On Friday, April 13th, New Haven High School students finished up the dodgeball tournament that had originally taken place during homecoming week. Teams Recess Rejects, Tune Squad, Black Mamba, Human Targets, Team Esskeetit, and The Untouchables were the last 6 teams remaining.
In the first round, The Human Targets defeated Esskeetit, and The Untouchables beat Tune Squad. Tune Squad was then defeated by the Recess Rejects, moving them into the championship round. Esskeetit was also defeated by Black Mamba, moving them on to the championship round to compete against the Recess Rejects. After two games were played, team Black Mamba (consisting of McKenzie Overschmidt, Jay Eichelberger, Luke Gerlemann, Megan Holtmeyer, and Dominic Lewis) took away the championship title.
Second place winner Lauren Gerlemann was asked how she felt about playing dodgeball weeks after it was originally held. Lauren replied, “I liked it because it was a nice way to start the weekend, not being in class.”
Emily Scheer, teammate of Lauren, commented, “I thought the tournament was fun to play in, especially with the team that we created freshman year.”
First place winners Luke Gerlemann, Jay Eichelberger, and Dominic Lewis were asked how they felt about the tournament. In agreement, they all responded, “It felt really good to beat a team of seniors twice for the championship title. The Ice Cream Shoppe food that we won tasted even better because of that.”
Teammate McKenzie Overschmidt commented, “Winning felt really nice. I hope we can continue to win the rest of our high school career!”