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The Clearwater team won the Niobrara Valley Conference Quiz Bowl championship at home on Monday afternoon.
Clearwater defeated St. Mary's in the first round before downing Elgin Pope John in the second. Elkhorn Valley slipped past them in a close third round match and Clearwater bounced back in a big way, winning all of their remaining rounds. They eliminated West Holt, Chambers and avenged their earlier loss to Elkhorn Valley to advance to the championship against Neligh-Oakdale. Clearwater prevailed over undefeated Neligh-Oakdale in back to back matches to win the championship.
Quiz bowl team members were Cassidy Bearinger, Eli Thiele, Taylor Rose Bolling, Jacob Behnk, James Kester, Tyler Hupp and Taylor Ann Bolling, Jaqueline Olivan. They are coached by Connie Cronin.
Clearwater placed first, followed by Neligh-Oakdale in second, Elkhorn Valley third and Chambers fourth.