Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mountain View Grizzlies

Neal goes to Mountain View School in Mountain View. The school is about a 10 minute drive from home which is 10 minutes closer to Waterton National Park. He really does have a sweet view from his school. Mountain View has a church, a couple of bed and breakfast places, a ma & pa general store with a gas station and motel rooms. And if you buy an ice cream cone from the Barn Store you get quite the bang for your buck. Most of the kids that go to Mountain View school either live in Leavitt or Mountain View. It's a small school. Maybe 8-12 kids per grade, maybe. It is a K-9 school. What's great about this school is that all the kids play all the sports, pretty much. Volleyball, basketball, and badminton. Neal has played on all the teams since 6th grade. Sometimes the teams are all one grade or sometimes the grades are mixed. It just depends on the students in a given grade in a given year. This year Neal's team for these sports are made up of 8th and 9th graders. Now if you live in Cardston there are tryouts for the sports teams, but not in Mountain View, everyone plays because they need everyone to form a team. So there's the background for these parts concerning sports. Just look what our boys pulled off today.......

Today was the final game for the division. The Mountain View team took first place today after heading into the finals undefeated. Now we play for zone champion. That will be in early March.



Shucks, it's blurry. Mark is the assistant coach so he got a winning medal also. They don't give out trophies here which I am glad about. I still have boxes of trophies from the other kids and really now, what do I do with them?


The winners holding the new team ball. Neat prize. They are all going to sign it at the team party on saturday. It's going to be here and they will be watching the BYU game then eating and playing ping pong. Should be fun. It is a nice group of boys!


The final score was 63-83. Look at all of the points Neal made. If Neal's name was, say, Luke or Larry or Landon, they would call him Layup Luke or Layup Larry or Layup Landon. He is really great with the breakaways and those under the basket layups. Love watching him do those. He got a really great "3" today too. Go Go Grizzlies!!

9 comments:

Clark said...

when I first read the title, I thought there would be some pictures of some Grizzlies you came across while in Mountain View... this is even better. Well done Neal! Keep playing basketball! Maybe you can get to the point where people will say you just got NEALED instead of JIMMERED.

Barb said...

Neal your great! So are your Mom and Dad who support you at everything!

Dixie Dee said...

Way to go Neal! So much fun to win eh? Undefeated and Champions, that is so cool!! Ya for Mark and Marilee for coaching and providing winner entertainment for the boys!! Lucky, Lucky kids!! Have a great time at the "Championship Party"!!!
Good Luck at Zones!!

Dad said...

Neato, Neal. What great memories you are making!!

Marilou said...

Gosh golly. Looks like I missed the best game ever!
Great post Lee Lee....
and Clark I loved your comment.
Maybe I can make it to Zones in March and see Neal get Nealed!

stone's eye view said...

This is a good post explaining sports around here. No cuts makes for a great way for everyone to play.

Way to go Grizzlies!!!

Kari said...

Awesome post! Congratulations Neal! (and those action photos, Marilee--really impressive! :) )

Dixie Dee said...

Love the header photo Marilee, such a good eye for composition!!

Kaylynn said...

That is awesome that Neal's team did so well! Go Grizzlies