BOBCAT BASEBALL STILL UNDEFEATED:
The Munroe baseball team picked up two impressive wins over higher classification schools with strong baseball traditions on back-to-back nights last week.
On Monday night the Bobcats rallied in the 6th inning, scoring eight runs, to defeat Florida High 11-6. Junior Casey Mathers got the win, striking out five, walking two and gaving up eight hits. The Munroe offense got nine hits with seniors Stephen Miller and Myles Edwards and junior Nolan Haire each getting two.
The next night the team had a four-run second inning and hung on to defeat Wakulla High School 5-3. Junior Nolan Haire got the win on the mound. The team also picked up an embarrassing 32-0 win over a very young, inexperienced FAMU baseball team. The win was an important district win, nonetheless, and extended the Bobcats’ undefeated record to 7-0 on the season.
HOPEFULLY NOT BORED ON THE BOARD!
This past week I was notified by way of the FHSAA that I was selected as a member of the Board of Directors for the FHSAA. It’s a pretty big honor considering it is the executive authority of the Association. The FHSAA Board of Directors meets five times annually to hear appeals of decisions rendered by the Sectional Appeals Committees and Executive Director, and to conduct the general business of the Association.
This Board is composed of 16 individuals. They are four elected public school representatives, four elected private school representatives, two elected district school superintendents, two elected district school board members, three representatives appointed by the Commissioner of Education, and the Commissioner of Education.
I look forward to the challenge!
ONE AND DONE MAY BE OUTDONE:
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has support for his considerations of doing away with the “one and done” rule that allows college basketball stars to leave the college ranks after only one season to pursue an NBA career. Former Celtic star and current coach of the Houston Rockets, Kevin McHale, stated his support of Silver.
“The NBA is a man’s league, and I think a lot of these young guys come in early and their careers would prosper if they stayed (in college). I’d like to see us do the three years out of high school, or 21, like football. I just think it would help the colleges. I think it would help the kids.
And I know they don’t think so, because they want to say, ‘Hey, I’ve got to get in the market. I’ve got to make all my money and all that stuff.’ But you don’t make money if you have a three-year career, if you come in at 18, 19 and you’re not ready.”
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"One coach will impact more young people in a year than the average person does in a lifetime." –Billy Graham