CCHS Scholastic Bowl Team is Undefeated

By Thom Potts

The CCHS Scholastic Bowl team continued its winning season at their latest match in early December, with decisive victories over Central High School of Woodstock andRappahannockCountyHigh School. At this point in the season, Clarke’s team is undefeated in the eight-school Bull Run District with an overall record of 12 wins and 0 losses. High scorers for CCHS are co-captains Conor Mettenburg and Brian Murphy, but these seniors are supported by a team of nearly a dozen senior, junior, and sophomore players guided by coaches Laurie Barbagallo and Thom Potts.

Scholastic Bowl team members (left to right) Will Levi, Bryan Murphy, Conor Mettenburg, and Dylan Kitselman relax between rounds of a match at Manassas Park High School. In the background, team member Kati White waits for her turn to compete.

Scholastic Bowl is an academic competition sponsored by the Virginia High School League. Questions at the matches cover the four core academic areas of English, social studies, mathematics, and science, as well as world languages, the arts, sports, and current events. A good player must have a wide-ranging knowledge of all academic areas as well as the ability to react quickly and buzz in before the opposing team. Matches are fast-paced and exciting!

The CCHS team next competes atWilliamMonroeHigh Schoolin Stanardsville on January 9, 2012 for their last match of the regular season. They will then travel to the District Tournament atRapphannockHigh Schoolon Saturday, January 21.

Wish them well as they aim to continue their undefeated winning streak!



CCHS Scholastic Bowl team is undefeated


  1. Way to go Scholastic Bowl Team!!! You guys rock! A big Thanks to coaches Thom Potts and Laurie Barbagallo: they couldn’t do it without you!