Portageville Scholar Bowl Team Competes in Districts
The Portageville High School Scholar Bowl team competed in the Class 2 District 1 competition on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Bernie High School. Scholar Bowl is a MSHSAA sponsored activity in which teams compete in an academic competition. A Scholar Bowl match has four quarters of ten point timed questions in the areas of science, mathematics, communication arts, social studies, fine arts/performing arts, and miscellaneous (current events, sports, industrial arts, etc.). Teams of four players compete against each other. Scholar Bowl season starts at the end of October and runs to the middle of April when post season play starts. Portageville competes in regular season play against Campbell, Caruthersville, Dexter, Hayti, Holcomb, Kennett, and Malden.
Schools in Class 2 District 1 are Bernie, Hayti, Holcomb, Malden, Portageville, and South Pemiscot. The Portageville Scholar Bowl team defeated Bernie in the preliminary round of district competition 260-250 in overtime to advance to the championship game against Malden. Portageville fell to Malden in the championship game 190-240. Portageville received the Class 2 District Second Place plaque following the championship match.