Lyons Township High School Scholastic Bowlers strike success

The Lyons Township High School Scholastic Bowl Team won the Regional tournament. Scholastic Bowl is a fast-paced game similar to Jeopardy played by teams  The team finished their season in second place in conference. The team advances to the Sectional tournament. | Provided
The Lyons Township High School Scholastic Bowl Team won the Regional tournament. Scholastic Bowl is a fast-paced game similar to Jeopardy played by teams The team finished their season in second place in conference. The team advances to the Sectional tournament. | Provided

The Lyons Township High School Scholastic Bowl Team won the regional tournament, with wins against Niles North and Evanston and an upset over the favored Chicago Latin School. Lyons Township advances to the sectional tournament this weekend. The team finished their season in second place in conference.

Scholastic Bowl is a fast-paced game similar to Jeopardy played by teams. Each team consists of five players, and the players try to Buzz in more quickly than the other team when a toss-up question is read. If the player answers correctly, his or her team gets ten points and an opportunity to answer a three-part bonus question worth up to 30 points. The team then has 10 seconds per question to talk amongst themselves about the answers to each part of the question. If a player answers incorrectly, the other teams get an opportunity to answer the toss-up.

A match consists of about 24 toss-up and bonus questions and the team with the most points at the end of the match wins. Questions can fall in many different categories, including social studies, language and literature, mathematics, science, fine arts and miscellaneous.

Team members area seniors Michael Forberg (captain), David Bielski, Jack Brogan, Ash Busse, Steven Campbell, Denis Keljalic, Thomas Kiely, Marko Kostich, Jack McDermott and Andrew Schiek; juniors Matt Benz, Mary Claire Cox, John Fatora, Clare Mikulski, Rory O’Donnell, Joe Okkema, Sam Okkema and Jake Rohrbacher; and freshman Tim Mikulski.

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