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Which teams are going to be good in Kentucky??
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I really hope this doesn't turn in to a scenario like this time last year with the board being flooded by pikeville trolls. Still, I'll try and answer intelligently.

I was very impressed by Dupont Manual at the Cav Open this year. In the playoffs match that I read for them, they demonstrated both depth, speed, and that they enjoyed playing as much as they did winning. Not to mention that they topped a field including some very strong teams (Dorman, Gov, RichMo, Blake, the list goes on). If there are more teams of their caliber in Kentucky then everyone else should be careful.
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they didn't just top the field; they fairly easily won over all the other teams. For the teams I've seen this year, they're the only team who might be able to give TJ a run for their money. I know nothing else about Kentucky except that Dunbar is always really good too, but being a national championship contender has to translate into being good statewise.

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I think that Manual, Dunbar, and Russell have the best chances. The quick recall format makes depth of knowlege a bit less important, with the emphaisis being breadth and speed.

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i agree with capt. i have no idea who will be good in kentucky if anybody has any theories let me know cause i am cursious

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I think, after today, it's almost a "Who WON'T be good in Kentucky this year" situation. So far this year, I've seen Dunbar, Danville, Daviess County, Johnson Central, and Pikeville and been impressed by all of them. Russell was strong last year (especially in their performance in a TOUGH semifinal room at Panasonic) and routinely seems to be a solid competitor. I haven't seen duPont Manual, but from the results so far, they could be scary--their JV team last year that won at Dorman looked like it was better than a LOT of varsity teams I've seen and could hold its own reasonably well at a national competition.

I'm just hoping that we in South Carolina don't get matched up with Kentucky at Panasonic this year!

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ya danville was a surprise for me this year; i even heard that they beat manual in one match - even though i think manual started its B team;l but still this year's governor's cup is a tossup;

it's almost funny how three of the brackets are stacked with solid teams while one is really open - that's one problem that i have with their bracket system; it's too random

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Where it's at, you are right about Danville, they did beat us at Hart Co. minus a couple of starters and are the only KY team to do so as of yet. As far as bracketing, I agree with you completely, the one quad that you are talking is very wide open, while the other three all have at least two very strong teams. Hopefully we'll make it to the quarterfinals at state and maybe meet up with you guys there. Good luck.

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Danville always had the talent (from middle school stalwart Bate), but never the right coach to work them in high school. Matt Knupp (former JV coach at Dunbar), who does post on the forum, became their coach this year and has molded their relatively new team into what it is now.
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That is true - I really don't know Mr Knupp that personally - only by name but it is obvious that he has a lot of knowledge to pass on - it'll be interesting to see if he and his team can pull off an apparent upset - as most people would see it as - if danville beats dunbar in the second round; if they do, they would have to be considered the favorite in their quarter of the draw

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Matt Knupp is one of the best HS quiz bowl coaches in the US. He will be very successful at Danville.

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Ditto on JR's comments about Matt Knupp. He is an outstanding coach and his influence is demonstrated by his team's play.

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I was VERY impressed by Danville when we played them at Dunbar. They beat us in the prelims, and we managed to inch by them in the playoffs. If Mr. Knupp brings his team to Chicago, look for some serious upsetting to happen.
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Matt Knupp is definitely one of the most respected coaches in the state. I've noticed that he just seems to always be in a good vibe with his players all the time. It seems like he can always be there for his players like a friend but when the time comes for him to be the authority figure and get his players on track, then he also accomplishes that task very well.

I've noticed that this year in KY quizbowl has been somewhat different. Johnson Central is not a powerhouse at all in KY this year and Danville and Madisonville-North Hopkins has emerged into the quizbowl scene as respected competitors. Personally, I think that this has been a good year for KY quizbowl. Of course, this had to happen the year I left KY quizbowl.
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so does anyone miss potato and tomato because i do and what about mongoose and i hate sam keathley

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donut wrote:so does anyone miss potato and tomato because i do and what about mongoose and i hate sam keathley
No. And no one will miss you either.
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