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Bible Quizzers Show Team Spirit




Zion’s “Magicians and Wise Men” won a prize for dressing up and mystifying the staff with their antics at the Bible Quiz meet, Sunday, Feb. 13. From left: Hannah Short, Josh Liechty, Gabe Short, Zach Zimmerman, Nathan Yoder. The team won both matches and averaged 135 points. Stan and Sue Short, parents of three Bible quizzers, and Ben Frey are the coaches.– courtesy photo

Zion’s “Magicians and Wise Men” won a prize for dressing up and mystifying the staff with their antics at the Bible Quiz meet, Sunday, Feb. 13. From left: Hannah Short, Josh Liechty, Gabe Short, Zach Zimmerman, Nathan Yoder. The team won both matches and averaged 135 points. Stan and Sue Short, parents of three Bible quizzers, and Ben Frey are the coaches.– courtesy photo

As the world’s eyes were on Egypt the last few weeks, area Bible quizzers were studying how God saved Joseph and his family by moving them to the land of Egypt, found in the last chapters of Genesis.

The fourth Bible Quiz meet took place at Lockport Mennonite Church, Sunday, Feb. 13. All 20 teams were invited to show team spirit by dressing up or acting out their team name.

“Team Rocksby” from Eastland Baptist was the top spirit team for leading the crowd in a musical rap about Joseph. Members are Michael and Robert Cooley, Allison and Michaela Kemp and Mitch Kuhn.

“Magicians and Wise Men” from Zion were awarded for entertaining the crowd with their “magic.” Members are Josh Liechty, Gabe and Hannah Short, Nathan Yoder and Zach Zimmerman.

“Vipers,” from Sonrise, also won a prize for donning a viper snake costume and slithering into the rooms. Members are Victor Arend, Kasen Culler, Kaleb Eisel and Jacob Hoffman.

Honorable mention went to “Band of Raiders” from West Clinton, who scared the staff with their western bandit attire. Members are Andrea Aeschliman, Elizabeth Miller, Emily Short, Kelsey and Tessa Waidelich.

“Fierce,” who also received honorable mention for their comic fierceness, was the top-scoring team of the day, averaging 172 points in three matches. Members are Ryan and Tony King, Philip Nafziger and Eliot Nofziger.

“Whatever,” from North Clinton, averaged 157 in three matches with Jacque Seigneur, April and Galen Short, Devyn McClay, Kira and Ross Andre.

“Dreamers” from Poplar Ridge averaged 140 points in their three wins. Members are Ciara Caldwell, Tiannah Sheets, Marina Knape, Emily Watson, and Hope Hornish.

“Ferocious Animals,” from Sonrise, averaged 137 points with Emmy Arend, Caity Karnes, Katie Keesbury, Alex Sliter and Emily Trent.

The meet had exciting matches that came down to the last question. The closest was when Aaron Zimmerman, of “Well Built and Handsome” from Zion, scored a team bonus on the final 18th question to tie “Sad Goats,” from Lockport, who had scored a team bonus when Cara Foor answered the 16th question correctly.

With four of six meets completed, teams leading the area are “Whatever” and “Fierce,” both 13-0; “Sad Goats,” 12-0-1; “Lovely to Look At,” 9-2-1; and “WC Football,” 9-3.

The next meet is at Zion Mennonite Church, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m. Plans are to quiz in five round robin groups of four teams each.


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