This snow brings back memories

Published 2:56 pm Thursday, January 30, 2014

As I looked out my window at the blanket of white snow that graced Andalusia yesterday morning, I couldn’t help but think about the last time we had snow in the area.

It was back in 2010 and early to mid February if my mind serves me correct.

At the time, the basketball season had already transitioned into the postseason and Andalusia’s boys and girls squads were playing for a South Regional berth in Mobile. This season, the regional will be held in Dothan.

Both got passed the sub-regional round and found their way to the Mitchell Center at the University of South Alabama. The girls fell in the semifinals and the boys lost in the finals that year.

I remember how fun it was to travel down to Mobile, near Fairhope where I grew up, and having to work out of town.

It’s always a fun deal for me to do so, and it provides a unique experience for this sports writer.

Where will I travel to this season?

Temperatures are expected to increase to 48 degrees today, so the ice will probably melt and pave the way for spring sports teams, including basketball, to get back on a regular schedule.

Andalusia will visit Brantley tonight in regular season basketball action, while Pleasant Home visits Flomaton. The Straughn-Red Level game will not be made up this season.

Final regular-season contests will take place tomorrow night when AHS visits Opp, RLS hosts G.W. Long and PHS hosts W.S. Neal for its homecoming. The Eagles always hold their homecoming game during basketball season.

While the snow is expected to melt, the temperatures will be just right, according to weather forecasts, for Sunday’s Super Bowl in East Rutherford, N.J.

The weather is slated to be 16 degrees for a low, and 39 for a high with partly cloudy skies — perfect football weather.

As the SB XLVIII week festivities die down, the big question on everybody’s mind is who is going to win?

I don’t really know for sure, but I can’t wait to find out.