Thank you to first-year student, Micah Muma, for writing today's blog.
The whole basketball season was an amazing ride! We had our problems, but we had fun the whole time. We went to the State Special Olympics Basketball Tournament and won.
It seems simple as I write it, but when you think about it and look at how we ended up with a win in spite of all our injuries, I thank God for the whole team, for our amazing coach, Mr. Terrill, and to all of the other coaches for bringing us through it. Congrats to you all!
I remember the first game we played. We were a bit nervous and, when we won 2-0, that very day I said we’d be heading towards State as if it already was the conference game. But we had to keep our heads up.
We may have won all our games, but we didn’t do it without our God who gave us the chance, the teamwork, as well our coach.
Next year is already in most of the basketball players’ heads. It’s amazing how we won, and now we know exactly how to head toward State once more. I just want to thank our Coach, Mr. Terrill, so much for all the time he gave us and for giving us great advice as well. We can’t wait for next year.
For the players - let’s try to stay healthy as much as we can. 11-0 is a spectacular saying, and it feels great to ponder. All the time we played, we always came out saying, “Whether we win or lose, we are going to praise God. We are playing for God and Shepherds College.”
We remember all the great plays, all of the yells Mr. Terrill had shouted at us, Coach Cronin for helping us and taking the place of Coach Terrill when he was away, and Alyssa Terrill for helping the team and writing down our faults for us to work on.
The day we went up to state, I honestly was a bit nervous, but when you have a great coach, great basketball team and a God who had been watching over us the whole season, you can achieve a lot.
At the dorms in Oshkosh, it was loud, fun and really smelly at times. And it was funny when we all watched the Kentucky versus Wisconsin in the men’s final four game (I was the only one who was for Kentucky). In all, it was such a blast to be at State for the very first time with Shepherds and be 11-0 all the way through State. Now that basketball is over for a spell and we can rest, we can look back and say, “We did it.” I say when you “Think Big, Dream Big and Believe Big, you will have BIG results in life no matter the situation.”
Once more, thank you Shepherds for letting us play basketball this year. And to Mr. Terrill, thanks for coaching.
I’m looking forward to another spectacular year with the Soarin’ Eagles.
Congratulations to both the Falcons and the Soarin' Eagles for their wins at State!
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