Carolina Meets Kentucky

As the two NCAA Division 1 basketball teams with the highest winning percentages, the Universities of Kentucky and North Carolina have a storied rivalry. Having met 37 times, Carolina leads Kentucky 23-14. Between them, they have 13 NCAA championships.

However, this post is about another meeting of Carolina and Kentucky. It is about a meeting of two of their better known products – Cheerwine and bourbon. Cheerwine, for those that aren’t familiar with it, is a cherry-flavored soda that originated in Salisbury, North Carolina. It isn’t a cherry cola nor is it Dr. Pepper.

I used 1.5 oz of the Heaven Hill Green Label to 6 oz. of Cheerwine. If you want a stronger bourbon taste, cut down on the amount of Cheerwine.

Seven Is A Lucky Number

Last year about this time I did a post on how the girl’s basketball team at my high school alma mater had just won the Class 1A state championship. I also mentioned that in winning six consecutive state championships the Lady Villains had tied the record for most championships and most consecutive championships held by Hayesville High School.

Seven is a lucky number for this team. They were the seventh seed in the Western Regional Bracket. I’ll let Mason Linker of the Winston-Salem Journal take it from here.

Yes, they did it again.

The Bishop McGuinness girls made NCHSAA basketball history Saturday, using 20 points from Sammi Goldsmith to pave the way to a 60-44 victory against Chocowinity Southside at the Smith Center.

It was the seventh consecutive title for the Villains, giving them the all-classifications record, for girls and boys. The Hayesville girls set the previous record, winning six 1-A titles from 1988 to 1993.

“Obviously this is an incredible feeling right now,” said coach Brian Robinson, the architect of the dominant run.

“I am proud of the girls, happy for our fans, for our alumni.

“I feel like a very lucky person to be the coach of this program and it’s just a pleasure being a part of this every day.”

So congratulations to the young women of the Lady Villains for their record-breaking win from one proud alumnus.