All Big Bend teams were released this past week in various issues of the Tallahassee Democrat and several local athletes were named First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention.
Munroe’s Myles Edwards was selected 1st Team All Big Bend. The catcher will play baseball next year at Wallace Community College with former Munroe leftfielder Alex Gay.
Bradley Klees and Stephen Miller were both named 2nd team. Klees is a junior utility player. Miller was a senior first baseman.
Casey Mathers, who had a fine season for Munroe, was in a pool with many excellent pitchers, was relegated to Honorable Mention. Mathers, a junior, should be one of the area’s best next season.
Jaleel Reynolds was also named Honorable Mention. Reynolds played baseball for the East Gadsden Jaguars.
Sophomore Jeri Sloan, Munroe’s top pitcher, was selected First Team All Big Bend. The right hander went 14-9 and struck out 111 this past season.
Freshman shortstop Hannah Wilde was selected 2nd Team. The Lady Cats’ three-sport athlete was also their backup pitcher.
Identified as Honorable Mention were: Jerrica Finch (East Gadsden), Tachina Price (East Gadsden), Mary Pat Thomas (Munroe), Maddey Pappadakis (Munroe).
Munroe’s #1 singles and doubles tennis player, Olivia Fletcher, was given Honorable Mention honors for tennis.
He wasn’t the math teacher and this wasn’t Brain Brawl but the coach knew the numbers didn’t add up correctly. And it was the honesty of this Massachusetts high school's track and field coach that cost his team their state championship.
North Attleborough High was declared the Division 2 winners on Sunday, but when coach Derek Herber went through the results Monday, he found his team had been awarded eight points instead of two points for a second-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles. Herber told his athletic director, who informed the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association and Central Catholic officials. Minus the six points, the team finished third, but Athletic director Kurt Kummer declared the community was more proud of the team than after they were state champions.
GOOD ADVICE, GUYS:
All-Star teams are practicing in preparation for tournaments and travel teams are hitting the road in search of their next trophy. Here are seven signs that your kids’ sports have taken over your life and your budget from an article by money guru Dave Ramsey that can be found on his website (daveramsey.com)
1. The sales guy at Sports World knows your name
2. You haven’t seen your spouse all weekend
3. Your diet consists of meat, potatoes, and grease
4. Traveling nonstop on travel teams
5. Skipping church or family events to attend games
6. Stealing from your necessities to afford it
7. You’re more excited than they are
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“Kids are resilient, so no matter if you have to cut an activity or skimp on sports equipment, they’ll survive. Base hits are great, but so are family bike rides in the park. Those are the priceless moments you’ll want to relive.” –Dave Ramsey