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Students Remember the Alamo Through Dodgeball By: Marlee Sorrells

SABERS hosted “The Battle of the Alamo” dodgeball tournament on Feb. 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Fletcher Fitness Center. Students signed up in five-person teams in order to participate and were competing for a chance to win movie tickets, pizza and Bahama Bucks.

“My favorite part of the event was the last game when the basketball boys won and how happy they were,” Andrea Ashburn, junior exercise science pre-physical therapy major from McAllen, said. “I also was pleased by our turnout because it was the biggest event we’ve had so far.”

Sixteen teams competed and divided in a bracket-style tournament so that there would be one clear winner. Austin Arnold, a senior business major from Houston, Aidan Walsh, a senior sports management major from Katy, Jared Bomer, a junior business major from Rome, Ga., Jordyn Vicente, a junior fitness recreation and sports management major from Keller, and Austin Brewer, a junior math major from Stamford, won on their team “Ball Hogs.”

“The teams were using blood, sweat, and tears to win the tournament,” Ashburn said. “They were passionate and seemed to have a really good time and that is all that mattered to me.”

The tournament’s theme was chosen because the Battle of the Alamo was fought from Feb. 23 through March 6, 1836. Texas Independence Day, the day the Texas Declaration of Independence was adopted and created the Republic of Texas is also on March 2.

“It was a fun event to go to and I loved getting to watch and cheer on my friends while safely on the other side of the glass,” Philip Hough, a freshman English major from Garland, said. “I really enjoyed watching everyone take dodgeball so seriously.”

The next SABERS event will be Hollywood Night on March 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Grace Museum.

“The dodgeball tournament was an amazing SABERS event and I can’t wait for our next big event, Hollywood Night!” Ashburn said.


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