Today I played dodgeball for the first time in 15 years. (The last time was at Groves Middle School.)
I played in a tournament at my church. Six teams entered: four teams were mostly teenage boys, one was the church’s media department, and one was my Sunday school class (mostly in their 30s).
The tournament started with double elimination: each team played twice, and teams that didn’t lose both games got into the finals brackets.
My team was the only non-youthful team to make it to the finals!
In the finals, we quickly spanked a first youthful team in the first round. We waited through two more rounds, then we played the very last round for the trophy.
A brief note: up until this point I just played defense. All I did was stay away from balls and hand balls to teammates who were better throws than me.
The last round progressed normally. Both teams slowly picked each other off. We got down to 3 on our side and 2 on the other side.
All of a sudden balls flew and it was a 1 on 1 game, and I was one of them! Suddenly I was on offense! The opponent chunked three balls in succession, and I barely missed each of them. Then I managed to get two balls. I threw one high (unintentionally), distracting the opponent, and shortly nailed him on the legs.
I threw the winning ball! Today was my the best dodgeball performance ever!