Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

With a New Year Comes Resolutions

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

With a New Year Comes Resolutions

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The Dribbler has his share of bad habits.

He spends too much time on social media, bites his fingernails, and shells out more money than he'd care to admit on fast food.

Sounds like a couple of worthy candidates for New Year's resolutions, right?

Maybe. Then again, maybe not. The Dribbler considered quitting those bad habits, but then he remembered that nobody likes a quitter.

Many people will make life-changing resolutions in 2019, such as quitting smoking, losing weight and not playing "Eye of the Tiger" in the shower every single morning. Best of luck to all of them.

The Dribbler did decide on a few New Year's resolutions for himself, and they all have to do with high school basketball. He wants to go to at least five games a week, not get so agitated when JV games goes to overtime, and cut back on heckling referees.

Did you hear what happened to the man who shoplifted a calendar on New Year's Eve?

He got 12 months!

Happy New Year!

The Dribbler went 6-1 last week and is off to a sizzling 13-2 start to the season.

Here are his thoughts on this week's top games:


Peters Township vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m. Friday - Peters Township played in a tournament in Florida last week. It's semifinal opponent was Salem, Mass. If you are wondering, yes, they're the Salem Witches. But there was apparently no spell cast on the Indians, who won that game and went on to claim the title. The Indians are looking like one of the better teams in Class 6A. Washington, one of the top teams in Class 3A, will be a bit outclassed. Winner: Peters Township.

Penn Hills vs. North Allegheny, 7:30 p.m. Friday - If you followed Penn Hills' run to the WPIAL Class 6A title last season, you likely won't recognize many of the names on this season's team. New faces, similar results. The Indians have reloaded quickly and head into the North Allegheny tournament with a 5-1 record. Their lone loss was to top-ranked Latrobe, one of only three WPIAL teams to beat the Indians since the beginning of last season. Winner: Penn Hills.

Vincentian vs. Central Florida Christian, Fla., 6:30 p.m. Friday - Fifty points. That's how bad Central Florida Christian beat Vincentian last season. The former went on to reach the state semifinals in Florida's second-smallest class, while Vincentian won a WPIAL title in the smallest class. Central Florida Christian graduated most of its top players, while Vincentian returned most of its top guys. …

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