As part of our strong commitment to education, KRGV CHANNEL 5 NEWS produces an academic quiz for high school students from across the Valley.

Teams face off on such subjects as history, math, English, current events, art and music. The competition takes place throughout the school year with teams meeting by a draw system. No differentiation is made to school size which tends to build the individual student's self-esteem.

In addition to donating the production time of the program and airtime, KRGV CHANNEL 5 NEWS donates $100 to each school each time they compete, for library replenishment so that all the students from that school can benefit. After 29 years of Masterminds, KRGV CHANNEL 5 NEWS have donated more than $192,900 to high school libraries. KRGV CHANNEL 5 NEWS also gave each team member a patch to sew on their letterman jackets.

Masterminds airs on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.

Championship Game 2017 - 2018

Quarter Finals

Round Three

Round Two

Round One


Round Three

May 6          McHi vs International Baccalaureate

May 13          La Feria vs Weslaco

May 20          Sharyland Pioneer vs Edinburg North

May 27          Sharyland Advanced vs Pace

Jun 3          Harlingen Med Professions vs South Texas Medical Academy

Jun 10          Science Academy vs Med High


For Participants: Taping Schedule 2017 - 2018

Championship Round

May 7