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Friday, November 29, 2019

Katie's Sophomore Basketball Season 2019-2020

Katie is on the Varsity Basketball team at University High School.  Her teammates are Tyler McCliment-Call, Jackson McCliment-Call, Ellie Boni, CarolAnn Edwards, Chloe Moore, Ryan Griep,  Ally Mills, Paige Jess, Krista Elliott, Alyssa Osborne, and Elliannah Ramirez.  There are 12 players on the varsity team.  For every game, 10 of them are going to suit up for varsity, and 2 of them will play with the JV.  It can be a different 2 for each game depending on their performance, attitude, and effort.  The coaches are Jay Kennedy and Ray Shill.

On November 29th, it was the player vs player scrimmage.  They played 2-15 minutes halves against each other.  Katie played really well.  She had 5 points in the first half.  She also played great defense.

On November 30th, they had the Valley Jamboree with CV, East Valley, and West Valley.  They played a 10 minute game with WV 1st.  They lost 12-18.  Katie played for about 2 minutes.  Then they played EV and tied 14-14.  Katie didn't get to play.

Monday December 3rd, they did the free throw-a-thon. This is their fundraiser.  They get people to sponsor them for shooting free throws.  Then they shoot 100 free throws.  Katie made 94 out of 100 free throws.  Way to go Katie!!!

They got invited to play in the Fitz Tournament at Ferris High School. On Thursday night before the tournament, they got to go out to the Northern Quest Casino for a dinner for the tournament.

The first game of the Fitz Tournament was on December 6th against St. Ignatius from San Francisco, CA. They won this game in double overtime 86-83.  Katie scored 2 free throws.
The next day, they played Beaverton from Beaverton, OR, in their 2nd game of the Fitz Tournament.  They lost this game 57-70. Fun side note-one of the girls on the Beaverton team was a daughter of one of my high school teammates Kristin Hepton.  Her daughter was a freshman and her name is Lainey Spear.
Team dinner at Paige Jess's house on 12/9

On 12/10 they played G-Prep.  They won 73-47. Katie scored her first field goal in a varsity basketball game.  It was a 7 footer from the short corner.

On 12/13 they played LC.  They lost 48-63.  They totally should have won but they fell apart and didn't play like a team.  

 On 12/17 they played Mt. Spokane. They lost by 7 in overtime. The final score was 59-66.

(Written by Katie) 12/26-12/29 - Portland Holiday Classic tournament. We left early on Thursday morning and got there that evening and mostly rested and went to bed. Our game the next morning was at 9am. We played and beat Tigard 62-54. I played about 10 minutes and had two points. That day we went shopping at the mall and had Panda Express for dinner thanks to Ellie's mom. That night we just hung out and had fun in our rooms with each other. I roomed with Eliannah and Krista but would go hang out with the rest of team. We slept in on Saturday morning. I went to the Nike outlet with mom and Garret. The team had a shoot around and ran through our plays at 12. Afterwards we went into a very sketchy part of Portland full of homeless people to have lunch at Potbelly's. It was very tasty and worth the long bus ride and short walk through downtown to get to it. That afternoon we went back to the hotel and rested. Our game was at 6:30 and we played Wilsonville. We were down 21 at one point and came back to lead by one at one point. We ended up losing 61-69. I got to play 15 minutes and in the heat of the game, I also almost got a technical called on me for going after a ball and not stopping right on the whistle. That got the crowd going. I went home that night with my family. My team lost the next day 35-69. It sounded like they just fell apart and could never recover. Overall it was super fun and I loved hanging out with my team!

Katie and I are ready to go shopping at the Clackamas mall
The team facetimed Alyssa (who is not on the team anymore because she was caught vaping) and of course Eliannah, Katie, Alyssa, Ryan, Ally, and Chloe had to take a picture.
Mirror selfie with Tyler, Paige, Krista, and Ally
Team picture!

(Written by Katie) On 01/03 they played Moses Lake. We had to drive all the way out there, but it's always entertaining with this team and with the blessing of Disney Plus (shootout to Jon for letting me use his account). But anyways, we ended up losing 61-53. It was a rough loss. I played about 12 minutes and had five rebounds. It is fun that I am playing more!

Frozen 2

We went with Michelle and her kids to see Frozen 2 at the Downtown theater.  We didn't take any pictures at the theater of course, but Katie and Garret took a few in the car ride down.  Katie and Garret didn't want to go, but they ended up really liking it.  

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving 2019

This year we had Thanksgiving at Jon and Michelle's house.  It was just us, Jon's family, and Cam's family.  No mom and dad.  We missed them lots.  Katie and I went for a walk before dinner (well actually lunch.  We ate at 1pm.)  It was so cold out.  We stopped by Barney's on the way home and got a paper for the Black Friday ads.  We went to Thanksgiving lunch from 1-4.  Then we came home and had naps and watched the Gonzaga game.  Then the Crandall's came over and visited for a few hours.  When they went home, we watched part of the Han Solo movie.  We are watching all of the movies in order before we go see the last movie on Christmas day.
Here is what we are thankful for:
Ender: bed
Scarlett: key lime pie
Ollie: he said he was grateful for his butt, but his mom said he couldn't say that so he said he was grateful for his nice bed
Maddie: her dad
Ike: baking
Sadie: food
Nixon: school
Garret: free country
Katie: socks and gloves
Cam: family and cars
Rachelle: home
Michelle: medicine
Jon: health
Emily: google hangouts
Kirt: democratic process

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Whoosh Kevin

When BYU is playing at the Marriott Center and they make a free-throw, the entire crowd says Whoosh Kevin in honor of my uncle Kevin who is the president of BYU.  BYU was playing in the Maui Classic and the game was on ESPN and at one of the time outs, they were showing a bunch of BYU players swishing 3 pointers.  After they showed that clip, they flashed the Whoosh Kevin on the screen.  Kevin is famous.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Katie Made Varsity

It was the high school basketball tryouts this week and Katie made varsity.  She was so excited! Her hard work and practicing has paid off.  She got her travel gear this week and had to try it on. 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Garret Gets His Braces Off

Garret got his braces off today! He only had to wear them for about 19 months.  It makes him look so grown up. 
Right before he got them off
 Right after he got them off
 Katie and Garret think that their smiles look a lot alike now.
Katie's smile
 Garret's smile

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Garret's 7th Grade Basketball Season

Garret is playing on the Bullets again this year.  He coaches are still RJ Del Mese and Brandon Florence.  His teammates are Jack Del Mese, Jack Florence, Quinn Derzay, Gavin Zehm, Jaeger Grimsby, Cameron Cantillana, Trevor Dunham, Brandon Spunich (all the same boys as last year).
They are playing in the AAU league and the competitive YMCA league so they have games on Saturday and Monday.  

Garret and Nixon had a game at the same time so we had to get a picture of them together.
 Check out Nixon's silly socks!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Harlem Globetrotters

Kirt and Garret went to watch the Harlem Globetrotters.  Michelle's Dance Studio got to dance as part of the pregame show so they got to watch Nixon, Sadie, and Maddie dance (Ike and Scarlett chickened out).  They had lots of fun!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Youth Roller Skating Activity

The YM/YW went roller skating this week for their activity.  Katie was the only one who took pictures, so of course there are only pictures of Katie.  Garret and Kirt also skated.