I can see the hot, watery sweat dripping down Lexi’s face. Sprinting down and up the field causes Lexi’s face to turn bright red like a tomato. Lexi and I push through the heat and persevere to try and win the final game, but with three minutes left we might not have enough time. As the other team starts with the ball Lexi and I give each other a look and at the top of her lungs Lexi screams ‘GOOO” and sprints down the field rushing to the ball.
Then, all too quickly, BAM! I was sprawled flat on my face, my hands and feet laid out, just hard ground beneath my stunned body, my hand sliced on a shard of broken bottle. I screamed bloody murder all the way to the emergency room. My mom tried to comfort me to no avail; I was a blubbering, hysterical mess. The nurses lifted me onto the bed and tried to calm me
It had seemed to take forever for him to make the call. He had finally said “You’re out!” The Panther parents went crazy they were cheering and whistling. My team had rushed from everywhere to home plate. They were complimenting Dane,Tanner, and I on the sweet play.
One of the pieces of paper has a black dot on it, and the family that receives the black dot has to draw again, this time facing the possibility of death. In the story, Bill Hutchinson has the black dot, and his wife starts screaming about how unfair it is. She starts yelling about how it’s rigged, and how Bill didn’t get to pick the piece of paper he wanted. Her neighbors started yelling at her to shut up, and telling her to be a good sport.
Atticus: “Excuse me, ladies. Go right on ahead with your meeting, don’t let me disturb you. Alexandra, could you come into the kitchen a minute? I want to borrow Calpurnia for a while.”
The Patriots would get a few points before the Tigers would retaliate. After a long, tedious 3 sets, the Tigers were ahead 2-1. The fourth had just begun when the other team noticed a flaw in the Tiger’s positioning, and sent the ball speeding toward an open part of the court. Haley, the defensive specialist, saw the position of the opposing hitter’s arm and started running to the far right side of the court, knowing that the ball would land on the line and they would lose the first point if she did not move rapidly. She dove at the last second to reach where the ball would land, sacrificing her body to get the point, the ball then hit her hand and went spinning, back up to the center of the court, leaving a stinging sensation on Haley’s hand.
I was comfortable with this room, considering I had tumbled here years before. We started to stunting, I was thrown in a base. My arms ached, my shoulders throbbed, my legs trembled. After an hour of learning how to throw and hold another girl in the air, it felt as if I could barely hold up my own body. Practice was miserable, I grabbed my water bottle and phone and sprinted out of the gym as fast as my tired legs could move.
I was shocked that I played an outstanding game and that I would be playing in the state tournament for the first time in school history. I started crying because of two very different reasons. I was happy to win the game and continue playing softball at the state tournament, but sad because my sister was the one who was suppose to be playing. My sister Ashlynn, taught me everything that I know about the game of softball. She taught me everything from tying the shoelaces on my cleats to hitting a curveball.
In Jerry Spinelli’s novel, Maniac Magee, Spinelli describes the character Amanda Beale as passionate. When we first see Amanda, we see her lugging around a suitcase of books. She has all of her the books that she owns in that suitcase because if they were not in that suitcase they would be getting destroyed by her little siblings. Amanda is so passionate about her books, that she would carry all of them to school everyday, just so that they would stay in nice condition. Another example of Amanda being passionate is that when Jeffrey Magee asks Amanda if he can borrow one of her books, Amanda truly did not want to lend him one.
One of the things it symbolizes is the last time she saw her mother and brother. The day she stole the book was the day of her brother’s funeral and the day her mother gave her up to her foster parents. Another things symbolized by The Gravedigger’s Handbook is the relationship she developed with Hans. When Hans found out she had the book, she still didn’t know him that well.
Dunaway had drove the ball over the shortstop 's head and had rounded second, it had been a close play, so she slid into third. The umpire, strong and confident, stood up and called her out. Tears rushed down the young girl 's face, as the coach, coach Dalfino, yelled at her saying, “This is no circumstance to cry.” The athlete had walked off of the field, limping in pain. Seriena’s team had two games that day so, once the second
Cross country conference. One of the most significant races of the season. I have to run my fastest. I can’t let my team down, I have to place. Seventh grade year, 2014, and I can’t wait.