Sports abound in February



February 5, 2010 - 12:00 AM

There’s plenty of sports on tap — here locally and on television in February. Locally, high school basketball teams are scrambling to find makeup dates for games snowed out.
Saturday brings local fans what could be an outstanding high school girls’ game. Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans play Uniontown High’s Eagles in the late afternoon at Uniontown.
The Southern Coffey County-Uniontown games were postponed from Jan 4. It’s not that the boys’ game ins’t going to be good, but the Lady Titans and Eagle girls are two of the top teams in the area. Should be a good game to watch.
Tonight, Iola High’s Fillies and Mustangs play their third set of games this week, all Southeast Kansas League contests.
The Fillies and Mustangs are at Columbus. These are games the Iola teams are capable of winning — if they can find the legs and energy to play back-to-back contests.
Of course, everybody’s gearing up for Sunday’s Super Bowl with Indianapolis and New Orleans. I’m a sucker for the underdog and New Orleans’ Saints have never been to a Super Bowl let alone win one. But I’m also an AFC fan and want any team from the AFC — the Colts — to win if my Kansas City Chiefs aren’t there.
Does anyone else remember the America’s Cup race? It’s a yacht sailing race. Well, in the 1980s there was a big hoopla about it and I was glued to the television watching Stars and Stripes sail and win.
The 33rd edition of the America’s Cup, which has been held up by court battles since July 2007, will begin Monday at 3:06 a.m. our time off the coast of Valencia, Spain.
Alinghi, a Swiss boat, is the defending America’s Cup champion.  It is being challenged by BMW Oracle, an American boat, in a best-of-three grudge match.
Also coming to television in a week is the 2010 Winter Olympics from Vancouver, Canada.
Go U.S.A.

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