SOME FINAL TAKE-AWAY’S...
Too many times the Intermountain Area is defined by what you read in the Sheriff’s Log every week, and that truly is too bad if you form your opinion from what you read there. I’m the eternal optimist when it comes to the people who live in this great Intermountain Area.
• There is healthy competition between the three main area’s that make up our Intermountain Area home... Big Valley, Fall River Valley and the Burney Basin. It is especially true when it comes to allegiance to one of the three high school’s located within this trio of geographical vicinities. However, there is great cooperation too.
Take for example last week’s Fall River Regional State Tournament games in McArthur. Many of the FR Booster Club members wanted to be in the gym and watch the two Bulldog teams set an area record for competing at the state level. That left no one to operate the great concession stand during the twinbill.
Fear not... A group of Burney peep’s stepped up to the plate and volunteered their services to keep this money maker open for the Booster Club and the fans in attendance. Beth Allison heard about the lack of volunteer’s on social media and immediately volunteered her time and asked for others to do the same. Up stepped Marcie Schmidt along with Bob Hayes and Gracie Venegas a Fall River Jr High student.
This is what I believe the Intermountain Area is all about - neighbor helping neighbor.
• At the beginning of the girls championship game last week, the PA system failed during introduction of team members. No problem... Principal Jeanne Utterback hollered out the names without the aid of electronics, and then the sell-out crowd stood as one to sing the National Anthem. It was a neat moment.
The public address system was rescued by Mike Babajan who managed to somehow come up with a substitute system that enabled the rest of the night to go without a hitch... Again, neighbor helping neighbor.
• A nice surprise handed out to members of the two Bulldog championship teams after each win... Special caps adorned with message honoring their state victories.
Perry Thompson and Toby Corder made the quick trip to Reno the day of the games to surprise the two FR teams.
Have to admit that’s taking a chance and betting some good money that your team(s) are going to win. The two must have been a little nervous when the FR girls fell behind by 16 points at halftime.... could have meant a big bonfire instead of handing out prizes....
• So the season is over. The basketball’s have been put away until next winter, and we move on to softball, baseball and track/field to wrap up yet another school year. To all Intermountain Area basketball players (and wrestling athletes too) thanks for a great season. To the seniors who’ve played their final game in their school gym, we all wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors. Now it’s, ‘Wait ‘til next year,’ once again!
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