- Published on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 22:28
March 1st 2014 Winter Challenge (14 teams)
This past Saturday Portland Dodgeball League was proud to host The Winter Challenge in support of the Mitchell Kessler scholarship fund. Dodgeballer’s from all divisions faced off in a 3v3 format that produced the most exciting dodge, dips, ducks, dives and catches all year. In addition to the great play all teams sported solid team names and uniforms as well. This year the A-division was extremely stacked with talent across the board. One early on match up produced a big upset with the 3 seed (Killin it) falling to the 6 seed (B-League). The 1 seed (New Peterson Army) looked strong right from the start of pool play, but caught some bad breaks in the elimination round falling to the eventual champs (Killin it). The “party too hard” award this year goes to (MISO DODGY), who had a strong roster on paper, but proved to be more focused off the court, providing the audience with great entertainment. As the afternoon progressed (DAABLE Check) was looking like the team to beat with Captain Orry Cummings leading his team by example, catching any color ball thrown his way and implementing team strategy at all times. However, in the championship they proved to be no match for the strong and accurate arms of (Killin it), who had played its way into the final via the losers bracket becoming the first team in PDL history to claim the title after being upset in the first round. Rumor has it that a certain curse was finally broken
"Killin' It" "Sup City"
The B-division was made up of several veterans and first timers all really enjoying the sport of Dodgeball in its purest form. Captain Lucas Guthier led the 5 (seed) Victory Shots to the quarter finals flashing brilliant athletic ability and crafty team play throughout the competition. League favorites of the Monday night Crossfire division, “Sticky fingers” split up and formed two teams (Silent Duck) and (SUP CITY) and put on a true PDL clinic on how play the game the right way. Eventually the top two seeds Galacticats (1 seed) and SUP CITY (2 seed) met in the championship with SUP CITY winning the best of seven series convincingly 4 to 1. Showing true professionalism, Silent Duck were the first ones to congratulate their Monday night teammates. Casco Bay Sports and Portland Dodgeball League extend a big thank you to all participants who came out Saturday for a truly great cause. It’s never too early to start thinking about putting a team in for the 3v3 Holiday tournament this upcoming December.
- Published on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:37
- Published on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 18:09
Monday- Crossfire division playoffs are only two weeks away, with four teams battling for the top seeds. Blackout has held the top spot for most of the season, but Pineapple Strong has come on strong the last few weeks showing great team chemistry. Both Sticky Fingers and Public Enemy have remained consistent throughout the season and as former champions both know what it takes to bring home a cup. This past week the match up between Besticles and Balls & Dolls not only broke the sound barrier in the cube, also distanced themselves from the middle pack with crucial points won. Finally, if your the gambling type, don't rule out veteran teams like Ball Flowers and You got Picard to make some noise in the postseason. Anyone with dodge ball fever is encouraged to come watch the playoffs, scheduled for February 10th 2014, at Portland Sports Complex.
Tuesday- Scorcher division has been filled with ups and downs throughout the season, with just a few weeks until playoffs the bracket is beginning to take shape. Daaable Check captured first place week one and has not looked back since. The team is playing with great athleticism and already looks to be in playoff mode. Several teams have been taking great strides in team strategy recently such as Language and 2Balls 1Cup. Could this be the season when Language finally gets out of the first round? Denium Cuttoffs have transitioned nicely from the Stinger division and will be a potential bracket buster come February 11th, 2014. The real Cinderella story would be another strong postseason performance by Prestige Worldwide, fresh off the recent Caspys award (Team Sportsmanship). Post-season dodge ball is what these teams play for, so come check out the action at the cube in a few weeks.
Thursday- (Stinger Division) February 13th, 2014, there is only one event worth checking out in the Portland area. Casco Bay Sports will hold the Stinger dodge ball division playoffs at Portland Sports Complex. Over the last seven weeks these amateur pro athletes and teams have traded punches to ensure themselves of the best seeding come the post season. High Heat looks strong, but Orange is the New Black are the defending champions and will be all business when they take the floor in the coming weeks. Slaughterballs seems to be always knocking at the door; can their great teamwork on the court finally catapult them into the finals? Bad News Balls has made the leap from the Scorcher division this season and has impressed the league with their arm strength and could be the dark horse going into the bracket. I never rule out an underdog, Misfits and Suns out Guns Out will try and use what they have learned over the course of the season to make serious playoff runs and prove that they are here to stay. All PDL teams and players are highly encouraged to come check out the best dodgeball action Portland has to offer, with drinks specials starting at 6:00pm for the liveliest thirsty Thursday in town.
- Published on Monday, 02 December 2013 16:10
Join us on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday nights for some very fun dodgbeball action!
* Bar & Grill onsite with Player Specials - Teams & Individuals Welcome
* $10 from each team fee donated to local scholarship fund!
Monday Crossfire Division: Starts December 9th (At Capacity)
Tuesday Scorcher Division: Starts December 10th (In Progress)
Thursday Stinger Division: Starts December 19th (Space Left- Registration open)