Granite State Challenge

The Games Are Afoot!

Congratulations to The Academy for Science and Design!

The Academy for Science and Design defeated Manchester Central High in the second game of Round One of Granite State Challenge. They now move on to face defending champ Merrimack High in the quarterfinals.

Next Up - Dover High and Souhegan High

Dover High and Souhegan High meet on Thursday, February 22 at 7:30 pm on NHPBS. The winner of the game will move on to face either Oyster River High or Trinity High.

The Road to Granite State Challenge Round One

On Saturday, November 18, 2023, 32 public, charter, and private high school teams from across New Hampshire gathered at Plymouth High School to take a 100-question qualifying test (test with answers). Up to six students per school took the test as a team. The 14 teams with the highest scores qualified to play on Granite State Challenge. Four additional teams were chosen at random from the pool of teams that hadn't played on Granite State Challenge in the past two years. These four teams met at NHPBS on December 16, 2023, and played in two non-televised wildcard games, the winners of those two games, Belmont High and Newfound Regional High moved on to fill out the roster of 16 teams playing in the 2024 season of Granite State Challenge.

2024 Granite State Challenge Teams (and the towns and cities they serve)

Academy For Science And Design - Nashua (Public Charter School)
Belmont High School - Belmont and Canterbury
ConVal Regional High School - Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Hancock, Peterborough, Sharon, and Temple
Dover High School - Dover, Barrington, and Nottingham.
Hopkinton High School - Hopkinton
Inter-Lakes High School - Meredith, Center Harbor, and Sandwich
Laconia High School - Laconia
Manchester Central High - Manchester
Merrimack High School - Merrimack
Nashua High South - Nashua
Newfound Regional High School - Bristol, Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Danbury, Groton, Hebron, Hill, and New Hampton 
Oyster River High School – Durham, Lee, and Madbury
Plymouth Regional High School - Ashland, Holderness, Campton, Rumney, Wentworth, Warren, Ellsworth, Waterville Valley and Thornton
Salem High School - Salem
Souhegan High - Amherst and Mont Vernon 
Trinity High School - Manchester (Private Catholic School)

2024 Granite State Challenge Bracket and Schedule

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GO, TEAM, GO

GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE

  • Gives New Hampshire students a platform to receive recognition and generate school and community spirit.
  • Develops and fosters good relations with participant schools, teachers, and students.
  • Introduces viewers to some of the brightest kids in New Hampshire.
  • Serves as an educational resource for schools, parents, and students.
  • Is fun for the whole family!

Major funding provided by Unitil

Additional funding is provided by NEA New HampshireSafety InsuranceD.F. Richard Energy, and  HRCU.


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Academy Science & Design Vs Manchester Central

ASD takes on Manchester Central.

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GSC Fun Facts:

  • Granite State Challenge premiered on January 30, 1984
  • 21 NH high schools have taken home the GSC Championship Trophy
  • Londonderry High School took the first championship title.
  • Merrimack High School took the 2023 title.
  • Over 6,500 students have participated in GSC.
  • Over 135, 000 questions have been asked on GSC.

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Belmont Vs Merrimack

Belmont Vs Merrimack

Belmont High will face 2023 champion, Merrimack High.

Granite State Challenge Season 42

Granite State Challenge Season 42

New Hampshire's brightest high school kids square off in a high-stakes quiz showdown.

Wildcard Game 1 - Belmont vs. Concord

Wildcard Game 1 - Belmont vs. Concord

Belmont High meets Concord High in the first wildcard qualifying game.

Wildcard Game 2 - Lin-Wood vs. Newfound

Wildcard Game 2 - Lin-Wood vs. Newfound

Lin-Wood High faces Newfound Regional High in the second wildcard qualifying game.


SuperChallenge: Merrimack V. Plymouth

SuperChallenge: Merrimack V. Plymouth

Bobcats vs. Tomahawks in this final matchup of the season.

Plymouth V. Trinity

Plymouth V. Trinity

Plymouth Regional High School takes on Trinity High School.

Hopkinton V. Merrimack

Hopkinton V. Merrimack

The semifinal round opens with Hopkinton taking on Merrimack.

Oyster River V. Trinity

Oyster River V. Trinity

Oyster River takes on Trinity in this quarter final match.

Bow V. Plymouth

Bow V. Plymouth

Bow High School takes on Plymouth Regional High School.

St. Thomas Aquinas V. Hopkinton

St. Thomas Aquinas V. Hopkinton

Hopkinton and St. Thomas Aquinas face off in a fast-paced round two competition.

Merrimack V. Souhegan

Merrimack V. Souhegan

Merrimack High School takes on Souhegan High school.

Dover High V. Trinity High

Dover High V. Trinity High

Dover High School takes on Trinity High School in the final match up of round one.

Oyster River High V. Winnacunnet High

Oyster River High V. Winnacunnet High

Oyster River High School takes on Winnacunnet High School.

