Before last night’s game versus AC Reynolds, a statement about Riley Howell from his family was read to the crowd. And, the flag was at half mast and a moment of silence was held in his honor. It was a lovely tribute to a special young man whose life was taken from us too early.
The Asheville Citizen-Times posted an article about the tribute. A link can be found HERE.
We have all learned about the senseless shooting at UNC Charlotte and how this action in a different city reaches home to Asheville and touches us. Riley Howell was a member of the TCR soccer family. Not only was he a wonderful young man, but he was also one with a strong moral character. Riley chose to jump on his assailant in order to protect others. And this heroic action will endear him to many who never knew him.
Please offer support to the Howell family, their relatives, and all the many friends of Riley.
JBL is underwater again after last Friday’s rains. Per the Citizen-Times, a new damage assessment is underway. A link to the article is HERE.
” JBL has been inoperable for nearly a year since a record May 30 flood covered the East Asheville complex with 10 feet of water, depositing a thick layer of silt on the four artificial turf fields. Additional smaller floods and missteps in a federal aid application delayed the reopening.
“Soccer officials say it wouldn’t make sense to abandon JBL because it would be hard to find another affordable site. A smaller complex, Buncombe County Sports Park, has grass fields that were built on clay and can’t be used in the rain, though artificial turf is planned there.”