Monthly Archives: January 2005

GSL Boys Update: Jan 21, 2005

I didn’t get a chance to do this last week:

University 60, Cheney 41
Clarkston 62, Mead 51
North Central69, Ferris64
Gonzaga Prep 62, Rogers 46
Mt. Spokane 61, Lewis and Clark 44
West Valley 59, Shadle Park 54

Gonzaga Prep is now in first place with a 5-1 record, while West Valley, Ferris, University, Mead and Mt. Spokane are all tied for second at 4-2. Things should start shaking out more tomorrow though as West Valley plays Mead leaving at most four teams tied for 2nd. Ferris, Mt. Spokane and University certainly don’t have it easy tomorrow and could lose ground with losses of their own if they’re not careful. At this point G-Prep definitely has the inside track on the GSL title having already beaten Ferris and University, but West Valley and Mt. Spokane loom for the Bullpups in February, and Central Valley, Clarkston and Cheney are all capable of an upset on any given night.

6 Years

I think today is actually the sixth anniversary of Axodys. Of course there were a lot more entries during the first three years than the last three which is kind of unfortunate, but it should be evident (despite my lack of posting over the last few days) that I’m starting to get back on track1 with regular updates again. As busy as this time of year is for me, I’m fairly pleased with how productive I’ve been this month in the weblog department. If I can just survive until March or so when the basketball season ends it should be smooth sailing for a while.


  1. Random aside/peeve while I’m thinking about it. Why the heck do sports reporters always write articles and quote athletes and coaches using the phrase, “get untracked” when the majority of the time they actually said or meant something like “get on track”. According to dictionary.com untracked means pretty much means the opposite of “on track” so getting untracked essentially means heading off the beaten path. In my mind you want to get back on track because you were untracked! Metaphorically speaking, as a coach you don’t want your team running around out in the wilderness, you want them to stay on the path to success that you’ve established for them. So how the heck did all these sportswriters manage to come up with such a rampant misuse of the word “untracked”? Irritating. 

Meltdown

This unseasonably warm weather has made a sloppy mess of all that snow we accumulated last week. In past years I would have appreciated the warmth, but with two dogs that like to go in and out of the house and into the backyard to play it means a lot more work just keeping the floors of our house somewhat clean. Hopefully it will stay warm enough just long enough to dry off the streets and then we’ll drop back to a more typical sub 32° January. Frozen ground just means less mess when you have dogs. Unfortunately as I look at the forecast for the next couple days it looks like things are going to stay warm and damp. 🙁

GSL Boys Update: Jan 18, 2005

Ferris uses hot start, fast finish to top WV

Mead 58, Central Valley 57
Ferris 65, West Valley 54
Lewis and Clark 69, East Valley 57
Cheney 87, North Central79 (2OT)
Mt. Spokane50, Rogers43
Gonzaga Prep¬ 44, Shadle Park40
University61, Clarkston 58 (OT)

The parity in the GSL continues without much chance of letup. I’m betting the average margin of victory this year is as low as it’s every been.

Pimp My Ride

I just caught my first episode of Pimp My Ride, MTV’s extreme car renovation show. The end results are pretty sweet, but the pathetic state of the cars and their embarassed (and embarassing!) owners are definitely entertaining in their own right.