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For the week of July 23 - 29, 2003


Wrapcity upsets
Board Bin 13-11

Ultimate tourney is Saturday

In a prelude to what could be the league tournament’s title game, Wrapcity (3-2) knocked Board Bin (4-1) from the unbeaten ranks by a 13-11 score last Tuesday in Ultimate action at Atkinson Park.

Grumpy’s (2-3) downed KB’s (1-4) by a 13-6 score in last Tuesday’s other game.

The league tournament will be played at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26 on the upper Atkinson Park field in Ketchum. Winners of the first round will play for the title at 3:30 p.m.

Although Wrapcity is the defending league champion, it was only a week ago that Board Bin was 4-0 and seemed destined for the record books—seeking to become only the second team to roll undefeated through the season.

Wrapcity refused to be intimidated. Last week’s clash started with The City scoring quick and often to take an early 6-1 lead over Board Bin.

Board Bin dug in its heels and attacked, forcing turnovers and striking deep repeatedly to the hard-running and lightning-quick Trevor Patzer. Board Bin looked unstoppable in cutting its deficit to 6-5.

Then circumstance reared its ugly head. Actually, it was four sprinkler heads that reared up and soaked the ground. The "Sprinkler Gods" gave Wrapcity a much-needed rain delay.

The dust of battle settled and the grass became soft, pliable. Water spewed from the ground and one could almost hear the hinges of The Bin’s unwieldy armor rusting to a creaky halt. Wrapcity drank in the respite to regroup, refocus and resolve.

Like any great city, Wrapcity pooled its resources and capitalized on the addition of Bill "Taco" Sherrerd, roaring back from a six-week layoff.

Wrapcity hit the saturated earth with a sopping confidence that earned 6 of the next 8 goals for a 12-7 lead.

Then, suddenly, Board Bin summoned what was left of its diminishing power. A flurry of animated points complete with diving catches closed the gap to one goal, at 12-11.

Wrapcity then released its secret weapon—Tess O’Sullivan sprinted deep into the Board Bin zone and made a fantastically acrobatic snag. She scored the winning goal.

Wrapcity had seen through the Bin’s mechanized exoskeleton and struck deep into the fleshy heart of the Board Bin colossus.

In a much less spirited affair, Grumpy’s won the sluggish race for second to last place by a 13-6 score over KB’s.

At the outset, the teams looked evenly matched. The score was a medium spiced 4-4 before Grumps lit up the KB’s defense that, as per norm, seemed to just fall apart right at the critical end.

It could have been the injury to KB’s Jacob Thomas or the inspiring defense of Jessie "Rookie" Walters—it’s difficult to say. What was clear was this:

Clark Saylor, seemingly the entire Grumpy’s offense, ate up KB’s defenders. Grumpy’s scored 9 of the last 11 goals to take a final win of 13-6.

After a slow start to the season, it appeared that the Grumpy’s captain TK prediction of better things was right on.



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