Sergeant Bluff-Luton Warrior Quiz Bowl

UPCOMING SCHEDULE FOR SBL QUIZ BOWL:

  • KCAU-TV MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE TV TAPING SEMI-FINALS @ Sioux City - DATE TBD
  • MRAC CONFERENCE QUIZ BOWL TOURNAMENT @ Sioux City - DATE TBD
  • IOWA STATE QUIZ BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS @ WAUKEE, IA - SAT, 3/4/17

QUIZ BOWL NEWS & RECENT COMPETITION RESULTS:

SBL QUIZ BOWL HAS PHENOMENAL START TO MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE TV COMPETITION!

SBL Quiz Bowl began TV competition with a face-off against Lawton-Bronson in round-1, Our Warriors narrowly survived to advance

by defeating Lawton-Bronson 210-200.  SBL would then advance to face Estherville-Lincoln-Central in round-2. SBL jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they defeated ELC in round-2 by score of 270-170.
With the wins on Thursday, SBL Quiz Bowl advances to the FINAL FOUR in the IQBL KCAU Morningside College TV Quiz Bowl Competition!!

Congratulations to Nic Maxfield, Nick Lennon, Justin Lang, Ross Gengler, Lyndi Kiple and Derek Schaar!!!

We will receive confirmation soon on who we will face next in the semi-finals sometime next week.


SBL QUIZ BOWL CAPTURES BOYDEN-HULL CHAMPIONSHIP - VARSITY NETS 1ST & 3RD PLACE AND JV NETS 3RD PLACE

SBL Quiz Bowl teams battled hard with 5 teams (2 Varsity and 3 JV teams) in the Boyden-Hull Quiz Bowl Tournament on Sat 1/28/17.  For their efforts they brought home a Varsity Championship and Varsity 3rd Place finish along with a JV 3rd Place finish! 
It was the largest field ever for this event with 20 Varsity teams and 18 JV teams competing. Members of the winning teams are as follows: 

        SBL JV 3rd Place = Derek Schaar, Ethan Kempema and Ben Porter.
        SBL Varsity 3rd Place = Lyndi Kiple, Hilary Ping and Sydney Hardy.
        SBL Varsity Champions = Nic Maxfield, Nick Lennon, Justin Lang and Ross Gengler.

For SBL Varsity, it marked the first win over Bishop Heelan this season. We had faced each other 2 or 3 times this season in various tournaments.


(Back L to R) Coach Aguirre, Ben Porter, Ross Gengler, Derek Schaar, Nick Lennon, Sidney Hardy, Lyndi Kiple, Rachel Barto.
(Front L to R) Alexa Heitman, Justin Lang, Nic Maxfield, Hilary Ping, Joe Lincoln, Abigail Lincoln, Tori Miles.
(Not Pictured) Ethan Kempema, Drew Becker, Haylee Lafrentz, Sebastian Gonzalez, Andrew Johchum, Jordyn Zahner, Alison Winter, Ali Gaul.

(L to R) VARSITY CHAMPIONS:  Justin Lang, Ross Gengler, Nick Lennon, Nic Maxfield

KCAU-TV MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT - SBL QUALIFIES FOR TV WITH BEST SEEDING EVER!

This past Saturday, 1/14/17, SBL Quiz Bowl competed in the qualifying competition for the KCAU /Morningside College sponsored by Iowa Quiz Bowl League. The field consisted of 28 teams from all over Siouxland with top 16 teams qualifying to move on to TV competition. At the end of Saturday's matches, we knew we had qualified for TV, however, we did not have the cumulative results or final seeds.  This is a Varsity only tournament and SBL Quiz Bowl was represented by Nic Maxfield (captain), Nick Lennon (co-captain), Justin Lang, Ross Gengler, Lyndi Kiple and Derek Schaar.  This squad turned in a phenomenal performance and finished the day as the 3rd seed overall, which is the BEST EVER finish for an SBL squad in at least the last 10 years!!!  CONGRATULATIONS to these WARRIORS!!!  First up for SBL, we will tape our first round match vs. Lawton-Bronson in TV competition in mid February. 


SBL QUIZ BOWL QUALIFIES FOR PACE (PARTNERSHIP FOR ACADEMIC COMPETITION EXCELLENCE) NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

Congratulations!  Your Quiz Bowl team, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, has qualified for the PACE National Scholastic Championship (NSC) thanks to a top performance at Briar Cliff University Quiz Bowl Tournament on 11/5/2016.  The PACE NSC is a high school quiz bowl tournament taking place on June 10th-11th, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare outside of Chicago.

SBL CAPTURES JR VARSITY CHAMPIONSHIP & SBL VARSITY FINISHES 2ND @ MOC-FLOYD VALLEY on SATURDAY 11/12
 

For 3rd weekend in a row, SBL traveled north to compete in one of our favorite tournaments of the season, the MOC Floyd Valley Dutch Invitational Quiz Bowl Tournament. This tournament is one of the most organized and smoothest flowing tournaments we participate in. It is also one of the largest fields of competition we face, with 18 Varsity teams and 14 Jr Varsity teams competing.

