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The best way to splash into summer: Outdoor sports

Beach Games:

As people rush down to the Jersey Shore with their foldable chairs and sandwiches in hand, the most important must-have are the beach games. Besides going in the ocean and laying in the sand, Spikeball and Kan Jam are the activities that bring a fun, competitive element to a beach day. A spirited game of Spikeball brings friends and family together to compete. Expect intensity when it comes to the game: Players often dive deep into the sand and jump extra high to reach that bright yellow ball. 

If you are looking for something more relaxed, try Kan Jam. Tossing the frisbee back and forth with friends, hoping to gain points through landing the disc in the can, Kan Jam is the perfect way to spend a relaxing, sunny afternoon. ‘Seas’ the day on your next beach trip, and don’t pass up the opportunity to take part in these exciting games!


Backyard Games:

The smell of hot dogs and hamburgers fills the air as the long-awaited summer barbecue season comes into full swing. Whether it be an intense cornhole competition or a chill game of volleyball in the pool, laughter and loud music surround all attendees. There is always one team fighting for their comeback while the other is cheering over their lead. A friendly competition adds a nice touch to the evening.

Before dessert is served, a heated basketball game begins in the driveway. The champions of the match win the greatest prize of all: bragging rights. As the night ends, everyone leaves with full bellies and tired legs. Even while competing with each other, good memories are guaranteed for all competitors.

Behind the Bylines
Ava Belli
Ava Belli, Sports Editor
Ava Belli is a 2024-2025 Sports Section Editor for the Wessex Wire. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her friends and family and watch her favorite Disney Channel throwback shows. She spends her summers in Lavallette, N.J., where you can find her favorite ice cream spot, Iceberg. 
Carly Levitt
Carly Levitt, Sports Editor
Carly Levitt is the Wessex Wire's 2024-2025 Sports Section Editor. She enjoys playing tennis, hanging out with friends, and rooting for the New York Giants, Rangers, and Knicks. Carly enjoys listening to music, baking, and spending summers at camp!
Justin Misher
Justin Misher, Sports Editor
Justin Misher is a 2023-2024 Sports Section Editor for the Wessex Wire. He enjoys watching the Knicks, Giants and Mets, hanging out with friends and going down the shore. His favorite food is steak and his favorite TV show is Friends.
Brooke Kupferberg
Brooke Kupferberg, Editor-in-Chief
Brooke Kupferberg is the 2024-2025 Editor-in-Chief for The Wessex Wire. She enjoys listening to music, spending time with friends and family and taking naps. She also plays tennis for the school team and loves watching her favorite TV show “Friends”.
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