Forney High School track and cross country would like to congratulate Kaitlyn Acker for her commitment to her teams, school, and community.
As I was reading a “secondary” newspaper (Dallas Morning News) in our household, I spotted a headline that stated, “African American Studies Approved,” and I was immediately transported back to my younger days at dear ol’ East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas. I had a casual acquaintance there, who later became a semi-friend, classmate, and sometimes lunch table partner when we both happened to dine at Central Cafeteria—Harvey Banks Martin—“All-American” at ET and “STAR” for the Dallas Cowboys, when they were still the COW-BOYS!
Athletes are at risk of injury any time they step onto a field or court or into another competitive arena. Adults competing in sports may recognize that risk, but children often do not, which can make it difficult for young athletes to cope with injuries that prevent them from playing their favorite sports.
It was during the late 1950s, and I was out on the driveway “shooting” at the goal on the heavy wooden backboard my Dad and some family relatives had built and nailed into place onto the “across the front of the garage” roof gable 2” by 8” mounting planks.
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.