Get Ready to Dodge and Dive

Reigning champion Dodgefathers aims to keep title

By Kelsey Wong, A&E Editor

The 2014 Annual Dodgeball Tournament, hosted by the junior and senior classes, is scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 1 from 6:30pm to 10pm. The tournament follows a red-robin set-up in which teams within the same grade level first play against each other, and four remaining teams – the winner of each grade level – are ushered into the semi-final round. The winning freshman team plays the winning junior team and the winner moves on the final round, where it will play the winner of the sophomore versus senior match. This year there are one freshman, four sophomore, seven junior and six senior teams competing to be Irvington’s reigning dodgeball team.

Last year the Dodgefathers, a junior team led by captain Eric Lin, beat the senior team Wolfpack in the final round to take home the championship title. This year the Dodgefathers hope to defend their title and have also added senior Yvette Cuellar to the team.

“I think this year’s tournament will be exciting and I think many of the senior teams will be on the lookout for us,” commented Lin. “I feel like we have a good chance at winning two years in a row but we’ll have to wait and see.”

Senior class Vice-President, Bryan Tran, one of the main tournament organizers, stated that preliminary matches were cancelled this year because “everyone should have the opportunity to play in the main tournament and it would have been disappointing for teams eliminated during prelims.”

“You get to watch your friends and classmates get super competitive and hit each other with dodgeballs. . . and something amazing always happens at Dodgeball every year!” said Tran. “I am looking forward to great and intense matches between all the grades. Class of 2014 is an extremely competitive class and it is finally our Senior year in the dodgeball tournament – I am eager to see how their games will turn out.”

Tickets are three dollars with ASB, five dollars without, and all proceeds go to the junior and senior classes to pay for prom expenses.