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.
· Athletes of the
· Upcoming Events:
vs. Oakwood – Home
vs. Fenwick @
vs. Alter @ Springboro 6:00
· 'Fighting Hornets Sports Buzz'
Football & AD Dave Bauer
· Thanks to our 2009
members for supporting our student-athletes:
Kathy & Charlie Gall (Gall Family)
Don & Elaine
Doug & Marcy Hall
Brian, Sheilia, Zach & Justin
David & Becky Hughes
Judy Warrick & Tracie, Brad & Ashley
Bob, Carol, Bobby & Stephen Kelley
Kevin & Tammy
Janet & Bob Leahy
James & Kelly
Elizabeth & Eugene Lolli
John & Ellen
Nina, Vijay, Rashan, Amit Patel
Doug, Melissa & Logan
Ervin & Francis Propps
Mayor Robert Routson & Family
David & Melody
Patti & Dan Shull
Dr & Mrs Steve & Janna Williams
Linda, Jennifer & Lindsay
Steve & Kara Cahill
Joe & Jenny
David, Susan, Katie, Joe & Sam
Sharon A Follmer
Jeff, Sherry, Krystal & Jacob
Sue & Jeff Goodpaster
Tim, Mary, Mark & Brian
Jim & Travis
Lester & Thelma Hacker
Jeff, Cindy & Christopher
John, Ann, Casey & Maggie Hinkle
Norb, Tammy & Daniel
Mike, Jody, Hanna and Sadie Long
Glen & Jane
Tom, Amy, Jason & Kayla Mulvihill
Jamie, Paula, Olivia & Hilary
Nick, Alex, Jake, Trish & Russ Ruckman
Rocky, Kim & Kristi
Chris, Sandy, Ramey & Regan
Don & Jeanette Sprague
Harvey & Gwen
Denny, Anita, Nick & Rachel Williams
Ed & Marge MacDonald
Dave & Kathy
Angela Peterson, Jamey, Sydney & Logan King
Mike, Jenny, Nick & Samantha
Stu, Diane & Adam Wilson
Jeff & Tina
Laura, Jason, Payton & Breanna Kraus
Michael Oster Jr
John & Joyce
· From the Journal: ‘The new kid in the
AP’s Division III poll is Monroe (7-1). The Hornets won 35-22 on the road
against Dixie last week and find themselves ranked 17th in D-III with 14 votes.
Monroe also has a huge game on its plate Friday night. The Hornets invade
Waynesville (6-2) for a game that could determine the Southwestern Buckeye
League’s Buckeye Division champion.’
· From the Journal: ‘Junior running back
Devin King has rolled up 1,256 yards rushing through eight games this
season. That leaves him just 102 yards short of breaking the school’s single-season
record of 1,357 yards set by Allen Gregory in 1986. King is averaging 157
yards per game.’
· From the Journal: ‘Surging Monroe is
Shuck’s pick to win this region at 9-1, hosting Southwestern Buckeye League
rival Franklin in Round 1. The Hornets still must play Waynesville and Dayton
Northridge, but they have all but locked up a berth.’
· Playoff picture - Weekly football computer
ratings from the Ohio High School Athletic Association for Region 12:
1, Chaminade Julienne (7-1) 16.9625. 2,
Circleville Logan Elm (7-1) 15.95. 3, Monroe (7-1) 15.3251. 4, Cin. Wyoming (8-0)
13.7875. 5, Shawnee (6-2) 13.2625. 6, Goshen (6-2) 12.6. 7, New Richmond
(7-1) 11.7298. 8, Washington CH (5-3) 11.6. 9, Jackson (7-1) 11.3625. 10, Eaton
· Dixie game stats: Devin King
rushed for 259 yards and two TDs; Ben Leahy added two TDs and a
conversion run for the Hornets (7-1).
Boys Soccer (13-0-3) – still undefeated!
· Defeated Franklin 6-1 in Sectionals.
Jake Essig (hat trick), Nick Steibick, Nick Braden & Zac
Eckert scored goals. Assist: Alex Ruckman (2), Braden
· Tied Big Walnut 2-2: The
Hornets capped an undefeated regular season with their second tie against a
top-10 ranked team. Jake Essig and Zach Holbrock scored goals. Brian
Griffin added an assist; Patrick McIntosh was the keeper.
