The Miller Grove community has been abuzz this week with several activities going on at school and elsewhere in our neighborhood.
Friday night’s Homecoming game was one of the best of the season. Things started out very well, with our Lady Hornets scoring a victory against the Sulphur Bluff Bears. Between the boys and girls games we honored the 2009 Basketball Beau and Sweetheart (Jordan Lennon and Mari DelCastillo) with flowers and plaques. During the fourth quarter of the boys game everyone thought defeat was just around the corner when Andrew Steele made a two-pointer that tied the game. Tensions were high throughout the fifth quarter, but our faithful Hornets pulled a victory out of the hat by winning the game by 3 points.
The turnout was very good for the ball games. Mr. Johnson (our superintendent) said he thought it was the biggest crowd we have ever had. I’m sure a big part of the crowd came from the past alumni that were at the reunion that night. There were a lot of home folks at the game that I haven’t seen in so long. Sam Speed, the Weatherly girls, Lucas Kerby, Lori (Combs) Northcutt, Dwayne Wilcox, Sue Ann Sparks, Cheryl Garmon and Ray Lynn Sparks were just a few of the pervious graduates and community members who attended.
After the boys game, Mr. Slatter announced the following students as Homecoming Court winners: Jordan Lennon and Mari DelCastillo, Homecoming King and Queen; Casey Millard and Philip Caudle, first runners-up; and Chris Hornberger and Rebecca George, second runners-up.
Tuesday night was Senior Night for the basketball players. Senior Night is held to honor the graduating seniors and their parents. The parents are asked to join their 2009 graduating senior on the court and be introduced to the audience. We only have three seniors participating in basketball this year. They are Mari DelCastillo, Rebecca George and Jordan Lennon.
The latest news on Junior Potts is that he may have to have another surgery on his leg for the amputation to be successful. He is still in St. Paul Medical Center in Dallas.
Happy birthday to Lance Mabe on Feb. 4 and Stephen Sparks on Feb. 6. Speaking of Lance, he and his wife, Kelly, recently had their baby. I think the baby was born on Feb. 2. His name is Hayden Angus Mabe. What a great early birthday present Lance received for his 40th birthday!
Faye Tipps has been on the sick list, while R.A. Long has been doing much better lately.
I talked to Holly Wilbur at Tuesday night’s ball game. She is on the police force in Alvarado. She said she is really enjoying it. I wish her luck on her new career choice.
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