The unscripted nature of sports is what makes it so encapsulating to me and so many of its viewers. There are moments that seem to reverberate beyond the game that’s being played, and though those moments may be few and far between, they’re special.
With a reworked offensive attack, South Oldham boys lacrosse defeated North Oldham 16-7 Friday night in Crestwood. Luke Niebrugge scored a game-high six goals while Trevor Chapman and Grant Prince added four goals apiece for the Dragons. Juniors Gavin Beauregard and Malachi Pyle combined to score five goals for North Oldham.
Last year, South Oldham softball moved into spring break with a 4-2 record and spent a week away from softball while school wasn’t in session. The week off may not have been beneficial for the Lady Dragons as the team won just two of their final 14 games.
It was April 6, 1998, when my mother, after a full day of teaching third grade, was admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain. The following day we started saying goodbye, and on April 10, she passed away.
Jordan Poppleton escaped several jams to throw a complete game as South Oldham defeated North Oldham 6-1, their first win over the Lady Mustangs since 2013. Poppleton stranded nine runners on base and allowed one run while Mikayla Benson went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and a run scored.
I had just a few minutes to run a quick errand before checking into the hospital for surgery. I pulled into a downtown Chattanooga parking garage, and the attendant, an older woman, struck up a conversation. When she found out I needed to park for less than 30 minutes, the following dialogue ensued: