2012-03-07 / Religion

Four Round Robin Winners At Sixth Bible Quiz Meet


Bible quiz league champions and runners-up are “Single” and “Plotted Against,” from Lockport. Runners-up, with a 14-2 season record, are “Plotted Against.” Members are, front row from left: Cara Foor, Galen Short, Hannah Groeneweg, Tony King. League champions, “Single,” with a 15-1 season record, are, back row: Ryan King, Melissa Kinkaid, Madalyn Roth, Hope Nofziger, and Isaac Dahl. Nofziger, Foor, Kinkaid, T. King, Groeneweg, and R. King also received individual trophies for being in the top 25 out of 87 league quizzers.– courtesy photo Bible quiz league champions and runners-up are “Single” and “Plotted Against,” from Lockport. Runners-up, with a 14-2 season record, are “Plotted Against.” Members are, front row from left: Cara Foor, Galen Short, Hannah Groeneweg, Tony King. League champions, “Single,” with a 15-1 season record, are, back row: Ryan King, Melissa Kinkaid, Madalyn Roth, Hope Nofziger, and Isaac Dahl. Nofziger, Foor, Kinkaid, T. King, Groeneweg, and R. King also received individual trophies for being in the top 25 out of 87 league quizzers.– courtesy photo Quizzers from Living Hope Free Methodist and Lockport Mennonite teamed up to lead opening songs at the Sunday, March 4 Bible quiz meet at Lockport.

Awards were presented to the top league teams and top 25 individuals of the 16- match round robin season.

“Single,” Lockport, won the season with a 15-1 record. Its only loss was to “AmIaJew,”Zion.

“Plotted Against,” Lockport, finished as runners-up at 14- 2, losing only to “Disturbance” from Sonrise and “Single.”

After tying each other in the first week of quizzing, “AmIaJew”and“Disturbance” tied for third with identical 12-3-1 records.

Two Sonrise teams, “Miraculous” and “Six Stone Jars,” tied for fifth with 11-5 records.

West Clinton teams “Thieves and Robbers” finished 9-6-1, and “Torches and Weapons” was 9-7.

The traditional top 25 individuals received trophies. A record number of quizzers did very well, with five quizzing out in all 16 matches: Hope Nofziger, Ben Zimmerman, Shelby Waidelich, Emily Paul and Jessica Hoffman, all averaging 35 points per match.

Five more were just one question behind: Kasen Culler, Jacob Myers, Melissa Kinkaid, Cara Foor and Tony King, all averaging 34.1.

Rounding out the top 25 were Hannah Groeneweg, April Short, Rose Sliter with 33.1; Ryan King 32.2; Kelsey Waidelich 31.9; Katie Yoder 31.3; Dan Sauder 30.9; Jacob Hoffman 30.6; Brooke Waidelich 30; Elizabeth Miller 29.7; Hannah Short 29.4; Ruthann Stuckey 29.1; Galen Short 28.4; Victor Arend 27.8; Sid Ramirez and Miriam Wyse 23.8.

The March 4 competition featured four end-of-the-season round robin groups with many exciting, close matches.

The winner of the “Button Pushers” group of four teams was “Who are You?” from Stryker Baptist, who also received the traveling trophy for the highest average score of the day, 150 points. Members are Donna Jordy, Emily Paul, Bailey Short, Lynne and Ruthann Stuckey.

From the “Total Recallers” group, the area’s youngest team, “Six Stone Jars” had the second highest overall score of 116. “Six Stone Jars” has not lost a match in the last three area meets.

In the group “Well-Versed,” “Torches and Weapons,” West Clinton, won all three matches, while “Hagiazo,” Living Hope, had the highest average score of 115 points.

Five of the area’s stron- gest teams made up the group “Bible Scholars,” in which all five teams experienced wins and losses. “Plotted Against” had the highest average score of the group with 108 points.

Before presenting prizes to the top round robin winners of the day, Carrie Nofziger led a devotional. It emphasized the importance of studying the book of John, focusing on the way of salvation through Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection from John 20:31, “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”

An area tournament covering the book of John is planned for Sunday, March 18, 2 p.m., at North Clinton Mennonite Church.

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