Katie Small (15) guards Trista Helms (34) in the first half of Tuesday’s contest. This is one of the photos we didn't get to run Tuesday night. The others appear with the story about the game which has been updated.
Due to technical problems with a computer (possibly the idiot trying to operate it), we weren’t able to run pictures from the Lady Cardinals’ 35-32 triumph over visiting Edgewood Tuesday night.
We’ll run one or a few tonight to compensate for the absence. (We also have unexpected space available because they canceled the Linton game.)
The girls will keep playing hoops next week and the boys swing into action. The Saturday after Thanksgiving will see the joint really start to jumping.
The Lady Miners will travel to New Castle to take on Monroe Central in the New Castle Tournament. According to Wikipedia -- and we all know that if it’s on the Internet, it has to be true -- the New Castle Fieldhouse is the largest high school gym in the United States. Wikipedia claims it can seat 9,325 people. I went to the Fieldhouse some years ago, and I can believe this. It is a beautiful, humongous gym that can hold some small towns.
Linton will take on Paoll as the Miner boys open with a tournament at home. White River Valley will make the long trip to Montezuma for a tourney at Riverton Parke.
Both the Bloomfield boys and the girls take the court at Glover Gym for a doubleheader with Owen Valley.
In other boys games, Union travels to Tecumseh, Eastern hosts North Central, and Shakamak entertains Vincennes Rivet. The Eastern girls will host the Shoals Lady Jug Rox, and the Union Lady Bulldogs will have a home game with Washington Catholic where Jimmy Beasley, Sr., is now a coach.
Terry Schwinghammer and I will try to bring you all the results, and we hope the area teams have a great hoops season.
When I was a kid -- this was back in the Cretaceous when the remote consisted of Dad yelling: “Andrew, come change the channel.” -- Hee Haw would come on every Saturday night. There would appear that graphic of a loopy donkey and then we would see Roy Clark on banjo and Buck Owens on guitar “a-pickin’ and a-grinnin’.”
Sadly, Mr. Clark is no more. He died at his Tulsa home of complications caused by pneumonia.
I had the pleasure of seeing him perform three times in Linton. Mr. Clark, “Superpicker,” was an amazing guitarist to put it mildly. I’d watch his hands and couldn’t really tell what he was doing on the guitar. It was also very generous of him to return to Linton after Phil Harris’ death to honor his friend and help people out.
RIP, Mr. Clark, there have been very few musicians like you, and you entertained millions.