Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted August 15, 2019 at 7:26 am

Golf season underway, fall sports preview in the works

Our CCHS Golf Dawgs and Lady Golf Dawgs are already in action, and have been for a couple of weeks now, with a few invitational tournaments behind them and even a match or two.

Weather permitting, and as I write this on Tuesday morning, it’s beginning to look a little iffy for today, we are hoping to catch the team in a match in the next few days and grab some photos.

As I’ve mentioned before in this space, the fall sports collection is the hardest to get started covering, all around, including putting together our annual Fall Big Blue Preview.

The reason is the extreme staggered start for the games/matches between the sports.

Golf starts before school is actually underway and Cross Country is still several week away. Football, soccer and volleyball all fall in between.

Still, I assure you we are working hard on getting this fall’s Big Blue Preview out and in your hands.

It’s coming, shortly

Disappointing news from the soccer program

Word came last week from CCHS Athletic Director that we weren’t really surprised about, but at the same time, was very disappointing.

In a letter that followed an email, Nick Irwin told me that the boys’ soccer program at CCHS has been suspended for the rest of the year – just a week after the season had begun.

“It is with much regret and a heavy heart that I inform you that Clinton County High School will not be able to meet the minimum requirements to field a boys’ soccer program for the 2019-20 season,” Irwin said in the letter.

The numbers just weren’t there to allow the program to continue and be able to compete.

The decision to table the program came after a push to get kids involved and on the team, but did not produce enough results to keep it alive.

Like Irwin mentioned in that letter, I would also like to commend Coach Matt Smith and his wife, Stacy, for their efforts and hard work the past couple of years in trying to get this program to a level that would allow it to stay on the athletic offering lineup at CCHS.

Irwin says the decision will be revisited at the end of the school year.

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