Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Royals Lose In Final Seconds

I don’t know what to write. I really don’t. I fell in love with this team, and they took me and many others on a three-month joy ride, making an otherwise horrific winter enjoyable. The boys left it all on the court tonight; they played their hearts out. It was one of those nights where everything the opponent did went right for them. They played nearly flawless. Everything went in the basket. Everything for the Royals went in and out. This is why it stinks to play a team three times in a season—they figure things out. To Coach Wynja and the team, the last year has been one of the most enjoyable of my life. You brought so much excitement to the Colo-Nesco basketball community and created so many great memories for all of us. To the two seniors, I’m sorry it had to end this way. You helped your team finish 20-3 and that’s something to be proud of. To the rest of the team that will be back next year, keep your heads held high and use the feelings you have right now as motivation for next season. It can’t get here soon enough.


  1. Well said, Andrew! The community is proud of the CN Royals! They had a tremendous season. Thanks to the players for all your hard work and dedication to the program. A big thanks also to Coach Wynja, Coach Jamison and Coach Eley for all the time and work they put into the program. The team will miss Travis and Michael, but I have no doubt they will be back next year more determined than ever.

  2. Thank you, Andrew for putting this season all in your blog. It's been GREAT to read about a wonderful, polite, and determined group of young men & coaches. So sorry to the Royals in their loss and to the seniors who will be greatly missed. But, I know a couple of juniors and a couple of sophmores who will probably pick up ball & start playing games tomorrow. They're determined and will definately be back next year stronger, better, quicker and much more determined! The whole community is proud of them and sad right along with them. Way to go on winning the conference too!