2006 District Champions
As the Sullivan High School gymnasium was filling up Friday night, the Sullivan Lady Eagles and Salem Lady Tigers were awaiting their chance to claim the title: Class 4 District 4 Basketball Champions 2006. Minutes before the game could even begin, the seats were filled and only standing room remained opened. People were standing and sitting around talking, and as both teams ran out onto the floor for warm ups, the gym went wild. People were jumping in the air, screaming, clapping their hands, holding up signs, and cheering on their teams. The jump ball went up and the game began. The game progressed and the Salem Lady Tigers held the lead for the majority of the first half. At halftime, the Sullivan Lady Eagles fans could not help but express their concerns or their strategies in order for the Lady Eagles to win the game. The 3rd quarter was underway and the Lady Eagles narrowed the lead for the Salem Tigers. The 4th quarter came about and you could see the determination in the Lady Eagles eyes to win this game. With four minutes left, the Lady Eagles pulled ahead by making two crucial three-pointers. In the final seconds of the game, the Lady Eagles stayed ahead. With just two seconds left the Lady Tigers knew there was no way for them to win and the Lady Eagles threw the basketball up into the air and ran out to the center court jumping, screaming and crying as the Class 4, District 4 Basketball Champions of 2006. The crowd then
rushed the floor surrounding the champions. Before the girls made it back to the locker room, the crowd formed a tunnel standing side by side for the girls to run through. As the last girl went through the tunnel, the crowd waited in the high school gymnasium for the team to come out of the locker room and congratulate them. This event was and still remains very special to me, as I was able to watch my daughter to compete in a history-making girls...