September 20 at 6:30 pm, faculty members of the
Sloan-Hendrix School District fearlessly walked onto the
court in the Bill McCurley Gymnasium to face an opponent
that was faster, stronger, and younger than any of them
had faced outside the classroom in many a year.
Demonstrating calm determination that was reflective of
their multi-decades of experience, the aged athletes
exuded confidence in their ability to face down their
opponents for the evening, the class of 2019.
Alas, confidence, determination, and experience failed
to conquer youth, strength, and fleetness. The
contest ended with the seniors claiming an 80-72 victory.
The faculty members were led by Coach Greg Foreman who,
following the game, expressed his gratitude for the
effort of his team and his concern for there not being
enough ice bags in Lawrence County to meet his team's
need. Coach Ricky Grisham led the Class of 2019 to
their victory. Mr. Clifford Rorex and Mr. Ligie
Waddell served as the referees for the evening and Mrs.
Amanda Rorex ran the clock and scoreboard, guaranteeing
an honest game. The faculty has reportedly formed
a search committee for their replacements for the next
game. The event was organized by Mr. Burton
Winston as a fund raiser for the Sloan-Hendrix Baseball