Scholar Bowl

Moderators: Mr. Scott Timmermann and Mr. Dan Wescovich

2001, 2002, 2004, and 2006 IHSA Regional Champions
2010 South Central Conference Champs

Scholar Bowl is an IHSA sanctioned activity for which all Mater Dei students are eligible.  The Scholar Knights compete at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshman levels.  A scholar bowl match consists of head-to-head competition between teams, who answer questions relating to various topics including English, history, mathematics, and science.  The fall season culminates with the South Central Scholastic Conference Tournament, while the spring season culminates with IHSA playoffs.

At Mater Dei, a student may join Scholar Bowl at any time during the season – while many students elect to play all year, other students elect to play during the off-season of the other activities in which they participate.  During the season, the team practices on Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to
4:00 pm.

 

Latest News for Scholar Bowl

Scholar Knights Take 1st Place

The Scholar Knights swept the competition at the 30th Annual Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl Tournament on February 16 and took home 1st Place. The team consists of (left to right) Adam Holbrook , Drew Logullo, Elizabeth Medlin, Ian Bruening, Mackenzie McCray, and Raymond Moylan. Not pictured is teammate Hannah Albers.

The Scholar Knights swept the competition at the 30th Annual Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl Tournament on February 16 and took home 1st Place. The team consists of (left to right) Adam Holbrook , Drew Logullo, Elizabeth Medlin, Ian Bruening, Mackenzie McCray, and Raymond Moylan. Not pictured is teammate Hannah Albers.

MD Scholar Bowl Junior High Tournament

On Saturday, February 2, Mater Dei Catholic High School hosted its annual Junior High Scholar Bowl Tournament. Twenty-nine teams from around the area competed in pool play in the morning for the chance to advance to elimination rounds in the afternoon. Immaculate Conception defeated Carriel Junior High in the Championship, while Germantown defeated Edward A. Fulton in the third place game. Aviston won the Consolation Bracket with a victory over Holy Trinity.

The tournament was put on thanks to the volunteer efforts of many people including Mater Dei junior and senior scholar bowl members and friends of the program who served as moderators, freshman and sophomore team members and other student volunteers, who ran the rooms and kept score, the Mater Dei Student Council, who served concessions throughout the day, and Breese Hardee’s, who sponsor the trophies.

Scholar Knights Win Two in Scholar Hi-Q

Joseph Hummert, Anna Quitmeyer, Mackenzie McCray, and Drew Logullo pose by the familiar Hi-Q cube at the scholar bowl tournament in Carbondale. On September 24, Mater Dei defeated Wayne City in the first round of Scholastic Hi-Q, 410-240. Mackenzie McCray and Joseph Hummert led the team with seven toss-ups each. Anna Quitmeyer scored four times and Drew Logullo scored twice. The match will be aired on WSIU-TV on October 14 at 5:30 p.m. and October 21 at 9:30 a.m. It will also be streaming on wsiu.org/hiq following the television air date.
In the second round of the Scholastic Hi-Q tournament, the Scholar Knights defeated East Richland, 390-370. Adam Holbrook led the team with ten toss-ups. Mackenzie McCray and Joseph Hummert scored five toss-ups each. The match will be aired on WSIU-TV on February 3, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. and on February 10 at 9:30 a.m. It will also be streaming on wsiu.org/hiq following the television air date.

Scholar Knights News

The MD Scholar Knights who participated in the Masonic Sectional Scholar Bowl Tournament were (front) Mary Helen Otrembiak, Mackenzie McCray, Elizabeth Medlin, (back) Hannah Albers, Drew Logullo, and Holden Fuehne. The team won the sectional tournament and will compete at state in March.

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