Thursday, October 22, 2009

It could happen...

Remember the movie Angels in the Outfield? The catch line in the movie was from the the main character, a little boy who saw angels and was convinced his baseball team, the California Angels could win the championship if they only believed. Few around this boy believed like he did, but he kept reassuring them, "It could happen."
Well, this Saturday the Hamilton Broncs take on the class "A" field at the 2009 State Cross Country. We won our first state title in boys last year and we're hoping our girls can finish in the top three for the 3rd consecutive year.
"It could happen..."
Boys run at 11:00 and girls at 12:10. Hope to see you at the University of Montana Golf Course on Saturday!
Coach Albert

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Three weeks to go...

It was a terrific meet at the Daly Mansion last Saturday. The weather was great and the Broncs were even better! The girls won their 3rd consecutive Hamilton Invitational championship beating teams from Ronan, Corvallis, Polson, Darby, Drummond, Arlee, Big Fork, Dillon and Anaconda. 47 points is a terrific winning score. What a difference from the previous week!
Our Junior high boys' team also took first...pretty impressive considering the Missoula youth track club also participated. Easton finished first in a tremendous show of heart. He ran a very strategic, gutsy race to beat Aiden from Anaconda for the 3rd consecutive race; after Aiden had beaten him the first two meets. These two will undoubtedly have a very exciting rivalry for the next 5 years. There's nothing like quality competition to make you better.
Don't shy away from the tough match ups...embrace them. Use each contest to become a better competitor. That's why it's so important for kids to participate in more than one sport. You can always spend additional time on your favorite sport like basketball, but it's experiencing competition in other arenas that will truly add to your mental toughness.
Life is good...healthy competition helps you prepare to make it better. Enjoy the rest of the season and COMPETE!!
Coach Albert