Bow High V. Mascoma Valley Regional High

Bow High V. Mascoma Valley Regional High

Mascoma Valley Regional High School takes on Bow High School in this round one match.

Plymouth Regional High V. Salem High

Plymouth Regional High V. Salem High

Plymouth Regional High meets Salem High in this round one match.

Hopkinton High V. Portsmouth High

Hopkinton High V. Portsmouth High

Hopkinton High meets defending champion Portsmouth High.

Fall Mountain Regional High V. St. Thomas Aquinas

Fall Mountain Regional High V. St. Thomas Aquinas

Fall Mountain Regional High meets St. Thomas Aquinas High in game three.

Nashua High South V. Souhegan High

Nashua High South V. Souhegan High

Nashua High School South takes on Souhegan High School in this first round match.

Merrimack High V. John Stark Regional High

Merrimack High V. John Stark Regional High

John Stark Regional High meets Merrimack High in the first game of the 41st season.

Wildcard Game 2 - Profile vs. Salem

Wildcard Game 2 - Profile vs. Salem

Profile takes on Salem in this Wildcard Preseason matchup.

Wildcard Game 1 - John Stark vs. Newfound

Wildcard Game 1 - John Stark vs. Newfound

John Stark takes on Newfound in this Wildcard Preseason matchup.

Londonderry Vs Portsmouth

Londonderry Vs Portsmouth

Londonderry High School takes on Portsmouth High School.

Nashua South Vs Merrimack

Nashua South Vs Merrimack

Merrimack High School takes on Nashua High School South.

Londonderry Vs Manchester Central

Londonderry Vs Manchester Central

Londonderry takes on Manchester Central in this quarterfinal matchup.

Conval Vs Portsmouth

Conval Vs Portsmouth

ConVal High School takes on Portsmouth High School in this quarterfinal matchup.

Merrimack Vs Plymouth

Merrimack Vs Plymouth

Merrimack High School takes on Plymouth Regional High School in this quarterfinal matchup.

Nashua South Vs Fall Mountain

Nashua South Vs Fall Mountain

The first match in the quarterfinals in the 40th season of Granite State Challenge.

Londonderry Vs Winnacunnet

Londonderry Vs Winnacunnet

The eighth game of the season and final game in the first round.

Manchester Central Vs Salem

Manchester Central Vs Salem

The seventh game of the season pits Manchester Central High against Salem High.

Conval Vs Hopkinton

Conval Vs Hopkinton

The Conval Cougars take on the Hopkinton Hawks!

Mascoma Vs Portsmouth

Mascoma Vs Portsmouth

Mascoma takes on Portsmouth.

Fall Mountain Vs Littleton

Fall Mountain Vs Littleton

The Crusaders of Littleton High take on the Fall Mountain Wildcats.

Bow High Vs Nashua South

Bow High Vs Nashua South

The Purple Panthers of Nashua High South take on the Falcons of Bow High.

Academy For Science & Design Vs Plymouth

Academy For Science & Design Vs Plymouth

The Academy for Science and Design take on Plymouth Regional High School.

Kingswood Vs Merrimack

Kingswood Vs Merrimack

The Tomahawks of Merrimack take on the Kingswood Knights.

It's the 40th season of Granite State Challenge!

It's the 40th season of Granite State Challenge!

Tune in to the first episode of the 40th season when Kingswood takes on Merrimack.

Super Challenge

Super Challenge

Merrimack takes on Bow in the final matchup of the season.

Semi Final 2

Semi Final 2

Bow takes on Portsmouth in this semi final matchup.

Semi Final 1

Semi Final 1

Manchester Central takes on Merrimack in this semi final matchup.

Quarter Final 4

Quarter Final 4

Bow High takes on Stevens in the forth Quarterfinal match up.

Quarter Final 3

Quarter Final 3

Portsmouth High takes on Londonderry in the third Quarterfinal match up.

Quarter Final 2: Merrimack Vs Plymouth

Quarter Final 2: Merrimack Vs Plymouth

Defending champs Merrimack High against Plymouth Regional High.

Quarter Final 1: Manchester Central Vs Bishop Guertin

Quarter Final 1: Manchester Central Vs Bishop Guertin

The Little Green of Manchester Central High take on the Cardinals of Bishop Guertin.

Salem V Stevens

Salem V Stevens

The Salem High Blue Devils take on the Cardinals Stevens High.

Bow Vs Prospect Mountain

Bow Vs Prospect Mountain

The Bow Falcons meet the Prospect Mountain Timberwolves.

Londondery Vs Pinkerton

Londondery Vs Pinkerton

The Lancers of Londonderry High take on the Astros of Pinkerton Academy

Oyster River Vs Portsmouth

Oyster River Vs Portsmouth

The Bobcats of Oyster River High take on the Clippers of Portsmouth High.



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