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Friday, October 23, 2009 10:01:30 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.

Hornet Fans:

Hornet Fans:

·        Athletes of the Week:

Courtney Davis                      Cross Country

Samantha Streibick                Volleyball

·        Upcoming Events:

            Friday                          Football                        vs. Waynesville - Away            7:30

            Saturday                       Boys Soccer                 vs. Oakwood – Home              7:00

            Monday                       Girls Soccer                 vs. Fenwick @ Lebanon           7:00

            Tuesday                       Volleyball                     vs. Alter @ Springboro 6:00

                                                Education Night            Monroe                                    6:00

            Wednesday                  Sports Buzz                  Wings & Rings             6:30

                                                MABC meeting            Media Center                           7:30

·        'Fighting Hornets Sports Buzz' schedule:                        

October 28                  Football & AD Dave Bauer

·        Thanks to our 2009 members for supporting our student-athletes:

F. Gerardo Ayes                                                          Molly Chapman

Greg Fielder                                                                 Kathy & Charlie Gall (Gall Family)

Don & Elaine Garver                                                    Doug & Marcy Hall

Brian, Sheilia, Zach & Justin Holbrock                          David & Becky Hughes

Judy Warrick & Tracie, Brad & Ashley Hunt                Bob, Carol, Bobby & Stephen Kelley

Kevin & Tammy Larison                                               Janet & Bob Leahy

James & Kelly Little                                                     Elizabeth & Eugene Lolli

John & Ellen Osterman                                                 Nina, Vijay, Rashan, Amit Patel

Doug, Melissa & Logan Pence                                      Ervin & Francis Propps

Richard Rainey                                                             Mayor Robert Routson & Family

David & Melody Schofield                                           Patti & Dan Shull

E. Gregory Smith                                                          Dr & Mrs Steve & Janna Williams

Linda, Jennifer & Lindsay Bellaw                                  Steve & Kara Cahill

Joe & Jenny DeBord                                                    Tony Eckert

David, Susan, Katie, Joe & Sam Farrish                       Sharon A Follmer

Jeff, Sherry, Krystal & Jacob Gaston                            Sue & Jeff Goodpaster

Tim, Mary, Mark & Brian Griffin                                  Mike Grimes

Jim & Travis Hacker                                                     Lester & Thelma Hacker

Jeff, Cindy & Christopher Hammond                            Terri  Hammond

William Heflin                                                               John, Ann, Casey & Maggie Hinkle

Norb, Tammy & Daniel Lewis                                      Mike, Jody, Hanna and Sadie Long

Glen & Jane Majors                                                     Tom, Amy, Jason & Kayla Mulvihill

Jamie, Paula, Olivia & Hilary Pierce                              Nick, Alex, Jake, Trish & Russ Ruckman

Rocky, Kim & Kristi Sebastian                                     Opal Singer

Chris, Sandy, Ramey & Regan Snyder                          Don & Jeanette Sprague

Harvey & Gwen Weinstein                                           Denny, Anita, Nick & Rachel Williams

Dave Bauer                                                                  Ed & Marge MacDonald

Dave & Kathy Malott                                                   Angela Peterson, Jamey, Sydney & Logan King

Mike, Jenny, Nick & Samantha Streibick                      Stu, Diane & Adam Wilson

Jeff & Tina Abner                                                         Laura, Jason, Payton & Breanna Kraus

Ken Meibers                                                                Michael Oster Jr

John & Joyce Ratliff                                                      Tim Ross

Joe Ward

Football (7-1):

·        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 (6-2) 10.5.

·        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 2-2The 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 Cain

Volleyball (11-12):

·        Defeated Franklin 3-0 in Sectionals.  Samantha Streibick finished with a team-high 10 kills; Ashley Cooper finished with nine.

Pulse Journal Athlete of the Week:  Carley Williams

Claim to fame: “I scored the only goal against Badin our freshman year.”

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 team.”

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 person.”

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 soccer: “Injuries.”

In 10 years I’ll ... “Starting a family and working as a physician’s assistant.”

Pulse Journal 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 does.”

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 hard.”

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 soccer: “Getting scored on.”

In 10 years I’ll ... “Hopefully married and pursuing my career.”

Pulse-Journal Quotes:

·        Sarah 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.”

·        Zac 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.”

Alumni News:

  • 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 league play.
  • 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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