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The Last Shot: A Season Like No Other [Kindle Edition]

The Last Shot” is told from my point of view. Yet, in a larger sense, it’s a story that makes the effort to keep something alive, a memory of a moment in time I shared with some very special people from a small town called Luxora, Arkansas, my hometown, population 1,317. Don’t bother looking for it on the map. Be content to know it is located about 4 miles east of Osceola, Arkansas on Highway 61… or 12 miles west of Blytheville, Arkansas, same highway. One of the most defining characteristics of a small town in Arkansas is the quality and traditions of its local high school sports teams.


In 1980, I had the great fortune to be a member of two of Luxora’s greatest sports teams ever: the State Championship track and field team of 1980 and the State Runner-Up basketball team of 1980. I graduated on May 17, 1980 and since I left, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been back to Luxora.

This book, about the Luxora Panthers basketball team of 1980, is a memoir of sorts, pieced together from my memories and from news clippings about our team.

It’s a way for me to go back, in my mind’s eye, like a bird high in the sky, and look once again upon my Luxora, as I remember it to be.

I thank you kindly, in advance, if you will please write a Customer Review. What you say matters, and if you read this book, you will surely agree with me that basketball matters to the young men and women who play the game all over the world. Basketball matters, and your kind words in the Customer Review matters. Again, I thank you.

Now, if you will, please join me on this journey back to Luxora, Arkansas, home of the mighty Luxora Panthers

1980 Luxora Panthers Basketball Pic - Thomas Baker


About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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