Lisa Sheldon, Guest Writer
Practice for high school fall sports is in full
swing, and now it is time for middle school to get geared up.
On Monday, Aug. 8, middle school football players
will take the field for their first evening of practice, under the
direction of head coach Rex Yoak once again. He lost a tight knit group
of eighth grade players last season, but is excited to see the new
talent from the sixth grade class. These are the young athletes that
soon will be stepping up to lead the high school team.
The following Monday, head middle school volleyball
coach Angie Hersman will return to take the court with her girls. She
lost some good players last year, who will hopefully benefit the high
school team. She has several returning players ready to represent CMS,
along with incoming sixth graders.
Head middle school cheerleading coach Lynn Lane returns. She lost only two girls
and is hoping for a powerful squad of motivated and high-spirited
athletes to lead the fans.
Some of the middle school runners will join the
high school cross country team and head coach Melinda Fitzwater.
County offers numerous
opportunities, not only for students to participate in a variety of
extracurricular activities, but also for community and family members to
enjoy the spectacle of sports and sportsmanship, which our athletes are
continually complimented on as we travel around the state.
We cannot forget that sports do not begin in middle
school. If you have the chance, come out and see the youth league
football and cheerleaders. They are a joy to watch.
“There’s nothing to do in Calhoun County.”
I don’t think so.