The South Middle School Quiz Bowl teams opened strongly during a communication arts competition at Carl Junction Middle School Oct. 15.
The teams won seven matches, led by Joey Capeheart, who answered 14 questions correctly, Alex Kangethe, who had 12, and Calvin Alumbaugh, who chipped in with 10.
Team One, consisting of Capeheart, Alumbaugh, Mary Jean Miller, and Sarah Kessler, captain, won five games and lost four, defeating teams from Lamar, Diamond, and Monett.
Team two, consisting of Kangethe, Amanda Jones, Nicol McDonald, Zac Short, and Matt Cruzan, won two matches.
The next contest, a science meet, is scheduled for late November at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School.