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Jan 19, 2009

Tea For Two

Written by Greg:
Clara turned two this last week. She had a Birthday party with 3 of her friends. They had a Tea Party (Lemonade), and got to play dress up too.

Is that a Bomber Pilot or a Princess?

Match Maker Match Maker Make me a match
There was a point in the party where the four girls tried to serenade the adults in the house with their sweet melodies.

Is that the Three Tenors or the Four Toddlers?

After singing, then girls moved over to the piano and composed
Clara had a great time and loved it when everyone sang her happy birthday

Nicolle made snacks for the kids and adults and as always they were great.

Those are Tea Pot shaped Sandwiches

Happy Birthday to our sweet Clara!

Jan 11, 2009

Most VALUABLE Player

Friday’s key player was not Greg Vlasney with his 13 points and outside shot to stretch the defense. It was not Greg Tukes filling in for the absent Tom Daugherty at center. It was not the Gregs (Vlasney, Tukes, and Sherwood) with 6 for 8 free throw shooting at the end to preserve the 53-42 victory. It was someone who had 0 Points, 0 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 0 Steals and 0 Blocks. He did however, manage to get 5 fouls.

Mike Burbridge made the summit wards Chris Baughan sing Sinatra after the game. The lines were never more true, “I’ve got you, under my skin.” Mike got under Chris’s skin from the start of the game, and only let him relax when the 2nd team came into the game.

Jeremy Holmes and Greg Wheatley got the assignment to lock down Chris when Mike was not in the game. To Jeremy and Greg W’s credit, they did a great job defending Chris, and since Bishop Sweat out with a back injury, Chris is the league’s smartest and best player. Even with Jeremy and Greg W’s hanging on each of his arms and sticking a hand in his face, Chris would make some impossible shots, keeping Summit ward in the game.

When Mike took on his assignment, he did not just want Chris to miss his shots, he didn’t want Chris to touch the ball. Mike shut down Chris, limiting him to 2-6 from the field, and when asked to comment after the game, all the Mike could say was, “He did score 4 points on me.”

When Mike fouled out with 2 minutes left in the game, his work was done. Lakefield ward had scored enough, and Summit ward been contained. 4 points from free throws, and a layup later, the buzzer sounded and Lakefield was 2-0.

Michael Aagard told Mike at the beginning of the game to stick to Chris like gum, and he wanted to know flavor he was. (Stealing a line from the greatest sports movie ever)

He was Dentyne.

Jan 4, 2009

Church Brawl, I mean Basketball, has Begun

Church basketball has started for the 2009 season. I (Greg) will practice my beat writing skills and give a recap from the game and commentary.

Friday Jan, 2nd was the first outing for the Lakefield’s mens team, and they picked up where they left off last season. Just like in the stake championship last year, Lakefield had put the mercy rule into effect before halftime with a final score of 58 to 18.

It was a balanced team effort led by Michael Aagard and Greg Vlazny scoring 14 points each, and Tom Dougherty chipping in an additional 10 points.

Coach Bob Musso still felt there was more to improve, “I don’t remember anyone putting their hands up on defense.” Coach Bob said after the game.

In addition to Coach Bob’s comments, Greg Vlanzy got a technical foul and was forced to sit out for 5 minutes. Also, the ref made some threatening remarks toward Greg Sherwood after he picked up his second foul in the first half.

While the team is able fast break, it needs to work on its half court team offence. Too often when the ball was brought up, the team takes the first chance they see and even force it when something is not there.

Our next game will be against a difficult Summit team. I hope to have photos and more stats for the game. Maybe somebody will volunteer and we can make a Fantasy league out of it. Here is a hint, don’t pick up Andrew.