Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted November 8, 2017 at 10:04 am

Come out Saturday and ‘Meet the Bulldogs’

College hoops are underway already and as the month of November quickly runs by, high school hoops fans can rest assured that a much anticipated season is just down the road.

This Saturday night we can get a little reprieve from the break that we high school basketball fans have suffered through since that last game back in March at Rupp Arena.

Head out to Clinton County High School and the Lindle Castle Gymnasium for our own version of “Midnight Madness” – the event that for several years now we have referred to as “Meet the Bulldogs”.

The festivities get underway at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 11, in the CCHS Cafeteria with the annual chili meal/fundraiser for just $6 each.

From there – and after the chili, all is free of charge, things move into the Lindle Castle Gymnasium at 6:00 p.m. where we get the chance to meet the young players who we will be cheering on for the next four months or so on the hardwood.

Cheerleaders, Lady Bulldogs, Bulldogs and of course the coaches and support staff will all be introduced to the crowd. The Cheerleaders will go through a few routines, followed by our Lady Bulldogs in action during a intra-squad scrimmage setting and then the Bulldogs will take the floor for a few trips up and down the floor in their own scrimmage.

Finally, the night will come to a close when we welcome two former greats who wore the uniforms a few years ago with the induction of our newest Wall of Fame members, Justin Vitatoe and Kristina “Boom Boom” Curry.

A front page article this week gives a more detailed description of the accomplishments and accolades of these two newest members to the Basketball WOF, but from this writer, I’ll have to say both – Welcome – and – Well Deserved.

Both Curry and Vitatoe were great selections as this year’s inductees and they are both very deserving of the honor.

All in all, it should be a great night of basketball action, good chili and some great fellowship with fans.

With all of that said – yes, roundball action for Big Blue fans is just around the corner. Schedules are being printed now and our annual Big Blue Preview special section publication is in the works.

First game for both squads will be a road trip to Casey County on November 28, followed by the first home game in The Castle on Friday, December 1 when we play host to Franklin-Simpson.

Buckle up – it’s almost time to “throw up the rock” for high school hoops, and I can’t wait.