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17-02 Keystone vs. Lorain


2/6/17 CONTACT: Jim Mehrling (


The Scholastic Games radio quiz, featuring academic teams from Lorain County high schools, continued its season of weekly programs on WEOL (AM 930) on Tuesday, February 6th, with Keystone scoring a 200 to 70 win over Lorain High.

Keystone’s team consisted of Rebecca Ellis, Cole Stoots, and team captain Luke Peters, who earned the program’s “Standout Scholar Award,”

Peters, right, is congratulated by program host Jim Mehrling

Peters, right, is congratulated by program host Jim Mehrling

a $50 prize given to the student judged to have contributed the most to his or her team. Lorain was represented by Janelle Shannon, Cassidy Miller, and team captain Haviland Murray.

Both teams got off to a slow start, especially in the Current Events Round, but Keystone scored well in the Theme Round, which centered on “firsts” in American history. Lorain picked up points in the multi-clue fourth round in which a correct answer to the first clue yields fifty points and a final clue provides only ten. Murray scored 30 when she identified the Indian guide Sacagawea from early clues.   Both teams fell victim to the possibility of losing points with incorrect answers in the final round, but Keystone managed to gain ground and register a victory.

In succeeding weeks, a total of sixteen of Lorain County’s public and private high schools will compete, leading up to the broadcast’s 27th annual county championship. The program, sponsored by the Educational Service Center of Lorain County with foundation support, will be heard most Monday evenings (6:05 to 7 p.m.) with two schools in competition each week. The schedule of broadcasts is below.

The teams are guided by faculty advisors. Tom Habenicht is the advisor for the Keystone team and Tamara Jones advises the Lorain team. Continuing a 26-year tradition, each participating school will receive a $1000 tuition credit to be given to a deserving student that will attend an area college or university. Many additional credits are awarded to schools as they compete and win in playoffs. Contributing institutions include Lorain County Community, Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio Wesleyan, Oberlin College, Ursuline College, Ashland University, Case Western Reserve, Heidelberg, John Carroll, Notre Dame College of Ohio, and Tiffin University, many of which have participated in this program for a number of years.



TUESDAYS, 6:06 p.m. (except when sports games delay the quiz to Tuesday, same time)

2/13 Lake Ridge Acad. vs. Oberlin

2/20 Brookside vs. Clearview

2/27 Amherst Steele vs. N. Ridgeville

3/7 (Tuesday) Elyria Catholic vs. Midview

3/13 Avon (defending champion) vs. Avon Lake

3/20  Firelands vs. Olmsted Falls

3/27 through May: Elimination Playoffs & Championship


Scholastic Games, on WEOL radio since 1990, is presented on the station by the Elyria Public Library System. Production of the program is made possible by funding from Nordson Corporation, the Nord Family Foundation, the Community West Foundation, and the following funds administered by the Community Foundation of Lorain County: the William J. and Flora Hearn Durling Fund, the Dorothy and Elizabeth King Memorial Charitable Fund, and the Miraldi and Barrett Fund. The Elyria Public Library System and the Elyria Days Inn provide recording venues, and following broadcast, and offer the programs as “podcasts.”