by Greg Akers
Knowledge Bowl, Match 9, Ridgeway Roadrunners vs. Overton Wolverines. Aired December 26th, 2009.
Round One: Ridgeway 90, Overton 40
Round Two: Ridgeway 150, Overton 10
Round Three (Lightning Round): Ridgeway 20, Overton 0
Final: Ridgeway 260, Overton 50
The Game: The Jim Jaggers Region tipped off with this match, and half of the first round is already in the books.
Ridgeway won on sheer buzzer volume. Both teams were 25 percent efficient on bonus opportunities, but the Roadrunners did it on 4 of 16 answering, while the Wolverines were but 1 of 4. Ridgeway captain Zach was active, getting 3 correct in the first round, 6 correct in the second, and 2 more in the Lightning Round. He and Derek provided a one-two punch that proved too formidable for Overton to keep up with.
The Kids Are Alright: Omolola likes playing soccer and cooking, particularly chicken bake casserole. Derek is a member of the Memphis Youth Symphony Orchestra, playing bass.
Alexandria is interested in going into molecular biology. The sciences are probably the most common answer so far this season as to what the kids wish to study in college. Pretty cool.
Jalisha plays violin. Nichole and Courtney are involved in Bridge Builders.
Dr. Richard Ranta, Renaissance Man: After we get to know the kids, Jaggers and Knowledge Bowl judge Ranta hold brief palaver where Ranta tells about some other nonprofit/initiative/community effort he’s involved in. It’s quite funny, en masse, getting a handle on all of the things Ranta participates in.
This week Ranta related a recent distinction, as the University of Memphis Band Alumni Association named a scholarship in his honor, to be awarded to students interested in studying music. The announcement came this past fall at the Bandmasters Championship.
Malaprostagisms, Ridgeway, parallelepiped, Anna Karenina, Camille Saint-Saëns, Möbius Strip, Copiah County, Darius Rucker
Tune in Next Time: St. Benedict at Auburndale Eagles vs. Arlington Tigers
Previously on Knowledge Bowl:
Match 8: SBEC vs. Covington
Match 7: Raleigh-Egypt vs. ECS
Match 6: Westminster Academy vs. Immaculate Conception
Match 5: St. George's vs. CBHS
Match 4: Hutchison vs. Germantown
Match 3: Marion vs. FACS
Match 2: Bartlett vs. West Memphis Christian
Match 1: Houston vs. Kingsbury
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