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Monroe Athletic Boosters Update
Friday, September 12, 2008 8:54:21 AM - Monroe Ohio
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 funds, 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.

The Monroe Athletic Booster Club will meet Wednesday, September 17 at 8:00 pm in the Media Center - after the radio show at Wings & Rings Restaurant.  Hornet Fans, parents and community members are invited to attend.

Hornet Fans,

·       Spirit Shop is online: www.hornethallway.com J

·       Team News:

1.      Football (0-3):

·       Lost to Valley View 0-28.  Friday night's opponent is Bellbrook at their stadium; so rain or shine, take a drive up north to cheer the team and staff on!

2.      Girls Soccer (team record: 7-1):

·       Defeated Badin for the first time in school history: 1-0.  Maggie Hinkle scored the goal, and the defensive backline of Lauren Turner, KayLynn Harrington, Deidra Barker and Alecia Oldfield kept the Rams at bay.  Regan Taulbee recorded the shutout.

·       Defeated Northridge 10-0.  Goals:  Hinkle (2), Harrington (2), Rachel Brookshire (1), Turner (1), Blaine Hartman (1), MacKenzie Sullivan (1), Taylor Hartman (1) and Courtney True (1).  Assists:  Hinkle (2), True (2), Brookshire (1), Turner (1), Megan Sprague (1).  Taulbee recorded the shutout.

·       Defeated West Carrollton 3-0.  Goals:  Harrington, Sprague and Hartman.  Assists:  Hinkle (2).

3.      Volleyball (1-7)

·       Lost to Waynesville 0-3.  Stats:  Chelsea Stickelman - 3 kills, 1 ace, 13 digs, 1 block, 2 assists; Ashley Cooper - 8 kills, 5 aces, 5 digs, 3 blocks; Kaitlynn Nall - 3 kills, 1 ace, 1 dig; Beth McGuire - 2 digs, 8 assists; Rachel Chapmen - 4 kills, 3 digs; Reagan Reece - 2 kills, 2 aces, 3 blocks.

·       Lost to Preble Shawnee 0-3:  19-25, 17-25, 14-25.  Stats:  Stickelman - 8 kills, 4 aces, 10 digs, 3 assists), Cooper - 9 kills, 2 aces, 5 digs, 1 block, McGuire - 5 digs, 11 assists, Chapman - 7 kills, 1 ace, Reece - 2 kills, 2 digs, Nall - 1 kill, 2 aces, 4 digs.

4.      Golf (9-3; 3-2):

·       Defeated Northridge 168-201.  Stats:  Brandon Stanton & Kyle Howard- shared medalist with rounds of 3-over 39 @ Kitty Hawk Golf Course

·       Lost to Waynesville 176-167

·       Defeated Edgewood 174 - 177 @ Weatherwax Golf Course.  Stats:  Stanton medaled with a 38.  

·       Lost to Middletown Christian 162-158 on the Meadows course @ Shaker Run..

5.    Boys Soccer (7-1)

·       Defeated Waynesville 6-3.  Goals:  Pat Black (2), Nick Streibick, Nick Braden, Kyle Cox & Alex Ruckman.  Assists:  Black, Braden (2) & Mann (2).  

·       Defeated West Carrollton 5-0.  Goals:  Braden (hat trick) & Dustin Svenkerud.  Maax Hesson recorded the shutout.

6.    Cross Country

·      Boys team placed 9th @ the Springboro Cross Country Invitational:  Adam Skeen - 48th with 19:50; Cody Neace - 84 with 20:58; Mike Lane - 21:32; Cameron Tolliver - 22:46; Tyler Dishman - 23:18; Geoff Daniels - 23:40; Michael Horvat - 23:41; Kenneth Hummons - 27:54.

·      Girls team placed 6th @ the Springboro Cross Country Invitational:  Brittany Norman - 63rd with 26:55; Krystal Gaston - 29:17; Hilary Pierce - 30:35; Carly Riddell - 30:36; Alex Tribbey - 33:43.

