This Saturday last marked the first sports tournament of the term here in Ukarumpa. Two other nearby schools came to challenge our our girls softball and guys volleyball teams. I, being on neither team, ended up as a line-judge and had the distinct pleasure of holding up yellow flags every time the ball went out of bounds on the volleyball court. ‘Twas great fun.
One of my students was deathly ill (not deathly, really, but her voice was barely a whisper), and she wanted something to do at the tournament, so I let her take pictures of the event. By the time I retrieved my camera, she had taken no less than 250 shots. These are but a few.
Here’s the Ukarumpa Warriors A-Team for Volleyball:
And the B-Team (as a line judge, this was the view I had of most games):
And here are the Lady Warriors doing a chant of sorts before waylaying their opponents:
Here’s one of my neighbors, Buddy, who often travels on the shoulder of one of my other neighbors:
The crowd (in the background):
And a jolly good hit by number 17:
The guys, you should be pleased to hear, made it to the finals (where, I believe, they were defeated) and the girls won every game they played.