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Students bond through dodgeball, seniors win

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David Shutts
Students race to the center of the court at the start of the dodgeball finals.

The Kinkaid Dodgeball tournament has been an Upper School tradition and a festive event. 

In the weeks leading up to Field Day, students formed teams of six and competed in a single elimination bracket, leaving the semifinals and finals games to be played on Field Day. 

This year, the Governing Council Events Committee had a total of 28 teams sign up for the tournament, with more than 160 students participating. 

“My team got eliminated in the second round, but I look forward to participating in the tournament next year, and hope that even more people sign up,” sophomore Will Burba said. 

Students were excited about the tournament and anticipation built up until the day of the first round. A team of sophomores, calling themselves the Dodgefathers, even put together uniforms for the tournament.

“We wanted to do something new for the tournament last year, so we made jerseys last year,” sophomore Dodgefather member Peter Liuzzi said. “This year we had custom jerseys made that were inspired by famous dodgeball teams and they also had our team sponsors.”

The stars of the show were a team of six seniors: Nico Gomez, Miles Roeder, Parker Kubitza, Read Liuzzi, Josh Sweetland and Andy Guy. These seniors had won the tournament the past two years, as sophomores and juniors. 

Four teams came together on Field Day after the assembly to declare a winner. The seniors’ team won its semifinal matchup and played another team of seniors.

The seniors’ team dominated the final and won the tournament for the third and final time in front of the whole school. 

“Planning dodgeball was hectic but very fun,” said sophomore Harris Kirmani, who is on the Events Committee. “I helped with getting the dodgeballs together, and the referees did a good job with making sure everything went according to plan.”

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Kavin Mukerji, Staff Writer
Kavin Mukerji serves as a Staff Writer for The Falcon. This is his first year on staff. Kavin is an active member of both arts and athletics, playing for Kinkaid's orchestra, as well as the football, tennis, and wrestling teams. He enjoys hanging out with friends and meeting new people. On Saturdays, he can usually be found enjoying college football.  

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