Congratulations to the Newaygo Lions Girls varsity basketball team.
It has been a real pleasure watching you obtain your mountain of a goal and making it to the State Finals. I don't know any of the players or coach personally. I do know Grandpa Jack Long, but please don't hold that against me. I have had the wonderful opportunity of announcing some of their regular season games when they played at Fremont, District games last year before covid hit and then the Regionals this year.
This team is the best of the pride. Twenty five years behind the microphone at various high school sports has given me the opportunity to witness many things. Most teams always have a player you love to hate, not so with this team of eight. They all bring a unique set of skills and passion for the game. They love playing the game of basketball with each other and they never gave up. They played hard and aggressive all the time, from start to finish.
The chemistry that they have is a tribute to fine coaching and parents support. This team has always been kind, courteous and played with positive sportsmanship. You should be so proud of your accomplishments and thank you, it's been a real treat watching you play.
Good luck in your future endeavors.
Voice of the Packers
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