After watching a few basketball games this past weekend, I’ve come to the conclusion that we are lucky as sports fans in the Miami Valley.
We have some great high school teams, a pair of Division I universities, a plentiful amount of Non-Division I colleges, and some great pro teams in the area. We also are close to the Columbus and Cincinnati markets pro teams as well.
We also have the second best high school basketball tournament in the country, with Flyin’ To The Hoop.
The main reason I’m writing this is prove to people that we’re lucky to live in an area with great sports. You might hear people complaining that Dayton sucks, and while we’ve seen better days with jobs, businesses, and what-have-you, but it still could be worse.
The 10th Annual Flyin’ To The Hoop concluded last night, and while Ohio teams didn’t fare so well (out of the 26 teams from the state, only seven recorded victories. Some schools played multiple times.) That was my first time at the tournament, and they do an exceptional job. They took of me and the radio station I was with (WSWO in Huber Heights, great volunteer station.) They make a nice media guide covering every single team, filled with basics like conference, team nickname, colors, and an interesting fact. It was a fantastic time, and I hope I can make it again next year.
Lately I’ve been covering (by covering I mean updating followers on Twitter on scores) local basketball games, and I liked all of the gyms I’ve seen so far in 2011-2012. It’s been a fun time, watching a basketball game and keeping folks updated with scores.
We are lucky as sports fans in the Dayton region. We have professional teams, we have college teams, and we have a bountiful amount of high schools as well.
Until next time,