Mud Volleyball thinks on the future


Ross Parks

Volunteers at the tournament circle up in their gear for a quick photo
Photo by Ross Parks

Now that another year of mud volleyball is gone and players cleaned up, for all those who participated and chose to register and attend, the time felt well spent.

“It was very exciting and dirty,” junior Emily Reynolds said, “We played two, we lost both but it was still fun even though we did really badly.”
Yet overall, a low number of formed teams was a bit alarming to some.“I think we only had five [on the team], which kind of sucked,” senior and student council treasurer Sophi Farid said, “it only took two hours.”
While mud-volleyball hasn’t been the most consistent of RBHS traditions Farid was able to remember three years ago, when the turnout was emphatic in comparison to this years turnout.
“They had somewhere around 56 teams sign up and we had eight, so,” Farid said. “I would say that we can’t just post stuff up in the commons because not everybody looks there.”
Still, despite perhaps low publicity, the participants of this RBHS tradition appeared to enjoy this years event as much as ever. “I stayed for all the matches, i watched it until the end,” Reynolds said. “Oh, and I fell in the mud and their were rocks underneath the fire department got to fix me up.”
Perhaps, sports could also serve as a culprit to the low numbers, “I would probably have done it if I didn’t have practice after school,” track runner Kayla Funkenbusch admitted saying she would liked to have formed a team but simply came and watch for a friends match.
Overall, the lookout for next year is hopeful to have more participants. With this year passed mistakes await corrections for next year.
“The more publicity we can do either through senior mentors, through assemblies or whatever for it,” Farid said. “the more in advance we can do it the better because people don’t like to do things by a certain deadline they just want to turn it in when they have it done.”
By Ross Parks