End of Winter In Sight? Warm Week Bodes Well

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 24, 2011

Is the end of winter in sight? This week’s daytime temperatures are climbing into the 50s and 60s, giving hope that spring really is just around the corner. Snow and cold have been too familiar with us this winter.
My young college student in Oklahoma has felt the kind of brutal prairie winter that once claimed unsuspecting pilgrims in the 19th century. Along with single digit temperatures two weeks ago, the wind chill was minus 15 after a foot of snow fell on Norman. School was cancelled for four days. On another day, a northwest corner of Oklahoma was colder than the North Pole, minus 30 degrees.
He may need a thicker coat next year.

Game Plan Goes Awry

The game didn’t go according to plan. The Davie High boy’s basketball team was supposed to blemish Reagan High’s undefeated season last week, but the outcome was never in doubt after Reagan jumped out to a commanding first quarter lead. Reagan doesn’t have an imposing big man, but an undefeated regular season speaks for itself.
Davie, for years struggling to be competitive in the Central Piedmont Conference, is very good this year. Davie had finished close in the first contest with Reagan. Son Michael and I went to see the upset.
What we saw, instead, were two teams playing at a furious pace, up and down the court at break-neck speed. Reagan rained three-pointers over the War Eagles in the first half with accuracy that befitted big college teams.
The Davie gym was packed and over flowing, reminiscent of the early 1970s when I had a front …