19 August 2009

ESPN comes to A-P

In case people hadn't heard about this yet, ESPN is going to be showing Aplington-Parkersburg's season opener against Dike-New Hartford live on August 28. They will have a documentary showing the hour before the game. Personally, I love seeing high school sports on ESPN and any publicity for Iowa high school's is great. This case in particular is one that, I feel, any good will and support will be much needed and well received. Plus, the game should be a good one, pitting A-P, a state 1A semifinalist against a 2A state qualifier. Now I just need to find somewhere to watch it since we don't get ESPN. :(

5 comments:

  1. After watching Applington's basketball team destroy the competition when I was in high school I've had a healthy repect for their ability and their training.

    I also loved the tornado rebuilding story from last year.

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  2. This should be great--what a tribute to Coach Thomas. A great town sticking together through thick and thin.A feather in the hat of ESPN for doing the segment.

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  3. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/21/us/21coach.html?hpw

    The NY Times had this article today. Two of his sons are moving back to Parkersburg to help.

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  4. Oh my gosh, both sons moving back to coach. That town is lucky, to have such great people sticking together through hard times.

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