Tamaqua HS Academic team is second in Schuylkill competition
ERIC LECH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of the Tamaqua Area High School Academic Competition team include, front from left, Joe Rudy, Schuyler Schmidt and Victoria Stahl. Rear from Left, Kyle Cunningham, Zoe Gray, Joe Franko, Tyler Butkus and Sam DePue.
The Tamaqua Area High School Academic Competition Team recently competed in the Schuylkill County Academic Competition held at Pine Grove Area High School on Thursday, March 25,.
Compiling a 2-0 record in the opening rounds of competition by defeating teams from Tri-Valley and Pine Grove, Tamaqua entered the bracket round seeded third and matched with three time defending champions, Pottsville.
After an exciting match, Tamaqua emerged with a 65-60 victory to earn a spot in the finals to face Blue Mountain.
Blue Mountain won the final match by a score of 75-60 to advance to the state tournament. This appearance in the finals was the first for Tamaqua in at least 10 years.
Members of the 2010 Academic Competition Team include: seniors, Zoe Grey and Joe Rudy, juniors, Kyle Cunningham, Schuyler Schmidt and Victoria Stahl, sophomore Sam DePue, and freshmen Tyler Butkus and Joe Franko. The team is coached by Eric Lech.