Lincoln's hot start to its boys basketball game at Grant on Tuesday prompted some of its student fans to mouth off at halftime about an upcoming game.
'We're going to own Jefferson,' said senior Grayson Pitcher, one of two dozen Lincoln students at the game.
The Cardinals led 30-13 at one point and went on to beat Grant 79-70. They play host to Benson tonight, then travel to Jefferson on Tuesday.
Jefferson, in an apparent attempt to discourage other student fans from feeling so cocky, scored 122 points Tuesday at Madison, which previously had given up only as many as 100 points in a game.
• Aloha's hip-hop dance team performed at the Grant game Tuesday, invited by a Grant teacher with a daughter on the Aloha squad.
So the Warrior dancers, coached for the past eight years by Trail Blazer dancer Marlene Kanehailua, strutted for a PIL crowd, as Kanehailua beamed.
'I think half of my team has never been outside of Beaverton, so this is a really great experience,' says Kanehailua, who also teaches at Aloha. 'It's great that we got invited to perform, too.'
Kanehailua, whose previous Aloha squads have performed at Blazer games, says her team doesn't compete in the OSAA's state dance and drill competition because those teams spend all season learning one routine, while her team learns as many as 25 routines.
• All those winning teams at Jesuit are apparently stretching the student body thin, at least according to a column in the December issue of the student paper, the Jesuit Crusader.
Under the headline, 'What school spirit?,' senior Greg Pender exhorts his fellow students to be more vocal at school sporting events, writing:
'Maybe it's not our fault because we go to a school with too many sports teams and too few students to adequately support them with the minimum decibels to constitute a CROWD.'
See, things are tough all over.
Ñ Cliff Pfenning