Chuck Taylor, John Wooden, Oscar Robertson, and Larry Bird. What do these guys share in common? They’re all basketball legends that hail from the Crossroads of America – my home state of Indiana. When you come from a state that has the world’s largest high school basketball gymnasium, and 15 of the 16 largest high school basketball gyms in the United States, you should know a little about the sport. Unfortunately, my b-ball knowledge failed me when I made my selections for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. My Big Ten teams didn’t do so well in the postseason, but maybe this is the year that my Pacers can all put rings on their fingers.
Although I didn’t do so hot with my March Madness selections, I was part of the winning squad of teachers that defeated the eighth-grade boys’ basketball team today. Despite only standing at 5’5″ (165 cm) and weighing a massive 140 pounds (64 kg), I was able to hit some buckets and dish out a few assists. I’m outie 5000. Peace.
This Saturday, April Fool’s Day, TIS will be hosting the first annual ISC soccer tournament for all middle school and high school students. In addition to TIS, QMIS and SYIS will be participating in this 7 vs. 7 format. New games will be played every 30 minutes. Middle school games will be at the #43 Middle School from 8:30 to 11:30AM. The high school morning games will be at the Tianjin Zhongxue Field. The playoffs will be held at the Tianjin Zhongxue Field from 2 to 4:30PM.
There will be two TIS girls teams in the middle school division. Team G consists of Susie Choi, Abigail Per-Lee, Gloria Shin, Linda Moon, Heidi Gay, Hannah Cho, Jenny Seong, San Kim, and Ethel Gay. Mr. Per-Lee and Ms. Von will coach this squad. Team H consists of Maris Baylor, Grace Park, Do Hi Lim, Sun Young (Jennifer) Jung, Da Young Ghu, Shannon Kao, Cindy Song, Christina Choi, and Hanneke Schreur. Yours truly will guide Team H. As far as the guys and high school players are concerned, contact Mr. Workman. Let the games begin!
I was nine years old when this picture was taken in Avon, Indiana.