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Offline Gomer

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Re: Personal athletic resumes
« Reply #50 on: February 20, 2012, 06:43:39 PM »
Played every sport under the sun except for hockey growing up, which in Canada makes me weird.

Best sports were baseball and basketball, though today I'm best at tennis. My best accomplishments are in baseball. I was a left-handed pitcher with an 80 mph fastball.

I threw my arm out so badly in the final two weeks of my Babe Ruth career that I still can't throw without pain 15 years later. Never got it looked at, don't want to. But I threw a three-hit complete game to win the championship game for my team, then three days later held an all-star team at bay for four innings. It wound up being my last competitive game ever. Couldn't even feel my arm between innings.

Oh and I curled for the first time last month, two-man curling, beat a 13-year-old and his pregnant mom with a clutch takeout on last rock.

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Re: Personal athletic resumes
« Reply #51 on: February 20, 2012, 08:20:54 PM »
Played primarily ice hockey while in high school, eventually making the Midget A team and leading that team in scoring. I was going to play for the college's club team, but ended up working for the paper so there went my nights and weekends. Looking back I really wish I wouldn't have been so quick to jump into that and would have enjoyed more of my college experience.

I played baseball my first two years in high school, hitting and even .500 (32-for-64) for the JV team my sophomore year, but the coach was a dick and when he was promoted to coach the varsity the next season I played spring hockey.

Senior year I played HS golf.

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Re: Personal athletic resumes
« Reply #52 on: February 20, 2012, 08:29:15 PM »
I was a distance runner in high school -- was my team's leading cross country runner my junior year, and ran a 4:58 1,600 and a 10:38 3,200 during track that year. That summer, I discovered cars and beer, and my performance dropped off precipitously my senior year. I haven't run without being pursued since.

I was also a decent basketball player, but never made the team. I did a pretty good job as the team statistician my senior year, which led directly to my first agate-clerk job.
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Re: Personal athletic resumes
« Reply #53 on: February 20, 2012, 09:40:53 PM »
Hit a triple at recess in the 6th grade. Le fin.
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Offline Orange Hat Bobcat

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Re: Personal athletic resumes
« Reply #54 on: February 20, 2012, 10:23:32 PM »
Ran three seasons of varsity cross country in high school, with a 17:06 PR (5K), one team MVP award and one year as captain. Ran two seasons of varsity track with a 2:18 PR in the 800, a 4:44 PR in the 1,600 and a 10:18 PR in the 3,200. Swam one year on the varsity, though I never really cared about times there. Wrestled one year and went 6-10 for the JV and 0-2 for the varsity.

Walked on to the college cross country for one season, ran one open race and crossed in 30:32 (8K).

Back in good shape now and running faster than I did a decade ago. Recently set PRs in the 5K (16:51), 10K (37:57), half-marathon (1:26) and marathon (3:09).

When I covered preps a few years ago, I could beat all of the girls and about three-quarters of the boys I covered at any distance. That always felt pretty good.
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Re: Personal athletic resumes
« Reply #55 on: February 21, 2012, 07:44:26 AM »
In basketball, I played against Jason Kidd and Jerod Haase in high school.

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Re: Personal athletic resumes
« Reply #56 on: February 21, 2012, 08:09:51 AM »
Played football in 7th/8th grade. Was put at OL because of my weight, but actually could out-throw both guys they picked to be QB. Won the punting job in 8th grade and completed a punt fake pass. Had my touchdown robbed after the receiver tripped on the five yard line. Not tripped while running five yards from the endzone - he literally tripped on the five-yard line.

Played water polo throughout high school and was captain my senior year. Picture that for a second - a guy pushing 3 bills was the captain of a water polo team. We went to regionals where we were promptly smoked somewhere along the lines of 24-4 through three quarters. At that point I just decided to chuck the ball from the middle of the pool - no one else was playing defense, so I figured fuck it might as well have some fun. I got three goals in the final quarter, including two almost perfectly in the upper 90.

Covered my high school team for a neighboring paper all through my senior year. I'd have about 2 hours to kill if I rode with the team, so I'd start throwing the ball with the assistant coaches. This one coach was a real smartass and decided to stand 40 yards away to try and humiliate me - he figured it'd skip to him. He was shocked when it flew a good 55-60. The head coach came over and actually said "Hell, I didn't know you could throw like that." Pretty legit moment.

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Re: Personal athletic resumes
« Reply #57 on: February 21, 2012, 09:42:46 AM »
Baseball
Little league baseball all-star 7 years straight (ages 5-11) Dizzy Dean state champ twice.
Played varsity 4 years (9-12 grade) Won state my senior year. Was decent ball player, but as noted later, I hurt my arm playing football and had to move to 2nd base from 3rd.

