BMS Takes Two Firsts in Quiz Bowl Competition
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Following two postponements due to the weather, the 2014 Bagley Middle School Invitational Quiz Bowl Team was finally held on Wednesday, February 26. The fun-filled event allowed thirteen teams from seven area schools to exhibit their knowledge, quickness, and competitiveness. Players had to answer questions from the areas of math, English, social studies, science, sports, art, current events, local history, and music. At the end of round-robin play within two divisions, both Bagley teams were undefeated and took first place, while New Hope Middle School’s two teams finished as runners-up.

The Bagley-A team consisted of Captain Cole Cash, Aaron Howard, Josh Abernathy-all eighth graders—along with seventh graders Caroline Ridley, and Kaylor Mullis. They had wins over Westside (185-0), North Whitfield (85-55), Gladden (135-45), New Hope (185-0), Valley Point (125-20), and Eastbrook (115-30). They averaged 138 points per round. Aaron Howard from this team was named MVP for the tournament with 190 points. Cash had 120 points while Abernathy and Ridley had 10 points each.

Playing for Bagley-B were eighth graders Colby Cochran (Captain) and Katherine Baxter as well as seventh graders Hunter Mauldin, Ben Hart, and Case Winkler (filling in for George Davis) This group defeated Westside (120-55), Gladden (75-45), New Hope (75-65), Valley Point (100-25), and Eastbrook (55-20). Mauldin and Baxter were named to the tournament All-Star Team with 70 and 60 points respectively.

Others on the All-Star team were Gladden’s Sam Ray, Eastbrook’s Jesus Franco, North Whitfield’s Jacob Hawkins and Emmi Beard, Valley Point’s R.J. Walker, Westside’s Aarik Long, and New Hope’s Kobi Wright and Justin Owen.

Readers, scorers and timers for the tournament were volunteers Robbie Brown, Zac Cain, Cara Adams, and Catherine Hickey; Bagley staff members Rachel Adams, Barry Pulliam, Angela Campbell, and Diane Tyner; and alumni of the Bagley Quiz Bowl program including Adam Stanley, Ethan Hart, Hunter Cox, Timothy Southerland, Jacob Hickman, Alex Dyer, Bailey Adams, Dawson Oliver, and Justin Franklin. Refreshments were provided by BMS staff members and quiz bowl parents. Tim Howard and John Riddle are sponsors for the Bagley teams.

The next area quiz bowl tournament is Wednesday, March 26 at Westside.