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  1. Our team is traveling from Cincy during our spring break and looking for some teams in the Middle TN Area that might be interested in playing us. Please email me if you are interested. (Last Week of March 2018) Christy Gregory , Milford HS [email protected]
  2. Does anyone have any details about the KY TN all stars this week, time, who is playing, expectations?
  3. Does anyone know the specifics about the upcoming KY-TN All-Star game? Who is playing for TN and when is it? Any Predictions?
  4. Sammie Jo Ivy - Chester Co - Trevecca Kaitlin Crumpler - Smyrna - Trevecca
  5. sbcoach

    TSSAA question

    There can be no Fall HS game as it relates to high school players. There is no fall season or time the players/coaches can play together. There is only conditioning which is done during the designated time period. There are all-star games played after a players senior season is over.
  6. What a great job the team of Riverside did this week. They beat all odds, beating Grace & Cornersville when no one gave them a chance. Quite a job, enjoyed watching the underdogs pull it off and see the whole town come out in support. Great Job! The community should be able to celebrate a little now....and PROUD!
  7. sbcoach

    Dead period

    All facilities are supposed to be closed to give the athlete the chance to get away from doing anything. They do not want them to feel pressured by saying the gyms, etc. are open if want to stop by. Let them be free, if only for a moment.
  8. Please remember Lauren Keele & her family in your prayers on the death of her mom. Her mom, Lesleigh Bankes was also her travel ball coach (Thunderbolts), died suddenly last night in her sleep. LesLeigh played high school ball for Coach Del Rio at Antioch High School. Lauren is a senior this year at Dickson County High School and has signed a softball scholarship to MTSU. LesLeigh will be missed and I know they were all excited to watch Lauren play her senior year of high school at DCHS.
  9. did games start on time this morning? Any results?
  10. I've seen them play a couple of times. MJ is just young, they graduated so many players the last couple of years. The coach is still good, she was pretty good last year with all those good players, she is still good, just has a bunch of young players that will keep getting better.
  12. Middle Tennessee has had some great players recently, who are the top players to watch this year? Did any players sign early?
  13. UT Lady Vol Softball Clinic to be held at Page High Softball field in Franklin. The clinic will be Saturday, October 25th beginning at 11am. All girls interested in softball are welcome to attend, no age requirement. Former lady Vols who will likely attend include Megan Rhodes, Shannon Doepking, Tonya Callahan, and Kenora Posey or India Chiles. Come learn from some of the best! Cost is $50 per athlete who pre-registers. Registering the day of the clinic will be $55. Direct any questions to [email protected] Tracy Tyree, Coach Page High School
  14. The paper said Ky won 2 of 3 games, any details?
  15. KID CAN DO IT ALL ON ONE LEG Baseball, football, soccer -- nothing slows him down By Mike Fields [email protected] Astros coach Dan Wyse said Adam is "a good kid, a good catcher, and what he brings attitude-wise, he??s an inspiration to everybody." Adam Bender plays ball Adam Bender slips a chest protector over his Astros jersey, buckles a shinguard to his right leg, positions a mask atop his head, grabs his catcher's mitt and hops out of the dugout. Adam has his game face on. Or at least what passes as a game face for an 8-year-old. His eyes are serious. His freckled nose is crinkled with determination. It is a cool, breezy Saturday morning at Veterans Park, which is already buzzing with activity. Baseball games are being played on three diamonds within a pop-up of each other. Parents are clustered in and around the stands, chatting and cheering. Players of all ages, wearing uniforms or team T-shirts, swarm the place. Hardly anybody gives a second glance to the catcher in the Southeastern rookie league deftly playing on one leg. Adam Bender is just another kid playing ball, which is exactly how his parents, Michelle and Chris, want it. "I was a little hesitant when we first brought him up here for baseball," Michelle said. "I thought his spirit might be crushed if he got out every time. Then I thought, who am I to micromanage his feelings? He's going to have to learn how to deal with this stuff. "The more I shelter him, the more he'll think, 'I'm fragile.' I don't think I'll ever tell him he can't do something." Adam is amazing to watch. He takes his position behind the plate, resting on his right knee. When a runner rounds third looking to score, Adam jumps up and holds his ground. He suffered a mild concussion on one collision and missed a practice or two. But he recovered and was ready for action in the next game. At one point this season he led the rookie league in put-outs at home. At bat, his athletic skill and balance allow him to take a full swing, and he usually makes contact. He hops to first base as quickly as he can. If he's safe, he uses crutches to run the bases. When he gets thrown out, he hops dejectedly back to the dugout. He's a competitor, and not just in baseball. Adam, who lost his left leg to cancer when he was 1, has played soccer for a couple of years. He uses crutches, and is a whirlwind on the field in Centenary United Methodist's "I Am Third" league. He played YMCA flag football last fall for Bruce Rector, who has coached against Adam's baseball team. At first, Rector wasn't sure if Adam could play football. "Then I slept on it. Having seen him play baseball, I knew he'd find a way to make it work," Rector said. "Sure enough, we put him at quarterback (using no crutches) and used a shotgun snap. He threw a lot of touchdown passes." Adam lobbied to line up at receiver at least once so he could have a chance to score. On a conversion play, Adam hopped 5 yards down the field and made a diving catch in the end zone despite being double-covered. "That's what I mean when I say if you turn him loose, he'll find a way," Rector said. Adam shyly deflects question about himself. He admits that he "loves baseball" and "loves catching," but he doesn't think he's doing anything out of the ordinary. Astros coach Dan Wyse said he went out of his way to get Adam on his team "because he's a good kid, a good catcher, and what he brings attitude-wise, he's an inspiration to everybody." Michelle Bender appreciates the effect her son has on people young and old. "Adam has helped other kids see that a person with a disability can be fun to hang out with, and play with, and they can still be a part of a community or part of a team. It's developed the kids' compassion. "And if he can inspire even one family to allow their kid to try something they normally might not try, that's great." Adam tried using a prosthesis but didn't like it because he felt it slowed him down. He is adamant about not using a wheelchair. "He wants to play ball like everybody else," Michelle said. "He's always had that 'nobody's going to stop me' attitude." Chris Bender thinks his son's "attitude and energy" channel naturally into sports. "He pops out of bed at 60 miles an hour and doesn't quit until he collapses at the end of the day. He's always wanted to do everything." Doing everything that his older brother Steven and younger sister Morgan do is what pleases Adam's dad the most. "The best thing about it is the normalcy," Chris said. "There will come a day when Adam will no longer be able to keep up. But he's had some measure of childhood where he's just like everybody else. "He doesn't have to sit and watch his brother and sister play. He's out there playing with them." And teaching a life lesson to everybody who's watching. Rector does motivational speaking and leadership training, and he regularly relates Adam's inspirational story to adults. "The lesson he teaches is that you need to let talented people with great heart get out there and do their thing," Rector said. "There's no such thing as an insurmountable obstacle for Adam. He's a winner."See video of Adam hitting and playing catcher in a baseball game. SEE VIDEO - GREAT STORY http://www.heraldleaderphoto.com/2008/05/31/adam-bender/
  16. sbcoach


