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  • BATTLE OF THE BRAINIEST

    AHS 'mathletes' on top

    Grizzlies continue winning tradition, take first place in league tournament
  • Competing against more than 200 other students, Ashland High School "mathletes" won both the team and individual portions of this year's Southern Oregon Math League on Tuesday.
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  • Competing against more than 200 other students, Ashland High School "mathletes" won both the team and individual portions of this year's Southern Oregon Math League on Tuesday.
    "It's phenomenal!" said the students' coach, Lori Thickett, an Ashland High School math teacher. "This has been an incredible bunch of mathletes."
    The 38th annual tournament, held at Southern Oregon University, was the fifth and final competition of the season for the 250 students from 16 high schools that participated in the league. The competition covered all levels of math, from algebra to calculus.
    Ashland High School senior Chris Siegl took home first place in the individual competition, garnering $100 and a trophy.
    Ashland students Miles Nerenberg and Jason Bloom and South Medford High School student Wes Miller tied for second place in the individual competition and were awarded $75 each.
    Ashland High School's three co-ed teams, each with six members, swept the team competition, where the students took turns solving math problems in groups of three. The school's teams, the Asymptotes, Go Figure! and Mopley took first, second and third place, respectively.
    Ashland competed in division 4A, one of two divisions in the league, based on the sizes of the schools.
    In addition to its three varsity teams, Ashland High School brought two junior varsity teams to the final competition. The school's JV 2 team won second place in the junior varsity tournament.
    Out of the 30 that competed Tuesday, 10 Ashland students qualified for the state competition, which will be held in Eugene next month.
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