Awards given

BELMONT – The Belmont County Educational Service Center recently held an awards ceremony at Belmont Technical College following its 18th annual Scholastic Challenge.

The Martins Ferry Killer Bees Revenge team, consisting of Cameron Garczyk, Zach Riggenbach, Braxton Waleisky and Mike Wear, were named overall grand champion and were awarded with team trophies and individual gold medals.

The Martins Ferry Purple Gators (Chainey Boroski, MacKenzie Ewing, Brody McKeegan and Logan Kinney) finished in second place and were awarded with silver medals and a runner-up trophy while the Bridgeport Neons (Alex Clark, Madison Garbark, Johnathan Kloss, Jonathan Kreiter and Mallory Fischer) and Bridgeport Wonder Glows (Cory Alexander, Ryan Kasper, Taylor Yeater, Alexis Gonzalez and Brittany Stanton) finished in third and fourth, respectively, each receiving individual bronze medals.

The Barnesville Flying Squirrels, Bellaire Big Reds Fury, Harrison Husky Legends and St. Clairsville Academic Aces all received honorable mention medals for finishing with 2-1 records.