HARTINGTON – A third KTCH Quiz Bowl awards presentation featured the champions during a Monday ceremony.
Hartington-Newcastle won the 64-team KTCH Quiz Bowl during their first year of participation in the event.
The advisor is Corey Uldrich as KTCH quiz bowl representatives are Ky Rice, Bennet Sievers, Parker Hopping and Lane Heimes. The lone senior is Sievers who plans to attend UNL after graduation.
In addition to the banner, the Wildcats received a $125 check to donate to a charitable organization of their choice. All team members received medals, the coach received a trophy and the team earned a first place trophy.
Hartington-Newcastle opened with a 7-6 first round victory over Lutheran High Northeast on January 24; defeated Columbus Scotus, 3-2 on February 10; won 2-1 over Leigh on February 28 and advanced to the final four with a 3-1 win against Winside on March 2.
The Wildcats then won 3-2 over Summerland on March 3 and defeated Battle Creek, 8-6 in the finals on March 9.
Battle Creek finished runner-up while Summerland defeated Scribner-Snyder, 9-8 in the consolation round on March 7.
A final award presentation will be for Scribner-Snyder on May 13.