Ball Handling and Some Champions {2-9}

The blast from the past for today comes from the 2005-2006 basketball season.  Trevor was wearing the 15 jersey and they were in 7th grade.  Only 6 boys played that year and they won the championship game against Mott/Regent.

Here is a very dark (underexposed) image of Trevor learning to do what he did best all of this year, handle the ball and be the floor general (his term in the newspaper). Wow, look at him protect the ball.

And, here are the champions from the tournament.  Coaches for the year, Cory Davidson and Mark Kunze.

More basketball… and there will be more…{2-8}

We traveled to Hebron for the Bulldogs final regular season game.  Tournaments begin on Friday in Bowman.  It will be strange having the games in town this year.  We usually have to drive to Dickinson three times in 4 days for basketball games.  Not sure what we will do with all the extra gas money (ha ha).

Here he goes out for starting line ups.  He was NOT first today so it was a bit different.

I don’t know if Nana noticed, but it is quite possible Trevor fouled this kid on the shot.  But I don’t believe the refs noticed or called it.  My mom is something else when it comes to the games and her ideas of what is fair and unfair in it.  This picture just made me think of her.

And… what was this 45 year old doing on her birthday?  Spending it at her son’s ball game as well.  This is another image taken by Olivia.  She is doing pretty well with the heavy camera and lens.

Happy Birthday Tami!

More basketball… and there will be more…{2-8}

We traveled to Hebron for the Bulldogs final regular season game.  Tournaments begin on Friday in Bowman.  It will be strange having the games in town this year.  We usually have to drive to Dickinson three times in 4 days for basketball games.  Not sure what we will do with all the extra gas money (ha ha).

Here he goes out for starting line ups.  He was NOT first today so it was a bit different.

I don’t know if Nana noticed, but it is quite possible Trevor fouled this kid on the shot.  But I don’t believe the refs noticed or called it.  My mom is something else when it comes to the games and her ideas of what is fair and unfair in it.  This picture just made me think of her.

And… what was this 45 year old doing on her birthday?  Spending it at her son’s ball game as well.  This is another image taken by Olivia.  She is doing pretty well with the heavy camera and lens.

Happy Birthday Tami!

It’s the last…{2-5}

Regular Season Home Game for Trevor

I am guessing he is thrilled.  Basketball season gets long since it coincides directly with snowboarding season, but for me, Dave, Tana, Chad, and the rest of my family each of these days is just another on the road to letting him be a ‘grown up’.

As I mentioned in my post about Parents’ Night, it was nice they didn’t do it for the last game.  For me, it was less emotional to have the two events separate.  Now, as next week continues, things start to get a bit hairy for me.  There will be a ‘last game EVER’ on the floor in Bowman.  The District Tournament starts Friday and runs through Monday.  The top 4 teams will move to the Regional Tournament.  We are in a really tough District this year.  All of the teams we play against are highly competitive so it will be interesting and some great basketball to watch.  Until the final buzzer blows on the final game, then it will be a moment for me and I know it is coming.

Here he is at the last regular season home game.

Starting Line Up… He is usually first one out.

Cole and Trevor with the chest bumping thing… looks much cooler in person.

And finally, a smile after a win that was NOT… too close for the fans comfort.

Warm Ups {2-1}

Trevor was fun to watch during these warm ups.  The school had music and not the high school band playing.  I knew when I looked over I would find him jamming to the music.  I was right.  He seemed excited and fired up before the game, but the outcome was the first loss in several games.  The opponent was tough.

And the steal…{1-30}

During the Bowman County v. Hettinger game (the last of these two teams meeting in the regular season…ever… since Hettinger is changing it all up with Scranton), Trevor stole the ball and I happened to have my camera ready to capture the moment from beginning to nearly the end.  The fast break lay-up ended up being out of focus.  But, I think it is cool to look at all the different parts of the steal and the people in the background.  Here is a series of 9 images.  Enjoy.

I like how you can almost see that he has a little something on his mind regarding taking the ball away.  Then things just ‘fell’ into place I think.

And, I am not certain, but I believe he was fouled on the shot.  Went to the line and made 1 of 2 free throws… at least that is what I figure from the images I have following this one.

That’s much better…{1-29}

Well, the boys had another game today.  Two in a row for them.  I think they were tired today, but they did come out on top.  More important than that, the game was less stressful for those of us in the stands.  No overtime, no last second shots or after the buzzer free throw shots.  Ahhhh… much much better.

 

And, the boy who does not like to spend any time on the bench because it is his job to be on the floor… had to take a break.

The Center of it All {1-25}

On Tuesday, January 25th the moment came for the center of my life for many years to say thanks to me (and Dave and Chad and Tana).  It really isn’t a big deal for the kids when Parents’ Night roles around, but this year for me I was a bit nervous how I would react.  In my mind, I knew I was going out there for the last time for a long time.  The girls will have many years of fun and growing before we are on the playing court for Parents’ Night.  One thing helped me a great deal, this night was not happening on the same night as ‘the last time he plays’ on the home court.  I know for certain that helped a ton.

I don’t really have a great deal to say about the night.  I did my job as a Pep Club person and handed out our pins saying we are proud parents.  I took pictures for the Lemmon newspaper, and I maintained my composure during the ‘ceremony’.  My flower is still on the counter and alive. 

I know time goes by and our babies grow up, but this year is going way to fast.  I knew it would.  People have told me it would.  I need to cherish each memory and am glad that I have this blog as a means to chronicle things I would otherswise let slide by.

Bulldog Excitement and Stress Attacks {1-28}

The Bulldog Boys’ Basketball Team has been putting the fans through quite a bit of stress lately.  Very exciting games, but winning by one or two at the buzzer and going into overtime is getting a bit wearing on some of the old people (like me).  I am going to post score clocks only for this post so for some this may be boring, but I just want to let you see what the game against Hettinger on 1.28.11 was like.  I have a cool series of images of Trevor stealing a ball that I will post on another day.