Wednesday, March 08, 2006

B-ball is king

C came home with a note in her backpack from school yesterday.EARLY DISMISSAL - THURSDAY, MARCH 8TH
STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
School will be dismissed early on Thursday, March 9th. We will start loading buses at 1:00p.m. Parents, please have your children picked up NO LATER THAN 1:30 P.M.

I still haven't gotten used to the elevated status that high school sports play in this part of the country. High school scores are regularly included in the local evening news shows. Big games are commonly broadcast via tv or radio. Even my father-in-law knew that the girl's team at our small town's high school had made it to state.

Our local paper devotes an entirely separate section to the local sports scene.

High school sports are serious business in my small town.

I varsity lettered in wrestling back in my high school daze at 168 lbs.. I don't think I would have even made the 3rd string team had I gone to high school here.

Maybe the Mat Maids would have had me.

2 comments:

friend-jl said...

judo/wrestling.......you are the MAN!!
just can't seem get past the skin tight uniform on guys.

OKDad said...

From The Breakfast Club...
Tights

My girlfriend at the time refused to come and see me wrestle because she claimed to be embarassed to see me in the "required uniform."