Morning Announcements – Thursday, December 18, 2014
1. We will be heading to Great Skates after school today. Those who are going are to report to the gym after school. We have 4 buses and you are to stand in the corner of the gym where your bus is meeting.
2. The Spirit Wear order is in. Items may be picked up today between 1:15 and 3PM. They may be picked up tomorrow from 8-9:30 AM.
3. Winter Running Club permission forms are in the office. Winter Running Club is open to 5-8th graders who are currently not on one of the basketball or cheerleading teams. The Club will run on Tuesday’s and Thursdays after school starting on January 6th until February vacation. Please return the form to Mr. Norwood or to the office.
4. Teachers are reminded to send Mrs. Long your January newsletter items today if you have not done so already.
5. Students interested in the Ellsworth Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot on December 28 at EHS should see the flyer in the entryway lobby for details about this event.
6. The Falcons came to their home court determined to get back on the winning side after a tough game with Cohen on Monday, but the Old Town team had different ideas. Both teams used pressing defenses early in the game, and to the surprise of the Falcons, the tide quickly turned in the favor of Old Town.
The Falcons regrouped after falling behind and kept the difference manageable and near half time seemed to be catching up, but then gave up a three pointer at the buzzer to fall behind by 7, 24 to 17 at the half.
As in the recent game, the defense tightened up in the second half but the Falcons again could not score. That changed when a switch to a 2 – 3 Zone defense with only 4 minutes to go in the game completely stymied Old Town and led to several turnovers. Layups off those turnovers and a couple of 3 pointers took the Falcons from a 37 to 29 deficit to a 43 to 38 lead over a span of 2 and a half minutes and the Falcons held on for the win.
The Falcons go into the Christmas break with a 3 and 3 record.
7. In the girls' varsity game after school yesterday, it was a game of two
completely different halves. Our Falcons completely controlled the first half, and the visiting Coyotes completely controlled the second half. Unfortunately, their second half was better than our first half, with the result being a victory for the visitors. The Falcons made a great attempt to get close in the fourth quarter, but the Coyotes refused to lose. No practice today. Enjoy the day off.