Gotta go

I’m trying to get out of my house in a hurry to begin what will be a hectic 48 hours. I have my car loaded, but I am not ready to leave quite yet. I also want to stop and get a haircut before finally exiting Russell.

I have a basketball game tonight, Norton at Ellis. The game was scheduled for tomorrow night, but Ellis agreed to move the game to Thursday since Norton is hosting a Class 3-2-1A regional wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday. This is the third time I can recall Ellis and Norton moving a basketball game to Thursday because the Bluejays are hosting regional wrestling. In 2007 and 2013, those games were at Norton. The game was going to be at Norton again this year, but due to an adjustment in the Mid-Continent League schedule due to the addition of Oakley and TMP-Marian, the schedule was adjusted to allow Ellis to host again this year.

After the game, I drive to Norton and check in at the Sleep Inn for the third time this year and fourth time in two months. Tomorrow at 2 p.m., the regional wrestling tournament begins at the high school. There are 23 teams scheduled to enter, and I have to worry about four–Ellis, Phillipsburg, Plainville and Smith Center. Wrestling will go through at least 8 p.m. tomorrow with the semifinals.

Then comes the tricky part.

The regional is scheduled to resume at 11 a.m. Saturday, but there is a forecast of snow. It doesn’t matter to me–I’m booked in the hotel through Sunday, and now have a reservation to stay until Monday at noon if need be. For those who don’t have reservations, it’s going to be an iffy proposition. The National Weather Service in Goodland is projecting 3-4 inches of snow in Norton over the weekend, starting at midnight Friday and continuing for the next two days. Of course, that will mean US 283 will be snowpacked. Great.

Yesterday’s session with Crista Geyer went very well. It was a relief not to be talking about so many negative incidents. I got my work for Russell done a little after 1, and it was killing time most of the day. I was glad to be home, because my mother cooked catfish for Ash Wednesday.

I gotta get going. I’ll be back later tonight, either from Ellis or Norton. Maybe both.

About David

Louisiana native living in Kansas. New Orleans born, LSU graduate. I have Asperger’s Syndrome, one toe less than most humans, addictions to The Brady Bunch, Lifetime movies, Bluey, most sports, food and trivia. Big fan of Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, New Orleans Saints, Montreal Canadiens. Was a big fan of Quebec Nordiques until they moved to Denver. My only celebrity crush is NFL official Sarah Thomas. I strongly dislike LSU fans who think Alabama is its biggest rival, warm weather, steaks cooked more than rare, hot dogs with ketchup, restaurants without online ordering, ranch dressing, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Alex Ovechkin, Barry Bonds, Putin, his lover in Belarus, North Korean dictators, Venezuelan dictators, all NHL teams in the south (especially the Lightning and Panthers), Brooklyn Nets and Major League Soccer.

Posted on 2015-02-19, in Basketball, KSHSAA, Norton HS, Wrestling. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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