Mud Wars:

Audience thrills to high school tug-of-war competition


Last updated 5/9/2023 at 9:35am

Dale Brown | The Journal

Sophomore teams The Princesses, left, and The Police square off over a mudpit and their musical selections.

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...

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