~ PVN staff report
SPERRYVILLE, Jan. 7 — Page County High School earned its first-ever district title in Scholastic Bowl competition on Saturday at Rappahannock County High School. In addition, two members of the team were honored as All-District selections following the competition.
The Panthers entered the 2022-2023 Bull Run District Scholastic Bowl tournament as the No. 3 seed and faced county-rival Luray in its first match. Page won that match by a score of 270 to 135.
In their second match, the Panthers were down by five points entering the final question. PCHS junior Summer Kite buzzed in first with the correct answer to give Page County a 190-185 win over the Generals of Mountain View.
The Panthers then faced the top-seeded Eagles of Clarke County and won 215-150 to advance to the finals with at least a district runner-up position secured. Clarke battled through the losers bracket to advance to the final match and would have to beat Page a second time in order to win.
Page County began the final match with an 80-0 start and held on to defeat the Eagles, 215-190, to win the Bull Run District Scholastic Bowl Tournament — the first district title for PCHS in Scholastic Bowl competition.
Senior Jackson Morris was named first team All-District, while Kite earned second team All-District honors. According to the coaches, Eleanor Benson also played her best match of the season and contributed immensely to the historic win.
The PCHS Scholastic Bowl team is lead by head coach Nichole Brumfield and assistant coach Eric Benson.
Page County will host the Region B Scholastic Bowl Tournament at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2.
For full schedules, rosters and standings — check out the Bull Run District website.