From the Sidelines – One too many games at the same time?


Before basketball season ended I started to write about the difficulties of being at any one game long enough to get a feel for it or at least the scores at the end of each play period.

This is how I started.

It is getting to be that time of year when two, three or even four home games are going on at the same time here in Lockhart. With so many games going on,

what are Lion fans supposed to do? How can loyal Lion fans divide their loyalties between two, three or up to four different games spread out around the Lockhart High School vicinity?

Maybe it just can’t be done.

I won’t bore you with the rest, but you get the gist of it.

What I was trying to get at was, with so many games going on, there just wouldn’t be enough fans to be at any of the games to make a significant difference.

Why am I even writing about this? Well, it is simply because the extraordinary community support that was on display during the football season has gone by the wayside.

With the exception of “Parent Nights” and “Senior Nights” the attendance at the basketball games was dismal. It was even less impressive at the JV and Freshman games when fewer and fewer parents felt the need to be in attendance as the season progressed.

Covering the basketball games was sad at times, especially when the visiting teams showed up with more parents, more friends and more die hard fans than the Lions.

Where is the love, people? Where is the pride and support for the home teams?
Basketball season is over so it’s no use crying over spilt milk, right?

The good news is the Baseball and Softball seasons are just getting started and, with Lion and Lady Lion soccer well underway, Lion fans have plenty of teams to cheer for.

I don’t know what to do, short of begging people to come out and support the local teams.

In fact, I feel like my attempts to get people in the stands are verging on the pathetic, so I may be shamed into putting a stop to this and just be happy for however many fans show up to any given game.

Having said that, I hope some of you out there decide to attend some games. I haven’t completely lost faith in this community’s support of their youth and their athletic programs.

See you at the games.


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