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By Erin Spearman
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Staff Writer

Dodgeball has been added to the sports offered, at the request of the student body.

Now those who enjoyed dodgeball as children have an excuse to play as adults.

According to David Mathis, intramural sport coordinator, matches begin March 3 with games being played on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. Students may sign up through Feb. 1 in the Physical Education Office or email [email protected]

Other sports being offered this semester will be three-on-three basketball, volleyball and the Spring Fit Program. Also the Wesley Walraven Intramural Golf Scramble will take place at a time still to be announced.

Three-on-three basketball will begin on Feb. 6 with games being played on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in the gym. Students may sign up with a team or as an individual to be placed on a team.

The Fit Program kicked off Jan. 28 and will conclude April 6. This is a run-walk and weightlifting program. Participants set goals for themselves and log their miles or weight workouts by 3 p.m each Monday by emailing Martha Kirkpatrick, senior secretary of physical education, at the following address [email protected]

There are both beginner and advanced programs. All of the workouts can either be done on campus or at home and at the participant's own pace. T-shirts, sweatshirts, gym bags and gift certificates will be awarded at the end of the program.

The volleyball tournament will begin March 25 at 1:30 p.m. in the gym. Sign-up is Feb. 4-22.

The Wesley Walraven Golf Scramble tournament date and time is to be announced. GHC students, faculty and staff are encouraged to join in the fun.

The golf tournament will be played in a four-man scramble format. According to Mathis, awards will be given to the overall winners as well as the longest drive and closest to the hole winners.

The Intramural Luncheon will be held April 23 at 12:30 p.m. in the gym lobby. Awards will be presented at this time. Anyone participating in intramurals is welcome to attend.

Last semester there were a total of four flag football teams, 27 tennis players, 72 participants in the Fit Program and 38 who took part in the Turkey Day Walk-run, according to Mathis.