Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
With the snow off the driveway and warmer weather Isaac broke out the cones and practiced his dribbling. He sure loves basketball and is a big fan of Jabari Parker. He read the other day that when Jabari was eight years old, he would practice in the driveway with cones, so he decided to follow a very good example. Isaac at eight years is just under 5 feet tall and is projected to be 6'8", just like Jabari. We are grateful for positive role models in Isaac's life.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
One of our favorite Saturday activities is to hike along the Teton River to a very large tree on the banks that is home to a couple of adult bald eagles and a very large nest. For this excursion we didn't find the eagles home, but we hiked further down the river and came to north end of a large elk ranch. Along the way we did see a lot of beaver activity and one trap. The ranch is interesting because there are hundreds of elk, some bighorn sheep, and 3 buffaloes, two of which are albinos. After returning to our car, we noticed the eagles had returned, but we will have to wait for next time for a closer encounter.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Our second to last game was a lot of fun for the boys. The teams were pretty evenly matched and was probably about a tie. The boys were good sports and improve each week. Spencer Eyring was the photographer and did a great job!
|Matthew Jump Shot|
|Isaac Soars to the Hoop|
|Malachi Jump Shot from the Free Throw Line|
|Matthew and Taylor at Halftime|
|The Boys Spreading the Floor|
|Malachi Rises Up|
|Taylor On Target|
|Brayden Scores from Distance|
|Taylor and Brandon Watching the Ball Go In!|
|Add Taylor and Brandon on Offense|
|Matthew Drives the Baseline|
|Slam Dunk Isaac|
Saturday, February 15, 2014
This week we faced another team from Lincoln Elementary. The boys improve each week and the plays we worked on in practice actually worked several times. We played on court 2 which was a new experience. Here are the picture highlights from this week.
|Tough Defense from Taylor|
|Brayden Looks for an Opening|
|Matthew Jump Shot|
|Malachi Looks for an Opening|
|Isaac and Ashton Cichos Watch a Made Basket|
|Matthew, Brandon, and Isaac Head up the Court After a Made Basket|
|Brandon Starts the Offense|
|Malachi on the Dribble Drive|
|Taylor let's One Fly|
Saturday, February 8, 2014
For our 4th game we faced a team from Sugar City and they were the best team we played yet. While we don't officially keep score, both teams scored several baskets. We had all 6 players which was great and the boys had a good time. They are really improving and our two main plays worked several times.
|Brandon Fires Up a Shot|
|Matthew Surveys the Court . . .|
|and then heads for the hoop.|
|Isaac drives towards the basket.|
|Isaac looking for a shot.|
|Malachi from the parking lot.|
|Malachi goes for a layup.|
|Brayden watches his shot go in.|
|Taylor and Brayden warming up during halftime.|
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Our third game mysteriously featured extra low baskets, which made for some exciting action around the hoop. The opposing green team made a several long baskets and featured a couple of really fast players. The Thunder game through with several clutch shots and the team is really doing well in following shots. The green team was well coached and were taught to yell "shot" every time our team attempted a basket. Our team exhibited good sportsmanship and we had a good reminder to only say good things to our teammates and players on the other side.
|Fast break layup for Matthew|
|Malachi Jump Shot|
|Isaac One-Handed Jumper|
|Taylor Headed for the Hoop|
|Matthew Shows Perfect Shooting Form "Into the Cookie Jar"|