Friday, November 16, 2007

AIDA & COLUMBUS NORTH AT PIKE

MOVING PERFORMANCE. Last evening, Becky, Molly and I attended the Pike High School production of the musical "Aida." One of our neighbor's sons had the leading male role. We didn't know Nate could sing and act. We just thought all he cared about was riding his skateboard. Nate and the entire cast put a lot into their effort. At moments, the performance was quite moving. I like the Aida story and the music by Elton John is very nice.

TOWARD A CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH? This evening, Pike High School is on a different stage. The Red Devils will be playing for a chance to get to the Indiana state high school football championship game. The team has gone undefeated for the first time in school history. With a first-year coach, it's a rather remarkable story. Pike is known for being a basketball powerhouse, not a football heavyweight. The team takes the semi-state stage against perennial conference rival Columbus North tonight up on Zionsville Road. In September, Pike handed C N its only defeat of the season. We'll see if they can do it again. If Pike wins, they would square off with either Carmel or Merrillville in the championship game at the RCA Dome next Saturday night.

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