And the Lady Eagles are Champions!

Today Maggies team played a pretty tough team. A team from Finneytown to be exact in the championship game.

Her game was to start at 4pm. Now we have yet to be at a game all year that started on time but that’s beside the point.

We left the house at 3:10, it’s a 25 minute drive to get where we need to be. 30 minutes TOPS. Except for today.

We hopped on I-75 south and before we got to 129 cars were backedup, it was a parking lot. I figured, well the accident is probably at the 129 interchange or at Tylersville as it sometimes happens there. I’ll gut it out. Nope. I turned on the radio. You know 700 WLW, traffic and weather together on the 10’s. ALL DANG DAY on the week days when you don’t need it. Never when you do? And this Artemis system that we paid for (tax payers that is), what good is that? It took me over an hour to get from Tenton to Sharonville.

Flipping back and forth between 700 and 550, not a mention of this wreck which was actually much farther south between Cin-Day road and Union Center. Apparently it had been there since 11:30am.

Holy @#$%, why can’t they get that on the radio?

I bailed off at Tylersville once I got there but since this wreck had been happening since oh before noon, so had every other person who knew there way around, or thought they did. It was a mess.

But I digress. The game was close, The Eales were never behind (so I hear). We got there just before the half, and the team played very very well.

That FinneyTown team is coached well too, I give them a lot of credit. We only played our best girls for the most part (it was the championship game afterall, and by the looks of things they did the same).

This was a stark contrast to Maggies Soccer Experience where they won only one game and that was a mirracle.

We didn’t have a camera, so we don’t have any pictures of the champs. We’re hoping one of Maggies teamates will forward me a photo that they took.

Molly and Claudine are spending the night in Dublin. Molly has a meet tomorrow. She should do well. Especially since no one is there to see it.

Lady Eagles Escape The Quarter Finals

The Lady Eagles escaped the quarter finals Saturday night in an exciting double overtime win!

Abbey was crushed as she had two opportunities to put the other team away at the foul line (that’s four shots at the basket).  All four shots were great shots, but didn’t have enough luck on them to fall in the bucket.

No matter though, the Lady Eagles got it done for her!

This puts them in the Semi Finals next week, or maybe the Championship game if that was the Semi’s, and I’m all confused.

It was a blast!

Maggie again played well.

Everything Update

The Lady Eagles put forth a convincing win last night against Loveland at SportsPlus. They are really starting to come together. There are still quite a few break downs but overall they are starting to put more and more plays together and starting to pass the ball around more.

Maggie is improving with every game. It really is amazing. She went from defensive pylon to a pushing, shoving, don’t mess with me little defender. Just in the last two games you could tell that she’s gotten a feel for how other players defend her and she’s starting to to give it right back to them. She’s no longer passive and it’s fun to watch. She’s standing her ground.

Molly had a private lesson on beam after gymnastics tonight. She worked hard on her leap and a few other things. She’s getting more and more confident. She has some deal worked out with Ms. Sharon and is looking forward to the meet this weekend.

Michael is doing well on guitar of course and is wanting me to start taking lessons with him now that his teacher has moved his studio to his house. I’m not sure if I want to do that or not. I don’t know if I have the bandwidth to pick it up again.

Maria has been making great progress growing up lately. We’re trying to get her past the terrible three’s that have kind of hung with her through age 5. Not that she’s terrible, I don’t mean it like that. She’s just head strong and gonna do what she wants to do, when she wants to do it, how she wants to do it. Claudine has been working with her lately on the importance of listening and doing what you’re told the first time and dog-on-it, there are consequences and they are harsh and they happen now. You’re making choices and the wrong ones aren’t good ones. So far she’s opening up to how easy life is with good choices. But she’s also admitted it’s not easy to make those choices. It’s just not always easy being good. 🙂 and it certainly isn’t always as fun.

Lady Eagles Basketball Update

The girls are making progress. Maggie’s skills are improving with every practice and every game.

The last 2 games have been barn burners. Winning in the very last seconds of the game.


A week ago they beat Loveland off a turn over when they were down by one point. Loveland fouled off the inbound pass and put McKenzie at the line with 1.5 seconds on the clock and two foul shots to shoot. She sank them both. The other coach was NOT happy. The other coach felt the ref made a bad call and that she had touched the ball before it went out of bounds. It went out of bounds right in front of us and a bunch of other parents on the other side of the court. She dribbled it on the other side of the blue line, it was a good call.

Pretty much the same deal last night. Our girls made a come back, and with less than 5 seconds on the clock they intercepted the ball and it went out of bounds off the other team. The teams were tied. When the other team was trying to get their bearings we inbounded the ball, took the shot and scored. All’s fair in Love, War, and Basketball.