7th Grade Scholars Bowl Takes Home Silver
Congratulations to the 7th grade Scholars Bowl team on their 2nd place finish at the league tournament today!

The team started off pool play by beating Troy 60-25 with Brayden Poell and Lillie Weiser answering questions correctly. They then knocked off Doniphan West 80-40 with Poell, Weiser, Jadyn Haskin, and Isaac Wegner all scoring points. Finally, the Buffalo scholars wrapped up pool play undefeated with a 90-50 win over Axtell to win Pool B with a 3-0 record.

The Buffaloes went on to the tournament portion of the meet and first met the #2 team from Pool A, Centralia. Poell, Haskin and Alyssa Rager all scored in the semifinal round as Onaga avenged an early-season loss to the Panthers, winning 60-30.

The Buffaloes then went on to the championship match where they met perennial Scholars Bowl power Sts. Peter & Paul. Onaga jumped out to an early lead with points coming from Poell, Rager and Weiser, but a late surge by the Trojans tied things up 60-60 with one question left. Neither team knew who played in last season's World Series, so the match ended in a tie, creating the need for a tiebreaker question. SPPS answered the randomly-selected language arts question before the moderator had even finished asking it, giving SPPS a 70-60 "overtime" win.

With 23 7th grades out for Scholars Bowl this year, it was an especially competitive season. It was a hard way to end the tournament and the season for the youngsters, but the future looks bright for the class of 2026! Keep up the hard work!