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Summer Notes and Daytona

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So, it is summer and things are a little slow. Everybody seems to be on vacation. Which reminds me, who wants to take a vacation? I do!! Enough about me. Well, baseball is still going on between Legion, the Owls and Little League All-Stars. I hope all will support those efforts during the summer months.

Here is a quick update from the Owls and a couple other notes.

The Forest City Owls

As of late, the Owls are now 15-6 and a game ahead in the Coastal Plain League West. They have seven games until the half way mark on July 1st. Should Forest City win the first half of the West standings, they automatically qualify for the Pettit Cup Playoffs.

It's going to be a battle with Gastonia and Florence still in the mix.


It's supposed to be Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s last race at the Daytona. So, why not pencil him as the favorite this weekend. He already was excited about it a couple of weeks ago, which makes me think that he won't be playing around. Junior is coming to win on Saturday night. We will see.

And per script from a year ago, Jimmie Johnson might not be "The King" or "The Intimidator," but he might just be "The Man." The seven-time champ won a couple of weeks ago at Dover and is sixth all-time in career wins with 83. There has never been a more balanced race car driver to ever come through NASCAR. There likely never will be again. The guy is 41 and 100 wins is possible if he stays around long enough. I doubt it. He wins his eighth championship this season, I think I'd head to the house and spend more time relaxing with the wife and kids. He has nothing else to prove now. The argument of who the best the sport has ever seen will always be up for debate.


Don't adjust your eyes, I said the word: football.

One month from now, High School Football will be back to practicing. It's crazy as to how a year continues to go by. I'm interested to see how it goes as all four schools in Rutherford County have changed into new conferences (three school aligning in that same new conference) and completely different schedule of opponents.

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