Before the Thundercats took to the court in the championship game, some joked loudly about their role as underdogs and needing to be spotted a five-point lead. As it turned out, no help was necessary.
The Thundercats captured their second career Comox Valley Sports & Social Club Intermediate Dodgeball League title in a 10-8 squeaker against the previously undefeated That Team. When the two clubs battled earlier in the year, That Team hung a 10-3 shellacking on the Thundercats, leading some to believe the game was a mere formality.
But the experienced Thundercats effectively mixed their strategies and got enough points early to give the dream of victory a jolt into potential reality. And by the time captain Andrew Baillie delivered the final out and threw up his arms in victory, the team had successfully erased any doubts about being able to battle with the best in dodgeball.
The Grease Balls capped their fine season with a 10-8 victory over the Lightning Dogs for third place, while Super Attack Squad nabbed fifth spot with a 10-9 squeaker over Piggy Back Attack. Aiming for the Fat One took seventh overall by defeating the Ballistics by a 10-4 count and the Cleveland Steamers finished up in ninth spot by dropping a 10-6 decision to the Ballistics earlier in the evening.
Registration is open for the CVSSC's winter leagues, with sports such as dodgeball, volleyball, indoor soccer and floor hockey. Teams, groups and individuals can all register online at www.comoxvalleysports.ca.
For more information, visit the website or contact Scott at 250-898-7286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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