Thursday, January 27, 2011


Hot Air Balloooooonsssss

Two Fridays ago, Layne’s Math and Science club and Jim’s Tinkerer’s club met together to fly the hot air balloons we’ve been working long and hard on. We were put into pairs and groups; Lauren and Evan, Zane and Aly, Porter and Layne, and Jim, Shelby and Nicolette (me). I didn’t expect the balloons to fly so high and go so far, so when we went to great lengths to retrieve the balloons I was shocked. The only persons balloon that didn’t go anywhere was Lauren and Evans, because shortly after it was lit, it caught on fire. This balloon received the Hindenburg award. Zane and Aly’s got the fastest to get into the air award, Porters and Layne’s was really good and of course Jim Shelby and Nicolette (me)’s hot air balloon was just overall the best, (obviously). This whole experience was really great to be able to work together in a group and create something where you could actually see your accomplishment. The best part of it all was watching them go up, knowing they were going to be a hassle to go track down in the snow. I would do this over and over again.


Sunday, January 23, 2011

More Basketball

Last week, Cedar Ridge boys enjoyed another game of basketball at Roosevelt Junior High. From the get go of their third game, they played with a chip on their shoulders. The other team enjoyed talking their trash, but it didn't affect them. They ended the trash talk by winning by 15 points. Each and every one of the players on the team had an excellent game as well. Zane, one of the star players on the team, had a numerous amount of points and rebounds. Swift, the captain of the team, had a good game as well.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Our First Basketball Game

Tuesday we had our first basketball game. It started out as a disaster with us scoring only around 11 points in the first half and Swift(one of our star players) getting three fouls early. We all had the jitters, some of us quite litterally shaking. However, when the second half came around we pushed away our nerves and started playing with intent to win. We came back from being behind about 15 points. Unfortunately we lost by 4. It was a good learning experience and I know that the guys and I are eager for a rematch. Next time they'll be the ones down by 15 and that is a promise.

-King Zane