What is Quiz Bowl?

 North White HS Academic Quiz Bowl Team

What is Quiz Bowl?

     Quiz Bowl is a "Team Jeopardy" type of format whereby teams of four compete against each other.  Each team member has a buzzer, and "toss-up" questions over all areas of academia are answered by "buzzing in" the fastest.  "Bonus" questions can then be answered by the team that answered the toss-up question correctly.  It's a fun, fast-paced, competitive environment that kids really enjoy!  Mr. Kiester is the North White High School Academic Quiz Bowl coach.

 

2013-14 Season Announcements:

    The 2013-14 North White High School Academic Quiz Bowl Team will have a CALLOUT MEETING after school on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm in Mr. Kiester's room, B-10.  We will be discussing expectations, requirements, and both our practice and and tentative tournament schedules for this season.  WE WILL HAVE PRACTICE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CALLOUT MEETING and will be dismissed by 4:00 pm.  

     Our first practice for all team members (including athletes) will be on Thursday, September 12 from 3:15-4:00 pm.  Thursday's are "Academic Practice Days" and athletes must attend these practices - there will be no penalty for attending Quiz Bowl practice on Thursday's  from your athletic coaches.  We will also practice every Wednesday from 3:15-5:00 pm, but athletes are excused from Wednesday practices if they have athletic practice.

    Please check this website and listen for any announcements regarding practice changes and/or competitions.   We are hoping this year to build upon the successes we have had in recent years and keep it going!

 

Links to Academic Quiz Bowl Sites:

www.naqt.com  (National Quiz Bowl site)

www.INQBlots.org  (Indiana Quiz Bowl site)

 www.quizlet.com  (Flash Cards online for study)


North White Quiz Bowl Team Competes at Small School

National Championship Tournament in Minneapolis, Minnesota

          The North White High School Academic Quiz Bowl Team traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota the weekend of May 3-4 to compete at the first-ever NAQT (National Association of Quiz Tournaments) Small School National Championship Tournament.  Fifty schools from around the nation who were either NAQT State Champions, or, the highest finishing small school at a NAQT multi-class tournament competed head to head for the National Championship.  Hallsville, Missouri was eventually crowned National Champions by virtue of their victory over the Math & Science Academy of Massachusetts.

          The Vikings were in 37th place after the preliminary round on Saturday, finishing with a record of 2-7 in pool play.  Three of their losses went down to the wire and could have gone either way, and they played the #3 ranked team in the nation, South Range, Ohio, to a 190-190 tie with three questions remaining before they pulled away for the victory.  So even though their record didn't reflect it, the Vikings were competitive throughout the day.  On Sunday in the Consolation round, the Vikings played much better and finished with a record of 3-1, moving them up to 27th place for the tournament with an overall record of 5-8.

          Captain Trevor Jones led the way for the Vikings by finishing as the #26 scorer for the tournament out of 261 total players, landing him in the top 10% of scorers.  He was also the #7 junior scorer in the tournament.  The team also consisted of Sergio Miranda, Gabby Broedel, Laura Burcham, Toni Raver, Jeffrey Broedel, Chris Long, and Haily Dick.  The entire team worked extremely hard throughout the season to earn this prestigious honor, and they are grateful to everyone who contributed the funds which allowed them to compete in Minnesota.  It was an experience they will never forget!


North White Quiz Bowl Team Captures Class A State Championship!

          The North White High School Academic Quiz Bowl Team captured the Class A State Championship this past Saturday at Ancilla College by defeating conference rival North Miami 345-190 in the championship game.  This marks the second time the Vikings have won the title, having done so in the inaugural year of the classed championship back in 2010.  Prior to 2010, Quiz Bowl was a unified class competition, and a “traditional” one-class state tournament follows the classed championships by one week.  The Vikings will compete at that tournament this coming Saturday at Harrison High School in West Lafayette along with 17 other qualifying schools.

          In the preliminary rounds, North White opened the competition by soundly defeating Bremen, 320-40.  The Vikings then won over Argos, 225-45.  In a much tighter game in the third round, the Vikings defeated conference rival Delphi 275-165.  In the final preliminary match, the Vikings went toe to toe with three-time defending state champion and conference rival North Miami before falling at the very end, 275-235.  As a result of Delphi’s previous win over North Miami earlier in the morning, the Vikings, Oracles, and Warriors all finished preliminary action with identical 3-1 records, necessitating a three-way playoff in the afternoon.

          In the first afternoon match, the Vikings got revenge on North Miami from their morning loss by earning a hard-fought 260-180 victory over the Warriors, putting the Vikings in the championship game.  The Vikings then waited while North Miami defeated Delphi 260-150 in an elimination game.  In the rubber match of the three-game series, the Vikings jumped on the Warriors early and often and won the title match going away, 345-190.

