March Madness

How many of you will admit when you first saw the title of this week’s column, you assumed I was going to write about college basketball? And while I thought about and have watched a lot of basketball over the last four days, this week’s column is not about the NCAA tournament. It would have been a good subject to share my thoughts on, but instead I chose to go in the direction that came to mind when I saw my own title.

I am only a part-time sports writer in the sense it is not my full-time job, although this time of the year it seems every night I am at a sporting event. For those that know me, there is no need to explain that I love going to games and taking pictures and following my alma mater from one arena of battle to another. Unfortunately, I am only one person and I’m starting to feel bad that I can’t be everywhere at once.

Last week there were 10 softball games played by the Huntingdon Fillies, and they are off to a great start by winning nine of those games – and the one they lost was in the last inning on a grand slam as they led 3-1 going to the bottom of the seventh. There were three baseball games, and the Mustangs went 1-2 to start the season. There were two soccer games, middle school baseball, at least one tennis match, and there was a track and field event at the high school.

I made it to two softball games, one baseball game and parts of the two soccer games, and it took a lot of effort to do that. So, you can see I also missed a lot of other activities, and I truly wished I could be at those others to take pictures of all these kids and post them so everyone can see. It’s just not possible, and that is why I thought of my own form of March Madness.

I still enjoy getting out, and although I will miss a lot, I also will do the very best I can with the time I have.

For more of my ramblings and opinions on sports, check out the Beating Around the Bush Podcast available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Facebook and other places you listen to your podcast.

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