photo courtesy ESD 105
The Sunnyside 2015 knowledge bowl team is comprised of (L-R) Elizabeth Ruldo, Lindsay Schilperoort, Eric Heisey, Yazaret Villafana, Elizabeth Juarez, Deana Gutierrez and faculty coach Paula Greene.
As of Tuesday, March 3, 2015
ELLENSBURG – Although eight teams from the region advanced to the State High School Knowledge Bowl tournaments next month, Grandview and Sunnyside missed out this year.
At the Regional meet held last Wednesday, Grandview finished fifth among the five 2A teams with a total of 30 points.
The Greyhounds earned 21 points in the opening written round and racked up another nine points during the three oral rounds.
Ellensburg took first place honors with 120 points. The team led eventual runner-up Selah 49-43 after the written round then built up 71 more points in the oral rounds. Ellensburg has qualified for State during all 10 seasons the school has been in the Knowledge Bowl program.
Selah, which finished with 73 total points, also earned a berth to the State tournament. Also competing at the 2A level were Wapato (45 points) and Toppenish (37 points).
Sunnyside finished fourth out of four teams in the 4A division, earning 44 total points. The Grizzlies tallied 29 points in the opening written round and added another 15 points over the course of the oral rounds.
West Valley earned the regional championship at the 4A level with 109 points, the second-highest total after host Ellensburg. Teams from West Valley have qualified for State during all 12 seasons the program has been offered to the region’s schools.
Also advancing to State in the 4A division was Davis, with 88 points. The other finisher in the division was Eisenhower with 47 points.
Also headed to the State competition from this region are Riverside Christian in the 1B division, Easton in the 2B division, and Highland and Zillah in the 1A division.