No one is really fond of winter, but one thing to be excited about is the sports that come with it. What I mean by that is, there’s always an athletic event on TV, such as football, basketball, swimming or the Winter X-Games.
Have you ever heard of the movie “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story?” It’s about a bunch of “nobodies” that get together to win a dodgeball tournament. We’ve all heard of underdogs, and you probably know that they’re usually not the best. But what about when they win, especially when they beat a top ranked team?
Some say hunting isn’t a sport and some say it is. Even though it’s not an “all-around-contact athletic event,” it’s still a sport to 12.5 million people, including1.2 million women. That’s 16 percent and the percentage keeps rising, according to womenanglers.us (http://goo.gl/RyKsw1).
When I made my way to Rockcastle County for the first and only game of the Marion County Knights’ postseason on Nov. 7, I had a feeling it would be their only night in the postseason. Though the team’s records were the same, the Rockets had a better district and region record. The feeling that Marion County was going to lose got worse when the Rockcastle County Rockets scored within the opening moments of the game.
I’m no stranger to hearing prayers on the playing fields. Whether it’s turf under their feet or wood under their sneakers, when it comes to district or region play, more often than not, I’ll hear a prayer said by one or even both teams.