Basketball season has finally begun in my little town, which is a big deal for us. We started the season out hot with a winning streak of 11-0 for the junior high girls. We’ve dominated almost every team by 20 points or more, but the next game coming up was a big one. We played Norfork, a school that had also not lost a game. Norfork was smaller than us,
In game two, Centenary fell behind 3-0 before scoring two in the fourth because of a key error and one more in the fifth. With two down in the fourth, senior Lizzie Moran hit a groundball to first that was misplayed to allow her to beat the throw. Moran stole second and scored on sophomore Wendy Gillet’s RBI hit. While trying to gun down Moran at the plate, Gillet moved to second and scored on freshman Ashley Albright’s hit.
A plethora of reasons exist as to why a certain sport might signal importance to a state, but in Indiana, the sport happens to standout on a whole different level. Current Southeast Dubois Superintendent, Rick Allen, commented on why Indiana high school basketball remains superior saying, “One reason Indiana high school basketball is such a standout of a sport in Indiana is because of the community support behind the team” (Allen 2). The era of basketball between 1911-present remains crucial today not only for the big schools’ gyms in Indiana, but also for small towns gyms such as Huntingburg, Loogootee, Tell City, Ferdinand, and numerous others.
The stands were filled with spectators waiting to see the outcome of the homecoming game versus Pacifica. Dana and Pacifica had both lost their past two games and it was unclear who would come out on top. With a final score of 31-49, it was the most thrilling match the Dana fans had seen this season.
Emotion can carry a team just so far and that's how this one started. On the Bulldogs first drive their multi-talented quarterback,Aaron Latiolais was sacked by,Connor Sheehan. Sheehan has been injured on and off this season, so to see the young guy get involved early was nice. Latiolais recovered nicely as he connected with, #3 Brock Williams all the way to the Green Wave one-yard-line, with 3:37 left in the quarter. From there the Heath line blew up a large hole for Latiolais to walk threw, to give Heath a,6-0 lead, The point after kick by #17 Tayte Duncan, to make this a,7-0 lead at the 3:23 mark.
Both Pitman and Turlock High played hard at the Freshman Harvest Bowl on thursday, November 3. Pitman fought hard, but the THS freshman came out with a 27-0 win. After the second half, Joey Deloach, a THS______ said, “Slaughter, they have no chance.” After the last quarter ended, the Pitman admitted defeat, and respectfully congratulated the THS players. Miguel Rios,____for THS, and Deloach both agreed, “The offence played well, and the defence played really well, teamwork is why we won.”
All the work paid off. During the 2016 national competition in May, I ranked in the top 9 percent of 1,308 competitors, the highest individual performance ever posted by Decatur High School. I’m now team captain and have coaxed a lot of promising freshmen to join.
Over the course of the past several years, the North Iowa Fire basketball program has helped me become a much better basketball player but it has also done so much more. The Fire program provided me with the opportunity to make, what are now, some of my closest friends. Throughout my years in the program, we went through our struggles, but from these struggles I learned the value of hard work and competing at every level. North Iowa Fire helped me fall in love with the game of basketball and I learned so much about myself that I never knew.
It is the first round of the Basketball State playoffs, and with eight seconds left, the talented Northwest team is down by three. The star point guard speed dribbles up the court, the tension on and off the court is immense, the pressure is even greater. Everyone during and prior to this game, had witnessed a season full of promise, and the consensus conclusion for most recognized this team as the best team to have ever come out Northwest High School. This was our best and likely only chance for success. So as the point guard puts the ball up, time nearly stops, it has a chance, but in like in life, the game of basketball is unforgiving, he misses. As most made their pre-conceived predictions of the future, or lack thereof, a young sophomore and his Junior Varsity teammates, we were inspired by our elders walking off the court, and the doubters going home. Bonded together, and we believed we were destine for something historical, and mythological outside our small circle. Thus two years later the 2016 Northwest Varsity Basketball team, the discourse community, where I developed relationships with the people I still call my brothers. A community which has shaped my work ethic, and has given me the knowledge of the amount of effort and work it takes to be successful. All of which was in efforts for a goal not even pronounced among our teammates, to us the future was still a mystery, only realized to us a one
Vanden High School hasn’t had a good record of winning anything. For Sarah to join a football team that has teammates that don’t want her to play, is very hard for her. “This is a man’s game”-p27. Sarah has three competitive brothers who
The 2016-2017 Chino Hills Basketball season was clearly one for the books. The team was full of great players, and they definitely have a bright future ahead of them. Although the end of the season didn’t result in a CIF win the way last year did, the Huskies still had a great season. There were many great memories and great games that will always be remembered. Chino Hills’ season ended Tuesday, March 14 in the second round of State CIF against Bishop Montgomery. The Huskies finished with a very impressive 30-3 record. There were some great moments, such as when sophomore commit to UCLA, LaMelo Ball, scored 92 points in one game! Not only did he score 92 points, LaMelo dedicated the game to a Husky student, Lexi Anderson. He was able to make
A tough, brutal, finals-like contest took place at Henson Park, when the Newtown Jets downed the North Sydney Bears with an incredible buzzer-beating try by Jacob Gagan, to steal the game 16-12.
It is with the utmost sincerity and tremendous pride that I give my highest recommendation to Kennedy Ward for admission to Meredith College. I have had the pleasure of homeschooling my oldest daughter for the last five years.
Corey Thompson split the Bears in half just four minutes into the second half to run away and pass for Pat O’Hanlon, who was lingering in support, to score under the posts and increase the Bulldogs lead to 16-0.
Jonathan Square is an exceptional community surrounded by lovely trees and bushes. Residents will find that the location is conveniently placed in the Gulfton neighborhood in Houston. There are nearby parks such as Bayland Park, Bellaire High School Football Field, and Bellaire High School Baseball Field. A few of the closer schools include the Braeburn Elementary School, the Energized for Science Technology Engineering High School and the Energized for Excellence Middle School. There are also many grocery stores, coffee shops, and a large variety of restaurants all within a short distance. All of these are easily and quickly reachable with the many nearby public transportation options.