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Bible Quiz Has Spirit Day




Should anyone fear quizzing these harmless looking babies? With a 16-0-1 record, the answer is “yes.” Dressed for Team Spirit Day, “Fierce Babies” had the highest average score, 141, in the Bible Quiz meet, Sunday, Feb. 17. Quizzing for Central, from left: Justice Beck, a Pettisville sophomore; Jeremiah Rodriguez, Archbold seventh grader; Lucia Rodriguez and Kate Nofziger, AHS sophomores; Aaron Miller, Archbold seventh grader; and Isabella Ruiz, AHS sophomore. The team is coached by Ryan and Sarah Short.– courtesy photo

Should anyone fear quizzing these harmless looking babies? With a 16-0-1 record, the answer is “yes.” Dressed for Team Spirit Day, “Fierce Babies” had the highest average score, 141, in the Bible Quiz meet, Sunday, Feb. 17. Quizzing for Central, from left: Justice Beck, a Pettisville sophomore; Jeremiah Rodriguez, Archbold seventh grader; Lucia Rodriguez and Kate Nofziger, AHS sophomores; Aaron Miller, Archbold seventh grader; and Isabella Ruiz, AHS sophomore. The team is coached by Ryan and Sarah Short.– courtesy photo

Every year, area Bible quizzers look forward to Team Spirit Day, when teams can dress up and act out their team names.

The Sunday, Feb. 17 meet at Pettisville Missionary saw the Stryker Baptist “Salty Generations” team and coach dressed up as salt shakers; “Grapes from Thornbushes,” Tedrow, was covered with balloons to represent grapes; and “Herd of Pigs,” North Clinton, wore pig masks.

Taking top recognition were “Numbered Hairs,” Tedrow, with hairy wigs and beards; “Several Skin Diseases,” North Clinton, who included a white-robed doctor and four very sickly looking patients; and “Paralytic,” Pettisville Missionary, who quizzed in wheelchairs.

Top scoring teams included “Fierce Babies,” Central (16- 0-1), averaging 141 points; and “Wave Walkers,” Eastland Baptist (15-1), averaging 138 points in its three wins.

“Ravenous Wolves,” King’s Cross (10-7), also had a strong day, winning three of four matches and averaging 125 points.

“Wave Walkers” and “Ravenous Wolves” each have four quizzers who average more than 20 points per match for the season.

“Several Skin Diseases” (10-5-1) had three wins plus a tie against “Herd of Pigs,” North Clinton, to av- erage 124 points.

“Paralytic” (9-7-1) averaged 114 points and won three of four matches.

One exciting match took place between the current first- and third-place teams, “Fierce Babies” and “Huioi,” King’s Cross (11-4-1). The match also included five of the area’s top 11 individuals.

The score remained close throughout, with quiz-outs on questions 17 and 18 by Elijah Delgado, “Huioi,” and Lucia Rodriguez, “Fierce Babies, to finish in a tie at 105.

Quizzing out earlier for “Fierce Babies” were Kate Nofziger and Justice Beck; quizzing out for “Huioi”were William Nofziger and Levi Baus.

Nine individuals who quizzed out in all their matches were Grace and Ian Armstrong, Baus, Beck, Levi Myers, K. Nofziger, W. Nofziger, Rodriguez, and Grace Sheldon.

The final meet is Sunday, Feb. 24, 2 pm, at Central Mennonite Church. It covers Matthew 26-28.

Final four team awards are up for grabs as second place “Wave Walkers” takes on first place “Fierce Babies” and third place “Huioi.”

“Several Skin Diseases,” “Ravenous Wolves” and “Paralytic” all have a good chance for a season-ending award.

The season’s top 25 individuals will also be recognized.


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