Monday, May 27, 2013

Sports Banquet and Best Steak Marinade

May seems to become a blur to me once it's over. Good thing I have this blog to look back on. We've been wrapping things up for this school year, and our most recent event was Steven's end of the year sports banquet. Steven played JV Basketball and ran track this year. He's already very excited for the next season of basketball, but track.....not so much. Let's just say he's not a runner like his Mama. We told him that he would have to finish out this years track season, because Kountanis' don't quit. So, he finished, but I highly doubt he will be running with the track team next year. And, that's ok. He tried it, and decided he doesn't like it, so that's that.
The basketball season is another story. He didn't get much play, because the JV team is really for 6th and 7th graders, so being a 5th grader meant he was a fill in when one of the older boys got tired. However, he and his other 5th grade friends practiced just as hard, and were ready when they were called. Basketball was new territory for our entire family, so we all learned throughout this year along with Steven. There were some tense competitive moments this season, and I have to say, I am now a fan. Our little group of players ended up going UNDEFEATED the entire season, then won the entire CFLAA tournament. This was a huge accomplishment because we played against other private schools in the Orlando area that were much bigger than our little school. Our family had a lot of fun supporting this team, and look forward to next year when we can do it all again!

The basketball coach handed out trophies to each player.

The track coach gave each runner a medal and the ribbons they had won during the season.

And finally, the BIG REVEAL! For the first time in our school's history, a JV basketball team won the CFLAA tournament. That meant our school got a new banner to hang in the gymnasium. 

The boys and Coach Hoffert pulled the cord to reveal the banner......

And celebrated their hard work and efforts.

Now, the 2014 boys will have a title to defend!!!!
Go Crusaders!!!!

That night for dinner, I made one of Steven's favorite's. He loves this marinated steak, and it's easy for a hectic night because all you have to do is throw the steaks on the grill. 

Best Steak Marinade
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp garlic powder
3 Tbsp basil
1 tsp ground pepper

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds.Or, just put it all in a bowl and whisk. Pour marinade over steaks. Cover, and refrigerate overnight. Cook steaks as desired.

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