          The Vikings were led in scoring by captain Trevor Jones at 40 points per game.  Jones made the Class A All-Tournament Team, finishing as second highest scorer for the tournament, along with Emily Fouts of North Miami, Isaac Miller of Delphi, and fellow Vikings Laura Burcham and Sergio Miranda.  By virtue of their state championship victory, the Vikings accepted an invitation from the National Association of Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) to compete at the Small School National Championship to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 3-4.  In addition, the Vikings also secured a bid to the Traditional (unified class) National Championship to be held in Chicago on May 31-June 1.  Best of luck at Nationals, and GO VIKINGS!!!  


2013-14 Rotary Indiana State Quiz Bowl Tournament
CLASS A STATE CHAMPIONS!

Front Row; L-R:  Caitlin Haskings, Lexi Shriver, Laura Burcham, Trevor Jones, Ryan Ball, Assistant Coach Mary Longster
Back Row, L-R:  Haley Mitchell, Toni Raver, Gabby Broedel, Sergio Miranda, Jeffrey Broedel, Chris Long, Head Coach Kent Kiester
Not Pictured:  John Homan, Cristian Rodgers, Karin Watanabe

2013-14 Schedule and Results:

Wed. Oct. 16, 2013         3-Way Invitational - North Miami, Pioneer - 4:30 pm - HERE

                                    Results:   Varsity A:  3-1

                                                      Varsity B:  3-1

                                                      Varsity C:  0-4

                                                      JV-A:  4-0

                                                      JV-B:  1-3

Wed. Oct. 30, 2013         3-Way Invitational - Delphi, Twin Lakes - 4:30 pm - HERE

                                    Results:   Varsity A:  3-0, 6-1 Overall

                                                      Varsity B:  2-1, 5-2 Overall

                                                      Varsity C:  1-2, 1-6 Overall

                                                      JV-A:  3-0, 7-0 Overall

                                                      JV-B:  1-2, 2-5 Overall

Sat. Nov. 9, 2013          North White Kick-off Tournament - Here - 9:00 am

                                   Results:   Varsity A:  5-4 (9th place out of 30), 11-5 Overall

                                                     Varsity B:  5-4 (13th place out of 30), 10-6 Overall  

                                                     JV-A:  4-5 (19th place out of 30), 11-5 Overall

                                                     JV-B:  1-8 (28th place out of 30), 3-13 Overall  



Wed. Nov. 20, 2013        Conference Championship I at Pioneer

                                   Results:    Varsity A:  4-1 (4-1 Conference), 15-6 Overall  

                                                      Varsity B:  2-3 (2-3 Conference), 12-9 Overall

                                                      Varsity C:  0-5 (0-5 Conference), 1-11 Overall

                                                      JV-A:  3-1 (3-1 Conference), 14-6 Overall

                                                      JV-B:  2-1 (2-1 Conference), 5-14 Overall


Wed. Dec. 4, 2013        Conference Championship II at Pioneer HS - 4:30 pm

                                   Results:    Varsity A:  3-1   (7-2 Conference),  18-7 Overall  

                                                      Varsity B:  3-2   (5-5 Conference),  15-11 Overall

                                                      Varsity C:  3-2   (3-7 Conference),  4-15 Overall

                                                      JV-A:  4-0   (7-1 Conference),  18-6 Overall

                                                      JV-B:  2-2   (4-3 Conference),  7-16 Overall


Sat. Dec. 7, 2013            Brownsburg Dog Fight Invitational at Brownsburg HS – 9:00 am  (VARSITY only)

                                   Results:    Varsity A:  2-3, 20-10 Overall  



Wed. Jan. 22, 2014          Conference Championship III at Pioneer HS - 4:30 pm

                                   Results:    Varsity A:  4-1   (11-3 Conference, 3rd Place Finish), 24-11 Overall  

                                                      Varsity B:  3-1   (8-6 Conference, 7th Place Finish), 18-12 Overall

                                                      Varsity C:  0-4   (3-11 Conference, 13th Place Finish), 4-19 Overall

                                                      JV-A:  2-1   (9-2 Conference, 2nd Place Finish), 20-7 Overall

                                                      JV-B:  1-2   (5-5 Conference, 5th Place Finish), 8-18 Overall


Sat. Feb. 1, 2014            Culver Inv. Tournament at Culver Academy - 9:00 am

                                   Results:    Varsity:  Didn't compete, winter storm  

                                                      JV:  Didn't compete, winter storm


Wed. Feb. 12, 2014        Bring-A-Friend Tournament at Pioneer HS - 4:30 pm

                                   Results:    Varsity A:  2-1,  26-12 Overall  

                                                      Varsity B:  1-2,  19-14 Overall

                                                      Varsity C:  0-3,  4-22 Overall

                                                      JV-A:  2-1,  22-8 Overall

                                                      JV-B:  1-2,  9-20 Overall 

 
Thur. Feb. 20, 2014        "Battle of the North, Quiz Bowl Cage Rage IV" at North Miami - 4:30 pm

