Matthew “MATTCHU” Grimes Returns To The North Walnut Street Fieldhouse In Yorktown Loss To Muncie Central



MUNCIE – When Matthew Grimes returned to the north Walnut Street Fieldhouse, he was nervous, but after the game began Grimes said ‘his nervousness disappeared.’ Grimes was one of several students who have found a home at Yorktown High School, although Grimes’ road was difficult.  Ms. SuZanne Crump was under the impression that Grimes went to Yorktown High School to play basketball only, when in fact he moved into  his uncles (Bruce Evans) home to escape the bad neighborhood where he was residing.

Grimes’ grandparents (Sharon and Lonnie Vance), who had custody of Matthew, willingly gave 3rd party custody to their son in order to give Matthew a fighting chance out of the hood and into a new and better life. So  the administration of Muncie Central High School, namely the Athletic Administration  gives the impression they don’t want a student athlete to better themselves, academically first, then athletically by legally transferring to another school. Since moving to Yorktown, Matthew’s grades are better, and he seems more focused, said Ebby Grimes, Matthew’s Mother.

Although Yorktown lost the contest 63 (MCHS) to 52 (YHS), it was at times very entertaining.  Yorktown has a very talented Junior Varsity team led by the high scorer tonight Reid Neal with 15, followed by MiLon McCowan with 12.  This team played as a team and supported and encouraged one another throughout the entire game. Matthew Grimes contributed 8 pts.

Muncie Central High School was led in scoring by Victor Young with 24, followed by Damarius Pegues with 21.  Victor Young is the son of MCHS Basketball Legend and member of the 1988 State Championship Team, Victor Young Sr.  Both Yorktown JV and Muncie Central JV promise to have great seasons, there is already talk of the rematch next year when most of the members of both teams will be on the varsity teams.



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