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A-4 Wednesday, February 13, 2013 The Press-Dispatch Pike Central academic team looks to topple rival By Alden Heuring After knocking out Mater Dei in the first round, and losing their first of two eliminations to Madisonville North Hopkins, Pike Central���s OCU Academic Challenge team is in the final four. If they can get a revenge win against Madisonville in the upcoming fifth round, which will air on February 24, they will be just one round away from a championship title and full-ride schoalrships in the Oakland City University-hosted academic tournament. Last year, Pike Central���s OCU Academic Challenge team was put together just two weeks before the challenge started. The team members are senior captain Zach Riddle, senior twins Jacob and Jared Lamberson, and junior Dameon Fulcher. In the first round of the tournament, which is the only single-elimination round, the Pike Central boys upset the veteran Mater Dei team to advance. In round two, the beginning of the double-elimination rounds, they were sent to the consolation bracket by Madisonville North Hopkins. Now, in the fifth round, they face Madisonville again. Both teams have their tournament championship hopes on the line, as Madisonville has also lost one round since beating Pike Central. ���There���s no hard feelings between us and Madisonville at all,��� Fulcher joked. In their last regular academic season, Madisonville advanced to state by placing second in district and regional competition, so the boys are expecting a tough grudge match. On the day the fifth round was taped, the team put on their signature black shirts and white silk ties, and made their ritual stop for lunch at Denny���s on the way to OCU, where a threat to their snappy outfits lay in wait. ���This time, I ordered a Macho Nacho burger, which comes with chili on it,��� Jared Lamberson said. ���The chili had overflowed, almost covering the entire plate.��� ���It was a ticking time bomb,��� Riddle said. ���We coached him the entire time not to dip his tie in his food, but he doesn���t listen to instructions well,��� twin brother Jacob Lamberson said. But Jared was able to preserve his tie���just barely. ���I put it over my shoulder, but it fell back over, mere inches away from bedlam,��� Jared said, cradling his tie between his hands. ���This beautiful tie would have been utterly destroyed.��� Other than Pike Central and Madisonville North Hopkins, only Muhlenburg and Castle High Schools, which are paired against each other for round five, are still in the running for the OCU Academic Challenge. Jacob Lamber- Pike Central���s OCU Academic Challenge team hangs out in the studio before the taping of their final four bout against Madisonville North Hopkins begins. Madisonville gave them their only loss so far in the second round, and they are looking for a turnaround this time. The team is (left to right): Jacob Lamberson, Dameon Fulcher, Zach Riddle and Jared Lamberson. son said his team has finally started to figure out just how to prepare for the challenge rounds, which are fast-buzzer general knowledge quizzes reminiscent of game shows. ���We really learned to be quicker on the buzzer,��� Jacob said, ���but studying a single area accomplishes next to nothing. The questions are just so broad. Reading more, watching sports and watching Jeopardy! are about the best things we can do to practice.��� Pike Central���s rematch against Madisonville North Hopkins will air at 8:30 p.m. February 24 on WTVW Channel Seven. Sweetheart This ValenTine���s Day... Can Improving Your Finances Improve Your Romance (StatePoint) Talking about money can be difficult. 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