Junior high students battled it out in the sixth annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon on Saturday.
Students competed in teams and for individual medals in Super Quiz, language and literature, science, math and essay events. Organizers added a speech event.
Seventh-grade winners were Ustach Middle School's black and teal teams, first and second place; and Patterson's Creekside Middle School in third.
Eighth-grade winners were Ustach's black and teal team, first and second place; and Ceres' Blaker-Kinser Junior High School in third.