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April 19. 2014 8:18PM

Pinkerton Academy tops Dover High in Granite State Challenge

DURHAM - The Pinkerton Academy Astros took an early lead against the Dover High School Green Wave during Saturday's Granite State Challenge, resulting in a 335-170 win in the quarter-final match.

Pinkerton Academy was represented by Captain Ben Foley, Sara Tridenti, Jake Hudgins and Joe Ronca, and coached by Peter Crowell and Pam Griswold.

Dover High School was represented by Captain Erin Bourque, Quinlan Payne, Hayden Proborowski, Tim Mainella, and were coached by Eric Salmonsen and Andrew Chase.

Pinkerton Academy now advances to the semifinals of Granite State Challenge.

The popular quiz contest began the season with 16 Granite State high school teams battling for the coveted SuperChallenge title and brainy bragging rights.

It takes a winning combination of knowledge, teamwork, grace under pressure, and a quick buzzer reflex to play. The show brings New Hampshire's top high school academic teams head to head in lively competition. The game emphasizes quick recall of material in all major disciplines - math, science, social studies, language and fine arts - along with a mix of questions about current events, entertainment, sports, and regional topics.

Host Jim Jeannotte poses the Challenge questions to the teams; Lori Warriner interviews team members.

The winner of the Granite State SuperChallenge receives $1,000, a trophy and a champion banner for their school; the runner-up school receives $500 and a trophy. The SuperChallenge winner will compete for the Governor's Cup against the winner of the WGBH Boston High School Quiz Show at the end of the season.

Watch the Challenge Saturdays at 6 p.m. on NHPTV PRIME.

, and at other times on NHPTV PRIME and NHPTV EXPLORE; watch online anytime.

Ready to play Granite State Challenge online? Join others in the group, play with your friends on Facebook, or take the quiz on your own. Take the interactive online quiz now!

Granite State Challenge is generously funded by lead sponsor Unitil, a provider of natural gas and electricity to customers in New England. Additional funding is provided by NH NEA, Heinemann, DF Richard, Markem-Imaje, Pax World Mutual Funds, and Measured Progress. The GSC 2014 champion banner for the winning school was donated by the NHHEAF Network Organizations.


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