Mr. Zachary Hark, CVC Photo/Video Editor
Mr. Thomas C. Stevens
“If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!”
This past Friday the 13th of November, CVU held its annual dodgeball tournament. With 44 teams and 6 kids per team, the dodgeball tournament is the largest student participated event in the school. The fierce competition also brings a large crowd. The event is hosted by CVU math teacher, Freshman Advisor, and dodgeball tournament founder, Mark Pogact. At CVU, staff and students take dodgeball to the next level.
Champlain Valley uses standard EEA dodgeball regulations. There are 2 teams of 6 members per match, with 6 balls and three referees per court. During the double elimination round, 4 games are played throughout the school at a time. “Yes this does create chaos for both the teams and organizers, but somehow it always works out.” says Pogact. Each team member pays $5 that goes towards Class Council. School spirit has turned this into a fun event for every participant regardless of experience.
Mr. Landon Carpenter
HINESBURG, VT–On Friday November 14, 2014, Champlain Valley Union High School’s annual dodgeball tournament took place. Nearly 50 teams participated in the popular event, but only one was able to take home the gold.
Previously, dodgeball had been nothing but a nonchalant activity that a few students put together. However, in 2008, Mark Pogact created an official Dodgeball Tournament. It started out very small in comparison to what it has become today. Only about ten teams participated in their first tournament, while this year there was a grand total of 48.
Each dodgeball team is comprised of six players, with both sexes represented by at least one member. The most common make up of the teams involves five males and one female. There are, however, at least a couple teams with a strategy on the opposite side of the spectrum, consisting of five females and only one male, who are looking to defy the stereotype.