Bocce ball rolls their way to victory
Zach Barry, Team A Staff Writer
November 4, 2011
Filed under Sports
The Chardon High School has an eight girl bocce ball team. The girls played against Kenston. Both of the Chardon teams lost in the games against Kenston. Chardon has great confidence that the team can pull it off in the next tournament. The team needs to get their throwing arms ready to take the victory. The Chardon and Kenston bocce ball rivalry started with Mrs. Segulin and her husband who teaches at Kenston. “Having a competitive competition between Chardon and Kenston in bocce ball is a good idea and would be fun” said Mr. Snyder. Mr. and Mrs. Segulin have always liked the game of bocce ball, and thought it would be a great idea to start teams at their schools to compete. The competition between Kenston and Chardon is a friendly competition. In bocce ball, there are four players from each team that play at a time. Bocce ball can be played on any surface, from gravel to pavement. It can also be played on a regulation field. The field is 76 feet long and it is 10 to 13 feet wide, with a center line and rectangular out boundaries. To play the game on the field the player that throws the little ball called the pallino, has to throw it past the center line. In the next tournament the Chardon bocce ball teams plan to take first place in the tournament.
“Bocce ball is a pretty fun game” said senior Quinn Izar. “If I had another year to attend Chardon High School I would definitely be on the team,” he added. Playing bocce ball can be hard because it can be played on any surface which requires certain ways to throw the ball. If playing on pavement the player throwing the ball wouldn’t need to put a lot of force into it because the will roll on the hard surface. Therefore, playing bocce ball in the sand would require a harder toss because bocce balls do not roll in the sand. “I like playing bocce ball in the backyard with the guys or my family it can get very intense” said senior Tom Izar.