By Mary Granath Posted March 3, 2010
This year Lowry’s Academic Challenge team has put themselves in a position to take home the state title for the second year in a row.
After finishing first at the Battle Mountain meet on Monday, February 22, Lowry is now first seat going into Zone. Coached by Mr. Storm, the team consists of 10 members: Tim Palmer (captain), Jackson Gratwohl, Lainey Barta, Chris Pike, Mary Granath, Adam Gray, Alex Schumacher, Giovan Cholico, Taylor Gruey, and Marrian House. Palmer and Gratwohl are the only returning members.
The team faces a challenge in that eight of its 10 members are seniors so next year Mr. Storm will have to completely rebuild the team. However, this doesn’t stop the team from having a close bond.
“I like the team camaraderie,” stated Pike “it’s different than a sport but yet we still have the competition which makes it really fun.”
Zone was held in Spring Creek on March 1. In the first round of the meet, Lowry took on Battle Mountain and defeated them 180-145. The next team, Spring Creek, pulled ahead late in the round to defeat Lowry 250-190. In order to go on to state Lowry had to take down West Wendover which they did, winning 235-145.
Lastly, Lowry faced off against Spring Creek one more time however couldn’t quite pull through with the win, losing 285-140.