On the other side of the bracket, freshman team one and junior team one won their first rounds. They then engaged in an intense match, but the juniors ended up on top.
The senior team in the championship round included Matt Jury, Mikahla Passmore, Christian Williams, Josh McMullan, Amen Gerics, T.J. Edwards and Michael Mirando. The tie dyed juniors were Kyle Sprinkle, Dylan Campbell, Matt Barrickman, C.J. Rice, Shae Brink, Anthony Pizzuti and Chandler Stitt. The two teams battled in a close match. Students across the gymnasium were taking part in class cheers to encourage their classmates. The players showcased their athleticism by their incredible dives and blazing throws. Toward the end of the match, the seniors had a two to one advantage over the juniors. Michael Mirando and Matt Jury of the seniors tried to hold on to their lead while junior Dylan Campbell battled his way toward victory. Campbell threw out Mirando, and then eventually got Jury out too, making the juniors victorious.
After his hard fought battle, Mirando said, “It was a lot of fun and allowed students to show their school spirit. It was a great way to kick off spring break.”
The juniors advanced to the final round against the teachers. The two teams battled it out. The juniors seemed to have the advantage, but the referees called for a jailbreak in favor of the teachers. With all of the teachers back in, they eventually were victorious over the juniors.
The dodgeball tournament was a great way for students to get geared up for spring break. It helped raise both funds and school spirit.