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July 23, 2012

The older I get....

We were so fortunate to have great sports teams when we were in high school. A lot is said about the football team and those games but the men's and woman’s basketball teams were very good also. As was the wrestling team too. It was great going to the basketball games... usually there would be a woman’s game, the junior varsity game and the varsity game all in the same night. I remember getting there early and staying through them all. It would get pretty warm in that gym some nights but we didn't care. The pep band would come and play and the cheerleaders would get the crowd going. That place would get so loud some times that you couldn't hear a thing!

 

The crowds were smaller for the wrestling matches but those that were there were still just as loud and raucous as the basketball crowd was... at least on a per person basis...

 

I remember standing out by the concession stand eating popcorn and talking with Coach Winslow at a lot of those games. I always thought it was so cool that the football coach would show up for those other sports. My guess is he was looking for some football talent in addition to being supportive of the other programs.

 

I can remember going over to Central Elementary to watch the baseball team too... It seemed that the season started too early to me.... I can remember almost freezing to death a time or two while I was out there at a game. And those tennis matches at the courts back behind the boys club... I'll come back to the track team at a later date since I had some personal experience in that area. I still love high schools sports... but I always feel that our teams were just a little bit better than the ones I see now. But then again, the older I get.... the better we was!!

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