By Jackie Nelson
The Ratchets flung their way to victory in the first-ever Fifth Quarter Dodge Ball Tournament on Friday evening, following the home football game and fireworks show.
Whitestone Mennonite Church Youth Minister Isaac Landis said he was incredibly pleased with the event
“We were blown away by the turn out and response by the students,” he said.
With over two-thirds of the Hesston High student body in attendance, it was one of the most successful Fifth Quarter events to date.
“I think we had about 150 students, not all were playing, there were also a good number watching and hanging out. There were 11 teams that participated, including a team of the high school faculty and staff,” he said.
Landis said students were not shy about competing with the staff team.
“One of the highlights of the night was when the faculty team got beat and knocked out of the tournament,” he said.
Landis said the overwhelmingly positive response created the only glitch of the evening’s festivities.
“The biggest challenge was running out of pizza pretty early on!” he said.
Landis said there were many volunteers and donors who made the Dodge Ball tournament a success.
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