MUHS Scholars Bowl team excels in state tourney

MONTPELIER — The Middlebury Union High School Scholars Bowl team turned in a strong performance at the state championships held last Saturday, March 30, at the statehouse in Montpelier. The Tigers put together three impressive victories before losing to CVU in the semifinal round.
Coming into the day as the fifth seed, Middlebury needed to win a play-in tournament to even qualify for the final rounds. Beating St. Johnsbury and Essex earned Middlebury the Medlar Cup and a berth in the finals. The Tigers then scored an upset against Hanover to earn a shot at CVU in the semifinals. After beating Middlebury, CVU went on to lose to Burlington in the final round.
Seniors Silas Conlon, Justin Koontz and Emma Pope McCright and juniors Ken Barkdoll, Caleb Benz and Nico Brayton make up the Tiger varsity team. Scores for the day’s matches were:
Middlebury 515 — St. Johnsbury 295
Middlebury 455 — Essex 295
Middlebury 475 — Hanover 345
CVU 460 — Middlebury 340

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