Volleyball Marathon, 1976
Playing for 260 hours in April of 1976, 24 students of Dover High School broke the world record for the longest continuous volleyball game.
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William Griswold holds Carlos Montealegre. Carlos was clowning with Ron Whitney's crutches. Ron Whitney was injured during the marathon but continued to play on crutches.
Background, left to right
-holding volleyball over his head: Dennis Buttrey (Team D)
-Rose Wagner (Captain of Team D)
-behind Carlos - Ken Miller
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Click here to see a diary that Bill kept in the months prior to the marathon that were filled with hopes, dreams, and planning.
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William Griswold helps break a world record.
left to right on far side of net
Team D is at play
-Paul Sullivan (facing Buttrey)
- Dennis Buttrey (with writing on T shirt)
-Rose Wagner (drinking from container)
- Jean ("Nee Nee") Pizzio - facing net, short hair, jeans and white Marathon shirt
- DaveBeacham - wearing white shirt and black shorts - getting something (to eat) from side of the court
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On the left side of the net are William Howard Griswold, Lori Casterline, Nancy Eileen Griswold, and Dale Newkirk.
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The State of New Jersey drafted a resolution congratulating the Dover High School volleyball team.
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Here Megan Fisher, Lori Casterline, and William Griswold await a serve from the other side of the court.
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Mike Phelan and Bill Griswold, at the 200 hour mark.
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Bill Griswold & Lori Casterline embrace at the end of the marathon.
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Mike Phelan & Bill Griswold - net buddies.