2021 Highschool Basketball and COVID-19

  • High school basketball in May.
  • A season like NEVER before.
  • Little time to practice.
  • Students wearing masks on the court.

In the end, the students were just happy to be able to get on the court, and friends and family were able to return to the gym to support their team.

We hope to never see a season in May again. We hope to never see the need for students and adults having to wear masks due to a pandemic. The pictures alone are a strong reminder for me how fragile life is and how fast global health scenarios can change with the push of a microscopic virus dangerous and even lethal to the most vulnerable in our society.

In addition, I still have to help out at the ranch, hence basketball season ended up shrinking down to two games for me.Therefore, this really isn’t a game report. It is only intended to show some of the highlights in a game that students, friends, friends, and family looked so much forward to 🙂

It is what it is, and I am looking forward to 2021/2022 High school fall and winter sports season when the scheduling of game coverage will hopefully return to “normal”.

Featured photography ©Angelika Ursula Dietrich

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ANGELIKA URSULA DIETRICH, owner and publisher of Wild Horses Thunder and Wild Horses Media Productions, is a professional Photographer, Videographer, Publisher, Writer, Social Media Consultant, and Website Developer.

Angelika’s photography work has been displayed on the front cover of Idaho Magazine (2022), the Nimiipuu Tribal Tribune, Cowboy Lifestyle Network (2021), Cowboys & Indians (2016 & 2018), and in various Oregon and Washington entertainment and vacation publications, Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Program and website (2012-2020), at Art Gallery Festivals, private businesses, as well as for display advertisement for many clients in and out of Wallowa County including the Wallowa County Chieftain (2003-2007). Between 2007 and 2009, Angelika worked in radio as the news and sports director for owners Lee and Carol Lee Perkins at KWVR Radio in Enterprise, Oregon. After the station was sold, she created Wallowa Valley Online, an independent online news magazine publishing and writing news and engaging in photojournalism. After ten years of Wallowa Valley Online, Angelika decided to concentrate on her professional photography, write more human interest stories, and volunteer at the Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland.

Regarding my writing: “As a grandchild of post-war Europe (ethnic ancestry Bohemian/Austrian/German) and former Army spouse, I have lived and visited many places across the globe. Wallowa County, Oregon, has been my home since 2002. I am the daughter of a mom whose country violently vanished post-WWII. Her family was forcefully removed from Bohemia in 1946 when she was only six years young and sent to West Germany in cattle wagons. Her life story has tremendously impacted my own and formed my views on humanity and, at times, the lack thereof.
My formal college education is in the nursing field and psychology, which finds itself in my work as a writer and photographer. I am a humanitarian by heart and soul.” ~Angelika Ursula Dietrich


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