2017 Rotary Dodgeball Challenge Highlight Video

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The official city team of Copperas Cove, the “Untouchaballs,” was literally untouchable as it rolled to a perfect 9-0 record, winning its division and then taking home the 2017 Rotary Dodgeball Challenge Cup on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The President of the Rotary Club of Harker Heights, Richard Bean, presented the coveted hardware to the wire-to-wire undefeated first place finishers (above). The hard-throwing team also was presented the “Dead-Eye Award” for having the highest degree of accuracy on their shots of all the teams in the tournament.

Perennial dodgeball powerhouse the “Mother Duckers” won the second division, and newcomers from Fort Hood called “Shake-N-Bake” won the third division. For the first time in Dodgeball Challenge history, all three division winners went 5-0.

Also for the first time in Dodgeball Challenge history, there was a sudden-death playoff for the Wild Card playoff spot. A team fielded by the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, the “Court Marshals,” finished 4-1, as did the official city team of Harker Heights, the “Heights Dodgefathers.” They also finished equally in the tiebreaking category of players remaining after victories, necessitating the 1 game playoff. The “Heights Dodgefathers” won the game and advanced to the semifinals with the division winners.

In the semifinals, the “Untouchaballs” swept “Shake-N-Bake” in 2 games of the best of three match, and the “Heights Dodgefathers” likewise swept the “Mother Duckers” in two games.

But the “Heights Dodgefathers” had no better luck than any previous team in finding the way to defeat the unstoppable “Untouchaballs,” who became the first Dodgeball Challenge champions to finish with a perfect 9-0 record.

2017 ROTARY DODGEBALL CHALLENGE TEAMS/DIVISIONS

DIVISION A
Team Name                      Sponsoring Organization/Person
Beaming Bobcats            Harker Heights Elementary School
JWC Hammers                JWC (Jim Wright Company)
Infamous Interactors     HHHS Interact/Wilbea Medical Equip
Shake-N-Bake                 Kendrick Thomas
Fright Night                     HHHS NHS/Jackeline Fountain
JWC Incrediballs            JWC (Jim Wright Company)
Big Ballers                        Union State Bank
JWC Ballzinga                 JWC (Jim Wright Company)

DIVISION B
Team Name                      Sponsoring Organization/Person
Heights Dodgefathers    City of Harker Heights
You Can’t Dodge This    City of Temple
Untouchaballs                 City of Copperas Cove
BYE                                    Open
Salado Slammers            Village of Salado
Our Balls, Your Face      City of Killeen

DIVISION C
Team Name                      Sponsoring Organization/Person
Solar Guys                        Solar CenTex, LLC
ONO50 (Oh NO, 5-0)    Harker Heights Police Dept
In Your Face                    About Face Anti-Aging Institute
Court Marshals               Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
Seeing Stars & Stripes   Fort Hood USO
Mother Duckers              RCHH Satellite Club
Moneyball                        Greater Central Texas Fed Cr Union
Not In The Face              Rotary Club of Killeen Heights

The massed teams of the 2017 Rotary Dodgeball Challenge

For the “official” individual team portraits for the teams that posed for one, please click (HERE).