Alumni from Floyd County High School’s boys and girls basketball teams gathered Saturday for three games for fun and to raise money for the Joshua Cantrell Memorial Fund.

On the men’s side, players from as far back as 1965 showed they still have what it takes to compete on the court. John Harris (left) was a classmate who competed. John said he started running when he was in his 40s and it has helped him stay in shape.

Hmmm. Thanks to bad knees, a bum hip and too many screws holding both ankles together, I have trouble climbing stairs and here’s a guy from my high school graduating class hustling up and down the basketball court like a kid.

Somebody once said that you’re only as old as your feel. It’s clear the alumni who played Saturday still feel young.

On the other hand, some of the rest of us feel pretty damn old.

To paraphrase H.L. Mencken, if I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d taken a hell of a lot better care of myself.