The clock ticked down fast up on the jumbotron as the pace of the game gets faster and quicker. Both teams screaming, shouting, cheering, and encouraging at each other, eager to advance to the next round. The game gets more physical, and players are banging the other team’s players to the boards. Coaches are yelling to give us more confidence. This is the first round of the Quebec Peewee Hockey Tournament.
Chumps to Champs As soon as I laid my eyes upon my new team I knew that they were going to need a tremendous amount of work. Most of the team was in seventh grade, I was one of the three eighth graders. That year not many girls tried out. Most girls at my school thought that if you played girls basketball you were lesbian, this was incorrect.
Today I'm going to be talking about Melba. The reason why is because she is an important person of why integration ended. To start off she almost died because of a racist people as a young child because the doctor took away her medicine for her to stay alive. Then she wants to attend a all white school Central High. And she gets to because Little Rock is integrating
When I first started Carolina Courts I had no idea what I was getting into. First the season started horrible then our final game we reach the championships. I had no idea how unpredictable this season was going to be. If I could do it again I wouldn't have changed a thing. I was so excited as I saw the door of Carolina Courts this was going to be a great season.
It was almost 5 minutes till the end of the football game I was cheering at. The score was 14-6 and the Pirates were losing to the Barnegat Bengals. It was getting close to the end of the game so they really needed to score a touchdown. This could be the game that the Pirates won at. “Hopefully, this heat won't affect their playing!”
“Matt,y you will be starting forward now,” Mr. K. said right before I nervously stepped onto the field, sweating like a man in a sauna. The whole summer I practiced soccer with my dad for two hours a day to make the team my sixth grade year. I wasn’t looking to start, I was just looking to make the team. While my friends were at the beach or at friend’s house, I would be playing soccer.
“ Motivate young people to become better citizens”, a motto I have stood by for the past four years of my life. This program has helped shape me into the great citizen I am today. I used to think volunteering was a punishment for disobeying the law. I soon realized that volunteering is for everyone. JROTC has also helped me improve on my public speaking, that is something that was a very rough task for me I would break myself apart with anxiety and panic.
This was the big game that we were all looking forward to. This team that we are playing are our rivals. If we were to win this game then we would be region champions. We all got into the bus and put our headphones in. No one said a word to anyone.
More Than Just a Sport Ever since I was a little girl, basketball has been an important part of my life. Whether I am watching a game on T.V. or playing in a game myself, I know that without it I could not be who I am today. When I step onto the floor of the basketball court, I can feel the rush and excitement course through my veins. To me, basketball is not just some sport that I love to play. It has inspired me to become the person I am today.
After about a year and a half of roller hockey, one of my best friends got me and a ice hockey stick for my birthday. My buddy, Grayson was moving from roller to ice hockey that year and was trying to get my attention with the new stick. A few weeks later we were on the same hockey team. A month later I got a taste of playing in a professional arena when I was only 6! My midget house hockey league got invited to play midgets on ice during intermission of a Washington Capitals game.
My first day here at Job Corps seemed very long. When I first arrived in the front I had to sit in a little room close to the front office I had to sit there with a couple of other kids. After sitting there for a while security came and took all of our bags to the security room to check for anything we couldn’t have. After that, we had to follow some staff who took us to get our uniform which took a minute because everyone took turns to use the bathroom to change. They gave us 3 pairs of polo shirts and 3 pair of regular school slacks.
On our way to Regionals everyone on the bus was pumped up. We couldn’t wait to arrive at Troy. I can remember as soon as we left the school I got that tight feeling in my stomach that I was like, oh my gosh I can not wait. On our way Alexis Moon and I sat in a seat together and just discussed how excited we were.