Monroe Athletic Booster Club (MABC) August 28 Issue 22 www.monroesports.org
by Ann Hinkle
• Highlights from the August meeting:
- The proceeds from the 2nd Annual Golf Outing was $4,200! The monies will fund the scholarship program this year.
Thanks to all those who made this happen, and a special thanks to Al Helsley and Mike Grimes for the bottled water.
- Tamra Kaczka will be managing the Fall season concession stand this year. - Bob Phelps and Scott Triick have once again volunteered to man the Friday Night Booster Parking Lot – by the stadium. - Members agreed to purchase the blue track fence covering for $2,400. - The club paid for the new sign at the corner of Main Street and Route #63. Chuck Soule bricked the sign, and the club is paying him the remaining allotted project funds: $526. - The honor / memorial bricks will be engraved in time for the first home football game. Berns Landscaping will be replacing the memorial tree at bottom of Hornet Drive. - The Touchdown Club helped pay for the Football team’s Spirit Packs that contained compression shirts, game pants and practice jerseys. The pants and jerseys will remain with the school. The club did not pay for preseason camp as originally planned. Fundraisers were the mulch sale and value card. The TD club ended the fiscal year with a $12,987 balance; after paying current bills, the balance will be ~$3,000. Terry Marshall will donate the TD club’s purchases to the district at the next school board meeting.
Note: The Coaches Corner Radio Show at Wings n Rings, with Coach Meibers and the Varsity Coaches, will not be broadcasted by WPFB this year. MABC is in discussions with folks to continue with the show, but not have it broadcasted. If this pans out, film footage of games would be shown during the show. Stay tuned for more as this develops.
- Tim Kellis, Tamra Kaczka and Ann Hinkle will manage the collegiate recognition program. Pictures of alumni currently playing college sports will be displayed in the trophy cases by the entrance to the basketball gym. To facilitate the process, parents of college athletes are asked to contact one of the subteam members now with their names. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.
- Monroe’s Class of ’44 is celebrating their 65th class reunion by attending the first home football game on Friday, September 11. Rocky Heflin has graciously agreed to give the group a tour of the building before they tailgate.
They’ll be watching a great game that evening as the opponent is Valley View.
The 3rd Annual Hornet Day was a big success this year! Thanks to the following for making this annual event a special day for the student-athletes and band members: Patti Hurte Angela Peterson Ken Meibers Greg Fielder Mollie Chapman Chris Snyder Rocky Sebastion Anita Williams Carol Kelley Tamra Kaczka Ted Rarig Pat Harrington Mary Griffin Dave Bauer Libbie Lolli Greg Smith Ann Hinkle Chuck Soule Mother Nature And, and special thanks to Tim from Monroe IGA for supplying the bottled water for this event! h o r n e t day! ☺ • Dan Gedney, sports writer for the Pulse-Journal, is moving to another assignment. Dan has been a constant presence at the school these past few years, writing about every team and sports program. He’s highlighted student-athletes of the week, interviewed past alumni, and promoted the Booster Club’s events and fundraisers. He has been a good friend to Monroe, and we will miss him. We wish him well in his next endeavor
• Thank you to Susan Farrish, Jenny Streibick, Angela Peterson and Mary Griffin for their help on picture day.
• Anytime Fitness of Monroe donated an Elliptical Trainer, Medicine Balls and EZ Curl Bars to the Monroe High School. Thank you!
Golf (3-2, 1-0): • The Monroe Invitational was held at Weatherwax Saturday, August 22. Middletown Christian won the team event, and Monroe finished tied for 4th with Edgewood and Bellbrook (358). Jamie Lentz finished 3rd in the individual standings with an 80. • Defeated Carlisle, 185-197: Logan Rutter - 39 to earn medalist honors; Lentz – 44.
photo by: Bob Carroll
Girls Soccer (1-0): • Defeated Edgewood, 1-0: Goal: Taylor Lambert. Assist: Sarah Brown. Shutout: Regan Taulbee
photos by Vincent Rush Boys Soccer (0-0-1): • Tied Ross, 3-3. Goals: Bobby Beagle (2), Nick Braden; Assist: Zach Eckert
Cross Country: Monroe’s Alex Fultz Invitational • Girls team placed 3rd with a result of 65. Courtney Davis placed 2nd with a 23:56; Emily Black placed 5th with a 24:43. • Boys team placed 5thwith a result of 166. Eric Stone placed 19th with a 21:32; Cody Neace placed 20th with a 21:48
Tennis (0-1): • Lost to Badin, 0-4: MacKenzie Keffalos def. Autumn Sienna Holloway 6-0, 6-0; Miranda Lipps def. Calli Baldwill 6-0, 6-0. Doubles — Sam Gonya-Haley Petri def. Holly Smith-Rachel Williams 6-0, 6-0; Amanda Thompson-Rebecca Gonya def. Natalie Snively- Gayle Bryan 6-0, 6-0.
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Sarah Brown Favorite stadium to play in: “Monroe’s because all of our fans are here.” Most memorable moment: “When we beat Fenwick in the state tournament my freshmen year.” Claim to fame: “Making the varsity soccer team as a freshman.” Toughest opponent: West Carrollton. Pre-game ritual: “I eat a banana before every game.” Biggest influence: “My friends and family.” Your hero: “My grandma.” Favorite magazine: Cosmopolitan. Favorite book: “Tears of a Tiger.” Favorite music group: Dave Matthews Band. Favorite TV show: “NCIS.” Favorite pro athlete: Mia Hamm. Favorite cereal: Cocoa Puffs. Favorite junk food: Ice cream. Favorite subject in school: English. What you can’t live without: “My cell phone.” The words you live by are: “You only live once.” What’s in your iPod: “A wide variety of music, but mostly rap and country.” Worst habit: “Forgetting things.” Person you would trade places for a day: “Any celebrity.” Talent you’d most like to have: “To be able to sing.” When I’m bored, I like to ... “Sleep or watch TV.” Vegetable you just won’t eat: Tomatoes. Best thing about soccer: “Your teammates and winning.” Worst thing about soccer: “The conditioning.” In 10 years I’ll be ... Hopefully I’ll have a good job.
Pulse & Journal quotes: Bobby Beagle: “Like coach told us after the game, we need to improve our game. But this is definitely better than a loss. We just have to work on keeping more pressure on the other team.”
photo by: Vincent Rush
Coach Meibers talking about the offensive line: “That’s going to weigh heavily in our game plan. All those guys and all the experience they gained last year will help out a lot.”
Coach Meibers: “I feel confident in the work the kids have put in during the offseason, and I feel confident that we have improved offensively and defensively. We had a fantastic offseason, and it’s paying off physically on the field.”
Coach Hall (bringing in 2-time Middletown City champion Steve Downs and utilizing Assistant Coach Karl Heffner for chipping & putting): “I’m trying to get the best I can in there to get the ship turned around.” Coach Hall, regarding the Ryder Cup: “That’s a little preview of what it’s going to boil down to for our league championship. The depth of our team is going to make or break us.”
Thanks to Ed & Marge MacDonald for their continued support of the student-athletes and Athletic Booster Club!!!
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