No, NOT eaten, you Walking Dead fans… Melted. Just like every early childhood educator and teaching artist. So give’em a hug, shout out, tupperware of soup or somethin’…
BUT, my brains not too melted to not have seen the Liberty stumble to the finish line. Didn’t really need to see that. Dolson looked great, though.
Did notice that the no-longer everybody resting Sparks put it together against the Merc. And it’s good to see Chelsea Gray rockin‘(OMG THE LA TIMES!!! Mike Terry would be pleased). But is anyone else got a worried eye on Candace?
The Angel-less Dream were not so lucky.
It just makes sense that this is where the legend of Tamika Catchings will be rooted in forever: the capital city in the state that so adores basketball and where those who play it do so as if their lives depended on it.
That’s how it has always looked for Catchings. Her play reflected every cliché ever uttered about competing. She brought vivid life to those words about making the most of every moment on the court.
Catchings has been relentless. Her competitiveness wore out foes who thought no one could outlast them.
We’re nearing the end of the “Adventures of Penelope Jane,” that searing saga of the friendly but fearless, sharp-shooting, screen-setting, rebounding, beloved basketball heroine of the desert.
Well, that’s our Americanized version of Penny Taylor, an integral part of three Phoenix Mercury championship teams who will retire from the WNBA at season’s end. Phoenix fans affectionately claim her as their own, while fully respecting that she is an Australian whose influence on her country’s national team is also a huge part of her sporting legacy.
Kinda seeing it: Why Nneka Ogwumike should win WNBA MVP
On the move (and odd timing… Hello, UtahSanAntonio Starzz?): Jennifer Azzi resigns after six years as San Francisco’s coach
Farewell and thank you: Clayton Hornung, longtime girls basketball coach and mayor in Baker, dies at 69
“He was a great man, a great coach, a great father and a great husband,” Hornung’s son, Tim, said in announcing his father’s death.
Hornung retired from a 43-year teaching career after the 2012-13 school year. During his 37 years of coaching at Turner and Baker, Hornung built a record of 542-290. The vast majority of those wins – 469 – came at Baker, where he won Class B state titles in 1989, 1996 and 2001. In all, Hornung’s Baker teams won seven tournament trophies.
Considering the many championship banners that hang in the Quaker Valley gym touting the school’s girls teams, it’s hard to remember there was a time when girls teams didn’t even exist at the school.
For many years, that was the case. Then in 1978 — six years after the law known as Title IX required public schools to offer equal athletic opportunities for boys and girls — the Quakers had a section-winning and WPIAL semifinalist girls basketball team, setting a path for successes to come over the next four decades.