The team competed for the championship at Youngstown State University on Saturday, February 25. They won matches over Warren Harding, United and Poland to be league tournament champs.
The Mahoning League has expanded to 24 teams this year, and students must answer academic-based questions ranging from literature, science, math, history, etc. Boardman’s JV and Varsity teams are League Champs for the third year in a row. Varsity team Captain Pranav Padmanabhan, a junior, is the league’s leading scorer for the second consecutive year, averaging over 100 points per game.
Coach Randy Nord calls her 14 member group hardworking. “I continue to be amazed at not only the players' extensive knowledge in a wide variety of subject areas, but also at their persistent dedication to win. Two of our players have gone the extra mile by attending 'Quiz Bowl Camp' during the summer. The team also practices together at an online forum they've created, above and beyond our weekly practices at Boardman High."
Boardman’s Quiz Bowl kids are currently working on fundraising to help finance the trip to the state tournament in Columbus on April 8, and to the national tournament in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 27.