Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Alumni Pull Away from Shelby County Champs

  Sunday was a big day for basketball at the MHA.  It started in the afternoon when the boys varsity basketball team, under the direction of Alumnus of The Year, Richard Lewis, outplayed the Collierville Dragons for the Shelby County Recreational League Championship.  For pictures of their impressive victory click here.

Later on in the evening, the rest of the school community got into the act with the annual Irby Cooper Memorial Alumni Game.  One of the most anticipated events in the school calendar, the Alumni game affords an opportunity for students of all ages to show off their basketball skills and for fans of all ages to enjoy good food, good friends, and great memories.  Organized once again by Mrs. Terri Graber and her Alumni Game Committee, this year's event didn't disappoint.  From the tightly fought "pre-game games" played by our mini-Macs to what was widely hailed as the best Alumni Game food in the history of the event, and from the colorful play-by-play to the spirited game of knockout, a great time was had by all.  

Perhaps most impressive was the way our varsity team, in the evening's main event, hung close enough to the alumni to make them feel like they were "really" playing, but in a kind-hearted display of respect for elders, allowed the former Macs to walk away with a victory.

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