Oyster River Bobcats Face Portsmouth Clippers

Granite State Challenge - Round One

(DURHAM, APRIL 29, 2021) – Tune in to NHPBS Saturday, May 1 at 6:00 pm as the Bobcats of Oyster River High take on the Clippers of Portsmouth High on Granite State Challenge.

Playing for the Oyster River Bobcats are Captain Silas Farwell, Christopher Hawley, Trevor Savage, and Aaron Eisenberg. The team is coached by John Monahan. Oyster River High, located in Durham, NH in Strafford County, enrolls around 765 students and serves the towns of Durham, Lee, and Madbury.

The Clippers of Portsmouth High are represented by Captain Francis Powell, Rio Marcus, Josie Sedam, Maddoc Johnson, and alternate Karina Havaleshko. The team is coached by Hannah Dul. Portsmouth High is located in Portsmouth, NH in Rockingham County. It serves the towns of Portsmouth, Rye, New Castle, Greenland, and Newington and has an enrollment of around 1,087 students.

The winner of the match will move on to the quarterfinals where they will face either Londonderry High or Pinkerton Academy High on 6/5 @ 6 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.

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