You know you live in a small town when you hear car horns blaring after the local team wins a basketball game. On Ocracoke we seldom hear that, but we did last night. Ocracoke School is so small that the only sport we have enough players for is basketball. Since we always play larger schools we usually lose. But the island team continues to give it their all.
Last night, in a contest with a much larger mainland school (I won't mention their name to save them embarrassment), the Ocracoke team started the game with only five players. As you might imagine, they were overwhelmingly outnumbered. By the middle of the third quarter two Ocracoke players had fouled out. With only three boys left the home team went on to win the game by two points!
As you can imagine, the basketball game is the talk of the village this morning. Congratulations are definitely in order for the Ocracoke Dolphins.
Our latest "newsletter" is a link to my new web site, Black Squall Books, with information about my forthcoming book, Digging up Uncle Evans, History, Ghost Tales, and Stories from Ocracoke Island, which is expected to be available by mid-November. Click HERE to go directly to the web site to learn more.