Wednesday, November 26, 2014

opening shot

Last year when we visited Madison's Shawe Memorial I knew it was worth a return trip - but this time on game day. Built in 1954, the gym sports only a few rows of bleachers on each side and a stage at one end.  Powered by the pep band, a standing room only student section and capacity crowds, little Shawe does its best to make visiting teams feel uncomfortable.  Although they have won 5 Sectional crowns since 2002, the Hilltoppers struggled last year and stumbled in their 2014 opener against Hauser, 69-49. But, any basketball trip to Madison is memorable, especially when topped off with hamburgers from Hinkle's - a tradition since 1933.  CGS.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

not fade away

The first season of our hardwood journey has come and gone, and a second is upon us.  New faces will greet us at new gyms & memories of old ones will linger.  For Lady Tiger Lauren Hill, the beginning and the end have come too soon.  Along with those who have known her and others who have only heard her story we hope that #22's memory will hang high in the rafters.  CGS.