Phillipsburg Scholar's Bowl team advances to state tournament

Published 02/05/2024

Michael Van Der Veen, Isaiah Michael, William Mooney, Austin Leanna, Callie Leidig and Hallie Jerby. Courtesy photo

The Phillipsburg Scholars Bowl team brought home silver in Thursday, Feb. 1 regional meet held in Larned.

First, the team competed in pool play against six other teams. They finished 5-2 with wins against Hoisington, Minneapolis, SW Heights, Lakin and Colby.

Phillipsburg finished third in this pool and moved into the championship rounds, facing five additional teams. During the championship rounds, Phillipsburg finished 3-2, defeating Nickerson, Beloit and Cimarron with losses to meet champion Ellsworth and SW Heights.

At the end, Phillipsburg finished with a tie and through the tie-breaking procedures, placed second. Finishing second qualified the team for the State Scholars Bowl meet in Wichita.