                                   Results:    Varsity A:  1-2,  27-14 Overall  

                                                      Varsity B:  2-1,  21-15 Overall

                                                      Varsity C:  0-0,  4-22 Overall

                                                      JV-A:  3-0,  25-8 Overall

                                                      JV-B:  1-2,  10-22 Overall 

                                           

Sat. Feb. 22, 2014          Indiana State Sophomore/Freshmen State Championship – Here
                                           9:00 am  (must qualify, JV ONLY)

                                   Results:    JV-A:  4-4,  29-12 Overall - 9th Place

                                                      JV-B:  0-8,  10-30 Overall     
 

Wed. Feb. 26, 2014        Conference Awards Banquet & All-Star Games at Pioneer HS - 4:30 pm

                                   Results:    Trevor Jones, 1st Team Varsity All-Conference
                                                      Ethan Jones, 1st Team JV All-Conference - "Player of the Year"
                                                      Peri Raver, 1st Team JV All-Conference
                                                      David Chapman, 1st Team JV All-Conference   
                                                      
 
 
Sat. Mar. 8, 2014            Rotary Indiana State Championship (multi-class) at Ancilla College,
                                           Donaldson,  IN.              9:00 am  (VARSITY A ONLY)

                                   Results:    Varsity A:  6-1,  33-15 Overall - CLASS A STATE CHAMPION! 
                                                      Varsity B:  1-5,  22-20 Overall - 5th Place
                                                      Trevor Jones, Class A All-Tournament Team
                                                      Laura Burcham, Class A All-Tournament Team
                                                      Sergio Miranda, Class A All-Tournament Team


 
Sat. Mar. 15, 2014          Indiana Traditional State Championship (single class) at Harrison HS - Lafayette, IN.
                                           (VARSITY A ONLY)

                                   Results:    Varsity A:  1-3,  34-18 Overall - 16th Place    


Sat. May 3, 2014            Small School National Championship Tournament at Minneapolis, MN.  (VARSITY A ONLY - qualified through Class A State Championship)

                                   Results:    Varsity A:  5-8,  39-26 Overall - 27th Place 
                                                      Varsity B:  1-2,  23-22 Overall
                                                      Trevor Jones, #26 Scorer out of 261 Players, #7 Junior Scorer


Sat. May 31, 2014          National High School Championship Tournament at Chicago, IL.  (VARSITY A ONLY - qualified through Class A State Championship)

                                   Results:    Varsity A:  
 


2012-13 "Battle of the North" Champions!
North White vs. North Miami

2012-13 Rotary Indiana State Quiz Bowl Tournament
CLASS A - 3rd PLACE
Front Row; L-R:  Haley Mitchell, Laura Burcham, Gabby Broedel, Chris Long
Back Row, L-R:  Peri Raver, Trevor Jones, Jeffrey Broedel

2012-13 Schedule and Results:

Wed. Oct. 31, 2012         3-Way Invitational - Here  (Delphi, Twin Lakes) - 4:30 pm

                                   Results:    Varsity:  2-1

                                                      JV:  2-1

 
Wed. Nov. 7, 2012          Conference Championship I at Pioneer

                                   Results:    Varsity:  0-4  (Overall Record:  2-5, Conference Record:  0-4)

                                                      JV:  2-1  (Overall Record:  4-2, Conference Record:  2-1)

 

Sat. Nov. 10, 2012          North White Kick-off Tournament - Here - 9:00 am

                                   Results:    Varsity:  3-4  (Overall Record:  5-9, Conference Record:  0-4)

                                                      JV:  2-5  (Overall Record:  6-7, Conference Record:  2-1)

Sat. Dec. 1, 2012            Brownsburg Dog Fight Invitational at Brownsburg HS – 9:00 am  (Varsity A)

                                   Results:    Varsity:  0-5  (Overall Record:  5-14, Conference Record:  0-4)


Wed. Dec. 5, 2012          Conference Championship II at Pioneer HS - 4:30 pm

                                   Results:    Varsity:  2-3  (Overall Record:  7-17, Conference Record:  2-7)

                                                      JV:  3-1  (Overall Record:  9-8, Conference Record:  5-2)


Wed. Jan. 9, 2013          Conference Championship III at Pioneer HS - 4:30 pm

                                   Results:    Varsity:  1-3  (Overall Record:  8-20, Conference Record:  3-10, finished 11th out of 14 teams)

