2019-01-09 / Religion

Bible Quiz Kicks Off


The top-scoring team from the first Bible quiz meet of the season was “Ravenous Wolves,” King's Cross, scoring 180,160 and 90 points in their three matches for a total of 430. The team, made up of middle schoolers in their first year of quizzing, is, front row from left: Lydia Mosier, Preston Nofziger, Stephen Delgado, and Madie Tilley. Middle row: Scoring 395 points was “Wave Walkers,” Eastland Baptist, with Trinity Snider, Grace Sheldon, Jaelyn Hall, Faith Sheldon, and Lydia Sheldon. Back row: Taking third with 365 was “Fierce Babies,” Central, with Isabella Ruiz, Kate Nofziger, Lucia Rodriguez, Jeremiah Rodriquez, Aaron Miller and Justice Beck.– courtesy photo The top-scoring team from the first Bible quiz meet of the season was “Ravenous Wolves,” King's Cross, scoring 180,160 and 90 points in their three matches for a total of 430. The team, made up of middle schoolers in their first year of quizzing, is, front row from left: Lydia Mosier, Preston Nofziger, Stephen Delgado, and Madie Tilley. Middle row: Scoring 395 points was “Wave Walkers,” Eastland Baptist, with Trinity Snider, Grace Sheldon, Jaelyn Hall, Faith Sheldon, and Lydia Sheldon. Back row: Taking third with 365 was “Fierce Babies,” Central, with Isabella Ruiz, Kate Nofziger, Lucia Rodriguez, Jeremiah Rodriquez, Aaron Miller and Justice Beck.– courtesy photo Area Bible quiz, with youths from four Northwest Ohio counties participating, kicked off Sunday, Jan. 6, at Pettisville Missionary Church.

An exciting match featured the Tedrow team of quizzers from three Mennonite churches (Tedrow, West Clinton and Zion) called “Grapes from Thornbushes” and a team of King’s Cross quizzers from three counties (Defiance, Fulton, and Williams) called "Huioi," Greek for sons.

The match started "Huioi" taking the first seven questions and scoring 80 points with three question quizouts by William Nofziger and Levi Baus and an answer by Elijah Delgado.

"Grapes" came roaring back, scoring 115 points on the next nine questions, which included a 20-point team bonus for having four teammates answer. That blitz saw Levi Myers quiz out with teammates Bekah Liechty, Kelly Miller and Peyton Miller all scoring.

After a time-out and down 35 points with only two questions left, Delgado scored on the 17th question, setting up teammate Brayden Tilley with one last chance to score 30 points with a team bonus, which he did, winning the match 120-115.

Also on Sunday, Central won an eight-team single-elimination tournament with Pettisville Missionary placing second.

Rookie cookies were given to 20 first-time quizzers, and prizes were given out to the five top-scoring teams of round robin quizzing and individuals who read through Matthew 1-8 at least 10 times, memorized at least 10 verses, or who have been in quiz more than five years.

Twelve youths quizzed out in all their matches: Grace Armstrong, Baus, Justice Beck, Myers, Kate Nofziger, W. Nofziger, Isaac Noor, Lucia Rodriguez, Grace Sheldon, Lydia Sheldon, Trinity Snider, and Violet Thomas.

The next quiz meet is Sunday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m., at North Clinton Church, Wauseon, covering Matthew 9-12.

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