Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted July 24, 2019 at 8:37 am

Start of school year is just around the corner

The start of the 2019-20 school year is just around the corner, with the first day of school Thursday, August 8, and already we have some local sports related news – some good, some not so much.

Boys’ soccer program is in jeopardy

A note from Clinton County High School Athletic Director Nick Irwin this week has put the community on alert that if we don’t get a number boost in terms of players for the boys’ soccer program, likely the program will be canceled.

A separate article details the needs and practice times for the boys’ team, but the bottom line, according to Nick, we can’t play and compete if we don’t have enough players to fill the field positions.

Get the word out – if you want to see the program continue. If you know of boys in grades 8-12 who are the least bit interested in what should be one of our fastest growing programs, take notice, call Irwin or Coach Matthew Smith, and let’s do what we can to keep this opportunity alive for our kids.

Lady Dawgs Basketball Camp returns

Newly hired head Lady Bulldog Basketball Coach Ansley Stalcup Nelson is hosting a one-day basketball skills camp for the young players (grades K-8) who want to hone their roundball skills.

Again, a separate article and a registration form is included in this week’s SPORTS.

The one day camp on Saturday, August 17, will be a fantastic chance for our younger roundballers who aspire to one day wear the Clinton County blue and white uniform, to work with and hang out with our current coaching staff as well as many of the varsity and junior varsity players who will be on the hardwood for the Lady Dawgs this season.

Our feeder programs, on any level, are the most important thing we can support to keep our varsity programs at a winning level in the future.

In the meantime – let’s take it outside for a few months!