Nicholas Hallman and Anthony Knighton; and eighth-graders Evan Blackwell, Mackenzie Dotson, Alexander Plant and Jackson Weyhe.

The B team members include Cross Corcoran, Benjamin DuPre’, Jake Morris, Bailey Ann Nelson, Josh Rezek, Jacob Raulerson, Austin Sandford and Adalie Weston.  Additional team members are Erin Bardwell, Amy Gilbert, Wei Ning Guo, and Rachel Johnston.

Team B

The A team moderator is Leigh Stovall. Both teams’ coach is Darrell Stovall.

Scholars Bowl is a competitive academic team that plays a Jeopardy-like game against other schools. Matches consist of toss-up questions, bonus questions and lightning rounds. Toss-ups test how quickly individual students can respond with the right answer. Bonus questions require teams to work together to agree on the right answers to four questions, and lightning rounds ask teams to answer 20 related questions in two minutes.

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