Spring Fling thrives despite loss of Sadie’s

May 6, 2008 — by Annie Lee and Maggie Lin

Even without a Sadie Hawkins dance, Spring Fling maintained its fun-filled reputation complete with boy cheerleaders, Powder Puff football games, a dunk tank and Battle of the Boom.

Tradition has set its path for the defending champions, class of ’08, to win Powder Puff, and this year the senior girls did not disappoint.

“We did exceptionally well. Everyone worked hard through all the practices, through everything and they exceeded above my expectations and it’s a really fulfilling experience,” said senior Powder Puff coach Matt Keating.

Powder Puff started out with the juniors defeating the freshmen 20-0 on April 21.

“We weren’t very productive during practices and didn’t really know what we were doing because this was our first time,” said freshman Lauren Kuan.

The next day, senior Jackie Gragnola ran a touchdown at the final seconds of the game, solidifying the seniors’ 10-0 victory over the sophomores and sending them to the final game.

“Our offense couldn’t get going at all, but our defense held pretty well until the last play,” said sophomore coach Grant Thomas.

The finals took place Wednesday under the lights. The seniors started out strong with a touchdown pass to senior Leada Malek and an interception by Adriana Pak. The juniors came back with a double reverse, ending with junior Ashley Cole’s touchdown. At the end of the game, senior Nicole Sabes ran a touchdown to secure a senior victory.

On Thursday, the Spring Fling lunch activities kicked off with biology teacher Lisa Cochrum, cradling an inflatable SpongeBob Squarepants at the dunk tank. However, as she was climbing out of the tank to switch with assistant principal Joe Bosco, the chair she used for support tipped. The seat was unlocked, causing it to tip and hit her in the eye. She bled profusely and ended up getting stitches.

Along with the dunk tank, teachers Matt Torrens, Jerry Sheehy and Kellyann Nicholson participated in a pie-throwing contest. Students threw pie tins filled with whipped cream at the plastic covered teachers.

Battle of the Boom took place on Friday and the highest ever participation of 10 cars sparked interest in other students to check out the cars of their peers. Seniors Trey Yung and Ricky Urritia grabbed the title.

There was no usual Spring Fling Sadie Hawkin’s dance due to the excessive drinking at the 2007 Holiday dance but the excitement of Spring Fling week was still present.

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