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“Academic All-stars,” recent match results

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Students compete in intellectual competitions across the southern tier

Academic All Star matches took place this evening early enough to beat the impending snow storm.  In the LARGE SCHOOL DIVISION match, moderated by Marcia Lichtman,  Corning Gold defeated Haverling with a score of 44-30.  Both teams were stumped by the question asking what ML Baseball player was known for such comments as “When you see a fork in the road – take it.”  The audience, however, was well aware of Yogi Berra’s history of what has come to be known as “Yogi-ims.”

The MEDIUM-LARGE SCHOOL DIVISION matches took place in Addison with Penny Newcomb moderating.  Campbell-Savona was missing their B team players tonight and took a blow from Canisteo-Greenwood with a final score of 23-3.  

A strong, high scoring match followed with Naples edging out Addison with a 62 to 56 win.  

The MEDIUM-SMALL SCHOOL DIVISION matches were moderated by Richard Sewart this evening in Greenwood, the temporary site for the Jasper-Troupsburg school after their flooding woes.  In the first match, Alfred-Almond dominated Arkport 87-16 followed by another strong showing by Hammondsport over Jasper-Troupsburg, 85-28.  

Finally, veteran moderator Bryan Schoeffler oversaw the SMALL SCHOOL DIVISION matches in Prattsburgh.  Avoca took the first match from Canaseraga; both schools showing a strong competition with 65-44 points on the evening.  The second match pitted Bradford against host Prattsburgh with Bradford coming out on top scoring a 31-19 win.  

Next Monday, March 13, there will be no Large school match.  The rest of the schools will compete in their respective divisions in Campbell, Alfred-Almond, and Canaseraga.  Catch a match near you at 6:15.  

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