Ironwood Upsets Houghton 325-235

Ironwood Township - March 19, 2009

Wiz kids representing sixteen schools showed up at GCC today to compete in a regional Cerebral Shootout.

The Red Devils of Ironwood won four matches today before playing the Houghton Gremlins in the finale. Houghton the reigning world champions of the Wiz Kid Universe also won four matches before taking on the Ironwood.

The two teams scored 560 points between them today. That's a lot of points in a match. But, it was the Red Devils all the way leading from start to finish. The Re Devils had the Gremlins on the ropes and Gremlin Coach called a time out late in the game to get his champion team steadied. 

In the end it was the Wiz Kids from Ironwood that would come away with gold on this day final score Ironwood 325- Houghton 235.

pictured above - Ironwood Coach Steve Boyd. GCC President James Lorenson presents trophy to team captain  Liz Perkis. Standing next to Liz is Emma Leigh, Evan Wright and Andrea Klump.
Pictured above - runner up of the Regional Quiz Bowl - Houghton Gremlins receive the second place trophy from GCC President Jim Lorenson. Gremlins left to right. Pat Milligan, Karen Oppliger, Kathy Caneba. and Bo Zhang and Coach Bill Martell.
teams  begin the day at a meeting  where procedures and new rule changes are discussed. pre-match meeting. Carl Vaara goes over the plan and rules for the day's competition.
above Ironwood competes against Phillips. It was Ironwood 295-175 in their first match
in a first round game Speedboys and Speed Girls (R)  down Baraga (left)
above- Hurley Varsity Wiz Kids upended Watermeet (R) 220-160. Coach Lupino's J.V. won the J.V. Division for the second time this school year. Congratulations on a job well done !
above the Red Devils in their third match of the day. Ironwood best Wakefield-Marenisco  275-200.
above - the Ironwood J.V. Team. out scored the West Iron (below) who played with only three players. Score Ironwood 230 West Iron 80
Bayfield phot above lost to Bessemer (below) final score was 225-40
above the E-T-C Panthers were bested by the Gremlins (below) 430-95
above the Forest Park team gather round for their lightning round.  Below the wiz kids from Chassell also gather for the lightning round.  Chassell prevailed 260-195.


above Ironwood below Houghton.
above - Gremlin coach Bill Martell calls for a late time out hoping to get his team to regroup. None-the-less the Red Devils went on to win this match 325-235.  Great going Red Devils.

Right after the games Ironwood and Houghton left for Marquette where each team would participate in a semi-final match in the WNMUTV High School Bowl. Ironwood will play Iron Mountain tomorrow and Houghton the reigning HSB Champs will play Gwinn. Gwinn has an extraordinary team this year. Should Ironwood win their match they will be playing a worthy opponent in the finale.

above - JV Red Devils Cole Stevens (L) and Bradley Torni (R) sit in to watch championship game.

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