Girls Soccer (13-5-1):
· Defeated Oakwood 3-0 in the 2nd
Sectional game. Keeper Regan Taulbee recorded 14 saves; Jazmine
Wells scored the first goal, unassisted; goal by Makenzie Sullivan,
assisted by Sarah Brown; goal by Brown, assisted by Sullivan.
· Defeated Dixie 11-1 in
Sectionals. Goals: Brown (hat trick), Sullivan (2), Wells
(2), Carley Williams, Alicia Nelson, Taylor Hartman and Jackie
· Defeated Franklin 3-0 in
Sectionals. Samantha Streibick finished with a team-high 10 kills;
Ashley Cooper finished with nine.
Athlete of the Week: Carley Williams
Claim to fame: “I scored the only goal against Badin our freshman
Bet you didn’t know: “I like to scrapbook.”
Toughest opponent: “Waynesville, because it’s a longtime rivalry.”
Talent you’d most like to have: “I wish I could sing.”
I can’t live without ... “Chocolate.”
Person who would play you in a movie: “Jennifer Aniston, because I like her.”
The words you live by: “Life may knock you on your knees, but then you are in
the perfect position to pray.”
Game-day ritual: “We get quotes from our coach and I read them to the
Favorite school subject: Math.
Favorite college athlete: “Tim Tebow, because he’s a great role model.”
Biggest influence: “My brother, Tyler, because he’s just a great
Favorite smell: “Homemade cookies.”
When I’m bored, I ... “Listen to music.”
On your bedroom walls: “Pictures of my dad and posters from senior night.”
Nothing annoys you more than: “When people spin my chair.”
Most embarrassing moment: “When I fell walking up the steps at school.”
Favorite junk food: Ice cream.
Vegetable you just won’t eat: Spinach.
Last video game you bought: “Wii Hot Wheels.”
Best thing about soccer: “It’s my source of stress relief.”
Worst thing about
In 10 years I’ll ... “Starting a family and working as a physician’s
Athlete of the Week: Gerardo Ayes
Claim to fame: “People always come over to my house and we eat food
and watch movies.”
Bet you didn’t know: “I was born in Honduras.”
Toughest opponent: “Ross, because they work really hard throughout the
entire game and they stick with their tactics.”
Person whose brain you’d like to pick: “Lionel Messi, soccer player for Argentina, because
I’d like to learn what he thinks of during a game and maybe it could help me
improve my game.”
Talent you’d most like to have: “I wish I could fly.”
I can’t live without ... “Close friends.”
Person who would play you in a movie: “Matt Damon, because he’s one of my favorite actors.”
Worst habit: “Procrastination.”
Person you’d trade places with for a day: “Lionel Messi, to be able to play soccer like he
Favorite movie: “Goal! The Dream Begins.”
Favorite book: “Split Second” by David Baldacci.
Favorite smell: “Flowers.”
Favorite TV show: “Stargate: SU1.
Favorite home-cooked meal: “Garlic chicken.”
The words you live by: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work
When I’m bored, I ... “Find a friend to hang out with.”
On your bedroom walls: “Nothing. They’re empty.”
Nothing annoys you more than: “Rudeness.”
Game-day ritual: “I take a few hours before the game to relax and hang
out with friends.”
Favorite junk food: Chocolate milkshake.
Favorite school subject: Math.
Favorite pro athlete: “Lionel Messi, because of how quick he is and he can
compete with anyone despite his height.”
Vegetable you just won’t eat: Okra.
Last video game you bought: “Call of Duty: World at War.”
Biggest influence: “My dad, Gerardo, because he taught me how to play
soccer and he gets me to do my best in everything I do.”
Best thing about soccer: “Creating plays.”
Worst thing about
“Getting scored on.”
In 10 years I’ll ... “Hopefully married and pursuing my career.”
Brown: “We had to pick it
up. We can’t take any team lightly because we wouldn’t be helping
ourselves at all. It would just be a wasted game.” “It felt good,
but I just hope I can continue to play that way in the next game.”
Eckert: “It's hard, and I get exhausted during the week.
