Students Compete in Dodgeball Tournament

The class of 2016 hosted the annual dodgeball tournament for middle and high school. The class raised over $170 by selling snacks and charging for team involvement. Five teams in total competed, and the winning team, the Sisters, received a pizza party.

Contestants sign up for the dodgeball tournament in groups of 8. The contestants paid five dollars per person to help fundraise for the class of 2016. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Contestants sign up for the dodgeball tournament in groups of 8. The contestants paid five dollars per person to help fundraise for the class of 2016. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Madeline Surette and Susie Buck sell snacks and drinks at the concession stand before the tournament begins. The tournament was hosted by the student government of the class of 2016. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Madeline Surette and Susie Buck sell snacks and drinks at the concession stand before the tournament begins. The tournament was hosted by the student government of the class of 2016. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grader Ben Lantz winds up to throw the ball at the opposing team. Lantz’s team was the runner up in the tournament. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grader Ben Lantz winds up to throw the ball at the opposing team. Lantz’s team was the runner up in the tournament. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grade team named Hornets attempts to eliminate members of the opposing team in the finals of the tournament. A player is out in dodgeball if they are hit with a ball, if they cross the line, if they step over the starting line before the referee says go, or if a member of the opposing team catches the ball that was thrown. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grade team named Hornets attempts to eliminate members of the opposing team in the finals of the tournament. A player is out in dodgeball if they are hit with a ball, if they cross the line, if they step over the starting line before the referee says go, or if a member of the opposing team catches the ball that was thrown. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grader Will Janowicz throws the ball towards seventh grader Jake Athanas. Athanas was the last member of his team to be out; however, if he caught Janowicz’s throw he would have brought a member of his team back into the game. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grader Will Janowicz throws the ball towards seventh grader Jake Athanas. Athanas was the last member of his team to be out; however, if he caught Janowicz’s throw he would have brought a member of his team back into the game. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Athanas catches the ball allowing one of his teammates to come back into play. A player cannot be out if the dodgeball hits their head, which is required as a safety precaution. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Athanas catches the ball allowing one of his teammates to come back into play. A player cannot be out if the dodgeball hits their head, which is required as a safety precaution. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Hornets team lines up as they prepare for the final round of the tournament against the team named The Sisters. The referee announces when the team can go over the line and begin that round. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Hornets team lines up as they prepare for the final round of the tournament against the team named The Sisters. The referee announces when the team can go over the line and begin that round. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Seventh grader Luca Schwartz sacrifices himself for his team. By making himself an open target, his other team members were able to launch the dodgeballs successfully at the other team. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grader Luca Schwartz sacrifices himself for his team. By making himself an open target, his other team members were able to launch the dodgeballs successfully at the other team. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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