Finish to Eric’s Painting Project

For the past week of isolation Eric Muller (17) has been painting his bedroom with a theme of his favorite NBA basketball team – The Phoenix Suns. This entailed white ceiling paint and multiple colors on the walls: gray, purple and orange. Additionally LED lighting and a Fathead logo decorated the walls. Multiple images […]

Painting Eric’s Bedroom

During the outage caused by the shelter in place Eric decided to paint his bedroom. It was last painted by Billie Jo and her high school boy friend – some 20 years ago. Eric has a theme based on the Phoenix Suns basketball team. We bought orange, purple, and light grey paint for the […]

HP Golden Knights Varsity Basketball

The HP Varsity Basketball Team finished 1st in their league with a record of 11-9 and besting the four other teams: Clinton, Sherburne-Earlville, Canastota, and Adirondack. As the 12 seed in the 25 team Center State Conference they end up facing #5 ranked Marcellus (14-6) in the sectionals. Marcellus previously trounced HP by 37 […]

Hoops Summit, Watertown

This weekend was the culmination of Eric’s 2019 AAU season as his Mohawk Valley Elite team competed in the Hoops Summit held in Watertown, NY. The team came away with 2 wins and 2 losses. I am particularly proud of Eric working to come back from ankle surgery and regain his game. Eric didn’t […]

D-Squad Tournament

Eric’s MVE team played over the weekend beating their D-Squad opponent; losing to the Syracuse Nets and losing in overtime to Cap City. Eric played sparingly, often alternating defense / offense with Dylan.

Eric Returns to Play Basketball

After 8 months, 66 physical therapy appointments and several momentum swings Eric finally got to play basketball for his Mohawk Valley Elite AAU team. Their 1st 2019 tournament was held in Watertown, NY. They had a full team (10 players)and he is struggling with regaining his conditioning, but it was a major accomplishment to […]

Skiing at McCauley Mtn

Wednesday Kathryn had to work and I took the day off to take Eric and Trevor skiing at McCauley Mtn. We left the house at 10:30 and arrived about an hour later. We had to wait a few minutes before they would sell their half day ski pass; 12 noon – 4:15 for $20; so […]

HP Travel Team and House Team Opening Games

The HP Travel Team opened with a game vs VVS. HP lost to VVS 28-36. Eric played two quarters . He did a good job of playing zone defense and setting ball screens.

Eric typically favors playing the left side of the lane away from the ball.

Saturday morning HP3 House Team […]

Basketball: Postion Round and New Hartford Tournament

Saturday Eric had three basketball games. A position round game matching #1 Oneida vs. #2 HP Gold team in the Rome league. The team was down 11-1 and came back to tie the game, ultimately losing by 2 points.

In the afternoon they played in a tournament, losing the 1st game versus JCCC by 3 […]

HP Gold vs. Bellamy Gray

In their 3rd game of the season HP Gold faced Bellamy Gray. Eric was excited because Jennifer and Mike were coming to see his game. He played well, running hard, good defense, scored 4 points and he got a lot of rebounds. He won Matt’s Saranac Root Beet Award for the most rebounds – although […]