Chris Chavez cranks his arm back while palming a deflated volleyball. His other hand grips a broomstick positioned between his legs. He eyes his target: a 39-inch rubber hoop mounted to some PVC pipe. Before releasing his ball, he has to maneuver around his brother, Alex, a former Burroughs High football player armed with a deflated dodgeball.
Alex is “riding” a four-iron.
A quick jog around his brother and Chris is free. His target is wide open, but Mary Beshenich comes at him in a half-sprint, half-trot as she uses her legs to keep her own broomstick in place. She slams into Chris and knocks him off course, forcing him to rein in his arm to clear himself for a better shot.
Again, she checks him. It’s a hard hit, but Chris’ feet are planted. Mary keeps the pressure on with a few more hits. He shoves her away equally as hard.