This weekend, the games are going to be more than a little dirty.

This weekend, the games are going to be more than a little dirty.

Saturday will bring Marquette's sixth annual mud volleyball tournament. The games will begin at 9 a.m. at the Wolverine Sports Complex, 405 E. 5th St., Marquette.

"I don't remember why this tradition got started," said Hollie Krause, Marquette's recreation director. "Someone was talking about it, and we just started it. The first year we had five teams, the second we had seven, and it's just grown from there."

This year, 14 teams of between six and 10 players have registered to compete. Each team has an equal number of men and women, and players must be at least 18 years old.

"You can have up to 10, but you have to have at least three men and three women on the court," Krause said.

The teams are split into two divisions of seven teams. Each team will compete to be the best in its division over 21 games per division on two courts. The division winners will face each other in a best-of-three championship series.

While team registration is closed, attendees can participate between games while the courts are open. Concessions will be available, as well as shirts form City Sundries and a mud hill made from the dirt removed to make the courts.

A dance will take place at 8 p.m. at the Ranch House in downtown Marquette. Cost to attend is $5.

A fishing tournament will also take place during the day. For more information on the fishing tournament, call 785-212-1646.

"When Marquette had a school, this marked the start of going back," Krause said. "We had barbecue and swimming. Now there's no school, but we still do the volleyball. It's the last thing of summer before school starts, and families can get out and have fun."