I was a little nervous but I was mostly determined to hit the shot and end the game. When the ref raised his hand to give the ball to Tyler to inbound the ball all I could hear was my heart beating in my ears. I ran straight down the lane just like the play was designed. When I got the ball I threw up a 10 foot fade away that kissed softly off the glass as the horn sounded. As I hit the floor I saw the ball descend from the bottom of the net.
Heath Field Goal Frenzy The setting was the day after Thanksgiving in central Ohio in 2001. While most people were enjoying the coziness of their homes, there were twenty two men doing battle for the right to advance. On this very chilly November night, with patches of fog and a light mist pouring from the sky, seven thousand fans were glued to the edge of their seats waiting to learn the destiny of these battle tested teens. Even with the sea of people attending the game, an eerie silence still lingered over the entire stadium. For everyone was awaiting the outcome of the last second field goal.
He then goes on openly explaining all the rules to Blitzball. At one point Finny even makes up a rule for Leper, one of his friends, so that he could be able to continue to play. Finny’s fun and open attitude displays his laid-back personality. Their clashing personalities and their attitude to Blitzball greatly impact the pivotal event at the end of chapter four. Gene feels as if Finny is able to win at everything, however, when he jounced the limb he felt like he controlled what Finny was able to
On the new bus rides to and from school. They’ve started tossing wads of paper and a wet chewing gum at Paul by an older kids in the back of the bus. Paul was cornered by Chris’s friends. When he arrive to the playground Chris grabbed Paul’s shirt and raised his fist at him. Questioning him if he was George’s new friend he denied being George’s friend then Chris threw him on a ground.
“It was a fine moment, standing there sweaty in my T-shirt and bunkers, with this beautiful woman hugging me, and me remembering her spearmint kisses that first night on the basketball bus.” This quote is after Perry helps Tracy, a young girl who was driving too fast around Jabowski’s Corner and was in fatal shape. Perry and the rest of the EMTs did as much as they possibly could until a helicopter came to take Tracy to a larger hospital thirty minutes away. The locals could only do so much, and then it was time to let the “professionals” do the rest. After the accident Perry walked past a long row of cars that were backed up due to the accident. As Perry walks thinking to himself about what just happened a lady jumps out of her car and yells Michael’s name.
They are all different ages and sizes; some small and boney, others tall and chubby, but they all have the desire to play soccer for the school. Some want to make it on varsity others just want to be a part of a soccer team so Junior Varsity fits them well. What amazes me is even the out of shape kids keep on returning, even though they know what they are getting them self’s into .Which gives me even more motivation to keep going, because if they keep returning even after throwing up the nasty school then I know I have no excuse. In the weight room, it sounds like the lunch room, full of Mindless monkey chatter of either actual interesting information or mindless talk to dull the thought of how sore all we will be
T.J. faces angry opposition from the athletic advisors, and he and his coach spend lots of time throughout the season going through the politics of high school athletics. At the same time there is long bus drives to swim meets, daily work outs, the students on the team slowly climb out of their shells and forget about the labels the other students have gave them. As the students do that “Whale talk” begins to shine. Crutcher's characters are the most true-to-life high schoolers I have ever read about. As the story
A Day That Shall Live In Infamy It was early morning January 21, 1974 and it was still dark out when I woke up from a quick nap that I managed to take on that cramped, uncomfortable, loud, and smelly bus that had been chartered by the United States Government for the purpose of delivering 42 unsuspecting young souls to a little place called Parris Island, South Carolina. Just the name Parris Island was enough to send shivers down the backs of those 42 unsuspecting souls. Parris Island, a place we had all heard about over and over again for the past three days while being processed for this scary, unknown, and at the same time, exciting trip that we had signed up for. The stories that we had heard about some of things that had happened
The stale air from the gym filled Chris’s lungs as he conducted his usual Wednesday post practice workout. It was a routine for him to run sprints and shoot free throws after his teammates and coaches had left. More often then not the last to leave the school were he and the janitor. “So what makes you do all of this when you know your team isn’t, especially before the big game.” Jack said putting down the mop and bounce passing a stray ball back to Chris. “I see it as my only way out of this place,” Chris replied breathing heavily, “The game in two days is just a stepping stone.” “Everyone knows you have over a dozen scholarship offers from big name schools