Missouri Scholar Bowl Concludes

For the first time since 2016, no school repeated as champion at MSHSAA’s state Scholar Bowl Challenge. Both defending champs from our area, Fair Grove in Class Four and Weaubleau in Class Two, were overwhelmed in their title game bouts, with Fair Grove falling to College Heights Christian of Joplin on Saturday, 500-180. Fair Grove head coach Michelle Wahlquist…

Fair Grove had taken the lead late in the preliminary round-robin contest versus the Cougars, only for College Heights to defeat the Eagles 340-320. Both teams defeated Kansas City Lutheran and Winfield to book their spots in the finals. Wahlquist commended College Heights for having a well-rounded team.

College Heights claimed their fourth state title in program history.

It was in 2016 that Calvary Lutheran won their first title, and the Lions were able to do so this year at the expense of Weaubleau. Despite Weaubleau defeating the Jefferson City school 350-250 in round-robin play Friday, Calvary outpaced the Tigers in the Class Two championship match 390-270 to claim the title. Friday’s action also saw School of the Ozarks claim third in Class One and Fordland finish third in Class Three.

Also from our region, both Republic and Rolla were overwhelmed by Lindbergh and Saint Joseph Central in the Class Six round-robin Saturday. The two teams faced off for third-place, with Rolla holding off a late comeback effort to wrap up the day with a 310-280 victory.