Lodi High School varsity basketball: Thanks for a remarkable journey to Arco Arena and the San Joaquin Division II Championships. What an experience for you, but also for the fans who followed you! Thanks for climbing the ladder, for reaching the finals, for moving aside the 14 teams in your way, for representing your jersey and high school, for representing the number on your back. You represented all of us who cheered you on!
Only in Lodi do so many paths of past and present cross — and "there at Arco" were the students, the alumni, the community, the teaching staff, off-duty officers, firemen, doctors, lawyers and the kids of tomorrow's high schools! It was a remarkable journey. We all thank you for the opportunity to catch a bus, carpool, dinner out and cheer — wow — No. 2 out of 16. Amazing!
Congratulations to each of you! Those of you who will graduate this year will always be tied to the team — next year you will join us in the bleachers. Those who are juniors will make the effort again — and we'll all be there! Thank you. What pride we all share!
Bill and Carol Meehleis