For the third consecutive year, the Boardman High School varsity Quiz Bowl team earned the Mahoning League title.
The team competed Feb. 25 for the championship at Youngstown State University, where it won matches over Warren G. Harding, United and Poland to be league tournament champs.
The Mahoning League expanded to 24 teams this year, and students had to answer academic-based questions ranging from literature, science, math, history, etc.
Boardman's junior varsity and varsity teams were named 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 more than 100 points per game.
Coach Randy Nord said her 14-member group was 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," she said. "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 April 8 in Columbus, and to the national tournament May 27 in Atlanta, Ga.