    FYI: Out of TSSAA handbook- TSSAA SPORTS CALENDAR DEFINITIONS Practice ??“ Coach and player(s) together with instruction, teaching, coaching, etc. Open Facilities ??“ Schools may use their facilities for students in their building prior to or at the conclusion of the school day. Coaches may serve in a supervisory capacity only. There is no instruction, no teaching, no coaching, etc. Coaches may not participate or play in any manner. It is a free play type atmosphere. Weight Training / Conditioning ??“ Must be a generic type program that would be beneficial to all students and not sport specific. Exception: In baseball and girls softball, players may throw to condition arms. Dead Period ??“ No coaching, observing, or contact between coach and players in sport involved. There is no practice, no open facilities, and no weight training / conditioning.
  17. Troy, Have you been able to check your email from Page? Education keeps getting in the way-
  18. Effective 9 pm, Friday Evening- Because of Drying conditions which worsen this afternoon, Williamson County Parks & Recreation have CANCELLED ALL GAMES FOR FLY PARK ON SATURDAY. Sorry for any inconvience- Hope you get the word out.
  19. It's because tooooo many people abuse the rules. That's why they have to have rules. It doesn't matter if it's private or public, rules are there for a reason. If a dad gets transfered from one end of the state or area to another, they are not penalized, the athlete can still play. Why would anyone NOT want this rule. It's been in place for YEARS and now it's a problem?
  20. Playday at Fly Park, February 23rd 4 game guarantee, weather permitting Check for schedule posted below-
  21. We now welcome OVERTON HIGH and East Hickman /thumb[1].gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumb:" border="0" alt="thumb[1].gif" />
  22. We now welcome SYCAMORE to our PLAYDAY AT FLY PARK- Looking for 4 more teams- For more information, email: Page High School Softball [email protected]
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