As we all hunker down and deal with life with no live sports for the foreseeable future, we are going to be hosting a series of #WSNWatchParty events right here on Twitter.
We'll pick a game available for free streaming, a time for us all to click play, and we'll all watch & react in real time. Make sure to the #WSNWatchParty hashtag so that you and we can follow along with all the comments and discussion.
It will be cathartic. It will be therapeutic. It will be a chance for all of us to step away from the challenges of our current situations and enjoy some community around high school sports.
And it will be a chance to re-live some of the great games, moments, players, and teams in high school sports. Some of the games we'll pick will be recent; some may be from before most of us were born. We are reviewing what is available and will be putting together a list to plan out the #WSNWatchParty series. We will likely do one or two per week, depending on how many people participate.
We will begin tonight at 8:30 pm sharp with one of the most famous games, players, and shots in all of Wisconsin high school sports, the 2012 WIAA Division 5 Boys Basketball Championship featuring Sam Dekker and his incredible final minute and game-winning shot for Sheboygan Lutheran.
Ranked as the top boys basketball moment of the WSN era (post-2002) in our WSN15 series two years ago, it is appropriate we begin there, as this marks the eight-year anniversary of that magical March moment.
The full game broadcast of Sheboygan Lutheran's win over Racine Lutheran can be found here. Once your clock hits 8:30, start it up. There are commercials, which we'll have to deal with to make sure everyone is on the same timeline.
So grab some popcorn, settle in to your favorite chair, cue up YouTube on your laptop, tablet, SmartTV or phone, and let's relive the memories.
Travis Wilson serves as the WisSports.net General Manager, Football Editor, and contributing writer for other parts of the site. Wilson was selected as part of the Sports 40 Under 40 list by Coach & AD Magazine and the National High School Athletic Coaches Association for 2019. The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) named Travis the 2015 recipient of the Dave McClain Distinguished Service Award. He currently serves on the WFCA Executive Board as the Website and Communications Director and is a member of the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association. A graduate of Richland Center High School and Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Travis was a three-sport athlete in high school (football, baseball, basketball) and currently resides in Reedsburg. You can follow him on Twitter at @travisWSN.