Hornet Fan News for the week of 1/16/2006:
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, the athletic program will keep you busy. Check out the games and luncheon info below.
· Highlights from last night's Booster meeting:
1. About 50% of the Winter sports programs have been sold. Price is $5.00 to the customer, but the club paid $10.00 per program. The cost was higher than the Fall program because fewer were ordered for the winter season. It's a competitive price; but to maximize our profit, Diane Wilson will investigate having a school group or class take this on as a project.
2. A team will be formed this spring to manage the Fall/Winter athletic program next year. If you're interested in helping the club with our #1 fundraiser, please contact Pam Kilburn or Mary Griffin.
3. We are moving forward with the Hall of Fame program. The subteam will meet in a few weeks to develop a proposal for the program. Volunteers who've expressed interest to be members of the team are Scott Triick, Dutch Collins, Jane Murphy, Jason Krause and Ann Hinkle. Stay tuned for more info next month.
4. The Club's Mission Statement: The mission of the Monroe Athletic Booster Club (MABC) is to facilitate and promote the activities of the Monroe High School's sports programs. MABC will work with the coaches and administration to support the athletic program by providing funding, boosting attendance, building morale and providing an enjoyable healthy environment for the student athletes. MABC will be responsible for raising funds required to meet the club's objectives.
5. Current efforts to meet the club's mission: Build / maintain transparent, credible organization; broadly communicate events & initiatives using club email/website, local newspapers/websites/radio stations; provide monies for camps, special equipment, state achievement plaques, senior statuettes; recognize State-honored athletes at varsity sporting events; support Varsity M Club; host tailgate parties; offer healthy selections at concession stand; manage fundraisers: concession stand, Fall / Winter athletic programs, 50 / 50 raffle.
6. The blue for the school colors is dark blue. The old blue appeared green under certain lights. If you're planning on purchasing a Letter Jacket, take note.
7. Jason provided an update on the weight room equipment and program. The Booster club makes a $3,500 payment to the School Board each year (for the next 4 years) for the cost of the equipment, so this is a good time for an annual update (initial payment from the club was $10,000). Equipment is in good condition, and the football program obviously benefited from its use. The school recently provided a White Board for the weight room. Athletes from football, track, swimming, baseball and boys basketball used the room just this week.
8. Several funding requests from coaches were approved:
· Keith Truesdell requested ~ $800 for a pitching machine w/4 dozen balls and a softball bat.
· Jason Krause requested ~ $800 for an indoor lev sled dummy.
· Jason Krause also requested $420 to fund the dinner table for ten attendees at the Southwest Ohio / Northern Kentucky That's My Boy Awards Banquet to be held at the Omni Netherlands Hotel on 2/16. This is a football event, and Tad Kilburn will be representing Monroe. He is one of the top 10 finalists who met the criteria for this award: skill, academics and citizenship. A bit of history: the only Monroe football player to receive the same recognition is Steve Strinko. Attendees will include Jason, Chad Murphy, Rob / Pam Kilburn & Glen / Jane Majors. Others will be noted at a later date.
· Congratulations to sophomore Nicole Brehm for winning the diving competition at the 23rd Southwest Ohio High School Swimming and Diving Classic. Nicole placed 3rd at the State meet last year. Also, congrats to senior Megan Kennedy for placing 15th in the 100 Breaststroke.
· The Girls basketball team beat Edgewood 49-26 this past week. Their records are 8-2 overall and 5-1 in the MML South. In Skip Weaver's MML Insider column this week, he mentions the Girls team several times. A few takes from the article:
1. Regarding season surprises: '...Monroe has been a force as well." "The Hornets have yet to play Talawanda or Fenwick so those late-season matchups should provide plenty of action."
2. Top swimmers: '...Monroe sophomore Nicole Brehm, who won the diving event with 396.95 points."
3. This week's look: "Also on the hardwood this week will be the first meeting between the Talawanda and Monroe girls Thursday. Both are tied for the league lead with Fenwick."
· The Boys basketball team beat Tri-County North 72-60 this past week. Their record is now 5-4 overall. Michael Majors was highlighted as the leading factor getting the team back on the winning track, scoring a game high 24 points.
· The Boys wrestling placed 13th (total of 19 teams competed) in the Charlie Moore Invitational at Reading High School. Results included:
1. Travis Combs (171 lb) won his 5th place match
2. Jimmy Petrie (119 lbs) was defeated in the championship match
3. Robbie Childers (160) was defeated in the 5th place match
· Feeling hungry? The Baseball team is hosting a Spaghetti Luncheon this Saturday from 11:00-3:00 @ the Community Baptist Church. The address is 5156 Hamilton-Middletown Road, close to Americana. All donations will be accepted
· Upcoming Varsity competitions w / home events in bold:
1. Girls basketball Jan 19 Home Talawanda
2. Boys basketball Jan 20 Away West Carrollton
3. Girls basketball Jan 21 Home Valley View (12:00)
4. Boys basketball Jan 21 Home Valley View
5. Wrestling Jan 21 Away Valley View
6. Girls basketball Jan 23 Home Dayton Stivers
7. Boys basketball Jan 24 Away Franklin
8. Wrestling Jan 25 Home Fairborn
9. Girls basketball Jan 26 Away Fenwick
Always check this website for cancellations: www.highschoolsports.net <http://www.highschoolsports.net>