Category: Scholastic Bowl

Auburn scholastic bowl team wins another sectional

ROCKFORD – Auburn’s scholastic bowl program dominated its IHSA Class 2A sectional on Saturday, ending its IHSA season with another trophy. The Knights beat Cary-Grove, 630-200, in its first match and then knocked off Belvidere, 640-140, for the championship. This year’s Auburn scholastic bowl team is made up of Justin Abel, Ashley Thammavong, Nam Pham, […]

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Auburn wins 21st straight scholastic bowl regional

ROCKFORD – Auburn’s national juggernaut scholastic bowl program won its 21st straight IHSA regional title Monday night. The Knights topped Poplar Grove North Boone, 800-60, and then beat Rockton Hononegah in the title match, 690-130, to advance to Saturday’s IHSA Class 2A sectional, which will be hosted by Auburn. This year’s Auburn scholastic bowl team […]

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Auburn wins 19th straight IHSA scholastic bowl regional

ROCKFORD – The Auburn Knights extended a streak that started before there were things such as wireless headsets or the Mars Rover by winnings its 19th straight IHSA scholastic bowl regional on Monday. There was very little drama in the Class 2A Auburn regional. The Knights beat Freeport, Stillman Valley and Hononegah by more than […]

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19 things to celebrate from 2019: No. 16 – Auburn scholastic bowl

Auburn’s scholastic bowl team came within a question of winnings its third IHSA scholastic bowl state title. Instead, the Knights had to settle for finishing second for the seventh time after losing the IHSA Class 2A title match to Urbana University Laboratory High School, 430-390, in March. In April, Auburn senior Ethan Strombeck won the […]

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Quiz Bowl season is underway!

The Bergstrom Stateline Quiz Bowl tournament started for 2019-2020. Learn more about the competition that encompasses schools from nine counties in the latest blog post from Guilford quiz bowler Jeff Snedegar.

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Auburn takes 8th in national scholastic bowl tournament

ATLANTA – Auburn High School’s scholastic bowl team tied for eighth place in a national competition this past weekend at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The team of Ethan Strombeck, Justin Abel, Leif Verace and Lilly Chavez went 12-4 overall to tie with Arcadia of California, Montgomery of Maryland and LASA of Austin, Texas. The Knights […]

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Auburn student wins national scholastic bowl title

ROCKFORD – Auburn senior Ethan Strombeck is the national individual scholastic bowl champion. Scholastic Bowl typically is a team event, but each year a National Academic Quiz Tournaments individual tournament is held, featuring 10 rounds of buzzer play on topics ranging from science and geography to history and literature. The tournament drew 130 competitors to […]

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Auburn just misses third scholastic bowl state title

PEORIA – For the second straight year, Auburn hopes of a third state scholastic bowl title were dashed in a 430-390 loss. In 2017-2018, the Knights made it to the title match only to lose to Lincolnshire Stevenson, 430-390. Friday morning, Auburn reversed that loss by beating Stevenson, 480-380, in the final match of pool […]

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Auburn also hoping to win a state title in Peoria

PEORIA – Auburn’s powerhouse scholastic bowl team will have to get through the defending state champions to get a chance to win the school’s third scholastic bowl state title. There will be eight teams in Peoria Friday competing for the IHSA Class 2A scholastic bowl title. The schools are broken into two pools. Auburn, which […]

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Auburn dominates scholastic bowl sectional

BELVIDERE – Auburn’s scholastic bowl state dynasty was never threatened Saturday as the Knights qualified for the IHSA state tournament for the 18th straight year. The Knights won their three Class AA sectional matches in dominating fashion, beating Crystal Lake Central, Belvidere and Burlington Central by a combined score of 2,290 to 190. Only the […]

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