Merrimack Meets Sanborn Regional

Granite State Challenge - Round One

(DURHAM, APRIL 15, 2021) – Tune in to NHPBS Saturday, April 17 at 6:00 pm as the Tomahawks of Merrimack High take on the Indians of Sanborn Regional High on Granite State Challenge.

Playing for the Tomahawks of Merrimack are Captain Nick Gacharna, Michael Clark, Aidan Remick, Jack Pikora, and alternates Aris Corman-O'Reilly and Alli Pikora. The team is coached by Sara Campbell and Kyle Harvell. Merrimack High is located in Merrimack, NH in Hillsborough County and enrolls around 1,170 students.

The Indians of Sanborn Regional High are represented by Captain Diana Gibson, Kaiden Lytle, Jared Rembis, Noah Cavallo, and alternate Meagan Gaffney. The team is coached by Brian Hurley. Sanborn Regional High is located in Kingston, NH in Rockingham County. It serves the towns of Kingston, Newton, and Fremont and has an enrollment of around 650 students.

The winner of the match will move on to the quarterfinals where they will face either Exeter or Plymouth High on 5/29 @ 6:30 pm on NHPBS.

*Granite State Challenge games were pre-recorded in March.

Granite State Challenge features New Hampshire's top high school academic quiz teams as they demonstrate remarkable teamwork, quick thinking, and smarts to beat the clock and buzz in first on this iconic New Hampshire game show. The game emphasizes quick recall of math, science, social studies, language arts, and fine arts facts - along with questions about current events, entertainment, sports, and New Hampshire.

You can follow your favorite team, test your own knowledge with GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE online quizzes, and more at the GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE web page or try your hands at daily brainteasers on the GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE Facebook page.

GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE is funded by lead sponsor Unitil; with additional funding from NEA New Hampshire, Safety Insurance, New Hampshire Lottery, D.F. Richard, Cognia, and HRCU.

Major funding provided by Unitil

Additional funding provided by NEA New HampshireSafety InsuranceNew Hampshire Lottery, D.F. Richard,  Cognia, and  HRCU.


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