Our week has been filled with a new year, new job for me and new basketball games. Hunter played both Tuesday night and tonight at home.
It’s unique to attend small town sports. The entire community comes out to support our boy’s basketball team. Many generations sit in the stands alongside one another to cheer on our boys. It truly is a community event. At half time people play bingo to support Dollars for Scholars. Others visit in the hallway and outside the concession stand.
This week, our boys pulled off two close wins. But those wins came with their own set of challenges.
Winning isn’t easy and neither is entertaining two young girls who are watching their brother play past their bedtime.
Tonight’s final score was 55-53, a win against Kidder County. Hunter just came home to eat a plateful of Cheeseburger Fries Hotdish and discuss how much he thinks they are going to have to run extra tomorrow in practice for turnovers and missing free throws. The lessons of small town sports are many but I know this is laying a foundation for his future. He’ll remember these nights fondly someday as an adult. He’ll remember his grandparents at the game and the young kids cheering for him. He will probably forget the turnovers but he’ll remember the wins.
Small town sports are my favorite part of the long winter usually. Except today I had one more favorite thing happen! It’s a splendid surprise to top off this great week. It was 60F on the North Dakota prairie. 3 days of record highs has open water in our prairie pot holes and the geese so confused they are flying north!