As you know, yesterday was full of basketball. It was a long day but the big highlight, or low light, was that we found out at noon, that the head coach of Battle Mountain, the 4A school we were playing in the championship, initiated a formal protest against Jagger playing under the grounds that he illegally transferred from Battle Mountain to VMS. Of course this was a shock to our school, team, coach and most of all, Jagger. Our AD (athletic director) months ago, after we transferred back, had cleared everything with CHASSA (the Colorado High School Sports Association) which is like the NCAA of high school sports. But in today’s political correctness, Jag had to sit out the game until there’s a formal ruling on Monday. What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Our AD, once she found out about this, did get a hold of the League President in the valley who said, along with other people including Battle Mountains own AD, that Jag should be fine as he never set foot on Battle Mountains basketball court or played a sport while there for a short 3 weeks. In any case, their coach who is apparently bitter Jag left his program, turned in the protest preventing Jag from playing. The worst thing about it is that these games don’t even count towards either teams league record. All games are “out of conference” games until the first of January. Everyone was stunned and bummed for Jagger. To top it off, our coach, who is still a teacher at Battle Mountain and used to be the Assistant Coach there, says it’s clear the coach was trying to get back at him and used a 15 year old kid, (Jag), who just wants to play basketball, to get him. The whole team went to dinner after the game, (which we lost by about 15 points) and there was a note on the windshield of our coaches car when they came out, that said “traitor”. Wow! So hopefully CHASSA will rule in Jag’s favor on Monday but if they’re anything like the NCAA, you never know, stay tuned.
Meanwhile across the valley, Ty’s team won their first game but then lost to Leadville who was the number one seed, in the next round. I picked him up at 3:30 and we went back to watch Jag’s game as the coach still wanted Jag to suit up, warm up and sit on the bench, to be part of the team. All in all, I drove up and down the valley six times yesterday before finishing up and getting home around 6:30. Coach Chris (Jag’s coach) drove Jag home after the team dinner in town.
It’s 5:52 and I talked to Lori 20 minutes ago to make sure she was up. I’ll leave about 8 but still have a few things to pick up around here. Believe it or not, I somehow managed to get things pretty well de-cluttered around here. I basically just boxed up anything I don’t think we’ll use in the next 6 months, upstairs and down. It feels good as it’s much less crowded in here. After I pick up Lori, we’ll drive up the hill, get the boys, who will probably still be sleeping (ha), and go get our tree. It’s supposed to snow tomorrow so it’s good timing. We have to get a tall thin tree to fit in our small space.
That’s it for the today, hope everyone is well, have a great December 3rd and Happy Holidays, Take care and God Bless.