By Mathew Brock

Pilot Sports Writer

Clad in tie-dye shirts, tutus, skirts and casual wear, the Brookings-Harbor High School male athletes competed on Friday night to see who was the strongest at powdertuff volleyball. In the end the sophomores came out on top of the three-round tournament after defeating the seniors.

The event also raised money for Katelyn’s Cause, a charity devoted to funding non-essential medical care for patients with serious illnesses. Their most recent fundraiser has been to raise money for Christmas gifts for sick children.

The seniors took on the freshman in first match for a 25-9 win. They gained an early lead and took things all the way up to 20-5, but the freshmen managed a small comeback to score a few more points to and end at 25-9 in the seniors favor.

The second match saw the juniors take on the sophomores. The sophomores took an early lead, but the juniors kept it relatively close 15-9. In the end the sophomores broke away completely to end at 25-13.

Before the final round, a loser’s bracket game saw the freshmen and juniors face off. The juniors were ahead at 15-7, but the freshmen managed to stay steadily behind them to keep things at 20-14. The juniors managed to secure a good series though and eventually ended at 25-17.

The championship match between the sophomores and seniors was the closest of the night. Things were near even at first with the sophomores taking the lead at 10-7 and keeping it close to 15-12. They finally broke away a bit at 20-15, but the seniors rallied and took things to a close 23-22 in the sophomores favor. The sophomores finally broke away with two more points to end things at 25-22 and claim the championship title.

Friday’s event raised $257 for Katelyn’s Cause. To learn more about the charity you can go to https://katelynscause.com/

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