I spent 18 hours of a 30 -hour stretch this weekend at Wachs Arena in Aberdeen.
The stretch: 5 p.m. Friday night to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
The reason: Four Northern State basketball games and one NSU indoor track meet.
The rest of the time: Three hours working in the office, three hours working at home, five hours sleeping, 1 hours walking the dog and grooming myself.
Or was it 1 hours grooming the dog and walking myself?
I am just not sure anymore.
I am not even sure how I got to church Sunday morning. I just found myself sitting in the pew.
And when did it turn into summer?
Ah yes, the sports season. What a life!
Do you have video?
It would have been cool to have had a time lapse video of Wachs Arena being turned from a track and field facility into a basketball arena/TV studio on Saturday afternoon.
By the time, the track meet ended at 4 p.m., 15 minutes later it was well on its way to becoming a basketball arena. Maybe you have video of it or some of it? If so, please share with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TV was in town to do the NSU basketball games this weekend, so that added several extra duties to those making the switch happen. Kudos to the NSU Wachs Arena crew, track teams and others for helping transform Wachs from track to basketball.
The NSU track team built an extra throwing ring to get the meet over in time and ran a second high jump pit as well. That track meet just flew by. It was a well-run meet.
The Northern track and field athletes did a great job - on and off the track.
The basketball crowds NSU drew this weekend were the biggest of the season.
The Wolves went from about 2,000 fans per game this season to about 4,000 both Friday and Saturday night. The NSU players loved it, and were appreciative of the support this region showed them.
So did players from opposing teams. I saw them looking around and smiling about the big crowds both nights during their warm-ups.