3 Bump Chumps win 2nd annual Boys Volleyball Tournament


Photo By Gabrielle Faletto

Seniors, Robby Nachreiner (left) and Clark Hendricks (right), battle to keep the ball on the opposing side. The game ended with a win from Hendricks team, the Virgin Islands.

By: Gabrielle Faletto , Reporter

On Thursday, February 9, the Kaneland High School’s Key Club held their annual boy’s volleyball tournament. The tournament took place at Kaneland’s Old Middle School Campus, with a $5 admission. Starting at 6 p.m., eight teams, ranging from freshman to senior boys, played consecutive volleyball games, each lasting 15 minutes, until one team claimed the 1st place spot.

Kicking off the tournament, the Purple Pandas win their first match with a score of 29-18 against team Wilk and Cookies, on court one, while the Virgin Islands crush the Harlem Volleytrotters on court two. Fans sit and watch as the bracket fills up fast with teams advancing onto the next round.

It comes down to the wire with three teams left. The Virgin Islands sit on the bench anxiously waiting to see who will verse them in the final game.

“I feel very confident with the team heading into the finals and we got some good fans,” senior and coach of the Virgin Islands, Brock Williams said.

Throughout the entire final match between the Virgin Islands and the 3 Bump Chumps, the teams are neck and neck. With 10 minutes left on the clock, the score is 14-14. With seconds left, the 3 Bump Chumps score two points to tie the game 23-23 and go into a two minute OT. After a nail-biting two minutes, the 3 Bump Chumps claim the 1st place spot ending with a final score of 27-26.

“Zach Farris, my captain, had a heck of a game. I don’t even know what to say. I am so speechless right now,” junior and coach Robert Kruse said.

Winning the tournament was not the only success. Kaneland High School’s Key Club raised more than $720 that will go towards their change bins for Julia Pratt, who is battling cancer.