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Powderpuff set to kick off

Each day has a dress up theme, there is a football game friday, a dance Saturday, Mr. Lovejoy pageant and powderpuff. It’s homecoming week.

Every year on the Thursday of homecoming week, a powderpuff tournament is held and played by a group of girls.

Last year the heat was so bad that the championship game was moved into the gym instead of regularly playing on half of the football field.

“It’s the exact same schedule as last year,” student council member Chochy Luce said. “We’re going to be on the football field, but were not going to change it to the inside like last year because it’s not going to be super hot,” Luce said.

Every year girls interested in playing powderpuff fill out the required packet and pay their money for their shirt to reserve themselves a spot. In previous years, filling a team has not been a serious problem. But this year, with some sports already in season and cautious new coaches, some girls are not prohibited from playing.

“Volleyball is an issue, coaches are afraid they’re going to get hurt, and club teams are not allowing them to play,” student council member Caroline Brugge said.

It was also tough getting freshmen and junior girls to sign up.

“Numbers are low for these classes but a lot of them, when they find out that their friends are doing it, they are influenced to do it,” Brugge said.

Junior Autumn Keefer has played since her freshmen year and was shocked  when she heard that her team had low numbers because last year there were not enough spots for everyone.

“It saddens me that not a lot of girls signed up to play powderpuff this year,” Keefer said.  “However, most of these girls were not allowed to play due to a coaching decision which makes it understandable.”

Along with the junior class, the freshmen class has also been greatly impacted.

“A lot of basketball players, including myself asked our coach if she could sign the forms, but she thought there would be tackling involved,” freshman Kaylee Grigg Said.  “But she told us today that we are allowed to play, that made the roster full.”

Being that its the first year for these girls, there are mixed emotions about the game.

“I am scared to play the seniors because they are really good, but I always saw powder puff shirts on other people and have wanted to play once I became a freshman because it looked fun,” freshmen Elyse Gaccione said.

Seniors and freshmen play first, followed by juniors and sophomores, with the winners playing playing in the championship.

“We’re gonna play, we’re gonna rock it, and we’re going to powderpuff it up,” Luce said.

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Mike and Ikes, puppies, jeeps, One Tree Hill, and ice cream...lots and lots of ice cream; it’s Katie. Her life pretty much consists of these things with the addition of a few others, and that’s how most people know her. Alongside these 5 fantastic things, she is also recognized by her long brown curly hair and the unfortunate height of a 5th grader. Her love of her hometown, back-to-back NBA Champion basketball team, the Heat, gets her in trouble because of her surrounding Mav fans, yet she still wears that championship t-shirt to school every once in awhile. This will be her 6th year in Newspaper and she is SOOOO excited...there is a fully loaded snack cabinet with a bag full of Mike and Ikes in it after all. :)

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