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Saturday, March 4th, 2017.  A heartbreaker of a loss in the Western Finals against Lincoln Charter.  This one will be tough for the players and fans to get over.  The Bears led for most of the game and I believe they were the better team, but the season is over.  Alan and Charla drove three hours to watch the game and we enjoyed their company.  Other than the final outcome, it was a great game to watch.  They joined us for dinner afterwards before heading back to Virginia. 

Ben played an 8AM game on a frosty field in Statesville with his PSA 16U travel soccer team.  I am super disappointed that his 14U team was folded into the 16U team, but we have friends on the 16U team and will make the most of it.  We drove home after the game, then returned for a 3:30 game.  From there it was a mad dash to Winston-Salem to watch Jackson's team play.  (more soccer photos here)

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 - Four area teams are in the state semi-finals, which is unprecedented.  The four teams came together for a quick photo op to document the event. I rode up in a lift to capture the photo below. 

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. Our friend Catrina took this photo of Ben and some of his 7th grade friends at one of the recent basketball games.

Saturday, February 25th, 2017 - An exciting, well-executed win over Albemarle in the 3rd round.  The gym was packed.  Papa, Izzy and Eric all came to watch the game.  They were tied after one quarter, but the Bears scored 28 points in the second quarter.  Albemarle in contrast only had 27 total points at the break.  The great photos of Jackson below are courtesy of Jason O.


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