In Quiz Bowl action last weekend the DNA (Dutch Nerd Army) finished their season by competing at the State Quiz Bowl Championships at MSU. On Friday, the DNA lost to Traverse City, a top 5 team, by a score of 60-535. In the consolation bracket on Saturday, the team had a better match, but fell to Saginaw Heritage by a score of 150-295. Competing in their final matches were seniors Alberto Castillo and Clara Jekel. Others competing for the DNA were Seth Ralph, Diamante Balcazar, and Alex Marko.
In Quiz Bowl action, the Dutch Nerd Army (DNA) has been very busy the past few days. Last Saturday, March 3, Holland High hosted the "Fall" Invitational re-scheduled from November 10 in which 24 teams from 14 different schools came to compete. The Holland Varsity team went 5-4 on the day, and the JV's went 4-5 to put in a solid showing as well.
Last night, March 6, the team finished the regular season by competing in the final Roundtable tournament of the Allegan County Quiz Bowl League. The Varsity team of Alberto Castillo, Diamante Balcazar, Alex Marko, and Seth Ralph finished in 3rd place overall on the season, bringing home medals. The JV team and the Holland B team performed their best and finished the season well.
The team will finish their season on April 12-13 as they travel to MSU for the Quiz Bowl State Championship.
n Quiz Bowl action Fe. 4, the DNA (Dutch Nerd Army) competed well in their matches with other teams from the Allegan County Quiz Bowl League. The highlight of the evening was the Varsity team of Alberto Castillo, Seth Ralph, Diamante Balcazar, and Alex Marko qualifying for the State tournament in April with the best win-loss record of the night. The team is still in contention for a league championship as well in a highly-contested season.
The DNA will be in action again next Monday, Feb. 11 in Fennville.
In Quiz Bowl action Jan 14, the DNA (Dutch Nerd Army) began the round robin portion of the season with a solid showing. The Varsity team of Alberto Castillo, Diamante Balcazar, Clara Jekel, and Alex Marko went 3-2, including a 300-305 sudden-death loss to Allegan. The matches were close and exciting. The B team and the JV team were a little shorthanded, but put up a good fight as well.
The team will be in action next Monday, Jan. 21 at Fennville High School.
The DNA opened their regular season Jan. 7 with a strong showing in the Allegan County Quiz Bowl League Roundtable Tournament. The Holland Red team of Alberto Castillo, Diamante Balcazar, Alex Marko, and Seth Ralph finished tied for 3rd among in the 14 team varsity bracket. The Holland White team and JV team got off to a good start as well.
The DNA will be in action again next Monday, Jan 14th as they travel to Otsego High School for the first round robin set of matches.