TICONDEROGA - The Ticonderoga Sentinel Quiz Bowl team is off to an excellent start again this year in the Post Star Academic Bowl played in Queensbury. Currently in 3rd place, the Sentinels faced a tough challenge from Corinth on Wednesday, Dec. 2, ultimately winning 310-195. Led by high scorers Ben Chapman and Adriana Clark, the Sentinels had a perfect 60 second round for the second time this season answering 10 questions about inventors and their inventions.
In order to sharpen their competitive skills, the Sentinels are also braving the Charlotte-Essex ferry on Friday, Dec. 2 to play in the PHAT III So. Burlington quiz tournament hosted by the Vermont NEA. The Sentinels will field two teams this year and hope to once again be competitive against the much larger Vermont and New York teams who attend. Last year the Sentinels were the "small schools" champions of the tournament.
Thanks to the continued generosity of International Paper Company of Ticonderoga, the Quiz Bowl team has team tshirts this year with the team's "clawing brain" logo designed by last year's co-captain David Mallon.
This year's team is lead by Captain Ben Chapman and veteran players Adriana Clark, Tory Walters, Andrew terSteege, Alan Zhang, and Christy Faucher. New members of the Sentinel team include Jon Ferguson, Anita Zhang, Michael Fuller, Keeley Andrusko, Ashley Costello, Riley Chapman, Miranda terSteege, Michael Barber, Hannah Herbst, Hayli Carlson and Markie teRiele. Ms. Bagneschi has volunteered again this year to both chaperone tournaments and support the team during matches.