Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
A special night for Stillman in Missouri
Rivals High Senior Analyst
Kirkwood (Mo.) High senior basketball player David "Chubbs" Stillman had a game he will remember forever on Monday night.
And it was all by design.
"This night was planned to give back to Chubbs for all he has given us the past four years," Kirkwood coach Bill Gunn said. "He made the night special."
Stillman, who started, entered to his name being blasted over the loudspeaker and chanted from the stands.
"It was so much fun," Stillman said. "Having my brothers, sister and family there also made it special."
The decision to start Stillman was an easy one for Gunn.
"We wanted him to experience putting on the jersey, starting and having the opportunity to play for Kirkwood," he said.
And play Stillman did.
Stillman did not simply log minutes after the game was decided. He was in for the tip, re-entered the game before halftime and again twice in the fourth quarter.
The fourth quarter was when Stillman shined, knocking down a 3-pointer midway through the period.
Teammate Hunter Ward, a senior, said it was great to see Chubbs out there competing.
"We were all so glad and proud to see him out there smiling and having a blast," Ward said.
Putting a smile on the faces of his teammates will be the lasting memory of Stillman on the Kirkwood community, but this night would have an ending that no one could have planned.
With the game already decided, Gunn called a timeout and put Stillman back into the game.
"When Coach Gunn called timeout to get Chubbs back into the game, I asked the kids, 'How do we want this to end?' " opposing coach Chris Wilkenson said. "Chubbs had already scored, but they didn't care.
"They said, 'Coach we want him to hit another shot.' It shows that these kids have real character."
And hit another shot he did.
"The second 3-point basket at the buzzer was a perfect ending," Gunn said. "It was great to see the students and team carry him off the floor."
The reaction has already been overwhelming for Gunn and the team.
"It has been crazy today in a very positive way," he said. "The reaction from the media in St. Louis and throughout the country has been unreal."
Gunn has been contacted by NBC's The Today Show as well as many local St. Louis area news outlets regarding the story.
While the coach is certainly proud, he deflects the attention back to his player.
"I am so happy that this can bring recognition to not only David but to Special Olympians everywhere," he said.
Stillman, however, is still soaking in the game.
"Getting to play for Kirkwood and hitting those 3s was a dream come true," he said. "This is something I will remember the rest of my life."
-- MoSports.com writer Pete Krusing contributed to this report.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
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Sunday, January 24, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Hello and happy Friday!! Well, it's not my Friday but most likely it is yours. I have mine tomorrow (so excited!!) and I am hoping for a short day but who knows. We had one of my man's friend from Hawaii come and visit us for the week, and work as been crazy that is why I have been quite. Sorry about that, don't worry I will be up and going again tomorrow.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Good morning! I have been a proud owner of a wonderful crockpot for a couple months now, after going to visit my parents and eating wonderful pot roast. I will post a couple of my favorites up here, like Dill Roast (to die for and I don't even like dill), and more!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I am loving it! So far I have thrown out about 4 bags of trash/recycle, and need a 4th box for goodwill. The Container Store is my best friend at the moment, I have been going online and making a wish list of there products when I figure out what I need. The bonus is that if you start a wish list you get a 20% coupon for everything! I am a huge price comparer and I have to say that they beat out a lot of places. We were at Bed Bath and Beyond and the C. Store was a lot cheaper on many things.
Speaking of Bed Bath and Beyond, I have a Keurig coffee machine though I don't drink coffee, my boyfriend does though. We just bought and now are super hooked on the new Chai Latte drink in place of hot coco. I also use it every morning to make my tea, Black Cherry Berry is totally my favorite at the moment. I have to buy it two boxes at a time. Hope you have a great day! Off to clean the computer desk, then off the book store!!