I enjoy shooting sports. It also helps when I have a personal interest in the sport - like watching my cousin Dylan Frantz play basketball for Missouri Western.

It is hard to believe he is a Senior this year and will be graduating from Missouri Western State University. Dylan played his last game for MWSU Monday evening. We have followed him from when he was only so high competing at a free throw competition in Salina to the present. For as long as I can recall, Dylan has worn the #11 jersey for the team he played for. From high school, to Hutchinson Community College and on to MWSU. Saturday was the last home game of the season at the Looney Complex. They won againist Southern Baptist University(SBU) 72-58. Dylan scored a total of 10 points Saturday, below is a video Dalyn took of Dylan during the game. 

This post was delayed because I wanted to add this video. Dalyn even asked me, "Are you going to share my video?" I wanted to simply store my personal videos on my site but in order for my video content to move over to my new site, the host recommended I have a YouTube account. It is fairly simple to use and it could be fun to get some likes on videos we post.

The photo below is one of my favorite photos from the March 2nd game. Click here: Sports album or on the image to view the rest of the photos in my new album.

For now, all my gallery albums show thumbnails you can click on to enlarge to the slideshow view. I will eventually add more of my favorite sport photos to this album. The layout will change with the new site but all the content we stay the same, plus it wil be easier to upload new images. I am looking forward to that!

After the win on Satudray, MWSU went on to play Northwest Missouri State at Maryville, MO on Monday, March 4th. MWSU was defeated by the Bearcats in the first round of the MIAA Tournament bringing to an end their 2012-13 season. 

Saturday was also the last home game for head coach Tom Smith, ending his coaching carrer with his 25th season at Missouri Western and 38th year overall. He coached at Central Missouri State from 1975-1980, then was the head coach at Valparaiso University from 1980-1988 before accepting the position at Missouri Western in 1988. At the end of the game, Smith was recongized for his coaching career. He said few words noting that he outlasted six althetic directors and three presidents. They closed with "Your Song" by Elton John as a request by Smith.

Source: youtube.com via Tammy on Pinterest