I was 6 years old (1969/1970) and attended my first Silver Lake High School boys basketball game. The starting point guard was non-other than senior Lon Kruger. I did my best to watch the game, but as a 6 year old my attention span wasn't too good. Kids my age were running all over beneath the bleachers. At half-time, a handful of boys my age ran onto the court and were shooting the basketball. I went out there and shot some granny shots from the free-throw line.
Lonny went on to play at KSU, earning All Big-8 first team honors his junior and senior years.
Those boys and I that shot around at half-time, ended up winning the state championship my junior year and taking 3rd my senior year. We lost by one-point in the semi-final game, due to an errant call by the ref. He ended up getting suspended for future state tournaments. We had some good times in high school, winning championships in football, basketball, track, baseball, and cross-country (is that a sport?). Silver Lake HS has a rich tradition. Today 3 athletes are honored in the school's history. The first and one of three is Lon Kruger.
Congratulations Lonny on a high achieving and remarkable career. You have set a high standard to follow for the athletes that followed your time there at Silver Lake HS. Enjoy your retirement and God bless.
Posted 26 March 2021, 12:04 p.m.
Brother, you must be getting tired of KU football. I thought your analysis was wrong. The only thing you got right was KU got beat. Okay, I am exaggerating a bit. Yes, I agree the coaches need to let Daniels throw the ball. Yes, I think he panics a little when he looks down field and sees everybody covered. Keep giving him reps and give him someone to dump it too if everybody is covered downfield (e.g., watch Tom Brady).
I saw the Burt play. He let the lineman push him outside. Where was the linebacker at? Burt had the RB contained so he couldn't jump outside. Where was the linebacker to fill the hole. I did like the backup noseguard's play though.
I believe by the end of the season the team will be playing better.
Posted 5 October 2020, 4:37 p.m.
Yes, it always seems that the powers that be have it out for Kansas, probably due to the fact we have fewer powerful people and members/viewership in general.
Posted 27 September 2019, 5:03 p.m.
Beaty bet his coaching future on Bender. Does bender sound like the quarterback described by our new OC Lindsey? I do think it sounds like Stanley though. Mark my words, Carter Stanley will be all Big 12 next year, along with the Junior receiver from University of Alabama. Our former OC didn't design plays to fit our personnel and failed accordingly. You have to modify your system to fit your personnel. I already sense an improvement on the horizon in a big way.
Posted 5 December 2018, 2:58 p.m.
I thought coach did a better job coaching the team and game management than in the past. He seems to be improving. I thought the way he ended the game was smart. I still would like to see Carter start next week at quarterback. I thought Bender was inconsistent, but did improve on his scrambling ability. Congrats to the team for a hard fought victory. Rock Chalk.
Posted 27 October 2018, 6:04 p.m.
I too grow tired of a coach that doesn't give his best game day quarterback the reins to the offense. It did look suspicious that the head coach yanks Carter after 2 series in which the play calling sucked. In addition, the coach said something to the effect, "now let's see if he can do it again to prove it wasn't a fluke." What coach says that? I'm sure that didn't instill confidence in Carter to hear his coach say that. Our only consolation is that Beaty has sealed his doom by sticking with Bender, who lacks mental toughness and can't scramble to save his soul. I say let Carter play the rest of the games.
Posted 22 October 2018, 2:25 a.m.
What a fantastic last 2 games. Unbelievable how well the Jayhawks have played. Take these achievements and make your run in the Big 12. Anything is possible with the Lord at our side.
Posted 16 September 2018, 11:20 p.m.
Don't talk about De Sousa leaving. This guy is outstanding with a soft touch around the rim and grabbing every rebound. What a blessing for our team. I like both our freshman, Garrett and De Sousa. I am excited about our team for next year, as well as this year. Our first game against Villanova will be a big challenge. They have played us tough each time we have played. All I know we have to play to beat Villanova and think of nothing else -- play to win. I wish our team the best next weekend. Go KU, RCJH.
Posted 26 March 2018, 3:22 p.m.
When are we going to allow the better game-day quarterback to manage the team on the field. It is obvious to anyone watching the games that bender just doesn't have it for game-day. Carter has moxie and is a gamer. His competitive desire to win will cause us to win. You can't call stupid passing plays that your quarterback can't make. Give the ball to number 10 and let's win some games.
Posted 23 September 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Why are we throwing the ball right after intercepting it in the endzone? Wouldn't it have been a better play to hand it off to number 10 to move the ball to midfield. I would like to replace Bender with Carter. Carter is a dual threat QB. With the receivers we have he throws good enough. Just put the ball in play and our receivers will go up and get it. Carter can scramble and avoid some of those sacks, as well. Carter also is a gamer. We need that.
Posted 19 September 2017, 6:15 a.m.