Thursday, March 04, 2010

SMU to host High School Challenge tournaments

WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University is sponsoring the final round of 2009-2010 High School Challenge — a tournament of knowledge — on Saturday, March 6, in Figliulo Recital Hall, located in the SMU Performance Center. The Consolation Championship between Cotter White and Decorah Red begins at 8:30 a.m., and the final run for the Super Challenge is scheduled to follow.

The brackets for the Super Challenge features teams from Decorah, La Crosse Logan, West Salem Black, Cotter Blue, Lewiston, Holmen Maroon, Riceville, and Eau Claire Regis Green.

Thirty-two area teams from Eastern Minnesota, Western Wisconsin and Northeast Iowa started competing in High School Challenge in the fall for a chance to participate in the Consolation and Super Challenge tournaments. Participating teams earn scholarships for their schools.

The 2009-10 season marks the 39th year of the longest running academic competition for high school students in the area. The games will be taped by Fox 25/Fox 48 and aired Sundays, March 21 through May 9, from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

For more information, contact Nicole Gerdes, High School Challenge coordinator, at (507) 457- 1761 or