Wow, this has been a crazy spring. I have been so busy. I love being busy. Especially when it is watching our athletes do so well. We just got back from Abernathy last night with our Area Tracksters. We pulled in at midnight with medals around our neck. Cody is advancing to Regionals in the 800 and the mile. As our only Senior, I catch myself pulling for him a tad bit more. I want to see him go out on a good note. Olivia is also advancing in the 800 and the Mile. Austin is going in the 200. It won’t be easy in Levelland. It never is. I read a quote yesterday in a book I am ready that say’s “success is uncommon and not to be enjoyed by the common man. You have a greater chance of being uncommon by efforts than by natural gifts.” Cody, Olivia, and Austin are uncommon. They are where they are because of how hard they work. Cody and Olivia run so many extra miles when everyone else goes home. Austin is in the weight room every time you turn around. They model what it takes to be successful. They are not the only athletes who do this in our program, but I feel like gloating over them this morning. The competition is a lot tougher at the regional meet. Whether they go to State or not, we are all going to be proud of them for there efforts. All we can ask of a kid is there best effort. It doesn’t take talent to give effort.
Our baseball team is doing great this spring. Coach Smith is doing a great job. They are sitting at 5-1 in district. We play Wellington here on Friday. I hope that everyone comes out and cheers them on. I know you will. It is so fun to watch them play. I am pumped to see the large crowds we are getting at our home games. The field is starting to look great. I know the kids are proud of that new field. It’s about the kids. Quanah kids deserve to have the best. They deserve to hold there heads high. I will argue with you that a small part of there success is where they get to practice everyday. When you feel “Big Time” you start to become “Big Time.” That is human nature. This is a gutsy group of kids, if you were at the Electra game you saw that. I love watching them grow and mature. I get excited when you see them finally start to believe in themselves, their abilities, and their teammates. I expect big things from this group of kids.
How about our Golf Team! The boys defended their District Title, and the girls are advancing to Regionals as a team. The boys will get a chance to defend their Regional Title. I know that those kids have put in long hours on the golf course. It kind of hurts my ego that most of the boys on the team can beat me in golf. We will be doing very well when they can all beat Coach Boyd! They will be competing on April 16th and 17th in Lubbock. The girl’s will be playing at Reece Golf Center, and the boy’s will play at Lake Ridge Country Club.
I want to thank all of you again for your support. Our kids deserve the best we have to offer. Together we can make this time in their lives special. PUHA DO WORK!!!