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1 pointUpdate on webcast time, will start at 3 pm, can be seen at http://watchthegamelive.com/
1 pointGreat win over Kolton, any idea how bad it was? Jones should be 3rd at best in the rankings. Austin should win it and Brooks is prob second and after that Jones prob slides in after.
1 pointJust so I understand. A kid can stay in middle school as long as he wants?
1 pointYou can have as many repeat MS or EL years as you want. Their is an 8 semester rule that you have to complete consecutively once you start HS nationwide. Every state has different rules as to how old you can be to compete in athletics. In TN, the rule is you can’t turn 19 before Aug 1st of your senior year. TN also has a rule that if you repeat 7th or 8th grade that you are not allowed to compete in MS or HS sports. Close to 1/5th of all HS kids in TN, will turn 19 in HS or before they enter college and the vast majority of those kids are not being held back for athletic reasons. There is significant research showing that some children especially boys mature socially and acedmically later than other kids so elementary schools, doctors, and therapists are starting to encourage the late bloomers to start school later or to repeat a grade early on. Now the majority of kids in TN that repeat in 8th grade are doing it mainly for athletic reasons but I would argue that repeating 8th grade is in most cases the best thing for most of those kids both academically and socially. The homeschooling program that most of the wrestling kids take when they repeat 8th grade is a very crueling program with heavy emphasis on developing the skills needed to prepare them for Act/sat and to excel in HS Academically. Basically, these kids are spending an entire year taking an extremely intensive Act/Sat prep course which the company that offers this program makes the claim that it will increase ACT scores 3-5 points which is massive. They also claim that they have a large percentage of kid that are using their program as they repeat 8th grade soley for acedmic reasons and not for athletics. Bottomline is that what is best for each kid is different.
1 pointHow many 8th grade years does one get?
1 point4 wrestlers for Baylor out sick, Bates, Horst, Bond and Dendy. Been a rough month for Baylor but will be fun when everyone can get healthy.
1 pointIt's back up! It's not updated yet, but it's up.
1 pointI agree with everything you said. Should've, Could've, Would've won over Coffee Co. which had a 15-0 in state record. (IF) the uninspired, unmotivated knew how to finish a game off.
1 pointSo, I was home for the holidays. Some family wanted to go watch Warren Co play, I wasn’t one of them but for the sake of family time, I attended. Warren Co vs Coffee Co last night. Lady Pioneers: the Rains girl can score at will. As long as any D is applied to the LP 3 pt shooter, she’s a non factor. Wide open, maybe. Point guard is efficient. The D1 BIG? Mama said if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything. I saw one good hook and a lot of no help defense. Meaning, she was no help on defense. I dont see what the hubbub is - looks to be coddled if I had to say. Of course, it starts with the Coach. They play uninspired because the coach is uninspiring. Unmotivated because the coach is unmotivated. 45 seconds on clock, down by 7 and no fouls - let them run clock out. They team looked hopeful at the start but played without enthusiasm like, we hope our plan works tonight? Same plan she’s had since she started coaching with much the same result. That program needs a shot of adrenaline or they’ll risk not winning another game this season based on what I saw.
1 pointWondered where u been Rebelman! Mckenzie has been playing pretty well without Bennet haven't they? Should be nothing but a positive going fward. Good luck tonight