OPEN YOUR PLANNER:
In case you need to know for the next two years the starting dates, playing dates, and post-season dates for all FHSAA sports, just go to the FHSAA.org website and click on Headlines.
From there, look for the link to download a calendar and then click on the link. It will prompt you to download one of three pdf files with various calendar options for all sports, including one that will give you a look at the 2014-2015 season and the 2015-2016 season. (2016 - Yikes!)
RARE BUT SPECIAL SIGHTING:
Watching the Little League All Stars (the Mid-Atlantic Finals) and see a young lady on the mound who throws a 70 mph fastball! She also bats 2nd and is a threat. How awesome is that? You go, Mo’Ne Davis from Philadelphia!
BACK IN THE SADDLE:
Munroe will have a “new” coach leading the girls’ basketball program for the 2014-2015 season. Christy Ulrich, who resigned two seasons ago to focus on her role as a math teacher and assistant athletic director, is returning to the court to lead the Lady Cats again. She is excited about the opportunity and says, “I’m ready for October 20 to be here already!”
RINK OF DREAMS:
Texas is football. Football is Texas. But not in a parking lot at a high school in Katy, Texas. Someone(s) spray painted a perfect, detailed replica of a hockey rink on the school’s parking lot. The school thinks it’s someone from the school’s hockey team (yes, they actually have one) that was trying to drum up attention to their sport. The Katy police, not so concerned about school spirit, are calling it vandalism and looking for the guilty parties.
Twenty one years ago we dropped our oldest son, Jeremy Morris, off at Burt Reynolds Hall for his first year as a scholarship Florida State University football player. I remember a few things about that day, like: Derrick Brooks having to turn sideways to get inside his dorm door, his roommate Daryl Bush was huge and had muscles where I didn’t know muscles existed, and the sheer amount of unlimited food available at the athletic training table is unbelievable!
There is a new NCAA rule that allows athletes to receive unlimited snacks, a long way from the former legislation that prohibited schools from giving its athletes extras like cream cheese for their bagels. Oklahoma has found a creative way to make sure it complies with that rule: a food truck! Sooners athletic director says that the vehicle the school is in the process of purchasing will serve as a solution to make sure athletes can get what they want when they want it. Chow down!