A Bible Quiz meet held Sunday at West Clinton Mennonite Church finished with strong performances and effort given by all 13 teams.
The meet’s top three scoring teams averaged over 120 points, but the lowest averaging teams still boasted 70-point averages, equivalent to at least two quizzers quizzing out on those teams, too. Bible quiz teams from four different churches had the highest average scores for the day.
Charged, from North Clinton, averaged 129 in their five wins. Sla(y)in Beasts from Tedrow Mennonite Church averaged 126 and won four out of five. Right from House Church averaged 122 with five wins, and West Clinton’s Dogs Still Under the Table had their best meet of the year, averaging 110 points in their six matches.
The area’s top four teams for the 2016 season were also divided among four area churches:
Taking the 2016 season was Right, quizzing for House Church, with a record of 21-2-1. Team members are Joe and Josh Richer and Hope and Kate Nofziger. Taking second place was Tedrow Mennonite’s Sla(y)in Beasts, 18-5-1, with team members Ian Armstrong, Ava Hoylman, Danielle, Megan and Jacob King, and Jacob and Levi Myers. Placing third was Charged from North Clinton, with quizzer/coach Keri Aeschliman, Chris Foor, Cory Johnson, Anneli Shaw, and Anna Thomas. The Mob, from Pettisville Missionary, who rejoined area quizzing this season, went 15-8-1 to take fourth place. Team members are Isaac Noor, Aaron King, Weston Ruffer, and Mason Babcock. Fierce Wolves and Hearts of Faith, both from North Clinton, tied for fifth place with 12-10-2 records.
The top four teams received picture plaques. Quizzing this year was over Acts, chapters 6-28.
The highest scoring top 25 individuals also received trophies after Sunday’s meet. At least one quizzer from all 13 area teams made it into the Top 25. The two top individuals, who quizzed out in all 24 matches this season, were Cara Foor and William Nofziger, who both scored 840 points. Just one question less, and tying for third, were Hope Nofziger and Chris Foor, both with 825.
Rounding out the top 25 were Joselyn Estrada, 810; Keri Aeschliman, 805; Kate Nofziger, 800; Jacob Myers, 785; Isaac Noor, 755; Hannah Richer, 735; Tessa Waidelich, 705; Karlee Reed, 695; Justice Beck, 685; Joe Richer, 680; Lydia Sheldon, 655; Belle Clark, 650; Aaron King and Levi Myers, 635; Conner Johnson, 630; Trinity Snider, 585; Grace Sheldon and Elizabeth Miller, 580; Chelsea McCreery, 540; Ian Armstrong, 510; and Lucia Rodriquez, 505.
A tournament of 12 local teams will be held Sunday, March 13, 2 p.m., at Central Mennonite Church. On Sunday, March 20, area teams will participate in a tournament of more than 70 teams to be held at Central Christian High School in Kidron, Ohio.