Calvert House Wins Thomas Aquinas Dodgeball Tournament

Calvert House senior Conor Sloan throws a ball during The Avalon School's Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas Dodgeball Tournament at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg, Md., on Jan. 28, 2015.

Calvert House senior Conor Sloan throws a ball during The Avalon School’s Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas Dodgeball Tournament at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg, Md., on Jan. 28, 2015.

By Daniel Searles

The Sloan brothers led Calvert House to victory in The Avalon School’s Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas Dodgeball Tournament Wednesday.

The experienced dodgeball players executed without missing a beat as Calvert came out victorious over Carroll, Washington, and Stewart Houses.

Conor and Brendan Sloan, upperclassmen and starters on the Black Knights basketball team, were aided by two other Calvert House members, Mike Gladney and Elijah Thweet. The football players proved key in the push to the top of the house race.

Brendan made a big play by nailing out myself (Dan Searles), while the older brother Conor got another player out in one fell swoop. And they had good timing getting them out so the pair could not return to the game.

For the most part, Calvert players targeted athletes, especially baseball players, to drop from play early in games.

Significant eliminations included players from Washington House such as senior Jimmy Davern (basketball), juniors Will Stachura, and Erick Janss, both popular baseball players.

Calvert, who finished with 680 points on the day, credited their house pairings in the win as well.

However, make no mistake, Calvert came out to play and executed their game plan on the successful day.

Meanwhile, the lower school Calvert players did well in their competition to gain extra points.

Ultimately, Calvert ushered in the second semester with a commanding 240 point lead.

 

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