With at least 12 members, new and returning, participating in Scholar Bowl, the teams are poised to make a serious splash in the competition. Varsity A (2-0), consisting of seniors Paul Daues and Michael Hayes and juniors Samuel Bott and Brian Price, had two big wins, beating Lutheran South 360-0 in game one and Nerinx 270-160 in game two.
Varsity B (2-0) also kicked off their year with a bang, beating Lutheran South’s Varsity B 310-150 in game one and Nerinx’s Varsity B 280-160 in game two. SLUH’s team consisted of seniors Michael Brennan, David Dowd, and Nick Messina and junior Alexander Hymes.
“We really gelled together as a team,” said Varsity B captain Brennan. “For all the new talent that we have, it was a really balanced group. In my time in Scholar Bowl, I’ve never broken 300 (points), so for us to do it in the very first game of the season, with two guys who had never participated before is very promising.”
The JV team (1-1), consisting of sophomore Liam Heffernan and freshmen Andrew Gibson, Nicholas Rakonick, and John Sainz, began the season with a loss against Lutheran South, 110-270, but immediately bounced back with a convincing win against Nerinx, 260-90.
Moderator Don Steingruby was pleased with how the season started and would like to give a special thanks to Latin teacher R.J. Parsons for helping volunteer at the meet on Tuesday.
While the team has an off-week coming up, the next meet is planned for Tuesday, Nov. 10.