Rain, Nor Snow, Nor Sleet……
first foray into in-season beach was peppered with rain, freezing
temperatures and ovewrwhelming
beach players are the toughest and most dedicated volleyball
players on the planet.
When the 16’s
division finished up at 5:30 p.m., and Anna Gott and Betsi
Metter had topped Katie Rutherford and Jordan Smith for the
gold medal, the temperature was an arctic 43 degrees with a
wind chill of…gulp…36 degrees!
Not exactly the kind of weather we wanted, but 12 teams battled
a washout in the morning pool and came back in the afternoon
for two good sunny hours before the skies grew dark and menacing.
Dustin Odorcic and
Brandon Hobson took the 12-14’s Boy’s
division by downing J.T. and Drew Hatch in the final.
Hannah Brown and
Sydney Schumacher took the gold in the girl’s
Alex Wilcoxen and
Sydney Butler won the 14’s
division topping Lauren Betlach and Kate McFarland in the nailbiting
A special shout out to the staff at Victory Lanes, who after
the morning rain wiped out their softball tournament, came back
and took care of us for the remainder of the day, including some
fancy irrigation systems to run the pools of water off the courts,
and keeping us supplied with a steady stream of hot chocolate.
Thanks so much!
Congratulations to the winners. The next in-season tournament
is scheduled for February 11th.
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