What to do for volleyball when there is a weather delay

August 30, 2014 1:25 PM
Fans staying around during the power outage at Alice Arena. Staff Photo by Dustin James

Fans staying around during the power outage at Alice Arena. Staff Photo by Dustin James

Many people are probably wondering the same thing you are right now. How can a high school volleyball game go under a weather delay? Well the only way most of us know how it would happen: during the Screen Printing Plus Vincennes Lincoln Volleyball Invitational at Alice Arena and Clark Middle school on Saturday.

The 3rd set of games were taking place at both facilities when Mother Nature threw a curve ball and knocked power out in several areas of the City of Vincennes. The delay lasted over two hours and officials scrambled to catch things up. While that was going on, Volleyball teams that were participating in the event could not just leave. Many of them found ways to keep entertained.

Vincennes Lincoln's Volleyball Team taking part in charades during power outage at Alice Arena. Photo by Dustin James.

Vincennes Lincoln’s Volleyball Team taking part in charades during power outage at Alice Arena. Photo by Dustin James.

One way Vincennes Lincoln stayed entertained was with a game of charades. The Lincoln Volleyball team divided themselves into two teams to compete against each other.

Vincennes Lincoln Veolleyball Coach, Jill Ballinger, mentioned that this not the first time that a delay has happened. “We had one about two years ago at Evansville Central. The lights went out. We had to wait during the JV volleyball match for 45 minutes. When I (Ballinger) coached at VU, we had to wait out a Tornado Warning for about a half hour, so it does happen occasionally, but not all the time”.

North Daviess taking part in activites in the Hall Way at Lincoln High School. Staff photo by Dustin James.

North Daviess taking part in activites in the Hall Way at Lincoln High School. Staff photo by Dustin James.

North Daviess also was playing games while the delay was going on. They were in the hallway playing farm animal games.

Coach Ballinger for the Alices also mentioned some of the things that went on during these type of delays. “They are playing charades. North Daviess is doing something as well,” said Ballinger. “They also like to hit the ball around. Team bonding is something they want to do and it is an opportunity to do that.”

While that was going on, some fans stayed around for the delay. Officials on the other hand decided to take a nap.

The power outage that caused the delay is also affecting the businesses in the Hart Street Corridor.

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