Basketball, in particular, is a very long season. Captains’ practices can begin before Thanksgiving and tournament play can last well into March. This season encompasses Christmas break where many coaches give up time with their families to host practices or take their teams to holiday tournaments. The same is true of Saturdays. Most high school coaches are paid small stipends for the amount of hours they put in--practices every night after school for weeks--many of whom have spent all day teaching, and games up to 3 or more evenings a week. Read the Full Article Here>>
The second double header in four days saw the Lady Comets heat up the gym for the guys. Saturday night the Lady Comets overcame a 20 point deficit in Oak Grove, which saw the boys take the court and follow suit on their way to an exciting victory. Wednesday night was more of the same when Underwood made the trip to the Hillcrest gym in a neighborhood double-header. Read the Full Story>>
Old Prof. Gives Wisdom
A lot has been said recently about progressive Christianity. Hillcrest holds a strong view that the Bible is whole and complete, God's perfect communication of Himself to mankind. For some, this view is old fashioned and doesn't line up with modern ideas. A letter was discovered this week from a former Bible teacher penned nearly 75 years ago that holds wisdom for the current culture of committed Christians. Read the Article Here>>
Bearing Burdens as One
One of our students is paralyzed below his hips and uses the elevator several times a day. Instead of hearing a ding that the elevator door is opening, now I hear, “Excuse us,” when Dan is coming up or going down the stairs.
My emotions are touched by students who notice, hand off their books to another, and team up to carry Dan in his wheelchair to the next floor.