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Organizers hail annual dodgeball game a success for all involved

Neha Kannan
The Indy Wrestling team posing for a picture

November 16 marked the 4th annual Independence High School DECA Dodgeball game. Organized by marketing teachers Mark Murray and Rachael Vesely, organizers say they found it to be a success for all involved. 

“This event is highly anticipated because it is quick-paced,” Mr. Murray said. “There is all the action happening so people can come and watch or participate in an event they don’t normally get to do during a school day.”

Starting off with 16 teams, the competition slowly made its way down to two. The Indy Coach Wrestling Team and Ball of Duty made their way to the championship by leveling all of the other teams. Tied 1-1 the final round became an intense match to see who would be this year’s champions. 

The Ball of Duty as the final game begins (Neha Kannan)

This is where each team began to stick to a play to claim victory.  “There was a certain consistency [dodgeballs],” Patrick Nufable explained. “The bigger [gator balls] were heavier and you could throw them faster, so we decided to stick to using those.”

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The final round was close with players from both teams getting out and coming in. Close call plays went down with the bleachers cheering as the players dodged inches away from most of the gator balls thrown their way. After many close calls, the Indy Coach Wrestling Team finally secured their victory after getting out in the first round last year. 

Eric Russo, on the winning team, said, “It felt amazing to win.”

Eric Russo winding up for the throw (Neha Kannan)

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Neha Kannan
Neha Kannan, Staff Writer
Neha Kannan is a sophomore at Independence High School. Neha has been working with the newspapers for one year so far and has grown her passion for writing about things like sports and people’s lives all together. Her goal is to continue her enthusiasm for literature by going to NYU for journalism. Outside of news, one of Neha’s favorite things to do to pass time is to play the piano which was inspired by her brother and her skill and love has only grown stronger. Her twelve years of dancing experience has taught her more than just routines but also how to work and be cohesive with others on and off the stage. Her goal for the Prowl is to write articles that inspire the minds and lives of the people who read her work.