(DURHAM, May 4, 2022) - Tune in on Saturday, May 7 at 6 pm on NHPBS for the second semifinal game of the 40th season of Granite State Challenge between Londonderry High and Portsmouth High.
Playing for Londonderry are captain and senior Austin Kilgore, and sophomores Nathan Ferrick, Brendon Saranich, and Xander Cogan. The team is coached by Peter Willis. Londonderry High enrolls 1,521 students.
Playing for Portsmouth High are captain and senior Francis Powell, seniors Rio Marcus and Josie Sedam, junior Nick Dahlen, and alternate senior Karina Havaleshko. Portsmouth High is coached by Hannah Dul and enrolls 1,084 students from Rye, Newcastle, Newington, Greenland, and Portsmouth.
The winner of the match will face two-time defending champion Merrimack High in the championship game.
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.
Who will win it all?
Londonderry High School takes on Portsmouth High School.
Merrimack High School takes on Nashua High School South.
Londonderry takes on Manchester Central in this quarterfinal matchup.
ConVal High School takes on Portsmouth High School in this quarterfinal matchup.
Merrimack High School takes on Plymouth Regional High School in this quarterfinal matchup.
The first match in the quarterfinals in the 40th season of Granite State Challenge.
The eighth game of the season and final game in the first round.
The seventh game of the season pits Manchester Central High against Salem High.
The Conval Cougars take on the Hopkinton Hawks!
Mascoma takes on Portsmouth.
The Crusaders of Littleton High take on the Fall Mountain Wildcats.
The Purple Panthers of Nashua High South take on the Falcons of Bow High.
The Academy for Science and Design take on Plymouth Regional High School.
The Tomahawks of Merrimack take on the Kingswood Knights.
Tune in to the first episode of the 40th season when Kingswood takes on Merrimack.
Merrimack takes on Bow in the final matchup of the season.
Bow takes on Portsmouth in this semi final matchup.
Manchester Central takes on Merrimack in this semi final matchup.
Bow High takes on Stevens in the forth Quarterfinal match up.
Portsmouth High takes on Londonderry in the third Quarterfinal match up.
Defending champs Merrimack High against Plymouth Regional High.
The Little Green of Manchester Central High take on the Cardinals of Bishop Guertin.
The Salem High Blue Devils take on the Cardinals Stevens High.
The Bow Falcons meet the Prospect Mountain Timberwolves.
The Lancers of Londonderry High take on the Astros of Pinkerton Academy
The Bobcats of Oyster River High take on the Clippers of Portsmouth High.
The Blue Hawks of Exeter High take on the Bobcats of Plymouth Regional High.
The Tomahawks of Merrimack High take on the Indians of Sanborn Regional High.
The Cardinals of Bishop Guertin High take on the Lin-Wood Lumberjacks.
The Little Green of Manchester Central High take on the Rams of Raymond High.
The Bobcats of Plymouth Regional High take on the Tomahawks of Merrimack High.
The Falcons of Bow High take on the defending champions Plymouth Regional High Bobcats.
The Tomahawks of Merrimack High take on the Sabers of Souhegan High in the first semifinal
The Falcons of Bow High take on the Blue Hawks of Exeter High in the final quarterfinal.
The Little Green of Manchester Central High take on the defending champ, Plymouth Regional
The Purple Panthers of Nashua High South take on the Souhegan High Sabers.
The Phoenix of the Academy for Science and Design take on the Tomahawks of Merrimack High.
The Bow High Falcons take on the Wildcats of Fall Mountain Regional High.
The Cardinals of Bishop Guertin High take on the Blue Hawks of Exeter High.
The Marauders of Hanover High take on the Little Green of Manchester Central.
The Bobcats of Plymouth Regional High take on the Dover Green Wave in round-one play.
The Londonderry High Lancers take on the Souhegan High Sabers.
Nashua High South Purple Panthers meet the Portsmouth High Clippers in this round 1 match.
The Academy for Science and Design Phoenix take on the Littleton High Crusaders.
The Bears of Newfound Regional High School take on the Tomahawks of Merrimack High.
The Green Wave of Dover take on the Profile Patriots.
The Bears of Newfound take on the Sanborn Indians.
It's the final game of the season as Littleton High School matches wits with Plymouth.