I had two fairly lengthy blog posts about individually unique items all set to publish. One would be geared towards running and hydration, the other towards education in a way. Now I think you are going to get several small snippets of this and that, all of which may become full blown blog posts in… Continue reading This and That Tuesday
To celebrate a state championship in football and a very successful fall sports season – both on and off the field as the overall grade average of all fall sports teams was a 92, the Maine-Endwell School District put on a parade for the both the school and the overall communities.
My children go to a school that is known for its academics, a school that is known for its music program and a school that is known for its sports. When you consider the high school – where sports are played most – has approximately 800 students, it is a miracle that there is more… Continue reading State Championships
The week leading up to Homecoming at our local high school – and throughout the district – is called Spirit Week. Yesterday kicked off the start of Spirit Week 2010 with the annual reversal game. The girls – juniors versus seniors – play flag football while the boys are cheerleaders. This year there were two… Continue reading Spirit Week
I have a friend, one that I first met and chatted with online but that I have since met in real life, whose son’s football team was making a run for the NYSPHSAA championship. I have followed Dad’s posts on Facebook about wins in various games and it has taken me back. Tonight, even… Continue reading Playoff Time in NYS High School Athletics
Surprise! Surprise! The NCAA thinks it is just like big time professional sports and has an annual meeting to discuss rules and changes to said rules. If you have ever gone through the NCAA recruiting manual, I am amazed there are not more violations. It is like reading a state report but much more dry… Continue reading NCAA Recruiting Rules Change
I love to go to swim meets that are not at Maine-Endwell. You see, my son is a diver, not a swimmer. He does occasionally swim exhibition heats but he does not swim much. He dives. So why do I dislike going to home meets? Maine-Endwell does not currently have a diving board for diving during swim meets. When my… Continue reading Diving at Oneonta
Not exactly but a little known prep school in our backyard is known for the quality and number of running backs it has produced. I remember when Milford Academy was first getting started. No one in the small upstate NY town of New Berlin was sure about the location in their town. Townspeople, if I recall… Continue reading Running Back U?
Well, last weekend was homecoming at my two son’s high school. This means there was a week of events at school and then homecoming Saturday. All fine and good but the weather, for the first time in my memory, canceled the annual parade. Homecoming week starts off with the Junior-Senior Reversal game. The junior and… Continue reading Homecoming
So why is it news when Ozzie Guillen lets out that managers do tell pitchers to hit batters? In my mind, and there are sports purists out there who will think this is blasphemy, this was a given. I have watched it from Little League to high school through college and pros. I have seen… Continue reading HBP – Hit by Pitch