Westport 3-21-09

As I said last week: we are so proud of our student athletes! Proud of their skills and even prouder of their sportsmanship, which shone so brightly throughout the season, win or lose. It was win most of the time, and though both boys' and girls' basketball teams lost their hard-fought regionals last Saturday, they never wavered in spirit. Congratulations to both teams and their outstanding coaches for an excellent effort and an excellent season. Sectional champs!

It would, perhaps, be unsportsmanlike to observe that our school was the only one to put both boys' and girls' teams in the regionals, or that in both cases, our teams were vanquished by defending champions from significantly larger schools. So I won't do that.

The school will be the site of the 30th annual Tanneberger Tournament this Saturday, March 21, which starts at 1 p.m. in the gym. Proceeds from this time-honored event go to scholarships for one or more graduating seniors. And starting at 5 p.m. you can drift over to the cafeteria and partake of the annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser for our volunteer fire fighters, then go back for more basketball.

There's big doings at the school next weekend as well, when an all-star cast from the student Drama Club will put on "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," directed by Gigi Carroll, with sound and lights by Jim Carroll (ably assisted by Austin Martin).

Alan Ware and Kelsey Carroll play the leads in this lively musical comedy. If you've never heard these two talented actors sing together you've: a) missed a great treat; b) never attended a show at WCS or Boquet River Theater Festival; c) been hiding in the woods for way too long. Plus, the rest of the cast is really strong, including such distinguished performers as Devin Martin, Bo McKinley, Alexa Melendez, Anna Finucane, and Martha McKinley.

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