Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Special Night In Colo

Trying to come up with the words to describe last night's game in Colo is not coming easily to me today. Maybe it's writer's block. Maybe it's the fact that I'm exhausted from yesterday, preparing for my son's 8th birthday party today, trying to get ready for a big presentation tomorrow at work, and trying to get ready for a 4-day work trip to Florida--which means I'm going to miss the next 2 Royals games.

So, here's just a few random thoughts:

1. The Royal boys played awesome last night, improving to 14-2 with a convincing win over Roland-Story.

2. I haven't talked much about the Royal girls this year, but I want to encourage them too. I think they have improved greatly over the course of the season, they're young, and they're well-coached. The wins will come.

3. About the events of the evening, I will say this to everyone: I think it was one of the most special nights that gym has ever seen. Dwight and Kristi Eley, Randy Stoeffler, Jon Cutler, the booster board, everyone behind the scenes, the current team, the administration, and the Royal Reign teams were the ones who made it special. Like I told some of the 1990 players--they were the ones that wrote the story, I was just the one that was crazy enough to make it into a book. And it wouldn't have been near as fun without that great win by the boys. It set the tone.

4. Dan Wright of the Ames Tribune wrote a good piece about the events last night. I can't get the link to work, but you can view it at the Ames website.


  1. I wish I could have been there. I've always admired and often brag about that team. I'm glad Andrew trusted me to have a part in the finished product of his book, Royal Reign.

  2. I have never seen the Colo gym so packed. I consider myself lucky to witness this historic night. I only wish I was old enough to see the 1990 team play in person!

  3. Awesome night & the current team will always remember it as well. They felt honored to be on the floor, beside the 1990 team, to talk to them, shake their hands and be a part of the celebration. Thanks to everyone who participated!