ALGONA - Algona High School hosted 14 schools at its annual Quiz Bowl Invitational Nov. 9. After four preliminary games, six schools had a team continuing into the playoffs with AHS being represented by two.
Estherville-Lincoln Central was bested by first seed Bishop Garrigan. The second seed Algona High team of Joe Ingalls, Adam Denner, Jack Ralls and Blake Bradley eliminated the West Bend-Mallard team. Boone lost to third seed Heelan. The fourth seed Algona team of Jonathan Wichtendahl, Ray Chihak, Matt Stein, Braden Menke and Elijah Banwart removed a second Heelan team from competition. The semifinals had four teams of closely matched abilities with games being determined by as little as five points. The final outcome was Bishop Garrigan taking the championship, Heelan runner-up, and Algona teams finishing third and fourth.