As I have noted a time or two in the past, time flies. This is especially the case for me now that I am married and happy and having fun.
It seems like yesterday when we gathered at the Ada Cougar Activity Center on November 29 for this season’s Ada basketball media day.
Then yesterday, just like that, it’s senior night, the last home game of the regular season.
It was at media day that this story happened. My sports editor and I were gathering the usual stuff – team photos, head shots, senior poses – and having fun doing it.
I had assembled the Lady Cougars for their team shot near half court facing away from the nearest goal. Bree Willis, one of the seniors, happened to be holding a basketball.
“What do you want me to do with this?” she asked.
“If you can make it from there without standing up or turning around, I’ll give you a dollar.”
Without standing up or turning around, she threw the ball over her shoulder and over the heads of the girls in the back row. The ball went into the goal perfectly – “nothing but net.”
The next day Bree saw me at the school on an unrelated assignment and told me she taped that dollar inside her locker.
Fun times indeed Richard. Fun times.
Time has passed too fast. Can’t believe Kenz is a senior. Thanks for capturing so many memories.
On that first image, if you’d leaned 3 inches to the right, Payton would be going viral as the one-legged Lady Cougar balancing on a basketball. Still, it made me look.
A very cool moment.