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!!