Oregon Battle of the Books

The Meadow View OBOB team of Sarah Vance, Katana Radke, Leah Measho, Emma Martins, Abby Smith has advanced to the state tournament.

A team of 6th graders from Meadow View has earned a spot in the state OBOB tournament.

Five Meadow View girls competed against teams from 30 other middle schools from throughout Lane County at the Oregon Battle of the Books regional tournament held at Willamette High School.

Meadow View rolled out of the first four round robin matches as the #1 seed by racking up more points than all the other teams, many of which featured 7th and 8th graders.

Coached by Marilyn Bounds and Nicole Radke, the team advanced through the knockout bracket and reached the championship match against Fern Ridge. Meadow View finished second in the finals, but both schools earn a trip to the state OBOB tourney in Salem next month.

The team of Sarah Vance, Katana Radke, Leah Measho, Emma Martins, and Abby Smith now has a few more weeks to study and prepare for questions about the 16 OBOB books.

Middle school teams from Prairie Mountain huddle before answering questions in the school’s final battle for the right to go to the state OBOB regional tournament. Bethel will host the OBOB middle level regional for the 6th year in a row.

Final school-level battles are taking place as Bethel students square off in the Oregon Battle of the Books.

OBOB – the quick-recall competition featuring teams of four – quizzes students on questions pulled from 16 designated books.

Each school sends its top team to the state regional competition, and those school battles are wrapping up now.

Bethel will host the middle level regional tournament for the 6th consecutive year. 33 middle school teams from throughout Lane County will gather at Willamette High School on March 11th.

North Eugene High School hosts the elementary tournament. The top three elementary teams and top two middle school teams at regionals advance to the state finals in Salem in April.

Addison Hancock Morgan Caulboy, Amelia Dilg, Sarah Vance and Ira Jensen - the Prairie Mountain Bookworms - will compete in the state OBOB tournament.

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Morgan Caulboy, Amelia Dilg, Sarah Vance and Ira Jensen – the Prairie Mountain Bookworms – will compete in the state OBOB tournament.

The love of reading has paid off for five Prairie Mountain students. They have earned a trip to the Oregon Battle of the Books state tournament.

The Bookworms represented Prairie Mountain against 51 other schools at the regional OBOB tournament and finished a close second by correctly answering detailed questions about the 16 OBOB books.

Fairfield and Malabon teams also reached the Sweet 16 of the regional OBOB tournament.

The Prairie Mountain Bookworms – made up of three 5th graders and two 4th graders – now get a few more weeks to re-read the OBOB books and prepare to face the other top teams in the state next month in Salem.

Elana Ziler, Jeff Mugleston, Megan Mugleston, Linda Pham, Luke Strasdas and coach Holly Hernandez (with the team mascot) are all smiles after qualifying for the state OBOB tournament.

Elana Ziler, Jeff Mugleston, Megan Mugleston, Linda Pham, Luke Strasdas (with the team mascot) and coach Holly Hernandez are all smiles after qualifying for the state OBOB tournament.

After months of reading and re-reading, Shasta’s Oregon Battle of the Books team has earned a spot in the state OBOB tournament.

Megan Mugleston, Linda Pham, Elana Ziler, Luke Strasdas and Jeff Mugleston read 16 OBOB-designated books and remembered countless details about each one.

It paid off with a very close second place finish in the regional OBOB tournament at Willamette High School, where Shasta lost by three points in overtime. It still qualified the team for state in Salem next month.

Under the guidance of coach Holly Hernandez, the Shasta team will be busy with more re-reading before the state OBOB battles.

 

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