                                                      JV:  1-2  (Overall Record:  10-10, Conference Record:  6-4, finished 3rd out of 8 teams)


Wed. Jan. 23, 2013        Bring-A-Friend Tournament at Pioneer HS - 4:30 pm

                                   Results:    Varsity:  2-2  (Overall Record:  10-22)

                                                      JV:  1-3  (Overall Record:  11-13)

 

Sat. Feb. 2, 2013            Culver Inv. Tournament at Culver Academy - 8:00 am  (VARSITY A only)    CANCELED - WE ARE NOT GOING TO THIS ONE THIS YEAR

 
Wed. Feb. 6, 2013          Invitational Here:  "Battle of the North, Quiz Bowl Cage Rage III" - 4:30 pm

                                   Results:    Varsity:  2-3  (Overall Record:  12-25)

                                                      JV:  2-1  (Overall Record:  13-14)        NORTH WHITE IS THE 2013 BATTLE OF THE NORTH CHAMPION! 
                                           

Sat. Feb. 23, 2013          Indiana State Sophomore/Freshmen State Championship – Here
                                           8:00 am  (must qualify, JV ONLY)

                                   Results:    JV:  5-5  (Overall Record:  18-19, 9th place finish out of 13 teams)    END OF JV SEASON
 
Wed. Feb. 27, 2013       Conference Awards Banquet & All-Star Games at Pioneer HS - 4:30 pm

                                   Results:    Trevor Jones - Varsity All-Conference 2nd Team
                                                      Peri Raver - JV All-Conference 1st Team                 CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH OF YOU!
 
 
Sat. Mar. 2, 2013            Rotary Indiana State Championship (classed) at Ancilla College,
                                           Donaldson,  IN.              8:00 am  (VARSITY A ONLY)

                                   Results:    Varsity:  5-2  (Overall Record:  17-27, 3rd place finish out of 8 teams)    END OF VARSITY SEASON

 
Sat. Mar. 16, 2013          Indiana State Championship (one class) at Harrison HS - Lafayette, IN.
                                           8:00 am  (must qualify, VARSITY A ONLY)    DIDN'T QUALIFY


Wed. Apr. 24, 2013        Goldfish National Online Tournament - Here - 3:15 pm

 
Sat. May 12, 2013          Midwest Championship @ Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.  9:00 am  (must qualify, VARSITY A ONLY)     DIDN'T QUALIFY


Fri.-Sun., May 24-26, 2013       National Tournament at Atlanta, GA.  (must qualify, VARSITY A ONLY)     DIDN'T QUALIFY

 
 

2011-12 Final Results:

Wed. Nov. 2, 2011    4-Way Invitational - Here  (Delphi, Kouts, Pioneer) - 4:30 pm

                                  Results:    Varsity A:  1-2

                                                   Varsity B:  2-1

                                                   JV-A:  1-2

                                                   JV-B:  1-2 

Sat. Nov. 12, 2011    North White Kick-off Tournament - Here - 9:00 am

                                  Results:    Varsity A:  4-4  (5-6)

                                  Varsity B:  4-4  (6-5)

Wed. Nov. 16, 2011 Conference Championship I at Pioneer

                                  Results:    Varsity A:  2-2 Conference  (7-8 overall)

                                  Varsity B:  2-2 Conference  (8-7 overall)

                                  JV-A:  3-0 Conference  (4-2 overall)

                                  JV-B:  2-1  Conference  (3-3 overall)

Sat. Dec. 3, 2011    Brownsburg Dog Fight Invitational at Brownsburg HS – 8:00 am  (Varsity A)

                                  Results:    Varsity A:  2-3  (9-11 overall)

Wed. Dec. 7, 2011    Conference Championship II at Pioneer HS - 4:30 pm

                                   Results:    Varsity A:  6-3 Conference  (11-9 overall)

                                   Varsity B:  4-5 Conference  (10-10 overall)

                                   JV-A:  7-0 Conference  (8-2 overall)

                                   JV-B:  3-4  Conference  (4-6 overall)

Wed. Jan. 11, 2012    Conference Championship III at Pioneer HS - 4:30 pm

                                    Results:    Varsity A:  10-3 Conference, T-2nd out of 14  (15-9 overall)

                                    Varsity B:  5-8 Conference, T-9th out of 14  (11-13 overall)

                                    JV-A:  10-0 Conference, Conference Champions  (11-2 overall)

                                    JV-B:  6-4  Conference, 3rd out of 8  (7-6 overall)

Wed. Jan. 25, 2012    Conference Weather Postponement Make-up Date  (if necessary)

Sat. Jan. 28, 2012      Culver Inv. Tournament at Culver Academy - 8:00 am  (VARSITY A only)

                                    Results:    Varsity A:  1-9  (16-18 overall)

Wed. Feb. 8, 2012     Invitational at North Miami:  "Battle of the North, Quiz Bowl Cage Rage II" - 4:30 pm

                                    Results:    Varsity A:  3-1  (19-19 overall)    Battle of the North Champions!!!

