Pictures by Lexie Larkins
The principal of East Hickman High School, Mr. Beem, competed in a Free Throw Competition with Hickman County High School’s principal, Mr. Bentley. The competition occurred during half time at the East Hickman High School vs. Hickman County High School basketball game Friday night, January 26th, 2018.
From the free throw line, each principal had 10 shots a piece, and whoever made the most baskets was the winner. Mr. Beem started out the competition with a few baskets, throwing off Mr. Bentley whose first couple of shots were air balls. The fans on both sides of the court cheered on their principal in hopes of them scoring and attempted to distract the rival principal in hopes of them losing the shot.
Towards the end of the competition, the principals had a neck-and-neck score of 7-6, with Mr. Beem in the lead. Mr. Bentley took the last shot and missed, losing the competition and causing an uproar from the fans on the East Hickman side. After Mr. Beem was victorious, he hugged Mr. Bentley with good sportsmanship and was then joyously greeted by a group of East Hickman High students to celebrate the win.