Secret to the success of Woodland Bobcats
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Re “Strains’ aim straight, even if some can’t keep’ em straight” (Joe Medley column, Feb. 27):

I would like to include some other spouses, parents and grandparents that also are vital to the Woodland Bobcat girls basketball team.

First there are the parents of Larry, Shane and Dave Strain, Tommy and Charlotte Strain. Without them, there are no Strain siblings.

Larry’s wife, Robyn, Leah’s mom, along with Robyn’s mom and dad, Jerry and Sylvia Brazeal, played a part, too, in the run.

Next there is Shane Strain’s wife, Cindy, mother of twins Shalyn and Shanna Strain, and Cindy’s parents, Linda and the late Bob Kirby, who were contributors as well.

Then there is Dave Strain’s wife, Lisa, and her parents Alan and Connie Workman, mother and grandparents of Amy Strain.

As evidenced above, it takes two to tango and produce all of the Strain girls for the state champions, the Woodland Bobcats.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the other starter for the girls’ team, Jaide Walker, and her parents Jerry and Rhonda Walker. Jerry’s parents, Runette and Earl Walker, are deceased. Rhonda’s parents and Jaide’s grandparents are Sybil and Ray Rogers, with Doris Akins deceased.

With these five starters, parents and grandparents, Mr. Birchfield, staff, the Lord, teammates and dedicated fans, the Lady Cats were able to attain their ultimate goal, Class 2A girls state basketball champions.

Phil Holliday
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