Portsmouth v. Londonderry and Bow v. Stevens

Granite State Challenge - Quarterfinals

(DURHAM, June 3, 2021) – Tune in to NHPBS Saturday, June 5 at 6:00 pm for the last two games of the Granite State Challenge quarterfinals.

Playing in the first game are Londonderry High and Portsmouth High.  Playing for the Londonderry Lancers are Captain Chris Ferrick, Adhvika Arunkumar, Austin Kilgore, Nathan Ferrick, and alternate Brandon Morani. The team is coached by Peter Willis. Londonderry High enrolls around 1,521 students.

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

Game two pits Bow High against Stevens High. Playing for the Bow Falcons are Captain Justin Murphy, Madeleine Kropp, Colin Bayer, and Rachel Budd. The team is coached by Michelle Hlavaz. Bow High is located in Merrimack County and enrolls around 625 students.

Playing for the Cardinals Stevens High are Captain Prescott Herzog, Gabby Savo, Libby Abbott, and Julia Tursky. The team is coached by Gary Cullison. Stevens High is located in Claremont, NH in Sullivan County. It has an enrollment of 546 students.

The winners of the two matches will move on to the semifinals airing on Saturday, June 12 beginning at 6 pm on NHPBS. The winner of game one will face Manchester Central. The winner of game two will face the defending champs, Merrimack High.

*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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