LHS quiz bowl: EMO champs

Left to right: Hunter Hobbs, Jerry Perez, Michael Powers, Marin Powers, Evan Jones, Brandy Farmer, Rachel Beard and Samantha Kilby. (submitted photo)

The LHS Quizbowl team traveled to North Callaway High School on Monday, March 4 to end their Conference season with the EMO Conference Tournament. Louisiana was 5-0 in the tournament.

They defeated Wellsville-Middletown 620-220 in round one, Wright City 670-50 in round two, Montgomery County 630-260 in round three, Bowling Green 510-200 in the semi-final, and Wellsville-Middletown 660-60 in the final to become the EMO Conference Champions.

Michael Powers led the Bulldogs, placing first overall individually and earned first team all-conference honors with 53 total toss-up question answered. Evan Jones answered  four tossups, Brandy Farmer answered two tossups, and Marin Powers and Rachel Beard answered one tossup each.

On Saturday, March 2 the team competed in the NAQT Missouri Qualifier hosted by the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance at Columbia College.

The Bulldogs were 8-3 on the day with wins against St. Pius X A 350-65, Fort Osage B 330-130, Hallsville B 315-135, Christian B 455-30, Christian Brothers College 320-150, Hickman A 340-215, North Kansas City 415-95, and Eldon 255-140. The team lost to St. Joseph Central A 140-280, Ladue A 160-450, and Hallsville A 165-175, ending up fourth overall in the 36-team tournament and first in the Very Small School Division. Michael Powers led the scoring with 101.36 points per game and was second overall individually. Evan Jones answered three tossups, one for “power”, and Brandy Farmer answered a tossup.

Additionally, the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance presented the “Values Award” to Michael Powers of Louisiana and Samuel Lockwood of Hallsville.

Missouri Quizbowl Alliance members and tournament co-directors Jeffrey Hill and Matt Chadbourne said that the award was for “exemplifying the core values of sportsmanship, fairness, and integrity by being supportive friends while frequently competing against each other in some of quizbowl’s most pressure-intensive situations.”

The team extends congratulations to both Michael and Samuel and to the entire LHS Quizbowl team for a great season thus far.

LHS Quizbowl will next be in action on March 30th at the Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament and will host the Class 2 District 12 Scholar Bowl Tournament here at Louisiana High School on Saturday, April 6.

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