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Hornet Fan News for June 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009 11:11:18 AM - Monroe Ohio
by Ann Hinkle

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.

        Hornet Fans,

*        The school district will have a school levy group of walkers at the July 4th parade.  If you're interested in walking with the group, contact the administration office.

*        The Baseball team (21-3, 12-0) ended their season by losing to
McNicholas, 4-5, in the District meet at Mason High School.  Christian McElroy struck out 10 in 51/3 innings of scoreless mound work in relief of starter Tyler Haskin.  Haskin had two hits and an RBI, Jason Osterman smacked a run-scoring double and J.C. Kellis added an RBI.  

As a first-year pitcher, McElroy finished the season 8-0 with a 2.20 earned run average.  In 53 1/3 innings, he had 32 walks / 82 strikeouts while holding opposing hitters to a .179 batting average.  Osterman, led the team in batting average (.451), slugging percentage (.732) and on base percentage (.548). Kellis was second with a .435 average, .536
slugging percentage and .548 on base percentage.   Congrats to the team
for a great season!

*        Track:  Results from the District meet held at Dayton's Welcome

-              Joe Farrish placed 2nd in the Discus and earned a spot at
Regionals - 123'7".            

-     Lindsey Bellaw finished 2nd in the Pole Vault and earned a spot at
Regionals - 8'6".

-  Maggie Hinkle finished 4th in the 1600 m. run and earned a spot at Regionals - 5:41.75.

-  Ben Leahy finished 4th in the 400 m. run and earned a spot at Regionals - 51.53.

-  The Boys 4x400 relay didn't qualify for Regionals but broke the school record for the third time this year:  Ben Leahy, Aaron Brewer, Logan Meyer & Ryan Leahy.  Time was 3:36.83.

    Pulse Journal Athlete of the Week:  Nick Montoya

    Bet you didn't know: "I'm half Mexican."

    Claim to fame: "Hitting three home runs in a game."

    Dream car: A Cadillac Escalade.

    Most annoying TV commercial: "Those Road Runner commercials."

    Exercise you hate the most: Running.

    When I'm bored, I like to ... "Play 'Call of Duty 4.' "

    Vegetable you just won't eat: Peppers.

    Biggest influence: "Bob Davis, my baseball coach from when I was
12 years old."

    Favorite movie: "The Benchwarmers."

    Favorite musical artist: Plies.

    Favorite TV show: "The Office."

    Favorite professional athlete: Lebron James.

    Favorite cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

    Favorite junk food: Cookies & Cream ice cream.

    Favorite subject: English.

    Something you can't live without: Xbox 360.

    Most memorable moment: "Hitting a walk off home run when I was
12 years old."

    Worst habit: "Biting my nails."

    On your bedroom walls: Baseball pictures.

    Person you would trade places with for a day: Barack Obama.

    Talent you would most like to have: "To be able to fly."

    Car you drive: A Mazda 6.

    Last thing you saw on YouTube: A video of Bryce Harper hitting a 502-foot home run.

    Best thing about baseball: "Winning."

    Worst thing about baseball: "Losing."

    In 10 years, I'll be ... "On a beach.

Pulse Journal Quotes:

*        Coach Fielder:  "All four of these kids are good, quality
character kids.  When you get to this time of the year, you're working with the best kids. It's icing on the cake for them and us."

*        Lindsey Bellaw:  "I was mystified because I was so excited.  I'
m just trying to step up my 'A' game so I can be at the same level as all those people that have been going to regionals since their freshmen year."

*        Ben Leahy:  "It felt awesome.  Last year I was sixth, and I was
pretty disappointed; but I knew it was my first year. This year my first goal was to get here, and getting it was just awesome. The competition was good, and I can only imagine what it will be like on Thursday."

*        Christian McElroy:  "I'm sure when we look back we'll be really
proud of our season, but right now, it definitely feels unsatisfying.
We were rolling. We were confident. We expected to win."

*        Devin King:  "You pop up after you slide.  I popped up, and I
may have nudged him a little bit. It felt like I barely touched him, and as soon as I did, I got out of the way."

*        McElroy:  "I felt great.  I had confidence in my fielders
making the plays behind me. We knew we had to limit our mistakes and make them beat us with their bats legitimately instead of giving them runs on errors."

Alumni News:

Braden McMonigle cleared 6-8 to become Wilmington College's latest All-American.  McMonigle, who jumped a school-record 6-9.5 to advance to the NCAA meet, cleared his first three bars Saturday without a miss, powering over at 6-4, 6-6 and 6-8. His first two attempts at 6-9 were solid jumps.  "I want to come back and try to get better," McMonigle said. "I've got a nice little workout planned for the summer."

Thanks to the Opal Singer for her continued support of the student-athletes and Athletic Booster Club!!


Monroe Area Community Foundation supports the student-athletes by purchasing an ad in the Booster Club's athletic program.  We thank Monroe Area Community Foundation for helping the student-athletes, teams and Booster Club reach their goals.  Monroe Area Community Foundation supports our student-athletes, so let's support them :-)


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