Basketball
One of only three 7th graders on the 7th-8th grade Basketball team. We played together until we graduated.
Played swing man for a D3 school my freshman year. Couldn't afford the tuition, had to leave.

Football
Played TE as a 9th grader on JV football. Backup QB and about the 4th WR as 10th grader for varsity.
Starting QB for :45 seconds my junior year. Tore my rotator cuff first pass of the year. Finished season at WR rather than get it fixed and sit out. Earned All-County honors.
Senior year I helped teach the soph. QB will a monster arm the basics and played WR. Earned all-area and all-county honors again.

Last year tried out for QB of a semi-pro team. Three practices in, my arm gave out completely. End of my athletic career. Stayed on as Off. Coor. of the team.

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Re: Personal athletic resumes
« Reply #58 on: February 21, 2012, 10:11:43 AM »
I finished second scratch/10th overall in my age group (13-14) at the California Youth Bowling championships the summer before my freshman year of college. The other top two guys from my group of friends went on to bowl on the PBA Tour. I made varsity tennis my freshman year of high school (No. 1 doubles) but the combination of 30 hours of bowling a week plus 10-20 hours of tennis a week caught up to me and I wound up shredding my shoulder (torn rotator cuff + bone spurs). I had surgery but it didn't "take" 100 percent - my shoulder kills me if I overuse it and sometimes it pops out of place momentarily if I'm throwing a ball and use a weird arm angle.

I got obsessed with getting qualifying for the bowling U.S. Open about seven years ago - spent 20 hours a week practicing plus various leagues (it's mainly anything overhead that screws up my shoulder). Got my average to around 205 and rising before I screwed up the tendons in my thumb. At that point, I decided that maybe I wasn't cut out for the big-time world of pro bowling.

My kickball team made it to the semifinals of the world championships a few years ago. I'm playing in a decent regional tournament in a few weeks in Long Beach with my new team (most of the good West Coast teams will be there and there's a $2,000 first prize).

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Re: Personal athletic resumes
« Reply #59 on: February 21, 2012, 11:05:12 AM »
I got obsessed with getting qualifying for the bowling U.S. Open about seven years ago - spent 20 hours a week practicing plus various leagues (it's mainly anything overhead that screws up my shoulder). Got my average to around 205 and rising before I screwed up the tendons in my thumb. At that point, I decided that maybe I wasn't cut out for the big-time world of pro bowling.

I got messed up a different way. At the top of my game, was competing in a doubles event. I must have gotten something on my slide shoe, jammed at the line and pitched face-first onto the lane. I think I might have cracked my kneecap, but didn't get it checked out.

What happened, though, is it screwed with my head. I couldn't slide anymore. Wound up finishing without one. What was a smooth, flowing followthrough became a choppy one.
But that's only my opinion -- disclaimer to ward off the mouth-breathers.

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Re: Personal athletic resumes
« Reply #60 on: February 21, 2012, 12:01:20 PM »
   I was always heavy and had bad ankles (birth defect), so I was a slow runner and didn't jump very well. Through junior high, I was a great shooter in basketball and our coaches taught us how to play volleyball the right way. Volleyball was probably my best sport. I had all the skills, except my jumping ability was limited.
   Played baseball through little league, pony and colt leagues. Went out for baseball my junior year in high school and only made JV because the coach was also my history teacher. He knew I was a good-attitude, no-talent guy and he had to see me in class every day. I got to play about 3-4 games, pinch hitting or a couple innings in the outfield. Stayed with it as a senior on the varsity. The coach pulled me aside during a preseason practice and told me that I could be on the team, in uniform, a regular member of the team, but I was never going to play. It was up to me. I stayed on. The only time I got on the field was during a scrimmage a few days before our season opener. Being a non-counting scrimmage, coach used a 10-man batting order. He let me bat 11th the third time through the order. Walked on four pitches and the three guys at the top of our order went out meekly with me standing on first base. But I still enjoyed the season being on the team and I learned a ton about baseball that helped me when I started covering baseball for the paper.
   After college, I played a lot of slo-pitch softball and was actually pretty good, since my lack of speed didn't matter so much on the smaller field. One game we won, 10-9, I had 9 RBIs, including a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth. I was 4 for 5 with a grand slam, a solo HR, and a bases-loaded triple.
   Also played a lot of volleyball on the beach, just pickup games with friends. Once daylight savings times started, we had a regular game every Wednesday after work, playing until it got too dark to see. Middle of summer we could go to well past 9 p.m. That lasted about 20 years.
 
Outing alert, SoCalDude is slo-pitch guy.

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