Quiz bowl team falls to Red Lion on WGAL's Brain Busters

Although recorded back in October, the Lampeter-Strasburg quiz bowl team's episode of Brain Busters aired today on WGAL at 12:30 PM. The team -- consisting of freshman Logan Emmert, sophomore Mark Wittemann, and seniors Kevin Reed and Ben Pontz, and coached by Mrs. Pam Kochel -- fell to Red Lion, 445-295.

The L-S quiz bowl team; from L: Logan Emmert, Ben Pontz, Kevin Reed, Mark Wittemann
Photo courtesy of Lampeter-Strasburg High School PTO
A match that was deadlocked early tipped towards Red Lion during the one-on-one rounds, and never came back for L-S. However, when Kevin Reed correctly answered a "Bonus Brain Buster" question regarding litmus tests, the entire team won a free carton of Turkey Hill ice cream. Overall, although disappointed to lose, the team enjoyed participating.

"It was a good experience to have," says Emmert. "We'll need some new people to step up next year."

Editor's Note: In the interest of full disclosure, the author of this article is the captain of the quiz bowl team. As stated in our official memorandum of journalistic guidelines, every effort is made to avoid having people write about that in which they are involved, however in some cases, exceptions must be made, and should be clearly noted. With any questions or concerns, readers are invited to contact Mr. Adam Zurn, advisor of LSNews.org. Thank you. (BP)

--Benjamin Pontz, LSNews.org Editor-In-Chief

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