I was very nervous and so was the rest of the team. In week one against an opponent that rolled us the year before, we came out and beat them in a blowout half time game. This was to many players’ surprise. We knew that was going to be our hardest game of the regular season and we felt very confident no one was going to beat us now, at least in the regular season. The season continued and it consisted of all half time blowout games.
The week before the homecoming game, we found out that our starting senior libero got sick with Mononucleosis, which meant that she couldn’t participate in any physical activity. We quickly had to find our next best passer, for that next week’s big game, and I was next in line. You will never know when you will have to step up, and when chances like this will arise . You always have be prepared, otherwise you might miss your chance. When I found out that I had to libero for one of the biggest games of the season, I was dripping with drops of nerves.
It was pretty intimidating to try out for volleyball freshman year. There were coaches left and right watching us. There had to be at least 100 girls just waiting to see if we would make varsity, jv, or freshman team, or even a team at all. Mile times, verticals, amount of pushups we could do, were all recorded. Keep in mind that I had never played on an organized sports team in my life.
I must admit that I was extremely frustrated when my doctor told me the conditions of my back. But after years of self-evaluation and reconsideration, I started to realize that the undesirable result does not necessarily make my commitments worthless or futile. Even though I lost a couple of opportunities to show how hard I had been working, playing basketball did change my life enormously. Basketball served as a driving force and motivation throughout my adolescence. I worked hard in basketball in order to persevere, especially after I started practicing with the district basketball team.
Lynette Woodard was born on August 12, 1959. To her mother and father in Wichita Kansas. She instantly became interested in Basketball when she was a young girl, this is because of her older brother who would make her practice her shots with a stuffed sock. As Lynette grew older, she started to realize that men and women were not treated fairly, but her fondness of basketball was growing stronger. She practiced nonstop, even though people told her she would never make a team.
Of course, my team decided we were not going to take the game too serious since we won before and karma caught up with us really fast. Somehow, two quarters in and we were losing terribly but I had to let my team with a horrible fall to my head. In the beginning, I was unaware of injury to my head so I kept on playing till I felt dizzy and knew something was wrong. Even after my terrible fall, I wanted
I had always wondered how it must feel to have friends that care so much, they would drop everything just to come and help you. However, after months of searching my three best friends showed me what true friendship was. One of the most important male figures in my life taught me that what is yours will find you and that life gets a lot more beautiful when you start living for yourself. This really helped to shape me into the person that I am today because I no longer seek approval from anyone but myself. That piece of advice is what made the last two years of my high school career nothing short of
All the six games, at least scoring one basket, we got to the finals. Fourth quarter of the final game came. Our team was losing by two and there were around fourteen seconds remaining. I don’t know what the coach thought of but he decided to put me in when he had so many other options. The coach told me to stay in the three point line in order to shoot if I can.
While hard work, it has been a motivator, a purpose, and a source of joy. I intended once a senior, that I would make a 1 at UIL state twirling contest, continue my second year of being a head majorette, and continue my second no drop season. I became aware of my increasing knee pain in July after coming home from squad leader camp. The sensation of your knee locking after sitting for more than thirty minutes; a completely terrifying situation. I decided to go to my doctor and she then transferred me to the sports injury
Four years ago I never thought that basketball would come to an end. During my freshman year I thought that high school was endless, and senior year seemed like a distant future. Last Wednesday brought me back into reality, and showed me that the end is near. It was the District Semi-Final game, and of course we had to play McBain for the third time this season. That day we had an overall good feeling about the game, but there was also this nagging sensation that volleyball may repeat itself.
I know this time, I will reach out for assistance, and ask questions when I don’t know. It was difficult to ask for help before, I was ashamed and embarrassed. I would like to think that I have what it takes to do what is need to continue this journey, to fulfill that which I am suppose to do, and be what God needs me to be. I feel as though I made the right decision. I have so much to learn and I am so willing at this point in my
Sadly the game continued like this and unfortunately we lost 25-0. At the end of the game, I felt tired and sad about that we lost my first game as a tackle football player. But I still learned a lot from the experience and tried to remember that there 's always the next game. I couldn 't have let that first loss take me down in new favorite sport of tackle football. Our team learned a