 ·      Journal’s ‘Athlete of the Week’:  Senior Maggie Hinkle

-       Pre-meet ritual                                  I like to sit by myself, listen to my iPod and visualize myself in the game
-       Favorite book                                   A Farewell to Arms

-       Favorite magazine                              National Geographic
-       Favorite junk food                             Anything chocolate
-       Favorite athlete                                  Thierry Henry
-       Bet you didn’t know                           I'm very creative
-        Last thing you watched on YouTube:  A highlight video with Ronaldinho, Henry and Lionel Messi playing in Barcelona  

-       In ten years, I’ll be …                        Working abroad as a photographer

·       In the news:

-       Senior Diedra Barker:  “We’re all pretty nervous because we know some of the girls that play on Waynesville’s team.  We’re all really nervous, excited and ready to kick some butt.”

-       Senior Jordan Miller:  “It’s kind of a miracle for me to be out here.”  “I think I was just saving enough to play one more season.  I try to play every down like it’s my last because you can’t make it up next year.  This is it.”

-       Senior Maggie Hinkle:  “We’re just thinking about what’s ahead of us.  We’re working hard, and we’re going to continue to work hard.”

-       Senior Tim Booth responding to being a captain:  “It means I have to step up and have people trust me. They have to know that I'm not going to let them down. That's why I took over the center spot."

-       Coach Meibers:  "You can bet both teams will play this game with a lot of enthusiasm.  You can’t coach this game with your arms crossed, and you can’t play the game in slow-motion.”

-       Golf Coach Dave Hall, regarding the Waynesville match:  “Putting hurt us.  We probably three-putted at least three greens.  The putting and the short game just aren’t there right now, but you can see it in practice.  If they can put it all together, they are going to be pretty tough.”

-       Coach Burnside regarding the Badin game:  “It was a battle between the two teams from the beginning to the end. We went into halftime tied 0-0, which gave the girls confidence. It made them think 'Hey, we can beat Badin.'  They're a young team, but they're very talented. We just stepped to the ball more and that was the difference in the game."  

-       Coach Dave Farrish, regarding the Middletown Christian Invitational:  “The course was challenging, but they ran well.  Sometimes when you run, it’s not about setting a personal best time but about beating other people, which they did.  Our kids had run really hard the week before at a place that had a lot of hills, and they were able to attack them really well.”

-       Coach Meibers:  "That’s a good ballclub, and we played with them for a half.  We’ve had to battle through some adversity, and our kids battled, and we played as well as we could have played.  We battled right to the end.  We had a costly turnover.  Obviously that swung momentum because I felt going into the locker room that we had a little momentum going our way … It’s like a repeating cycle, we can’t get it to stop right now."  “Our defense stepped up and played a phenomenal game, and offensively we didn’t do anything to help them out.”

-       Coach Burnside:  "Every defender has played very well. They've played as a unit, and they've talked to each other. Team work and communication on defense has been very good these last two games."  

-       JV Coach Carla Snyder:  “It's been nice seeing the progression from last year to this year.  They have really been improving from day one, and I can't wait to see how they are playing toward the end of the year.”

-       Coach Dave Farrish:  “It's been a long time since we've had five runners on the girls team and finished as a team.  It's good that we have girls interested.  If we can just keep the numbers up and improve recruiting, we'll be good.”

-       Pic of Ben Leahy running the ball  

-       Pic of Girls JV Soccer team

-       Pic of Tim Booth at practice

·       Special thanks to Bob Phelps and Scott Triick for their help with the Hornet Patron Parking Lot J

·       Upcoming Home Varsity Competitions:

1.   9/12              Football              @ Bellbrook            7:30
2.   9/15              Golf                    Franklin Senior         4:00
3.   9/16              Volleyball            Madison                  5:30  

                       Girls Soccer            Preble Shawnee          7:00

4.   9/18              Boys Soccer             Dixie                   5:30
5.   9/19              Football                Madison                 7:30
6.   9/20              Boys Soccer             Glen Este               1:00    

Thanks to Jeff & Cindy Hammond for their continued support of the student-athletes and Athletic Booster Club!!

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Kelly Farrish supports the student-athletes by purchasing an ad in the Booster Club’s athletic program.  We thank Kelly Farrish for helping the student-athletes, teams and Booster Club reach their goals.  Kelly Farrish supports our student-athletes, so let’s support him J

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The Athletic Booster Club’s website:   www.monroesports.org

GO HORNETS!

Ann

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