Intramural sports are underway for the 2013-2014 school year

Photo by Amy Lauver

Photo by Amy Lauver

Zach Friesen, Staff Writer

   Now that the new school year is underway and students are getting settled in with their classes, intramural sports is finally underway on campus, with sand volleyball being the first. Games started almost two weeks ago, and teams are having a blast.

   “It’s just fun to get out there and play again,” said sophomore Blair Price. “With classes starting back up, it’s nice to get away from the studying and the homework for a while and just hang out with my friends.”

   Not only is it a good way for students to stay active, but it is also a place where students go to watch the games, even if they do not want to participate. Grass areas near the courts are often littered with students that, like Price said, are just wanting to take some time away from studying or doing homework to hang out with friends and relax.

    “It’s really cool to see all of our friends out here and get to hang out with all of them again,” said sophomore Blake Savage. “It makes it a lot more fun to play out here with all of them here, whether they’re on the team playing or out here watching.”

   Not only is it fun just watching or taking part in the games, the players also like to have some fun coming up with the names for their teams as well. Many of the team names include puns incorporating volleyball terms, such as ‘How I Set Your Mother’ and ‘Orville RedenBlocker.’

   For the people that do not have much interest in volleyball, there will be many more opportunities to get involved in intramurals, as other sports are set to start up very soon. Sign-ups for softball, dodgeball and 3-on-3 basketball are all set to come out relatively soon, with many more events later this semester, as well as next semester.