2008-01-18 / Sports

Sharks Get Clawed By Seawolves Volleyball Team

By N. Ramirez, B. Margolies, M. Massoni and C. Garcia.

(This article was written by students from the newspaper club at Middle School 323)

The tension of this volleyball game was no match for the confidence of the Scholars' Academy Seawolves and their fans. The atmosphere was familiar, since the Sharks had been there before. But at this championship game the Sharks came to bring fierce competition towards their rivals.

The Sharks served first, spiking a few points on the board, and showing impressive improvement from the last time. Getting up from their stumble, the Seawolves came back with a few points of their own. The Seawolves were able to overcome their early disadvantage and win the first game 25- 22. The next two games were also victories for the Seawolves, but the Sharks were putting up ever intense resistance. At times the Sharks owned the court, but the Seawolves were able to work together and put more points on the board.

Taking the last two games, the Scholars' Academy Volleyball team celebrated an exciting victory. After the game, a few members of the newspaper team interviewed some players and coaches. Ms. Khouri stated,

"Each player has a unique skill, and each member of the team complements each other on the court." In an interview with Mr. Stavola, the Sharks head coach, he stated that, "Two great teams played today."

Afterward, Sharks and Seawolves alike shed their competitive edges to join together in the Scholars' Academy dining room for a community- building lunch. Who knew pizza and ice-cream could bring such intense competitors together in peace and harmony.

The two teams learned so much about healthy competition and each other, it may be hard to compete with an "edge" in the future.

The players from the Sharks held no grudge against players of the Seawolves. The students enjoyed their lunches, talking and laughing with each other. Two great teams played today and they are already looking forward to next year!

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