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.
In Quiz Bowl action on Saturday, October 13, the Dutch Nerd Army (DNA) opened their season at the Jan Rademacher Memorial Quiz Bowl Tournament at White Cloud High School. The highlight of the day came from the sophomore team (pictured right) of (L->R): Carter Lynch, Cameron Koberna, Neil Van Faasen, Alex Marko, Steve Nguyen, and Diamante Balcazar. The junior team of Jayda Brown, Josh DeVries, Jon Noordijk, and Seth Ralph had a solid 3-5 record against some solid competition. The senior team of Alberto Castillo, Adam Chamness, Aaron Curtis, Clara Jekel, Alexia McColl, and Sakhi didn't post a win, but had some close matches. The DNA will be in action again on Saturday, November 10, when we host the 13th Annual Holland Fall Quiz Bowl Invitational in the B-wing. Great job Dutch!
In Quiz Bowl action on Saturday, Dec. 1, the Dutch Nerd Army competed in the Swim N Win Invitational in Berrien Springs, which attracts all the best teams from the region. The champion this year was St.Joseph High of South Bend, IN, which has won the Indiana State Championship 6 years running.
The Holland A team of Jon Noordijk, Diamante Balcazar, Clara Jekel, and Alex Marko had a rough morning, posting a 2-5 record, but came back in the afternoon session to go 2-1. The Holland B team of Alberto Castillo, Jayda Brown, Cam Koberna, and Seth Ralph posted a 4-4 record on the day in their bracket.
The DNA will be competing again in January and February as they enter the regular season and compete in the Allegan County Quiz Bowl League.