                                    Varsity B:  2-1  (13-14 overall)

                                    JV-A:  2-2  (13-4 overall)    Battle of the North Champions!!! 

                                    JV-B:  0-3  (7-9 overall)

Sat. Feb. 11, 2012    Wildcat Challenge at Northwestern University - Chicago, IL. - 9:00 am

                                   *POSTPONED - SEE MAY 19*
Sat. Feb. 25, 2012    Indiana State Sophomore/Freshmen State Championship – Here - 8:00 am  (JV A and B ONLY)

                                   JV-A:  2-8, 10th  (15-12 overall)    END OF JV SEASON 

                                   JV-B:  0-10, 11th  (7-19 overall)    END OF JV SEASON

Sat. Mar. 3, 2012      Rotary Indiana State Championship (classed) at Ancilla College, Donaldson, IN.  8:00 am  (VARSITY A ONLY)

                                   Results:    Varsity A:  5-2  (24-21 overall)    CLASS A STATE RUNNER-UP!

Sat. Mar. 17, 2012    Indiana State Championship (one class) at Harrison HS - Lafayette, IN.  8:00 am  (VARSITY A ONLY)

                                   Results:    Varsity A:  0-3  (24-24 overall)

Wed. May 9, 2012    Goldfish National Online Tournament - Here - 3:15 pm

Sat. May 19, 2012    Midwest Championship at Northwestern University - Chicago, IL. - 8:00 am
 
Fri.-Sun., May 25-27, 2012    National Tournament at Atlanta, GA.  (must qualify, VARSITY A ONLY)

  

 

A Look Back to 2010-11...

 

                                                                                    

2010-11 NWHS Quiz Bowl Team                                                                                                                          

Front Row, L-R:  Megan Roberts, Lexi Shriver, Scotty Hughes, Ryan Ball  

Middle Row, L-R:  Alicia Rickey, Erin Minnick, Haley Mitchell, Elainna Culross, Kalisa Mitchell, Amber Klapp

Back Row, L-R:  Coach Mr. Kiester, Justin Rodin, Kain Pearson, James Culross, Bradley Ball, Manager Michel Culross   

 

2010-11 Schedule & Results

Wed. Oct. 6, 2010                                Invitational vs. Twin Lakes & Kouts - Here - 4:30 pm  

                                                            Varsity A 3-0

                                                            Varsity B 3-0

                                                            JV 0-3

Sat. Oct. 23, 2010                                North White Kick-off Tournament - Here - 8:00 am

                                                            Varsity A 6-5

                                                            Varsity B 8-3   

Wed. Nov. 10, 2010                              Invitational - Here  (teams TBA) - 4:30 pm  (Canceled)

Wed. Nov. 17, 2010                              Conference Championship I at Pioneer HS - 4:30 pm

                                                            Varsity A 10-5, 4-0 Conf

                                                            Varsity B 9-6, 1-3 Conf 

                                                            JV 1-5, 1-3 Conf

Sat. Dec. 4, 2010                                  Brownsburg Dog Fight Invitational at Brownsburg HS – 8:00 am  (VARSITY A ONLY)

                                                            Canceled - Snow

Wed. Dec. 8, 2010                                Conference Championship II at Pioneer HS - 4:30 pm

                                                            Varsity A 14-5, 8-0 Conf

                                                            Varsity B 10-9, 2-6 Conf 

                                                            JV 4-6, 4-3 Con)

Wed. Jan. 19, 2011                              Conference Championship III at Pioneer HS - 4:30 pm

                                                            Varsity A 16-6, 10-1 Conference Runner-up

                                                            Varsity B 11-11, Conference 6th

                                                            JV 8-6, 8-3 Conference Champion, JV qualifies for Soph/Frosh State Tournament

Sat. Jan. 29, 2011                                Culver Inv. Tournament at Culver Academy - 8:00 am  (VARSITY A ONLY)  (Varsity A 2-6, 18-12) 

Wed. Feb. 9, 2011                                Invitational vs. North Miami:  "Battle of the North, Quiz Bowl Cage Rage" - Here - 4:30 pm

                                                            Varsity A 0-3, 18-15

                                                                        Varsity B 1-2, 12-13, season completed

                                                                        JV 2-1, 10-7

Sat. Feb. 12, 2011                                Wildcat Challenge at Northwestern University - Chicago, IL. - 9:00 am  (TOP 12 ONLY)  (Canceled)

Sat. Feb. 26, 2011                                Indiana State Sophomore/Freshmen  State Championship – Here - 8:00 am  (JV ONLY)

                                                            JV 2-7, 12-14, season completed 

Sat. Mar. 5, 2011                                  Rotary Indiana State Championship at Ancilla College or Culver Academy - 8:30 am  (VARSITY A 

                                                            ONLY)

                                                            Varsity A 7-2, 25-17, CLASS A STATE RUNNER-UP!

