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DHS Academic Team hopes for tournament trophy

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Douglas High School’s Academic Team Coach Larry Lippmann has high hopes for the team in 2001.

“We have a very good shot at the trophy this year,” he said after a successful meet held at DHS March 19.

“We won two and lost one,” Lippmann said, “and overall, we’re currently in first place with a record of six wins and three losses.”

The Academic Team fielded a group of students who competed in the Science Bowl in Las Vegas in February and came home with a $100 award for placing ninth out of 32 teams.

“I think this is one of the better teams we’ve had,” Lippmann said. “This team is well-balanced. There is one student whose strength is history, another whose strength is biology, another whose strength is geography. Because of the well-balanced nature of the team, we have a very, very good team this year.”

There are 13 members on the team, mostly seniors, with a few juniors and sophomores. The other teams competing are from Churchill County High School in Fallon, Carson High School and South Lake Tahoe High School.

Meets consist of teams competing in a “College Bowl” type of situation, where students answer questions on wide range of academic topics.

Two more meets are in the season and the concluding tournament is April 9 in Carson City, where Lippmann expects the team to win the revolving trophy.