By Bentlee Barry – Loveland, Colorado …Campion Academy’s intramural program is keeping students active and healthy even while varsity sports are suspended throughout the pandemic.

During first quarter, students could choose to participate in one of three sports offered: flag football, volleyball, and disc golf.

The number of participants on each team was reduced to ensure social distancing and limit contact. Players were also required to wear masks and submit to temperature checks in order to keep everyone safe and healthy.

The games, fun to play for the students, also taught important lessons in communicating with each other as a team.

“At the beginning, we really struggled, but we were able to win because we communicated and worked as a team,” Kevin Perez, Campion senior said.

Ireland Anthony, Campion senior added, “We were undefeated because we all had chemistry and good communication with each other.”

A benefit of the intramural program has been the camaraderie it has created among students.

Perez reflected, “My favorite part of intramurals was getting to know my teammates. I didn’t know them well before, so it was really nice to grow my relationships with them.”

The second quarter intramural season will begin in November. Campion plans to continue keeping students active with precautions, while waiting for sports to resume safely.

–Bentlee Barry is a senior at Campion Academy; photos supplied