When I wrote a story on twins Vince and Eric Frawley of
Midlothian last spring, their best height in the
pole vaults were 15-foot-6 and 15-2, respectively. They've improved by leaps and bounds since then, with
Vince now at 16-11 and Eric at 16-5.
If they keep improving, they might be fighting for the top of
the medal stand at the state meet. And it
might really be a fight. The guys are friends, but they've also grown up with a combo of brotherly love and rivalry.
A few years ago, Eric pushed Vince in a soccer game and Vince
retaliated by pushing down Eric from behind,
opening a gash above his right eye.
"We have a first-aid kit at the house that's pretty legit," Vince said last year. "We need it."
Posted by Matt Wixon at 11:12 am, March 26, 2009
How are the annual Jesuit-Sheaner Relays and Wimbledon alike?
It seems each is often hampered by the weather. Wimbledon by
the constant rain that generally leads
to delays of already delayed games, followed by some TV replay of a Jimmy Connors match from '89.
The Jesuit-Sheaner Relays also have struggled with rain a few
times. But what seems more common is a
dip in temperatures many years, along with a brisk wind, for one of the area's big track events. This year
appears no different. The forecast:
High of 60 degrees and windy.
Maybe it will change over the next few days.
Posted by Matt Wixon at 10:51 am, March 25, 2009