Students go all out for Sports Challenge Week

by:  ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Chancellor's Fresh Swaggers and Hughes' Hilarious Hazards participate in a championship round of knee boarding. Left to right: Elizabeth Smith (in background away from the main three), Josh Stearns, Brandon Adams and Ally James (being pulled).  Judging from the loud cheers of enthusiastic students waving elaborate signs, Eagle Creek Elementary’s Sports Challenge Championship is the school’s equivalent of the Super Bowl.

Each year, the school’s fifth- and sixth-graders participate in athletic tournaments during Sports Challenge Week as the younger students cheer them on waiting for the day when they too can bring their class glory with their cotton ball relay and balloon busting skills.

The annual event, held the week before spring break, promotes physical fitness, team building and sportsmanship.

Two teams, Chancellor’s Fresh Swaggers and Hughes’ Hilarious Hazards, made it to the championship, held during an assembly Friday, March 21.

by: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - 'This is what Crab Monster Mash looks like.' The event began with two runners bearing an Olympic-style paper torch around the gymnasium to light an elaborate tissue paper flame to Top 40s tunes.

The two teams commenced competing in knee boarding prowess, crab monster mash acumen and more.

The competition was fierce — so fierce, in fact, that it ended in a tie.

“We are ordering more medals,” said Principal Dan Draper. “Everyone was a winner today!”

As the week of events also celebrates camaraderie, Victor’s Mighty Eagles won the coveted Sportsmanship Award. The team, coached by head custodian Victor Caamal, has earned the honor of competing against the staff on the last day of school.

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