Dodgeball tournament raises funds for Relay

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Glenwood Junior High School had a dodgeball tournament on April 30, May 1 and May 3. The seventh-grade teams played in a tournament on the 30th, the eighth-grade teams played on the 1st and the championship occured on the 3rd. Pictured are the seventh-grade championship team, The Dodgefathers.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The best seventh-grade team, The Dodgefathers, and the best eighth-grade team, the Pink Flamingos, played against each other in Glenwood Junior High School's dodgeball tournament. The winner of the matchup, the Pink Flamingos, went on to play against a team of the teachers.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Glenwood Junior High School's student leadership group organized the dodgeball tournament under social studies teacher Brandy Barborak. The event raised funds for Relay For Life.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Each of the championship games at Glenwood Junior High School's dodgeball tournament was a best of three series with a five minute timer. The dodgeball games ended the school day for the students. Pictured, the Pink Flamingos celebrated their victory over the teachers.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Each team in the junior high school's dodgeball tournament had to have 12 players with five boys, five girls and two more of either gender. Pictured, the team of teachers prepared to take on the eighth-grade team.

By ZACK SHIVELY

zshively@vindy.com

Glenwood Junior High School’s student leadership group organized the school’s annual dodgeball tournament on April 30, May 1 and May 3.

The tournament placed the seventh- and eighth-grade teams in a bracket. The seventh-grade tournament occurred on April 30, while the eighth-grade tournament happened the following day. The championship team from each grade faced off against each other on May 3. The winner of that championship played against the teachers.

Social studies teacher Brandy Barborak said that the event gave the students a fun activity to do and watch while raising money. The students paid to put their teams in the tournament. The money raised through the event, more than $600, went toward Relay For Life.

Eleven teams signed up for the tournament. Each team had twelve players, with the restriction of five boys and five girls. The teams chose to fill the remaining two spots however they wanted.

All students in the school came to the gym to watch the championship games on May 3. The first game saw the seventh grade Dodgefathers team play against the eighth grade Pink Flamingos in a best two of three series.

The Pink Flamingos won against the Dodgefathers, so they played the teachers team. The students in the crowd rooted for their classmates in the game and celebrated as the eighth graders beat the teachers.

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