Intramural dodgeball league to commence

Jayne Durnin/Staff Writer

The five D’s of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge; were made popular in the 2004 movie, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, but they are also used by CFHS students as they strive for glory in intramural dodgeball. The registration deadline is tomorrow, Jan. 13, and there is a $1 registration fee.

“The $1 registration fee goes towards purchasing intramural championship T-shirts for the championship team,” Jamie Smith, P.E. teacher and intramural adviser, said.

Teams that are registering need to have a minimum of eight players and can have a maximum of 15.

“I usually have four to six teams that have 10-15 people on them,” Smith said.

The rules of the game are simple: the two teams start at the end-line of the court, and at the whistle, two players from each team run to get as many of the four foam balls as they can. The teams play to win the best of seven five-minute games. The team with the most people left standing at the end wins.

“I have had some poor sportsmanship. I allow the players to go out when they get hit — play by the honor system. Two years ago we had so many people cheating that I had to have referees there,” Smith said.

Intramural dodgeball is set to start on Jan. 21, and the season lasts right up through March 4. The teams will play on Mondays and Thursdays starting at 7:30 p.m. and lasting until 9:00 p.m. In addition to dodgeball, the school also offers a few other intramural sports throughout the year.

“[We offer] ultimate Frisbee and volleyball. Volleyball will take place in the beginning of April, and ultimate frisbee will begin in mid-May,” Smith said.

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