SOME SERIOUS COMPETITION:
The Munroe baseball team is undefeated at 11-0 on the season and has defeated some pretty good programs along the way – Wakulla, Florida High, and Brookwood to name a few.
This week they will face three teams they have never faced before, and one that has a national ranking. On Tuesday the team travelled during spring break to Jacksonville to participate in the PTOWN Classic. The tournament is hosted by Providence School with games played at Bolles and Providence.
On Tuesday, the Bobcats faced Goodpasture Christian from Tennessee. The name may sound bucolic but the team is anything but that. They have eight state championships, including the 2012 title, finishing the season with 39 wins and only three losses! On Wednesday Munroe faced Christ Church Academy (formerly Mandarin Christian – name changed courtesy of $145,000 fine levied by the FHSAA in December of 2010 for football violations – and on Thursday they played their third and final game against Palatka, a 5A school.
GRICE’S COLLEGE SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE:
The Rattlers lost to Savannah State by 14 and former East Gadsden basketball star Jasmine Grice was “held to only” 14 points in her last game as a Rattler on Friday in the semifinals of the MEAC tournament. Many players dream of scoring 14 points and the fact that Grice was “held” to only 14 points” belies her scoring prowess at the college level. Grice was the leading scorer in the MEAC conference, averaging 25.2 ppg, and was named the MEAC Player of the Year. The graduate student is also the 7th leading scorer in the nation in women’s NCAA basketball!
Here’s hoping Grice will continue to play at the women’s professional level!
MUNROE HIRES NEW VOLLEYBALL COACH:
Rich Tenney led the Munroe volleyball team for three seasons but felt it was time to turn the program over to his assistant of three years, Spenser Morris, a Munroe alumnus and a four-year starter and standout on the Lady Cats volleyball team; played two seasons of club volleyball as well. In addition to assisting with the varsity, Coach Morris coached the middle school and junior varsity volleyball teams at Munroe.
Morris said about the new job, “I could not be any more excited than I am right now. The girls and I plan to get to work on winning a district title as soon as we can get the gym!”
COACHING THE COACHES:
Speaking of coaches, the National Federation of High Schools’ (NFHS) Coaches Education Program is shaking things up a bit. The publication will go from a quarterly magazine to a monthly magazine. Also changing will be the titles of the courses that are taken. Another exciting change that will happen in the new system is that certification will be automatic once a user has completed all the necessary courses. There will be no application process or fee charged. Along with this, the Certified Interscholastic Coach (CIC) level will be launched with the new Learning Management Systems. Highly recommended program for all coaches!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five.” –John Updike