McCurdy’s Buzzer-Beater Saves Liberty Hill

San Antonio Express-News
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Guard Parker McCurdy (#5) of Liberty Hill
Pulling up on a hard drive to the basket.

 

Unfortunately for Liberty Hill, and as irony so often plays a string with numbers, the valiant young men of freedom’s high ground lost their big game to Oak Cliff for the state title on Saturday, March 9, 2019 by the same 53-51 tally they won the previous day over Decatur on McCurdy’s buzzer beater.

My brother, John McCurdy, sent me this little item from the San Antonio Express-News. In his shared awareness of how infrequently we McCurdys make any headlines with buzzer-beater wins, grand slam victories in the bottom of the 9th, or 105 yard pick-six TD runs in over-time, he knew for sure that I would get a kick out of it.

Which I certainly did.

We don’t know of any blood relationship we may have with young Parker McCurdy, but we are both happy for him and appreciative of him for doing something so heroic with the family surname. As this result, I couldn’t resist sharing this story with all of you who may not have followed the basketball season of Liberty Hill down here in Texas.

As for you, Mr. Parker McCurdy, just keep trying to give your best to all you do, especially, if it’s in the bread basket of your civil passions in life ~ and that covers the spiritual, athletic, relational, ideational, artistic, and other creative arenas of how you spend your time. In the end, living in peace ~ with no resentment or regret ~ and in the knowledge that you tried to go through your tough times as best you could ~ without running away ~ is a package that is far more important than how many wins and losses you compiled in all possible arenas of competition. ~ Oh, yeah ~ you do get to keep the “buzzer-beater joy” of March 8, 2019!

This other stuff I’ve tried to say to you here will come to you in its own most digestible way ~ over time.

God Bless!

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

 

 

 

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