Sat. Mar. 12, 2011                                Indiana State Championship at Harrison HS - Lafayette, IN. - 8:00 am  (must qualify, VARSITY A 

                                                            ONLY)

                                                            Varsity A 1-3, 26-20, season completed

Fri.-Sun., May 27-29, 2011                   National Tournament at Atlanta, GA.  (must qualify, VARSITY A ONLY)  (Qualified but didn't 

                                                            participate)

 

A Further Look Back...

 

2009-10 North White HS Quiz Bowl Team

                                              

                      2009-10 NWHS Varsity                                                                              2009-10 NWHS Junior Varsity

Front Row, L-R:  Erin Minnick, Allyson Culross, Lydia Hickman, Megan Roberts, Lorna Wilson                                          Front Row, L-R:  Elainna Culross, Aubrey Fleck, Kalisa Mitchell

Back Row, L-R:  Justin Rodin, Kain Pearson, Jason Triplett, Adam Klapp, Coach Mr. Kiester, Garrett Steinke        Back Row, L-r:  Amber Klapp, Victor Kiktenko, Wade Rogers, Coach Mr. Kiester

                                    Not Pictured:  Dustin Shadbolt

 

2009-10 NWHS Academic Quiz Bowl Team

Front Row, L-R:  Aubrey Fleck, Allyson Culross, Lydia Hickman, Megan Roberts, Kalisa Mitchell, Manager Ashley Culross, Lorna Wilson

Back Row, L-R:  Elainna Culross, Garrett Steinke, Amber Klapp, Adam Klapp, Justin Rodin, Jason Triplett, Erin Minnick, Kain Pearson, Wade Rogers, Coach Mr. Kiester, Victor Kiktenko

Not Pictured:  Dustin Shadbolt

 

2009-10 Schedule & Results:

Wed. Oct. 7, 2009                                           Invitational vs. Twin Lakes - Here - 4:30 pm

                                                                       Varsity A 3-0

                                                                       JV 3-0

Sat. Nov. 7, 2009                                            Culver Kick-off Tournament at Culver Academy - 8:30 am

                                                                       Varsity A 6-7

                                                                       Varsity B 0-10

                                                                       JV 6-7 

Wed. Nov. 11, 2009                                         Invitational Here  (NW, Pioneer, Northwestern) - 4:30 pm

                                                                       Varsity A 9-7

                                                                       Varsity B 2-11

                                                                       JV 9-7

Wed. Nov. 18, 2009                                         Conference Championship I at Pioneer HS - 4:30 pm

                                                                       Varsity A 13-7/Conf. 4-0

                                                                       Varsity B 2-15/Conf. 0-4 

                                                                       JV 13-7/Conf. 4-0

Sat. Dec. 5, 2009                                             Brownsburg Dog Fight Invitational at Brownsburg HS - 8:00 am  (VARSITY ONLY)

                                                                       Varsity A 15-10 

                                                                       Varsity B 2-20

Wed. Jan. 13, 2010                                          Conference Championship II at Pioneer HS - 4:30 pm

                                                                        Varsity A 17-11/Conf. 6-1

                                                                        Varsity B 3-22/Conf. 1-6 

                                                                        JV 16-7/Conf. 7-0

Wed. Jan. 20, 2010                                          Conference Championship III at Pioneer HS - 4:30 pm

                                                                        Varsity A 19-12/Conf. 8-2:  2nd, 

                                                                        Varsity B 4-24/Conf. 2-8:  7th

                                                                        JV 18-9/Conf. 9-2:  2nd                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Sat. Jan. 30, 2010                                            Culver Inv. Tournament at Culver Academy - 8:30 am

                                                                        Varsity A 24-18

                                                                        Varsity B 7-32 

                                                                        JV 21-16

Sat. Feb. 6, 2010                                              Rotary Northern Indiana Championship at Ancilla College - 8:30 am  (VARSITY ONLY)  

                                                                        Varsity A 34-19, CLASS A STATE CHAMPION! 

