Monday, March 4, 2013
Somerville fell to Lincoln-Sudbury in the first round of the trivia show.
Somerville High School's trivia team fell to Lincoln-Sudbury Sunday in the first round of WGBH's "High School Quiz Show." It was the second year in a row Somerville made it onto the show. In 2012, Somerville also lost in the first round. Somerville was within striking distance of Lincoln-Sudbury going into the final "lightning round" of the show, but Lincoln-Sudbury surged ahead in the final round, thanks in large part to the rapid-fire play of Justin, who answered several questions in a row. In the end, Somerville walked away with 290 points, and Lincoln-Sudbury earned 500. The winning team will face off against Brookline on April 14. Even with Sunday's loss, the Somerville team may have a bright future. Only one of the players, Zoe …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The episode will air at 6:30 p.m. on channel 2.
The Somerville High School trivia team takes on Lincoln-Sudbury Sunday night on WGBH's "High School Quiz Show." The broadcast, which was taped in January, marks Somerville's second straight year on the trivia show. "High School Quiz Show," hosted by Billy Costa, features the 16 best public-school trivia teams in the state. They compete in elimination rounds. If Somerville's team wins on Sunday's episode, it will move onto the next round. If it loses, the team will have to try its luck again next year. Last year, the Somerville team lost in the first round to Rockport, but this year there are a number of older, returning members. The show airs on WGBH, channel 2, at 6:30 p.m. Trivia Team Takes Second Swing at 'High School Quiz Show' Saturday
Friday, January 25, 2013
The Somerville High School trivia team faces Lincoln-Sudbury on the WGBH show Saturday. The episode will air March 3.
The Somerville High School trivia team is taking a second shot at glory Saturday when it competes on WGBH's televised High School Quiz Show. It's the second year in a row the trivia team has made it onto the show, which features the 16 best public high school quiz teams in the state. Last year, Somerville was knocked out during the first round of competition by Rockport. This year the team faces Lincoln-Sudbury in the first round, and Theodore Blake, the team's advisor, thinks Somerville has a good chance of moving forward in this year's competition. The team competes on a monthly basis in the North Shore College Bowl trivia league, where Somerville is constantly the number two team in the competition, behind its old nemesis, Rockport. (…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The episode will air on March 3.
The Somerville High School trivia team will face off against Lincoln-Sudbury in the first round of WGBH's "High School Quiz Show," according to an announcement from the show. Although the show airs its first episode on Feb. 10—with a contest between Hopkinton and North Quincy—the episode featuring Somerville is scheduled to air on March 3. The Somerville team will be one of 16 from across the state to compete on the trivia show. Somerville earned a spot on the show after competing against 94 other Massachusetts public high schools on "Super Sunday," held on Nov. 4, 2012. All the schools took an identical oral quiz consisting of 100 questions, and Somerville was one of the top 16 teams. This is the second straight year Somerville has …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
It's the second year in a row Somerville will compete on the show.
Somerville High School's trivia team, for the second straight year, has made it onto WGBH's "High School Quiz Show," according to an announcement from WGBH. The Somerville team will be one of 16 from across the state to compete on the trivia show, which airs in February. To earn a spot in the final 16, Somerville competed against 94 other Massachusetts public high schools on Nov. 4 during "Super Sunday," when all the teams took an identical oral quiz consisting of 100 questions. The 16 teams with the top scores were then invited to compete on the quiz show. Somerville is one of seven teams returning to the show after appearances last year. Last year, Somerville was knocked out of the tournament in the first round by Rockport. Here are the …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The high school quiz team surged in the final round of play, but it wasn't enough to defeat a strong Rockport team.
The Somerville High School quiz team made a strong showing in its debut appearance on WGBH's High School Quiz Show, but it wasn't enough to fend off a solid Rockport team, which ultimately won the contest and will move onto the second round of the competition. Somerville High School was one of 16 teams from across the state to compete on the quiz show. The final score was 375 to 280, but Somerville made it interesting, narrowing its deficit to just 35 points in the final "lightning round" of questioning, where each question is worth 20 points. Had two questions broken in Somerville's direction, they would have taken the lead. In the end, however, Rockport remained in control for the whole match and will face off against Acton-Boxborough in…
Monday, January 30, 2012
The Somerville High School quiz team competed against Rockport Saturday.
The Somerville High School quiz team was in WGBH television studios Saturday to compete on the station's High School Quiz Show. The show pits high school teams from around the state—16 in all—against each other in a single-elimination bracket tournament, much like the Sweet 16 in college basketball. Somerville faced off against Rockport in the first round, and supporters came out to cheer on the Somerville team. The episode, taped Saturday, will air on March 4, and the results of Saturday's match are confidential until that date.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Somerville High School faces off against Rockport on Saturday in the first round of WGBH's High School Quiz Show.
Somerville High School is one of 16 teams from public schools across the state to compete on the High School Quiz Show, now in its third season. The quiz competition pits school against school in a single-elimination bracket system, like the Sweet 16 in college basketball. The show is inviting Somerville residents ages 7 and up to be part of the live audience and cheer on the home team. To be part of the audience, register at highschoolquizshow.org. Though the taping takes place Saturday, the episode won't air until March 4, and audience members will be asked to keep the results of the first round secret. If Somerville beats Rockport, they'll move onto the second round of the competition to face off against the winner of the match between…
Monday, January 9, 2012
Somerville's side of the bracket in the elimination-rounds tournament includes last year's champion.
Somerville High School, which is one of 16 schools from Massachusetts competing in WGHB's "High School Quiz Show," will face off against Rockport in the opening round of the tournament, and the episode will air on March 4. Somerville was one of 91 public school districts in the state that fought for a place on the show, now entering its third season, which is hosted by television personality Bill Costa. If Somerville beats Rockport in the first round of the tournament, the team will move on to face either Beverly or Acton-Boxborough in the quarterfinals round. Somerville will have some stiff competition if it wants to make the final round; its side of the bracket includes Hamilton-Wrenthem, last year's champion. This year, the Somerville …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The high school team is one of 16 teams from across Massachusetts to compete in the WGBH trivia competition.
A trivia team from Somerville High School will be one of 16 teams from across Massachusetts to compete in WGBH's High School Quiz Show, which airs in February. Somerville High School and the 15 other public high schools competing in the televised trivia competition learned Monday afternoon they'd earned a spot on the show, which is hosted by local TV and radio personality Billy Costa. The show, when it airs this winter, will be in its third season, and this year 91 teams from across the state registered for a chance to compete on television. The 91 teams faced a qualifying round, called "Super Sunday," in which they were asked 100 questions—each team received the same 100 questions—and the 16 teams that scored the highest during that round…