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Students invited to join dodgeball league

Students who are looking for a way to relieve stress from studying for finals might want to join the dodgeball league, said Intramural Sports Assistant Matthew Wright.

“This event is free to all students and faculty,” he said. “Players can join on www.imleagues.com [1] until Dec. 3 at midnight.

Wright said the minimum amount of players needed is four. The maximum is eight.

The games will take place no later than 2 p.m. Dec. 4 and 6 in the gym, he said.

“There will only be an open spot for eight teams to join.

“There will be a players meeting Dec. 2 at noon in the gym to go over all the rules and get everything organized.”

Foam balls will be used as the dodgeballs, Wright said.

“… Foam balls are easier to grip and also easier to throw than the kickballs,” he said.

Wright said the first-place team will win an intramural championship T-shirt.

According to the OCCC intramural dodgeball rules, players can’t wear any type of jewelry. No hats or bandanas will be allowed. The only type of headwear allowed is a headband. Athletic shoes and athletic attire are required for participation in the games. Players also may wear soft, pliable pads or braces to protect an injury.

Wright said the object of the game is to eliminate all opposing players by getting them out.

This may be done by hitting an opposing player with a live thrown ball below the shoulders or catching a live ball thrown by your opponent before it touches the ground.

A live ball is considered to be a ball that has been thrown and has not touched anything, including the ground, another ball, an official or other item outside of the playing field.

Opposing players who cross the center line will be called out.

For more information contact Wright at 405-682-7860 or visit www.imleaguescom [2].