Day 1--June 7th
The 5th Annual picked up right from where the
4th left off. Exciting games, great plays, great action and a spectacular crowd that makes H.F. Carey the classy school
that it is! The goal of Day 1 was to chop the 28 team field in half for Thursday's Final 3 rounds. There would
be only one game apiece for each team and if you lost it was sayonara.
After a quality win for In Stamos We Trust and their
'cute' little iron on shirts, we had our first upset when Fili's Imps came back from one game down to shock We Ate Jerry's
Rice, who came in as a strong 6-1 favorite with serious Championship aspirations. Sorry fellas! maybe next year.
That was followed up by wins from Sopranino, Rick
James' Disciples, C-Men, and the United Nations before we had two games of the day back to back. First was the Miller
vs Miller game as reigning Champs the newly named White Goodman club had to go the distance before eliminating the Pep Boyz.
Next was the heavyweight bout of the tournament as the Gangsters of Ohio...All Shermed Up flattened a surprisingly overwhelmed
Revenge of the Penguins squad.
After a brief respite the back half of the bracket got
underway with another classic as the Trenchtown Wailers finished off the Walpole Disciples in three games. Next the
Fighting Mongooses succumbed to an NJBO onslaught before Walker's Texas Rangers steamrolled an entertaining Asian Invasion
club. The John Maddens enjoyed victory next with a solid win over Chocolate and Vanilla Swirl. In the last
quarter of the bracket the Wiseguys escaped in three over the brightly colored Real Deal before Maria's Deli Boys closed out
the day's festivities with a win over the Straw Hats Crew.
As planned the games ended at 5:45PM which left time
for our first ever NY Yankees and LI Ducks Baseball tickets drawing. For those of you who didn't stick around long enough
it was one of the craziest things that I have ever seen. We chose two tickets out of about 100 tickets or
so. The first came out 313094. It produced an immediate winner, John Punis whose family actually donated the tickets
in the first place. John politely declined to accept the tickets stating that "I just wanted a water not the raffle
tickets." Seconds later a second number was picked, it came out 313093. Unbelievably John was the winner again...and
again he refused to accept the prize. Therefore, we will have all 14 tickets available for Thursday's final drawings.
They are fantastic seats to two Yankees' games, one Ducks' game and one Mets' game but you have got to buy your tickets.
All proceeds will as always go to the Carey Baseball Club Fund, so thank you to all who purchased on behalf of the team.
Statement as of June 6th
It is almost time for the event of the year: Dodgeball
'06. The building has been electric for the past two weeks with anticipation and excitement. I am personally looking
forward to the best tournament ever. Two great surprises have just been added. We will also now be raffling
off sets of Yankees, Ducks and Mets Ticket with all proceeds going to the Carey Baseball Club. The raffle policies will
be announced before the first game on Wednesday. Also there is a good possibility that the winning team will have a
chance to travel to Floral Park Memorial High School on Friday June 9th to take on their Champion in the first ever Sackman
Cup. Details will follow as soon as possible. Stay Tuned. And Good Luck to All.
Welcome to the H.F. Carey Dodgeball Tournament 2006 Website.
On behalf of the Carey Seahawks Varsity Baseball Team we
would like to thank you for all of your support.
The 2006 Dodgeball Tournament should be the best one yet.
Slowly and steadily the interest has grown each year to the point that the tournament is one of the most talked
about events of the year.
This year's tournament will host 28 teams all vying to be crowned
the 5th Annual Champions. The team that does get crowned will be rewarded not only with school bragging rights but our
best prizes ever. The winners will receive Championship T-Shirts and a $175 Gift Certificate to Boulder Creek.
In addition there will be a very unique MVP trophy awarded as well as a $25 Gift Certificate to Vito's for the Runners Up.
This year's Two-Day Tournament will take place on Wednesday June 7th
and Thursday June 8th from 3:20PM-5:45PM on both days. For the first time there will be a $1 Fee to enter. Your
Coupon Ticket will be valid for both days. If you lose it then you will have to pay both days. Players are obviously
all admitted for free. The Carey Audio Crew will be on hand to help with the sound system. For those of you with
bad hearing you might want to bring earplugs because the energy and decibel levels will rock your eardrums.
As far as the games go, the rules will be the same as in gym class.
However, the only difference is there will be several officials to assist in making sure the games are played as fairly as
possible. Of course all disputed calls will be addressed by Mr. Hedquist whose word is law and completely Non-Negotiable.
Those who do not consent to the rules of the tournament will be escorted and shermed out of the building!
Basically, once you are playing, the game takes care of itself.
So best of luck and enjoy yourselves!
Last year's Champions Uncle Tony's Perkis System, who talk enough garbage
to put Oscar The Grouch out of house and home, return all the members from a year ago and open as a 3-1 shot to defend their
However, they have added one new wrinkle. They will now be known
as White Goodman's Purple Cobras. Unfortunately for them they have landed, by luck of the draw, in the hardest bracket
in the tournament. It is for this reason that I believe they will fall short in their quest to repeat.
Sorry Sports Fans but the team to beat this year will be the 2-1 Walkers'
Texas Rangers captained by Mike "Sunshine" Sands who not only have the best athletes from four different sports but a
relatively easy bracket as many of the new teams have been found matched up against this juggernaut. In addition to
White Goodman's Purple Cobras, Gangsters of Ohio...All Shermed Up 5-1 captained by Frank Intagliata and Revenge of the Killer
Penguins 5-1 captained by Jesse Pulice both find themselves stacked up in the same bracket and will watch as one them causes
the other to exit the building.
Benefiting from an easy bracket is Rocking Rosini and the Best of the
80's Hair Bands (We Ate Jerry's Rice) 6-1 who will meet a little resistance from Fili's Imps 12-1, Rick James Disciples
15-1, or Underdogs Revenge 15-1 but should still get through to the Final Four.
The Debonis Gang-Men With Hats 10-1, Trenchtown Wailers 12-1 and NJBO
15-1 might take a game from Walkers' Texas Rangers if they get that far but not enough to escape the bracket. Brian
Gottlieb's C-Men 25-1 just doesn't have the power to get through a monster bracket. Mike Miller's Pep Boyz at 200-1
will lose in the first round at the hands of Mike's older brother Kevin of White Goodman. However, there is no need
to fret Mike the Goodmans might be following shortly thereafter.
In Stamos We Trust 200-1, The 'A' Team 250-1, The Fighting Mongooses
250-1, Grip It and Rip It 300-1, Chocolate and Vanilla Swirl 350-1 all have Carey Sports athletes on their team so they might
steal a win but that will be about it.
The Real Deal 475-1, United Nations 500-1, Maria's Cold Cuts 600-1,
and Sopranino 750-1 will all crash hard but gain valuable experience for next year's tournament.
Papa Smurf and the Blue Crew 1000-1, Hung L's Dojo 2000-1, The Straw
Hats Crew 3000-1, and the Asian Invasion 5000-1 all have brilliant names but no where near the horses they need to be considered
Regardless, the teams will all play hard and provide us with an outstanding
finish to the school year.
Lastly, these predictions are done for fun and to get people talking
about the games. Please do not think I care in any way who wins the tournament... because I don't!!!!!! :)