Common Sense and Covid
During the pandemic, it has often seemed to me that many among us have abandoned our best tool for coping with it - our God-given ability to reason.
No, it's a politcial issue, many among us have said. "Mandate the vaccines!" Such has been the cry on one side.
"Not on your life!" has been the angry response. "You're taking away my religious freedom."
Lost in the debate is what should have, all along,, been our major concern, if not our only one:, the well-being of our children.
After that, we turn to care for our seniors and others who may not be able to think or do for themselves.
And common sense applies: we vaccinate, we practice distancing, we avoid crowds, we even keep the children at home if necessary.
What we do not do is put our children and youth in places where we know they will be exposed to the Covid.
And we do not allow anyone to tell us we cannot do that. We must do precisely that! And we know it!
If this means, and it pains my selfish side to say it, canceling games and other athletic contests, so be it.
I may be a little crazy, but I am not insane, nor have I been overwhelmed by dementia. Not yet. Thank the Good Lord!
Flash: Monday - The Canadian Girls (21-1) defeated Wellington, 53-45
South Texas Special
Region 4 has long been considered the weakest in 2A/3A basketball, most recently excepted by San Antonio Cole, the defending 3A boys champion.
But this year there are some other good teams in South Texas; and possibly among them, some state title contenders.
In 2A Boys, Refugio puts its early, but perfect record (7-0) on the line against Three Rivers (3-8) on Tuesday, January 4th. It is a District 31 pairing.
In girls’ 2A District 27 competition on Tuesday, Karnes City (23-3) hosts Natalia (5-16).
On Friday, January 7, perhaps the top 2A boys in the region, Flatonia (19-4) hosts Weimar (3-5), opening the battle for playoff seedings in District 28
Also on Friday, in a District 30 matchup, the 3A London boys (15-5) host Santa Gertrudis Academy (9-3).
TONIGHT, Monday, Jan. 3, sees a girls' non-district matchup between 3A Canadian (20-1) and 2A Wellington (6-2-1), in Wellington.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 4, in 2A District 10 Stamford (11-2) will be at Anson (14-5).
In a boys' non-district 2A headliner, also on Tuesday, Clarendon (5-1) faces Gruver (15-5).
In 3A, again on Tuesday, Brock (14-7) travels to Early (14-6) to open District 8 competition for both teams. .