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Schenectady students wage water balloon war for a good cause

Dante Douglas, a 17 year old Schenectady High senior, tries to dodge a waterballoon during a capture the flag competition during the Splash Down to raise money for Doctors Without Borders at Schenectady High School on Saturday, August 30, 2014.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Dante Douglas, a 17 year old Schenectady High senior, tries to dodge a waterballoon during a capture the flag competition during the Splash Down to raise money for Doctors Without Borders at Schenectady High School on Saturday, August 30, 2014.
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Tyler Gannon, 17, was surrounded by middle-schoolers Saturday on the Schenectady High School soccer field. His only defense: a bucket of water balloons. Wearing a Schenectady varsity baseball T-shirt, the outfielder picked up the bucket and flung the balloons in their direction. They all missed. From there, the six kids captured the flag with ease. “We just beat a bunch of high-schoolers,” said a smiling Hannah Cruz, 8, of Schenectady, the youngest member of the ...

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