Monday, April 7, 2014

When April Brings Winter, Play Basketball

A reunion can take many forms, but when you are a teenager, a reunion that includes a basketball tournament is a very good idea. 
Farmer Fred, a basketball player from long ago and always a basketball fan, was happy to be in the stands once again over the weekend. 
Hunter was on the court at a the Junior Grand Am Tournament playing with the "Heat". 
Gold Medals should be awarded to the referees, some of whom worked over 20 games through the three day tournament.  
Silver Medalists, in my view, would be awarded to the coaches. All volunteers, they love the game and are encouragers of young athletes.
 Hunter has known some of these boys since kindergarten, but they play on separate teams through the school basketball season.
The Heat, a team made up of sophomores in the boys high school division, won three games. 
But, lost the fourth. 
Bronze medals should be awarded to all the families who make the commitment to keep young people active. Most of these athletes have been taught from an early age that it is more fun to get off the couch and play than to sit around. That will serve the athletes well as they mature.
When April brings a snowstorm, it means more time for basketball, in GriggsDakota.

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