My husband and I love high school basketball. I loved it when I was attending Marshall County High School in Lewisburg. As hard as I tried, I was never able to make the team, but I wanted to. We used to go to Antioch High School, where both our boys graduated, and watch the games there. I can remember going to Hillsboro High when MCHS traveled to Nashville for a very important game. In those days MCHS had a pretty good team. However, it never compared to SCHS. Once we even drove down to Murfreesboro to see SCHS in the state tournament.
Finally I retired from work, and we found it easier to go to the games. In 2005 we probably saw 3 or 4 games, even though we still lived in Nashville. We drove to Winchester to a game. By the time the 2006 season rolled around, we were living in Shelbyville. Unless we were out of town for some reason, we went to the games, whether they were at home or on the road. We spent several days in Townsend, TN right after Christmas. That made it very convenient for us to go to Greeneville to see the girls play up there. We made 2 of those games.
We have started the season by going to 4 of the Community Middle School games and have enjoyed watching the younger players. Most of these young student athletes have been playing basketball for years in private leagues, and they have developed skills for the sport.
I wish the best of luck to all of the teams in Bedford County. However, Jim and I will usually be at SCHS rooting for his alma mater.
It was good to get back into the gym Saturday for the SCHS girls play day. We had missed the boys the weekend before. Now I'm ready for the real thing. Bring it on!