Rain, rain stay away
Monday, April 08, 2013 10:00 PM
How many of you are still struggling to get back into the swing of things from Spring Break? I know I am!
Lori Poteet is The Paper's ace sports photographer. You probably have seen her out at one of the local high schools. She usually has a camera in her hand. Lori's column, From Behind The Lens, will appear each Tuesday in The Paper. You can also follow her on Twitter @LoriPoteetPhoto.
I spent spring break with my family at my happy place - Disney World. I'm what they call a Disney Nut! Sure, I love shooting local sports but taking photos at Disney world is also one of my favorite things to do. I'm an early riser so I get up and head to the parks with my camera. During spring break Epcot has their annual flower and garden show. So there is a lot to capture there, and when it comes to Magic Kingdom I'm a kid at heart. I can't have enough photos of Mickey and Minnie.
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Now it's time for local spring sports to begin. There are plenty on the schedule. I'm hoping the weather cooperates so we can get some games in this week. If good old Paul Poteet (no I don't think we are related) is right, there will be lots of rain in the forecast. It might be another tough week on athletic directors of trying to reschedule games.
I know the athletes and coaches really want to get the season going as well. Crawfordsville has an advantage of having tarps for the baseball and softball field. So often times they are able to squeeze in a game. There are several track meets as well this week. They can usually run as long as there is no lighting and no monsoon rains (insert heavy sigh here). Let hope for the best weather possible this week. I know April showers bring May flowers. I'm hoping May also brings some local sectionals championship teams to take photos of as well.
For North and South baseball and softball it's rivalry week! The teams face each other Tuesday at North and Thursday at South. I'm hoping they get to play ball...but rain is in the forecast through Friday. We will keep you posted on games and changes on Twitter @ThePaperSports.
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I know most of you are following the men's college basketball Final Four. Our neighbors to the south, Louisville, are having a heck of week. Both the men's and women's teams made it to the finals. The women's team take on mighty University of Connecticut. UConn is a powerhouse among women's basketball, with seven national titles and 13 final four appearances since 1991. One of the Huskies top players is Kelly Farris who grew up in my hometown of Plainfield and played for Heritage Christian. She led HC to four straight state title. Some former local players from Crawfordsville might remember playing against her. She was quite a impressive player in high school, as you can imagine.
I'm not a fan of UConn. I really wish Pat Summit was still able to lead Tennessee to more Final Four appearances. Summit, in my opinion, did more to bring women's basketball to the lime light than any other person. Summit ended her career coach with the most wins in college basketball (men's or women's). She coached the lady Vols to eight national championships. Summit resigned last year with the early onset of Alzheimer's disease she still helps out with the Tennessee program but I for one really missed seeing her coach and the rivalry between her and UConn's Geno Auriemma was certainly great for women's basketball.