Hopkinton Meets Defending Champs Portsmouth High

Granite State Challenge - Round One

(DURHAM, February 21, 2023) - Hopkinton High meets defending champs Portsmouth High in game four in the first round of Granite State Challenge on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 7:30 pm on NHPBS.

Captain and junior Adam Richter, senior Hal Stokes, junior Colton Murphy, and freshman Thomas Ashton are playing for Hopkinton High. The team alternates are freshmen Enola Bauer and Fin Murphy. The team is coached by Matthew Krogman. Hopkinton High enrolls around 271 students. 

Playing for Portsmouth High are Captain and senior Nick Dahlen, sophomore Nolan Peters, senior Sam Starbranch, and junior Henry Honeyman. The team alternates are sophomore Olivia Evilsizer and junior Emily Carlson. The team is coached by Hannah Dul. Portsmouth High School enrolls around 1,100 students from Portsmouth, Rye, Greenland, Newcastle, and Newington.

The winner of the game will move on to the quarterfinals where they will meet the team from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover.

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.

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, The New Hampshire Lottery, D.F. Richard Energy, Cognia, and HRCU.

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