WVIA-TV’s “Scholastic Scrimmage” is coming to Lycoming County this March. | WVIA

WVIA-TV’s “Scholastic Scrimmage” is coming to Lycoming County this March.

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PITTSTON, Pa. – For the first time ever WVIA-TV’s “Scholastic Scrimmage” will be taped in Lycoming County on March 9 and 10, 2016 at Penn College.


Made possible by a grant from the First Community Foundation Partnership, WVIA will tape episodes of it’s popular Scholastic Scrimmage series which features students in grades 9-12 competing for their school in teams of 4 in an academic quiz show. The winning school of the annual tournament will be awarded $5000, with the runner-up schools receiving $3000 and $1,000.  The Pennsylvania College of Technology is the sponsor of the Enhanced Scholar Program, of which Scrimmage is a part; Williams is also a sponsor Scholastic Scrimmage.


Participating schools for the upcoming tapings include Williamsport Area High School, Jersey Shore Area Senior High School, Montoursville Area High School, South Williamsport Area Junior/Senior High School, Hughesville High School (East Lycoming School District), Muncy Junior/Senior High School, Loyalsock Township High School and Montgomery Junior/Senior High School.


Scholastic Scrimmage is a single elimination tournament and episodes air Monday nights at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on WVIA-TV. All of this seasons episodes will all be featured on WVIA’s on demand channel at wvia.org beginning in late May. Previous brackets were recorded at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston, PA in October. WVIA began Scholastic Scrimmage in April 2006.  It currently includes 47 schools and features a total of 46 games in its current season.


For more information on WVIA-TV’s “Scholastic Scrimmage” visit wvia.org/scrimmage.


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