                                                                        Varsity B 14-34  

Sat. Feb. 13, 2010                                            Wildcat Challenge at Northwestern University - Chicago, IL. - 9:00 am  (TOP 12 ONLY)  

                                                                        Varsity A 36-29

                                                                        Varsity B 15-43

Wed. Feb. 17, 2010                                          Invitational Here at North White  (NW, Pioneer, Northwestern) - 4:30 pm  **CANCELED**

Sat. Feb. 27, 2010                                            Indiana State Freshman/Sophomore State Championship at Culver Academy - 8:30 am  (must 

                                                                        qualify, JV ONLY)  (JV HAS QUALIFIED!)

Sat. Mar. 13, 2010                                            Indiana State Championship at Harrison HS - Lafayette, IN. - 8:30 am  (must qualify, VARSITY 

                                                                        ONLY)

                                                                        VARSITY A 38-32, 16th

Fri.-Sun., May 28-30, 2010                               National Tournament at Chicago, IL.  (Varsity A qualified via Class A State Championship)

                                                                        VARSITY A 3-7, 41-39 overall for season

 

Highlights of the 2009-10 Season:

     It was a another busy and successful 2009-10 season!  We again competed in several tournaments this year where the competition was very, very tough and included some very large public schools as well as many private academies.  This type of competition only made us a better, stronger team in the long run - even if we had to "take some lumps" along the way.  Those tournaments included the Northwestern University Wildcat Invitational in Chicago (along with the usual trip to the best pizza in the world - Giordano's!), the Brownsburg "Dogfight" Invitational (a new one for us this year), and both the Culver Academies Fall Classic and Invitational Tournaments.  Also new this year was the first ever Rotary Northern Indiana Quiz Bowl Championship, the first-ever Quiz Bowl Tournament in Indiana that was "classed."  We competed in the Class A (Small School Division) along with 9 other schools, and won our first-ever State Tournament Championship!  (Click on Link for exciting details!) 

     At the Indiana Quiz Bowl State Finals on March 13 at Harrison High School in Lafayette, the Vikings showed they belonged by making a good showing, finishing 16th out of 22 teams in the one-class finals.  Out of those 22 teams, the Vikings were the only Class 1A school competing, as the field was dominated by 15 Class 4A schools, several private academies, and a few Class 3A schools.  As a result, the Vikings had their hands full but to their credit were not in awe of their competitors and did a fine job.

     In the first round, the Vikings were jumped on pretty good by a very strong Fishers team who made it to the Final Round of 8, 400-195.  North White came back very strong in the second game and defeated Perry Meridian in a close battle all the way, 270-235.  In Round 3, the Vikings played tough and hung with Valparaiso for nearly the entire game before falling 290-195.  In their final game, the Vikings again showed no fear and fought Avon tooth and nail to the bitter end before succumbing, 280-205.  Several other coaches of the big schools complimented North White on their play and how impressed they were with the team even though it was from such a small school, which was a nice consolation prize for the Vikings.  In the end, White River Conference champion Zionsville bested Penn for the State Championship.

 

 

2008-09 North White HS Quiz Bowl Team

 

2008-09 NWHS Academic Quiz Bowl Team

Front Row, L-R:  Lorna Wilson, Elainna Culross, Kalisa Mitchell, Megan Roberts

Middle Row, L-R:  Lydia Hickman, Dustin Shadbolt, Allyson Culross, Garrett Steinke, Amber Furrer, Erin Minnick

Back Row, L-R:  Coach Mr. Kiester, Ricky Homan, Adam Klapp, Jason Triplett, Kain Pearson, Justin Rodin, Jim Elliott,

Manager Sam Vana

 

2008-09 NWHS Academic Quiz Bowl Team at the Sears Tower in Chicago

 

2008-09 Varsity (Junior-Senior)  All- Conference Players (L-R):

Jim Elliott, 2nd Team All-Conference

Jason Triplett, 1st Team All-Conference

 

2008-09 Junior Varsity (Freshmen/Sophomore)  All-Conference Players (L-R):

Erin Minnick, 1st Team All-Conference

Justin Rodin, 1st Team All-Conference, Player-of-the-Year

 

Highlights of the 2008-09 Season:

     It was a very busy and successful 2008-09 season!  We competed in several tournaments last year where the competition was very, very tough and included some very large public schools as well as many private academies.  This type of competition only made us a better, stronger team in the long run - even if we had to "take some lumps" along the way.  Those tournaments included the Northwestern University Wildcat Invitational in Chicago (along with a special trip to the Sears Tower and the best pizza in the world - Giordano's!), the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, and the Culver Academies Invitational.

