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Quotable: Falcon volleyball

September 26th, 2012 at Wed, 26th, 2012 at 12:06 pm by benwatanabe

After going to the scream- and cheer-filled gyms of the South Whidbey Invitational volleyball tournament, there are some entertaining quotes. 

This first one was from Falcon senior Hannah Calderwood, who reflected on what she enjoyed about playing her fourth South Whidbey Invite.

“First of all, I like our outfits,” Calderwood said, pointing to the bright orange, Hawaiian-style shorts and orange shirt the Falcons donned for the tournament. “I like playing against teams I’ve never seen before. They don’t know anything about us, we don’t know anything about them.”

The Falcons had played 15 sets in five days going into the full day of volleyball matches Saturday. Fatigue was on my mind, mainly because it was 9:30 on a Saturday and I was working, but nonetheless the Falcon players said they were neither sore nor tired.

“I always ignore it when I’m back on the court because I love the sport,” Anne Madsen, Falcon sophomore.

Reporter for the South Whidbey Record. Currently I cover Langley, South Whidbey Fire/EMS, the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District, Clinton and sports. On any given night or any given weekday, I'm likely watching a baseball, basketball or football game on TV while reading Mother Jones, Esquire, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, The Daily Herald or scrolling through Twitter. If I can go sailing, I do. Fishing is a recently discovered hobby, but there are few things as exciting as getting a fish on the line and the battle between urgency and patience to haul it in. I don't much care for pets, but probably want to pet your dog or hold your cat.

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