Oneonta wins title

Blount County Scholars Bowl Tournament

The Oneonta Scholars Bowl Team took home the Blount County Tournament title during the competition held April 23 at Hayden High School.

Oneonta swept through the first five rounds undefeated and then faced once-beaten Hayden in the final match of the competition.

Playing in the spacious Hayden High library, Oneonta pulled away during the second round of questions and then hung on during the speed round and current events round to win the championship with a 185-145 victory over the host team.

The win against Hayden came against the only team to defeat Oneonta during the radio scholars bowl matches earlier this year.

Appalachian played well during the tournament and was the only team to defeat Hayden until the final match.

Several students performed well during the county tournament and were named to the All-Tournament Team. Oneonta’s Nick Humphries scored the most points during the six matches with 535. He was followed by Michael Franks (J.B. Pennington) with 315 points, Steven Lyles (Hayden) with 235, and Colton Moore (Appalachian) with 170.