     Back on the home front, North White finished as Runner-up for the second straight year in the  Tippecanoe Valley Quiz Bowl Conference Tournament held in two sessions in December and January at Pioneer High School.  The Vikings defeated new league member Winamac, Pioneer and county rival Twin Lakes and then lost to Culver Academy in the finals to finish with a 6-1 conference record.  By virtue of their 2nd Place finish, the Vikings qualified to participate in the Indiana State Quiz Bowl Championship Tournament at Harrison HS in Lafayette on March 14.  The Freshmen/Sophomore Junior Varsity Team ended up winning the JV Conference Title with a perfect 7-0 record.  Congratulations Vikings!

     The Vikings were also Runner-up at the 6-way "Bring-A-Friend" Invitational Tournament held in November at Pioneer High School.  They finished with a 3-1 record in the tournament with Twin Lakes, Logansport, Pioneer, Winamac, and Culver Academy.

     Our trip to the State Quiz Bowl State Championship on March 14 was a memorable one.  Out of 22 teams there, North White was the ONLY Class A school there.  There were no schools from Class 2A, a handful from Class 3A, and the vast majority were Class 4A schools or private schools or academies.  As such, we had our hands full!  We finished in a tie for 16th at State, and we were very happy with that.  We had a 1-3 record on the day, only getting beaten fairly soundly by eventual 4th place finisher New Palestine, 390-170.  We defeated LaPorte 265-245, took Indianapolis Broad Ripple to the wire before falling 300-265, and dropped our final match to Mishawaka Marian, 340-180.  This finished up our season for the year, and it was a vastly improved one from last year.  Our Varsity team ended the year with a very respectable 28-24 record (again considering that a majority of our competition is from much larger schools) and our Junior Varsity finished up with a record of 15-13.  I will remember this team and what they accomplished as the one that made North White a team to be reckoned with, and for that I am appreciative and grateful for all their efforts.

     Several individuals on the team won All-Conference honors.  It was announced in late February that four of our students had been named to the 2008-09 All-Conference Team.  Jason Triplett made 1st Team All-Conference and Jim Elliott made the 2nd Team, both in the Varsity Jr/Sr Division.  In the JV Frosh/Soph Division, both Justin Rodin and Erin Minnick made 1st Team All-Conference, and Justin Rodin was named Player of the Year by virtue of his conference-leading scoring average (and Erin was 2nd!).  We are very, very proud not only of these four students but the entire team for how hard they've worked this year and how well they have represented North White in competitive academics. Team members also include seniors Amber Furrer and Ricky Homan; juniors Allyson Culross, Garrett Steinke, Lydia Hickman, Dustin Shadbolt, Lorna Wilson, and Adam Klapp; sophomores Kain Pearson and Megan Roberts; and freshmen Kalisa Mitchell and Elainna Culross.  The Quiz Bowl team manager is senior Sam Vana.

     As a crowning achievement, the Varsity Team qualified for the National Tournament in Chicago held on May 30-31, and the community outpouring of financial support  made it possible for us to compete.  Even though we had to leave our then-graduated seniors at home, the team played their hearts out against unbelievably tough competition from around the country and won two games out of ten.  Of course, another trip to Giordano's as well as one to Navy Pier to Bubba Gump's highlighted the trip!

 

2007-08 North White HS Quiz Bowl Team

 

 

2007-08 NWHS Academic Quiz Bowl Team

L-R:  Danica Craig, Lydia Hickman, Ricky Homan, Lorna Wilson, Jim Elliott, Coach Mr. Kiester, Allyson Culross, Amber Furrer, Garrett Steinke, Jason Triplett

Not Pictured:  Erin Minnick, Charlene VanBlaircom, Dustin Shadbolt, Sam Vana, David VanBlaircom, Laurin Elliott

 

  

2007-08 All-Conference Award winners (L-R): 

Jim Elliott, Varsity 2nd Team All-Conference

Jason Triplett, 1st Team All Conference (Freshmen/Sophomores)

Erin Minnick, Freshman Player-of-the-Year

 

Highlights of the 2007-08 Season:

     North White was the runner-up at the 4-way Tippecanoe Valley Quiz Bowl Conference Tournament held in December at Pioneer High School.  The Vikings defeated both Pioneer and county rival Twin Lakes and then lost to Culver Academy in the finals.  Congratulations Vikings!

     The Vikings were also runner-up at the 5-way Invitational Tournament held in January at Pioneer High School.  The Vikings finished with a 3-1 record in the tournament with Twin Lakes, Logansport, Pioneer, and Culver Academy.  At the conclusion of the tournament, All-Conference awards were presented from the December Conference Tournament - with North White capturing three of these awards!  Jason Triplett was named 1st Team All-Conference for Sophomores/Freshmen, Jim Elliott was named 2nd All-Conference for upperclassmen, and Erin Minnick was named Freshman of the Year for leading all freshmen in scoring.  Congratulations to these students, we are proud of you!