Hornet Sports News for the week of 5/1/2006:
This coming Tuesday, May 9, is a BIG afternoon at Monroe. Come out to watch the Softball Sectional Tournament game and the MML Championship Track and Field meet. These are key competitions that could use the community's support J
· Sports highlights from the week:
1. The Softball team is now 16-3 overall and 9-2 in the league - an amazing run for a team that lost 17 games last year! Recent Varsity results:
a. Monroe 11, Stebbins 2
b. Monroe 17, Greeneview 0
c. Monroe 14, Greeneview 0
d. Monroe 10, Edgewood 2
2. The Baseball team received the 4th seed in the Division III Dayton Sectional Tournament. They are currently 13-10 overall, 5-5 in the league. The JV team is having a breakout season with a record of 14-2, and the Freshmen team is 6-4. Recent Varsity results:
a. Landmark Christian 4, Monroe 3
b. Monroe 7, Landmark Christian 3
c. Edgewood 8, Monroe 4
d. Edgewood 10, Monroe 3
3. Nick McCreight won 1st Singles against Madison this past week - Congrats! The Tennis team is 2-12-1 this season.
· Here's a recent news blurb from the Journal: "Monroe site manager and equipment man Chuck Soule deserves kudos for the exemplary job he does in grooming the Hornets' ball field. There's not a finer looking field in the county, and Soule puts in hours of his own time to keep it that way. Thanks, Chuck, from your fans and players." Thanks, Chuck, for your continued dedication to the athletes, school and community!
· Final home competitions:
1. May 9 Softball Sectional game 3:30
2. May 9 & 11 Track MML Championship 4:00
Always check www.highschoolsports.net <http://www.highschoolsports.net> for any changes!
· Seth Darrell, 2005 graduate, placed 3rd in the 10,000 meter run at the Mid-South Conference track and field tournament @ the University of the Cumberlands – his school. His time was 38:57.92. He also placed 5th in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 17:01.61. (That’s a lot of miles!) To top off the meet, his team placed 1st. Congrats to Seth!
· On a final note, it is with great sadness to report the news of Skeeter Payne's death this past Monday. Skeeter coached at Monroe for a number of years and was the AD in the Middletown School District for 15 years. In his younger days, he was an outstanding 4-sport athlete. Being a member of the 1952 & 1953 state championship basketball teams must have ranked at the top of his fondest athletic achievements. Just a few months ago, Skeeter was kind enough to meet with Monroe's Hall of Fame subteam to share his 'Lessons Learned'. We will always be grateful to him for the time he gave to our school, athletes, athletic program and community. Our thoughts are with his family.