The 2010-2011 Upsala Cardinal Season came to an end this afternoon at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota but not without playing a great game for all those who attended.
The game started as all games do with the same beginning score.
The players from Upsala and those from Springfield gave it their all in front of their hometown fans. The marched from end to end and basket to basket with Upsala trailing by only three points at the half.
At one point the officials had to call a time out to clear their desk of spilled liquids after one of the players landed on their desk. Several players took falls off of the basketball court and landed on the floor below. Williams Area has a moat of sorts all around the basketball court. No water just hard cement to land on.
The high school band was there to cheer the team on along with four busloads of fans and many alumni. It was a high school reunion of sorts for my husband, 1977 graduate of Upsala.
The final score was Springfield 63, Upsala 53 but our team will always be winners for giving it their all at the Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament and representing Upsala well.
Thanks for a season to remember!
March 25, 2011 at 9:04 am
Glad you were there to scream . . . go team!
March 25, 2011 at 9:22 am
It was a great time cheering the team on!
March 25, 2011 at 9:45 am
Good job, you guys!
March 25, 2011 at 9:55 am
March 25, 2011 at 10:02 am
regardless of the ending scores…it’s always both a sadness and relief when the season ends…
my son’s b-ball season ends next Wednesday…but he’s already into soccer.
I love your pics–they are crystal clear and really capture the feel in there.
tell your son, “Good on ya!”
March 25, 2011 at 10:19 am
Thanks Jane. I agree about the sadness and relief when a season ends. I don’t have any sons playing anymore, all my kids are graduated. We just went to support the hometown team. My husband is also chairman of the school board and an alumni.
Carol Ann Hoel
March 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm
It’s not who wins but how the teams play. A good time was had by all. Blessings…
March 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm
How true Carol! We are so proud of how the boys played and represented our community.
March 25, 2011 at 5:12 pm
Sounds like a good game, flyinggma.
(The “good-game-good-game-good-game” walk always cracks me up, though. It’s soooo insincere.)
March 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm
I’d like to think that the “good game” walk is sincere but know that their minds are a thousand other places at the moment. If we would’ve…we should’ve…I ‘m proud of our guys! They supported each other on the team throughout the game.
The team that beat us last evening beat the other team in overtime. They were tied at the end of the half and then Springfield won over Chisholm by about ten points. So Springfield advanced to the finals tomorrow.
March 27, 2011 at 10:54 am
Great experience, Jeanne, and how wonderful that the whole community turned out to support them. The boys will remember that always, I’m sure.
March 27, 2011 at 2:38 pm
It was a great experience for the boys and our community.