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Month: March 2019
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At lunch times, the kids go to hang out with their friends at lunch. But what do the teachers do? South hall teachers get to play ping pong. Several teachers in the south hall go to room S161 during lunchtime
“We play for bragging rights in the office and it is a fun lunch time atmosphere that can break up and give us an opportunity to not think about classes for a brief amount of time,” says Mr. Bunting, one of the teachers that regularly participates in the tournaments.
During the lunch period, some days are competitive and on other days there are different events.
One of the events is Mixed Mondays. During this event, it is a combination of male and female teams and they play against each other. Right now, they are in a round-robin phase, which is everyone playing everyone to figure out the standings.
Another event that they do is 3 for Thursday. This is when there are teams of 3 playing against each other. The leaderboard has been revealed for this one. Right now, Conner, Hainline, and Dunn are doing the best in this event with 7 wins and 1 out.
And finally, there are single ping pong tournaments. This is where some of the competitive people will play. They tend to be the people that have been here longer and have more experience.. Some of the regular competitors are Conner, Christianson, Rogers, Bunting, and Dunn.
Mr. Bunting was the champ this past fall semester. “I lost to him (Bunting) last time. I don’t like to talk about it,” says Mr. Conner, giving us a look into ping-pong’s competitive nature here at CHS
These teachers are competitive and talented. There are more teachers, but they participate in the other less competitive events. The more experienced players (the ones in the single ping pong tournaments) use their non-dominant hands during those events. Everyone else uses their dominant hand, so this way, the people that aren’t as experienced have a better chance.
The scoring system for ping pong is rally. If it is failed to be returned or the other team hits it into the net, then you get the point. If you launch it over the table, then the other team gets the point. The first side to get 21 points wins the game.
Unfortunately, the ping pong tournaments are only for teachers, so no students are allowed to be in there witnessing the teachers. It is there break time and gives the teachers to unwind/destress during the 30 minute break.
Let’s wish this year’s contenders to have good luck and to win those bragging rights.
The upcoming Tennis season kicks off this month as a part of the Spring Sports. They just recently had an informational meeting for those looking to participate. Tennis has their first meet on March 11th.
“This is my first year. I’m excited to play, it’s a new sport that I’m trying out [and] my friends asked me to
The Tennis season stretches from Mid February to mid May. The season consists of 16 meets and a final district championship to wrap up the season.
The boys Tennis team is coached by Zarko Suklje , Coach Suklje has experience from playing collegiate tennis at Pacific university. The girls team is coached by Ruben Puga- Garcia and assistant Greg Quintal.
Junior Ethan Swayzee says “This is my second year playing tennis and I’m excited to play with all of my friends again.” His goal for this upcoming season is to “generally improve my serving abilities.”
“It was pretty good, got a few wins and I learned how to communicate better with my partner”. He stated that he is excited for the season because “The people, they make playing a lot more fun…on top of how much fun the sport really is”.
Century is trying to get back to their winning ways after most recently
Coach Ruben Garcia says “I am new to coaching tennis, this will be my second year. However, I have coached other sports (basketball, volleyball, track and field, soccer) for many years. Additionally, I have been playing the sport of tennis since 2010”.
“I enjoy creating a positive and fun environment for my tennis players. Coaching allowed me the opportunity to share my sport and pass on the skill of tennis.”
“I am excited our tennis
“I am hoping we can be more competitive these tennis season. We have a young tennis program with many new players. We have a long journey ahead of us to be more competitive against the other schools.”
The Century Tennis team is looking forward to a great season this spring, while being coached by Ruben Puga – Garcia and Zarko Suklje. The season kicks off with the first meet at Hillsboro High School on March 11th. To learn more about the team visit OSAA.