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The TARC

Intramural Sports

Director

Katie Skora
kskora@carthage.edu 

Coed Intramural Sand Volleyball

Fall
Do you miss having your toes in the sand? Before it gets too cold, sign up for sand volleyball this fall. Intramural sand volleyball is open to all students, staff, and faculty with a Carthage ID. Rosters must have six players with at least two girls per team. Matches are the best two of three games with rally scoring, and will be played on the sand courts behind Denhart Hall. Only two same-sport, varsity, collegiate athletes may be on a team. Registration closes Sept. 13.

COED Flag Football

Fall
It’s just like regular football but without the pushing and shoving. Intramural flag football is open to all students, staff, and faculty with a Carthage ID. Rosters must have at least seven players with at least two girls per team. Games will be two 20-minute halves with a running clock, and will be played on the practice fields in front of the TARC. Only two same-sport, varsity, collegiate athletes may be on a team. Registration closes on Sept. 13. 

3v3 Coed Soccer

Fall
Grab your two closest friends and come play soccer! Intramural 3v3 soccer is open to all students, staff, and faculty with a Carthage ID. Rosters must have three players with at least one girl per team. Games will be two 10-minute halves with a running clock, and will be played on the practice fields in front of the TARC. Only one same-sport, varsity, collegiate athlete may be on a team. Registration closes on Sept. 13.

3v3 Coed and Men’s basketball

Fall
Come join a friendly game of basketball with intramural sports. 3v3 basketball is open to all students, staff, and faculty with a Carthage ID. We will have two leagues: men’s and coed. Rosters must have three players, and coed teams must have at least one girl per team. Games will be two 15-minute halves, and will be played in the TARC Field House. Only one same-sport, varsity, collegiate athlete may be on a team. Registration closes Oct. 25.

coed wiffle ball

Fall
Never played wiffle ball before? Come try it out with intramural sports! Wiffle ball is open to all students, staff, and faculty with a Carthage ID. Rosters must have five players with at least two girls per team. Games will be seven innings and played in the TARC Field House. Registration closes on Oct. 25.

Billiards

Fall
Come shoot your shot with intramural billiards! Billiards is open to all students, staff, and faculty with a Carthage ID. This league will be open, meaning men and women will compete against each other on single-person teams. Games will follow eight ball rules, and will be played in the Campbell Student Union. Registration ends Oct. 25.

Coed Indoor Volleyball

Fall
Don’t you just love sports you can play inside and outside? Indoor volleyball is open to all students, staff, and faculty with a Carthage ID. Rosters must have six players with at least two girls per team. Matches are best two-out-of-three games with rally scoring, and will be played in the TARC Field House. Only two same-sport, varsity, collegiate athletes may be on a team. Registration closes on Oct. 25.

Bags/Cornhole

Fall
A midwestern classic! Whether you call it bags or cornhole, we don’t care — just sign up! Bags/cornhole is open to all students, staff, and faculty with a Carthage ID. This league will be open, meaning teams of two may consist of male-male, male-female, or female-female. Games will be played to 21 points, and will be in the TARC Field House. Registration ends Oct. 25.

 

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