The Moore American

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November 14, 2012

Moore gym still an issue

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MOORE —

But that hasn’t solved all of the problems the teams are having to deal with.

“We were having to transport our girls to a junior high twice a week, switching with the boys,” Gray said. “Now we alternate the small gym, and the main floor when they are clean enough to have practices. When Oct. 1st came around we went to Central and practiced with our Junior High girls. We have moved all scrimmages to opponents gyms for the pre season.

“The toughest part is not necessarily not having a gym, but not knowing what the next day or week holds,” Gray continued. “We couldn’t do any planning. We had to cancel our ‘Opening Night’ which is a big fundraiser for our booster club. Some days we had to cancel practice or move workouts. But eventually, this too shall pass and we will move on with the business of playing games and trying to help young people achieve their goals.

“It’s all part of a bigger picture, Moore is trying to make improvements to facilities and this is part of it. We just appreciate being part of the improvements.”

The Lions are scheduled to open their season at home Nov. 27 against Edmond Memorial. Gray hopes they will be able to play the game on their own floor. But he’s not sure if that will be possible or not.

“We really have not been told very much, we are just hoping for the best and planning on playing games,” Gray said. “Each day is something new. It’s a challenge, but our program is going to focus on the positive. We are getting some upgrades in a 60 year old facility. We know we are gonna play games some place regardless, so we are working to be able to compete. It’s an inconvenience but we have a team, we have some basketballs, and we have a gym sometimes, so we do what we can. These kids are worth the extra effort.”

Michael Kinney Follow me @eyeamtruth mkinney@mooreamerican.com

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