Keeping track of the hours, minutes and seconds in what could be a record-setting wiffle ball event. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]

While most people were sound asleep, some Tioga County high school students were playing wiffle ball in Apalachin.

The official wiffle ball scoreboard as of 3:35 Thursday morning. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]

The Owego Free Academy students are hoping to set a wiffle ball world record.

Dominick Matarese of Apalachin said they started playing at noon Wednesday. They were planning to continue until six o'clock Thursday evening.

As of 3:30 Thursday morning, Matarese and a few dozen students and supporters were still at the field off Pennsylvania Avenue. Portable lights enabled the players and spectators to keep an eye on the ball.

Matarese said the students reached the halfway mark of their goal after playing for 15 hours. He said some were getting "a little grumpy" and he predicted it will "get rougher." But he was optimistic they'd be able to hang in there and play for 30 consecutive hours.

Matarese said the students appreciated the support they've received from the community.

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