Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Youth Sports Post: Paris and C Squad

I reported recently on a big win by Jeremiah's Eighth Grade team in an exciting overtime game. I think my words were, "This is the kind of win that defines a season." This is why that win is and will be so important:

Yeah, the last game didn't go so well. Others won't either. But as Humphrey Bogart says to Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca, "We'll always have Paris."

Meanwhile, Isaiah, a Ninth Grader, has started practice. Last Saturday the various high school squads, boys and girls, played each other as a kind of tip off to the season. I have to say that Isaiah is now on "C Squad," the squad of boys not good enough to play on Varsity or JV. In his case it was because he had gotten himself into some academic trouble and had to bring a couple of grades up.

He was disappointed--steamed--but he has responded with a level of maturity that makes us proud. Not only has he brought the grades up, he has developed a loyalty to C Squad. My guess is that he will be promoted to JV soon, but in the meantime he is determined to help C Squad be as good as it can be. Their first game is Saturday. Go C Squad!

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