Oh, I was a “Yankees” fan when I was a little boy and a not-so-little boy—Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra, Clete Boyer, Bobby Richardson, and I could keep on for a while.
Schools & Sports
“I will be in the FIRST GRADUATING CLASS of the ‘3—2 Athletic Training Master’s Program’ at Abilene Christian University and have completed my first semester of Graduate School at ACU.” (Annette Roberts had this reply when asked, “What are you doing these days after graduating from Forney High, and where are you headed?”
North Forney baseball began last season with high hopes. Led by nine talented seniors, most of whom had multiple years of experience playing at the varsity level, and one year removed from their first-ever playoff appearance, all signs pointed to a successful run into the 2019 UIL playoffs.
The varsity boys and girls team played at Dallas Athletic Club on March 2. The girls played the gold course and the boys played the Blue course.
Forney High Girls Soccer Team claims the 13-5A title of District Champs. This win clinched the top spot for Forney with two games left to play.
Savannah Gunn threw a perfect game on Tuesday to lead North Forney Lady Falcons Varsity past Lancaster 20-0. Gunn struck out Faith Shavers to end the game.
The Varsity and JV girls’ track teams both competed in the Clay Jones Memorial Relays on Thursday, March 5, at City Bank Stadium. On the Varsity team junior Bracie Vaughn captured 3 gold medals in the 100m hurdles, the 100m dash, and the 200m dash. Senior MaKinley Tipton placed second in the high jump, and sophomore Rylie Tipton took home the bronze in the long jump. Numerous personal records were set on Thursday. It was definitely a great day to be a Jackrabbit!
We had been waiting for more than a month for this day to come, and then snow and ice and cold threatened to maybe cause us to cancel our plans to use the tickets Waylon and Family had gifted to us for the Mavericks game. But then “Pete” (weatherman) proclaimed that the ice would be mild, and the cold not freezing at game time, and the worst would wait until early the next morning.
“Themer, it’s Basketball Alumni Day at Commerce on February 1. You and I and the Girls will catch both games and then go out to eat at Lone Star.”
As a “young guy,” my three favorite NBA basketball players were Wilt Chamberlain, “Dr. J” Julius Erving, Brad Davis—my favorite college players were Charlie Beasley and Alicia Rattay.
Christmas was a little merrier this year for several Forney ISD students thanks to the kindness and generosity of Forney ISD employees, students and numerous members of the Forney community!
Jeff Miller is the Head Coach of Girls Soccer at North Forney High School. He graduated from Iowa Park High School and then continued his education at U. T.— Permian
It was rainy and foggy on Tuesday night, and the traffic was bad, keeping me from seeing much of the Jr. Varsity game, but I was in time to see
It is even more impressive at night, when it is illuminated by two spotlights, purchased a year or so ago after some “drunk” lassoed the Rabbit late one night and
Saturday evening, January 4, and the Texas A&MCommerce campus was still on Semester Break and rather cold and fairly empty; however, both Lions Basketball Teams were full and hot and