Audience thrills to high school tug-of-war competition
Last updated 5/9/2023 at 9:35am
RITZVILLE - On a hot Wednesday, May 3, afternoon last week, supporters gathered on bleachers near the high school gymnasium to watch the second Mud War tug-of-war competition.
As music blared from loudspeakers, teams of high schoolers grabbed a thick rope and yanked in frantic opposition, slipping and sliding – and dunking one another as they battled for victory in a rectangular tank of goo.
The competition pitted Lind-Ritzville High School classes against one another, each class dressed in theme attire.
Three freshmen groups competed, each team sporting a different outfit and introduce...