Decades battle it out

PLYMOUTH — It was a battle of the ages Wednesday night, as graduates of the ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s got together at Lincoln Junior High School to compete and have a little fun for the “Old Timers” volleyball game – another event in a week-long celebration of Plymouth Community Schools Alumni Association Alumni Week.
While at times a full field of the particular decade wasn’t available to play, the 1990s came out victorious when paired up against the others, along with a little help from the younger generation to round out a full team.
Players taking a look at the floor once again were: Megan Barron (2011), Jackie (Frid) Eveland (1987), Janis(Jeffirs) Holiday (1986), Shana Greenlee (2006), Andrea (Bunton) Schoof (2001), Bev Wojcik (1983), Sandy Johnson-Tartol (1988), Monica Parkhurst (1988), Michelle (Liesberger) Wolf (1997), Lyzz Smith (2009), Jodi (Hilliard) Eveland (1993), Stephanie (Durnil) Redman (1992), Aly Neidlinger (2006), Lesley (Blackburn) Langfeldt (2001), Stacy Brown (2001).
While Smith is at Indiana Wesleyan playing on a basketball scholarship, her days as a hitter for PHS haven’t waned. She, Greenlee, Langfeldt and Wojcik found it easy to pick up their hitting ways once again, while Barron, (Jodi) Eveland and Holiday were nearly perfect setting up the second hit for their teammates. Consistent serves by several of the others – along with some all-star digs – made the night of fun entertaining for those in the crowd, too.
Following the indoor competition, the community was invited to a night of sand volleyball at Centennial Park. While the intent was for at least a game of glow ball or so, the city’s surrounding lights didn’t allow enough darkness for a successful effort. However, several of the park’s league players continued to free play while some adults and their children played with the glow body paint and made the best of it.
Earlier in the week, a family game night was held at Mancino’s. Games of dice, cards and chess/checkers were played, along with participants enjoying pizza made by the Alumni Association’s sponsor.
Events continuing this week include the Art Thomas Big Red Open (today), and a social following at Swan Lake, hosted by classes of the 1960s and 1970s, open to all alumni. Then, Saturday ends the week-long celebration when the class of 1986 meets at the Brass Rail and 1976 meets at The Office.
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