But I rest up alot on the weekends." "It's completely different
kicking styles. And, sometimes I forget in soccer and kick one high over
the goal post, but overall it has been a good decision.”
· Jake Essig:
“We played all right tonight, but we definitely have to play better
against Oakwood. We did some good things tonight, but there are some
things we have to really work on, too.”
· Coach Oster: “I think (Alex)
Ruckman has been kind of the unsung hero for us this season. He had
two assists while playing the defensive center midfielder position for us.
Without his play on defense, our team kind of collapses. And that goal by
Nick Braden and Nick Streibick was a thing of beauty.”
· Coach Burnside, referring to the
Oakwood Sectional game: “I told them if we play like that on Wednesday,
it won’t be a good game. We’re at the stage now where if you win, you
stay in, and if you lose, you go home.”
· Coach Elias: “We knew this would be close. We
finished the regular season with four straight road matches last week, and so
we may have been a bit tired for this match. But today we were hitting
excellently, and I think we were more aggressive than we’d been in our last
couple of matches. So that was really nice to see.”
· Coach Elias: “I told the kids
that Alter has more to lose in the match than we do. We’ve got nothing to lose.
We played Madison well (in the regular season) and even took a game from them,
so I know what we are capable of doing. We’ll definitely have to play
like that against Alter.”
- Seth Darrell: Seth is a 2006 Monroe
High School alumni and graduate of the University of the
Cumberlands. He is now a graduate assistant @ Cumberland and is
coaching Women’s Cross Country and Track teams. Seth ran Cross
Country for Cumberlands during his undergraduate years.
- Bethany Davidson - Three goals
in the final 15 minutes of play propelled the Morehead State soccer team
to a thrilling 3-2 victory over UT Martin Sunday afternoon. Bethany
had 2 assists via corner kicks. The victory vaults MSU (7-6-3, 4-0-2) into
first place in the OVC standings with one weekend to play with 14 points.
- Alex Hesson & Britney Beck – Wilmington College defeated
Mount Union 2-0 and is now 4-1-0 in the OAC, 9-3-2 overall. Alex
gave Wilmington a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute of play with her
team-leading 11th goal of the season.
- Maggie Hinkle – The University
of Dayton Women's soccer team remained atop the Atlantic 10 standings with
a 4-1 win over Duquesne. Maggie saw action in the first half. The
Flyers, at 10-0-5 overall and 5-0-1 in conference play, are one of two
unbeaten teams in the country (Stanford is the other).
- Jake Ruckman - Transylvania
University continued its strong defensive run Saturday, holding
Bluffton to two shots in a 4-0 victory in Heartland
Conference men's soccer match at Henry Clay High School. Jake played
in both halves and had an assist. Winners of six
shutouts in a row, the Pioneers are now 9-3-1 on the season, 5-1 in
- Nolan Phelps & Maax Hesson -
Bluffton University men's soccer team defeated Muskingum University 2-1 in
double OT on September 30 but lost to Transylvania 0-4. Nolan is a defender, plays the entire game and
had an assist against Muskingum.
- Chelsea Stickelman:
Glenville State Lady Pioneers Volleyball team lost a tough game against
WVIAC foe Alderson-Broaddus: 17- 25, 13- 25, 17- 25.
- Tad Kilburn: Tad saw a lot of game action
this week, but his Ball State Cardinals lost to Bowling Green
31-17. Ball State is at Eastern Michigan University this Saturday.
- Josh Herron: Josh and the Ohio
Dominican Panthers had a bye last week and are home vs. Central State this
Saturday at 12:30.
- Alex Keeton: Alex recorded 1 solo tackle
for Wilmington in their 28-20 loss to Otterbein. Wilmington is at #1
(D3) Mount Union this Saturday.
· Tyler Osterman, Jason Osterman, &
Jared Ferguson: Centre College had a bye week. The
Colonels are #25 this week in the D3 Poll and travel to Jackson, Mississippi to
face Millsaps this Saturday. Tyler is injured and out for the season.
Jason (WR) and Jared (LB) are projected as starters for this week's game.
Thanks to Steve & Mary
Beth Karakis for their continued support of
the student-athletes and Athletic Booster Club!!
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