By Shawn Curry 

Steph Curry’s Brother 

 

Washington College has decided to go ahead with their plans to initiate the jousting team for their inaugural 2015-2016 season next fall. After months of negotiation with the athletic department, Adam Morrison, the President of Athletic and Extracurricular Activities in Maryland, has given the school the thumbs up for the new team to start playing next fall.

Washington College’s newest jousting recruits practice on the turf before deeming it a safety hazard, leading way to the jousting arena.

Washington College’s newest jousting recruits practice on the turf before deeming it a safety hazard, leading way to the jousting arena.

“This is a huge step in the right direction for the sport of jousting,” said Morrison. “It has been the official state sport of Maryland since 1962, and we believe there’s no better place to start up a team than at WC.”

The school board has already dedicated nearly $80 thousand to the project and hope to have the construction for the new jousting arena completed before students arrive back at school in late August. The location for the aforementioned arena is currently planned to be built on the newly renovated Kibler Field.

“The turf simply doesn’t suit the playing conditions not only for the players, but for the horses as well,” said Javelin enthusiast and lead constructor Bill Jenkins. “We’re going to have to rip up all the turf and we plan on replacing it with finely grated sand. Both the softball and baseball teams have graciously offered to donate some of their sand to us so our project is definitely heading in the right direction.”

News of the team has began to spread around the school and people are getting excited. Junior lacrosse goalie Liam Ridgewell was seen practicing with a few of the lacrosse players just last week.

“We already have plenty of equipment to start practicing before the fall season,” said Ridgewell. “We have pads, helmets, and most importantly, our lacrosse sticks. Now all we need are the horses, but that is something we can worry about at a later date.”

 

Notice: This article is a part of the annual April Fool’s edition.  None of the information in this article is true.

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