Sunday, March 13, 2011

Winners and Losers



As one team celebrates, another morns.

Winners and losers.

Athletes compete for the emotional high that follows the buzzer.

They play to win. No one wants to lose. And certainly no one wants to feels the crash course of emotions that come with it.

When your winning you're immortal and nothing matters except winning.

When your losing the whole world is pinned against you and nothing matters except not losing.

It's about winners and losers; otherwise, why keep score?

Readers claimed the crying photo was incentive.

Fans hate losing and love winning almost as much as the athletes themselves.

As the final seconds run off the clock one team basked in glory, the other stood in the shadow.

One the winner, the other the loser.

They celebrate, because this is what they spent an entire season working toward.

They cry because this isn't how it's supposed to end.

It's hard to watch the array of emotions. It's probably even harder as parent.

The truth is it happens. It's why they play the game.

Winners and losers.

Sunday, March 6, 2011



Fulton cheerleader Bailey Steiss, senior, celebrates after junior Brandon Trefil knocks down a three-point shot during Friday's win against Pewamo-Westphalia, 81-50.


CMU senior Antonio Weary leans against the wall outside of the men's locker room after Saturday's loss to Western during the final regular season home game of the year. Weary scored 6 points and played 21 minutes.