(DURHAM, May 9, 2023) - Merrimack High meets Plymouth Regional High in the Granite State Challenge championship game. This is not the first time the two teams have met in the championship game, they went head-to-head in 2020. Merrimack took the trophy home that year and went on to win the championship game against Bow High in 20201. Plymouth was the champion in 2019 defeating Littleton High, in 2013 they bested Hanover High for the title, and in 1996 they defeated Woodsville High.
Playing for Merrimack High is senior and team captain Jack Pikora. Jack is joined by seniors Rainier Murray, Aris Corman-O’Reilly, and Alli Pikora. The team alternates are juniors Kishan Sreenivasan, Trey Grant, and Liam Clark. Merrimack is coached by Sara Campbell and Sally Agel. Merrimack enrolls around 1,119 students. Merrimack High defeated John Stark, Souhegan High, and Hopkinton High on their way to the finals.
Captain and senior Dash Ough, junior Khalil Dakhlia, senior Natalie Boyer, and senior Trevor Tobine are playing for Plymouth Regional High. The team alternates are senior Jason Vuong and sophomore Reagan Sutherland. The team is coached by Jay Fogarty and Troy Harris. Plymouth Regional High enrolls around 647 students from Plymouth, Ashland, Holderness, Campton, Rumney, Wentworth, Warren, Ellsworth, Waterville Valley, and Thornton. Plymouth Regional High defeated Salem High, Bow High, and Trinity High to make it to the final game.
Hosted by Bow High School teacher and former Granite State Challenge coach (Bedford High), contestant (Belmont High), and Granite State Challenge crew member, Jon Cannon, 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.
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Bobcats vs. Tomahawks in this final matchup of the season.
Plymouth Regional High School takes on Trinity High School.
The semifinal round opens with Hopkinton taking on Merrimack.
Oyster River takes on Trinity in this quarter final match.
Bow High School takes on Plymouth Regional High School.
Hopkinton and St. Thomas Aquinas face off in a fast-paced round two competition.
Merrimack High School takes on Souhegan High school.
Dover High School takes on Trinity High School in the final match up of round one.
Oyster River High School takes on Winnacunnet High School.
Mascoma Valley Regional High School takes on Bow High School in this round one match.
Plymouth Regional High meets Salem High in this round one match.
Hopkinton High meets defending champion Portsmouth High.
Fall Mountain Regional High meets St. Thomas Aquinas High in game three.
Nashua High School South takes on Souhegan High School in this first round match.
John Stark Regional High meets Merrimack High in the first game of the 41st season.
John Stark takes on Newfound in this Wildcard Preseason matchup.
Profile takes on Salem in this Wildcard Preseason matchup.
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.