Ontario’s annual Mud Fest gets messy

Two members of the Dutch Bros. Snake River Annihilators team compete during the annual Mud Fest event in Ontario Saturday. Thirty-one volleyball teams jumped into the mud and water to help raise funds for Project DOVE, a local non-profit. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

ONTARIO — The sun was fierce but the competition was more fierce on Saturday, July 27, as Mud Fest 2019 got underway. 

There were food truck vendors, a DJ booth, volleyball and, of course, mud. Lots and lots of mud. Everywhere. But people didn’t seem to mind. 

Thirty-one volleyball teams participated, and last year’s champions, a team from Caldwell called “No Mercy,” won for the second year in a row. 

Carlos Gonzales, Rolando Landeros, Gilbert Rangel and Rene Rangel, the four members of the team, sat . . .