ECS and Other Area Schools Compete in High School Bowl

High School Bowl is WJTN and SE93’s local academic competition, which encourages junior and senior high school students to excel at the academic level. The program is produced by Dennis Webster from WJTN/WSEE and can be heard during the school year at Media One’s Podcasting Section.

Four-person teams from high schools in southwestern New York and northwestern Pennsylvania answer questions about history, science, literature, geography, art, music, math, and other subjects in the single elimination tournament.

Besides Ellicottville, other schools participating this year include Clymer, Tidioute Community Charter School, Maple Grove, Kane, Eisenhower, Fredonia, West Valley, Westfield, Gowanda, Randolph, Sherman, Panama, Cassadaga Valley, Falconer, Jamestown, Fillmore, Chautauqua Lake, Frewsburg, Southwestern, Sheffield, Warren, and Silver Creek.

West Valley Central School defeated Westfield Academy & Central School 101-44 in a recent Media One High School Bowl match at Jamestown Community College.

In another match, Ellicottville Central School defeated Fredonia Central School 103-28.

Victor Rieman of Ellicottville and Cody Keller of West Valley received Player of the Match honors.

The West Valley team, coached by Bryan Hansen, included Sarah Sheffield, Kelsey Chai, Edward Thiel, Aaron Schenne, and Haven Ford.

Westfield team members included Alaina Cockram, Jani Barney, Allexandra Davidson, Madison Abbey-Mott, Luke Stephenson, Michael Clamp, Jasmine Kiswani, Bethany Schaaf, Anne-Catherine Schaaf, Chloe Smith, Benson Troccoli, and Dasia Guinnee. The team is coached by Jeffrey Paine.

Ellicottville’s team included Parker Rieman, Heather Nicholson, Madisyn Kilby, Kayla Merzanak, Saidy Bolya, Kolby Aldrich, and Gabe Snyder. The team is coached by Ann Chamberlain.

Chris Miller, Keith Piper, and Kevin Redfield represented Fredonia, which is coached by Kerry Sweatman.

High School Bowl, now in its 56th year, is produced by Media One Group in cooperation with JCC. Sponsors include the JCC Alumni Association, Affinity One Credit Union, SKF Aeroengine North America, Honest John’s Pizza and Wings, Pepsi, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, the Weinberg Financial Group, and Delta Kappa Gamma, the International Honor Society of Women Educators.

High School Bowl airs on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. on radio station WJTN and at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays on radio station WWSE. Matches can also be heard online at