 

In this tournament, there are 4 regulation matches with 3 rounds per match: 20 toss-up questions worth 10 points each, 20 toss-ups with first 5 correct answers being awarded a 4 part bonus question worth up to 20 more points) and finally a lightning round worth 10 points each). The top 4 teams in each bracket qualify for the sudden death semi-finals and winners advancing to the championship matches.

 

After regulation rounds, SBL Varsity finished the morning with a perfect 4-0 record and the #1 overall seed as they scored a staggering 1485 points (371 pts per round avg.) to advance.  SBL Jr Varsity had an equally impressive morning finishing 3-1 in regulation, good enough for the #3 seed with 840 points (210 pts per round avg.).

 

In regulation rounds, SBL Varsity defeated West Sioux, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, MOC-Floyd Valley and Cherokee to advance to semi-finals where they faced off with a strong Lawton-Bronson squad. In the semi-finals, SBL led after round-1, fell behind after round-2 and battled back to narrowly advance with a score of 300-280 over Lawton-Bronson.  In the finals, SBL Varsity would face off against the #2 overall seed, Unity. And with almost an identical performance, SBL fell behind in round-1, battled back in round-2 and in the Lightning round came up just short to drop a heart breaker by score of 240-250 to Unity.

 

SBL Varsity-1 was co-captained by seniors Hilary Ping (9 answers) and Lyndi Kiple (2 answers), with senior teammates Nic Maxfield (26 answers), Nick Lennon (35 answers) and junior, Justin Lang (10 answers).

 

After regulation rounds, SBL Jr. Varsity had defeated MOC-Floyd Valley, Woodbury Central, Harris-Lake Park and dropped a close final match to Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn to finish 3-1. The JV squad advanced to the semi-finals to also face Lawton-Bronson where they easily defeated L-B 310-170 to advance to the finals where they would face the #1 overall seed for the championship. In the finals, SBL JV took advantage of their depth and balance to capture the championship by score of 265-200.

 

SBL Jr. Varsity was captained by junior, Ross Gengler (18 answers) and included teammates Ethan Kempema (9 answers), Rachel Barto (10 answers), Sebastian Gonzalez (4 answers), Alexa Heitman (2 answers), Sidney Hardy (3 answers), Haylee Lafrentz (16 answers) and Drew Becker (1 answer). 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO WARRIOR QUIZ BOWLERS ON A SENSATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND FOR REPRESENTING SERGEANT BLUFF-LUTON THROUGH YOUR DEMONSTRATION OF RESPECT AND SPORTSMANSHIP AND TEAMWORK! 

Warrior Quiz Bowl will be on the road to Paulina for the South O’Brien Wolverine Quiz Bowl Tournament on Dec 10th. You can follow SBL Quiz Bowl online throughout the season via our Facebook page, Twitter @SBLQuizBowl or via our website under the sblschools.com High School main page. LET’S GO WARRIORS!

 

SBL JV
(Front) Sidney Hardy, Haylee Lafrentz, Alexa Heitman, Rachel Barto
(Back) Drew Becker, Ross Gengler, Ethan Kempema, Sebastian Gonzalez


SBL Varsity
Nick Lennon, Nic Maxfield, Hilary Ping, Lyndi Kiple and Justin Lang


Semi-Final Competition SBL vs. Lawton Bronson



HISTORY & TRADITION OF QUIZ BOWL AT SERGEANT BLUFF-LUTON

SB-L Quiz Bowl has undergone a few changes in the past few years and has evolved into an exceptional program that we are all very proud of.  We have team members who have a variety of knowledge levels across many different areas of interest, as well as members who participate in extracurricular activities from football,  softball, cheerleading, basketball, dance, volleyball, choir, track, cross-country, wrestling, theater… you name it!   

What makes someone a successful Quiz Bowl team?  Individuals with DIFFERENT interests while wanting to have fun and while supporting and pushing team members to excel beyond what they never thought was possible!   The SBL Quiz Bowl team has an outstanding history and had another great season last year, playing very well in several tournaments and adding a few more tournament trophies to the Quiz Bowl case and we’re looking forward to another great year of competition!  But each year, we lose a group of seniors that we need to replace with new bowlers!

Quiz Bowl offers students a chance to shine in a fun, competitive environment that typically includes one practice per week. There are approximately 5-6+ tournaments between October and April (most on Saturday's).  We practice as a group each week and placement on a Varsity or JV team for tournaments is NOT solely determined by grade level or Quiz Bowl experience, but rather by accumulating practice points during our weekly practices, number of teams participating and players who are able to attend our tournaments.  Practices are held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 7:15p (JV) and 7:15 – 8:00p (Varsity) in Mrs. Zarbano's room.  Bus transportation is always provided to and from our tournaments.

If you’d like to know more about SB-L Quiz Bowl, please join us for one of our practices send me an email or give me a call with any questions:  aguirmic@sblschools.com or 712-251-6567. 

Hope to see you then!

Michael Aguirre
SBL High School Quiz Bowl Coach


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