Records were set, the competition was truly epic, and fun was had by all when Pinkerton Academy held its biggest dodge-ball tournament ever in Hackler Gymnasium Wednesday, March 16.
The 2016 Pinkerton Academy Dodge-Ball Tournament gathered 200 participants – with 19 student teams and a faculty squad – for great competition and a whole bunch of fun as well.
The top three, 10-player teams collected medals at the event, with the Black Ice contingent finally claiming the tournament crown by disposing of a talented and determined Kermanators’ crew. The Punishers finished third, and the Dream Crushers’ squad – made up of 10 faculty members – finished a fantastic fourth out of the 20 teams despite the advanced ages of some of its players.
“The atmosphere of this year’s tournament was electric and competitive, but most importantly it was fun,” said PA intramurals’ director and Dream Crushers’ member Kerry Boles. “It was great to see the various clubs, groups, and athletic teams battle it out but still be so supportive of each other. I look forward to an even bigger and better tournament next year.”
The title-winning Black Ice bunch included John Polichetti, Kenny Twomey, Derek Ashness, Marc Reardon, Cobi Moore, Colin Coutts, Mike Jellison, Caleb Eaton, and Ben Curry.
The runner-up Kermanantors’ contingent consisted of Zach Rioux, Eric Reardon, Brian Sutton, Dan Hoskins, Nate Barnhart, Kyle Vachon, Matt Clark, Brandon Gerossie, and Norm Kerman.
The third-place Punishers’ team included Matthew Anthony, James Tulley, Cam Richard, John DiPersio, Sean Donohue, Tyler Gendron, Zach Houston, and Liam Cahill.
And the Dream Crushers’ faculty contingent featured Kerry Boles along with Eric Dugas from the PA special education department, Jeff Sojka, Chris O’Neil, Cody Wheaton, and Ian French from social studies, Kelly Wall and Todd Royce from the math department, Dan Muksian from English, and Kyle Donovan from the academy’s physical education department.
Caption: The Black Ice squad powered its way to the title in the 2016 Pinkerton Academy Dodge-Ball Tournament held last week. The event drew 200 participants. Courtesy photo