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Rainbow Zebra Staff Volleyball Places Second


CHS staff members dove for balls, slammed shoulder blades against the floor and high-fived their teammates throughout the two consecutive hours of playtime during the semi-finals and finals of their Rec and Ed Volleyball Championship.

Leading up to the big day, the Rainbow Zebras were placed second out of the 10 volleyball teams in the league. The games occurred on Nov. 29, with the semi-final game at 8:10 pm and the finals at 9:20 pm.

During the semi-finals, the team won the first two rounds in a row, not playing a third round. Coach, Marcy McCormick, was especially proud of the team’s work during the day’s first game.

“Everyone is an MVP, everyone had a moment where they just shined,” McCormick said.

The team had their largest fan club of the season yet, filling the stands with cheer and support. The fans consisted of students; Abbi Bachman, Serena O’Brien, Amy Boeving, Poppy Maggee, Anya Akhoury, Eva Beals, Emily Yesowitz, Sadie Barber and Charlotte Rotenberg, teacher; Liz Stern and staff kids; Toben and Teo Erickson McCormick.

The students showed up with handmade signs with all the players drawn on them and their signature chant “Go Meat” written in bubble letters.

“I decided to come to this game because I wanted to support my teachers and hang out with my friends,” Anya Akhoury, a CHS senior, said.

The Rainbow Zebras went on to play the Red Hot Teamatoes in the final. The opposing team was placed fourth the day before and beat the first-placed team during the semi-finals.

The Red Hot Teamatoes strives for team spirit. Team member, Tyrone Coleman, loved how his team communicated throughout the season.

“My favorite moment from today’s game was how we all came together,” Coleman said. “When it looked like we weren’t going to win, we came together and kept pushing, and we got the win.”

The Red Hot Teamatoes ultimately came out on top, beating the CHS staff during the third round.

Though bummed to have lost, the Rainbow Zebras are determined to return stronger than ever in the spring season.

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Hannah Rubenstein, Print Editor-In-Chief
Hannah enjoys writing, arguing and freaking people out with her surprisingly long tongue. She does not subscribe to the government-propagated myth that sleep is necessary for the continuation of human existence. The most formative moment in her life was when she realized The Office (US), Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine were all written for or created by the same man; she now cares about that man, Michael Schur, more than most people in her life.

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