So where have you been?
Prep basketball coverage interrupted by… life
This is going to be a short column, with few details.
It isn’t because there are no details to share, but because other personal issues are taking priority.
In short—here is what happened:
Last Friday afternoon prior to a varsity basketball game broadcast, I was involved in a traffic accident near my home. The parked vehicle I hit suffered minor damage while my own car had more significant problems. I was taken by ambulance to Salem Hospital, where I was treated until Sunday afternoon.
What caused my blackout is still a mystery, but for the moment—I am not allowed to drive. A very significant inconvenience.
My wife and other family members have worked together to deal with medical, automobile and related issues. It has been busy even as I move a bit more slowly with minor injuries.
For the sports, I am aware that for Central Valley Conference boys defending league champion West Salem ran its CVC hoops winning streak to 14 on Friday after a win at second place Sprague, then lost by seven to upset-minded McNary on Tuesday. The Celts came in having lost several league contests by three points or less—and with victories Friday and Tuesday, finally has a two-game winning streak of their own. South Salem in the meantime, split its last two games with a win over North Salem following a loss to McNary. And on the girls side, West Salem moved ahead of the pack with consecutive wins over Sprague and McNary.
All that sporting news review brings up the obvious question of “what’s next?”
Effective immediately, I have decided to suspend publication of Gilman On Sports for an indefinite period of time. I have no timeline for returning to the keyboard.
When basketball broadcasts on KBZY (1490 AM) will resume is still up in the air—but note that plans for those broadcasts are based on several factors well beyond my desire to get back on the air.
Thanks for your support and understanding in this awkward time of uncertainty. Apologies for the abrupt step back from the airwaves and the internet.