Today the Magnet Cove Panther basketball teams -- both boys and girls -- left for the state tournament. If this has ever happened in our little community before -- both basketball teams qualifying for state tournament play -- it's been a LONG, LONG time! So you can imagine how excited everyone is. As our teams prepared to leave town this afternoon, their buses took a swing by the elementary school, and the kids all lined up to give them a big send-off. To the great delight of the students, the players got off the buses and walked up and down the lines of kids, slapping them five and shaking their hands. For a few moments, those ball players were treated like rock stars! Here are a few pictures...
And, yes, that would be my child hanging out of the bus window!
The girls play at 1:00 tomorrow afternoon, and the boys play at 5:30. We will be leaving work early and heading to Newark, Arkansas (which I'm told is somewhere north of Searcy) to watch them play. If they win, they'll play again on Friday, and another win will get them into the semi-finals on Saturday.
Should be a fun week...I'll let you know how it goes!