On Thursday, February, 23rd, 2017, we went to Confederation High for a tripleball tournament. Tripleball, is similar to Volleyball. Our team consist of 14 people. The grade 6’s were Rose (me), Cherry, Deniz, Grace, Adalia, Laura, Raneem, Alice, April, Jaclyn, and Sylvie. The grade 5’s were Taisiya, Erica, and Lauren.
We were supposed to arrive and school before 8:30. When we were there, most of the team were already there waiting. Mr. Hume (our coach) took attendance and made sure we had all of our forms handed in. Everyone handed in the forms, so we were almost ready to go. We had to find out who was going in who’s car. It turned out, I was going in Grace’s mom (Debbie)’s car, with Grace, Adalia, Deniz, and Alice. Mr. Hume was taking Raneem, Cherry, April, Sylvie, and Laura. Jaclyn, was being sent there, and Lauren’s mom took the grade 5’s.
When we got to Confederation High, we put our stuff in the change room, and went into the gym to practice. There were 4 schools at the tournament. Woodroffe(my school), Broadview, Knoxdale, and Meadowlands. We were first going against Knoxdale. It was a really close game, we tied a bunch of times, but at the end, we won! (To win, you are supposed to get to 25 points, or if it’s a close game, you should win by at 2 points). So we had to win by 2 points, with a score of 27-25!
After the game (like usual), we needed to shake hands. After shaking hands, we went to the change room for a quick break. Then, it was a game versus BROADVIEW…
Broadview, is one of our “rival” schools. They usually win EVERY sport. (back then, Woodroffe used to win). So this game, was one of the most important games. Surprisingly, we won! I don’t remember the score, but I was so happy! We ACTUALLY WON Broadview! But we needed to win ALL of our games to beat the boys (who got 2nd). So so far, we got 2 games down. Both of them we won. Our next game, was against Meadowlands. If we won, we’re sure to get a medal (they only give out medals for 1st and 2nd).
At the end of the game, we were the ones that got 25 points! (Which means we won 😀 ). So now, we were guaranteed a medal! 🙂 Yay! Now, we had a 10 minute break to eat, drink, and use the washrooms. During the 10 minute break, we were also allowed to practice on the court. We practiced our bumps, volleys, and serves. The next match, was the finals, to determine 1st and 2nd place. So we had to go against Broadview AGAIN. This time, I was feeling fine, but nervous at the same time. Because now, the other team is all warmed up, ready to give some play, but we already won them once, so we had a pretty big chance. So we started. It was a really tight game. At one point we were loosing 9-14. So I kept cheering our fellow Woodroffians (Woodroffe people), and we actually ended up winning! 25-17! Man, we were cheering so loud! We beat Broadview twice, the boys (by getting 1st)! We were so proud of ourselves! It was so loud I had to cover up my ears. Well, at least we got our first place medal, and went happily back to school! On the way to school, Grace’s mom made a stop at a gas station for gas, and gave us 5 bucks for timbits (There was a Tim Horton’s nearby). Deniz gave in 10 more dollars so we could get a 50 pack, and we could each get 10. I saved a chocolate for Cherry (my sister). It was the best day evah!!!!!!!! 😀 🙂