Sports Physicals for the 2017-2018 school year will be offered on Monday, April 24 from 6:00-8:30 pm in the Edgewood High School Main Gym for all incoming junior high and high school athletes. The cost is $20.00 cash or check payable to Edgewood High School.
IHSAA Rule 3-10 requires that “Between April 1 and student’s first Practice in preparation for interschool athletic participation, the student shall have a physical examination by, or shall provide certification from, a physician holding an unlimited license to practice medicine, a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant, who shall clear the student for athletic participation using the current IHSAA Pre‐Participation Evaluation Form.”
The physical packet also includes consent and information forms that must be signed by a parent and the athlete before the student can participate in any practices or games. Please be sure all forms have been signed. The packet can be downloaded and printed in advance here. If you have any questions, please contact the high school athletic office at 812-876-4099.
Annual athletic pre-participation physical examinations are being offered again this year
by Premier Healthcare for all student-athletes attending MCCSC High Schools in the upcoming academic year (2017-2018). The physical examinations are scheduled for:
Wednesday April 12, 2017 6:00–8:00 p.m.in the Bloomington High School North Gymnasium.
Premier Healthcare will again offer screening echocardiograms in conjunction with the
athletic pre-participation physical examinations. All incoming freshman student-athletes,
transfer student-athletes and those who have not previously received a screening
echocardiogram are eligible to participate. Only one screening echocardiogram is
necessary during all four years of high school athletic participation.
The screening echocardiograms will be available on:
Thursday April 20th, 4:00-6:00pm
Tuesday April 25th, 4:00-6:00pm
Thursday April 27th, 4:00-6:00pm
Premier Healthcare Cardiovascular Testing
550 South Landmark Avenue
In order to take advantage of this complimentary service, student-athletes need to visit on one of the three dates listed above. The screening echocardiogram will take
approximately five minutes and no appointment is necessary. A parent or legal
guardian must complete and sign a Sports Screening Echo Voucher.
Baseball season opened this past weekend for Monroe County's High School Baseball teams. The area sports some quality teams with good talent. Let's take a quick look at each squad.
Head Coach: Phil Kluesner
Top Returnees: Alex Franklin - Junior, Tyler Van Pelt - Senior, Kyle Root- Senior
Other Names to Watch: Bryce Looze- Senior, Tommy Richardson – Senior, Trent Richardson – Sophomore
Coach Kluesner has a solid pitching staff anchored by Franklin and Root and a solid offense, with Van Pelt and Looze both able to hit for average and for power.
This squad should be able to stay at the upper portion of Conference Indiana and get into the championship round of sectionals, if not beyond.
Outlook: (20-14) Sectional Finalists
Head Coach: Bob Jones
Top Returnees: Tanner Kolbe - Senior, Connor Morton - Senior, Phillip Terrell - Junior
Other Names to Watch: Josh Chasteen - Junior, Gavin Robinson – Senior, Josh Parrish - Senior
Coach loads has loads of experience with six seniors who will can all flat out play. Five of his seniors regularly hit the ball with authority and can all pitch when called upon.
Kolbe is a high average hitter, who can hit the ball out of the park, as well as pitch. Morton and Robinson are solid pitchers. The Mustangs make for a tough lineup for any team.
Expect a solid season, and if it all comes together, a sectional crown is an almost certainty. Expect them to play for a regional title, as well
Outlook: (22-11) Sectional Champions; Regional Finalists
Head Coach: Richard Hurt
Top Returnees: Grant Druckemiller - Senior, Riley Crean - Senior, Will Klein - Senior
Other Names to Watch: AJ WIllis - Senior, Jordan McCoy – Junior, Dylan Steele – Sophomore
Another team that is loaded with talent, especially on the mound. The Cougars’ lineup is also solid.
Crean, Steele and McCoy are all formidable, and Klein is also a talented pitcher.
Druckemiller and Willis make for two deadly bats in the lineup with plenty of supporting cast around them.
Hard to see this team not contending for a sectional crown and getting into the regional round.
Outlook: (20-13) Sectional Champions; regional participants
It's Opening Day for Monroe County's High School Softball teams. The area sports some quality teams with good talent. Let's take a quick look at each squad.
Head Coach: Mick Hammett
Top Returnees: Serenah Morris - Senior, Payton Acuff - Senior, Karlee Bland - Senior
Other Names to Watch: Taylor Acuff - Junior, Jenna LaRoche – Junior
Coach Hammett has loads of experience with five seniors who will contribute, as well as a few juniors who can hit the ball hard and far.
Bland is a solid pitcher and with the lineup of Morris and the Acuffs, the Mustangs should be hard to beat from day one.
Expect a solid season, and if it all comes together, a sectional crown is a strong possibility.
Outlook: (20-11) Sectional Champions; Regional Participants
Head Coach: Meg Montgomery
Top Returnees: Addie Benham - Senior, Olivia Hurley - Junior, Lexi Egan - Junior
Other Names to Watch: Cindy Chambers - Senior, Mara Goodwin – Sophomore, Lizzie Halstead – Sophomore
Coach Montgomery’s team is still a little inexperienced, but her squad should be competitive with the offensive/pitching combo that Benham offers, as well as some solid bats in Hurley, Goodwin, and Halstead.
As the underclass-part of the lineup improves, South should give a few teams fits and be in the mix for a sectional title.
Outlook: (16-15) Sectional Semi-Finalists
Head Coach: Emily Crohn
Top Returnees: Kenzey Ridge - Junior, Emily Liford - Senior, Alaina Davis - Senior
Other Names to Watch: Ashton Matherly - Senior, Bryn Nolting – Senior, Lauren Buergler – Junior
This team is loaded with the area’s top pitcher (Ridge) and a lineup that can hit, hit, hit.
Not a lot of weak spots on this team, when you also add in junior Kaycee Wisley, and sophomores Kathryn Dunigan and Emma Alexander.
With all its firepower and the top pitcher, North should contend for at least a regional title by season’s end.
Outlook: (23-9) Sectional Champions; Regional Finalists
Athletes and coaches from Conference Indiana schools have been recognized with the 2016-17 winter all-conference honors. There were numerous Bloomington High School North and Bloomington High South athletes and coaches named.
BOYS’ SWIMMING & DIVING:
100 Yard Freestyle - Max Grogg (Bloomington High School South)
200 Yard Freestyle – Max Grogg (Bloomington High School South)
200 Individual Medley - Seth Glasscock (Bloomington High School South)
100 Yard Breaststroke – Matthew Jerden (Bloomington High School South)
100 Yard Backstroke – Seth Glasscock (Bloomington High School South)
100 Yard Butterfly – Matthew Jerden (Bloomington High School South)
200-Yard Medley Relay - Bloomington South (Glasscock, Jerden, Wesley Webb, Michael Hull)
400-Yard Freestyle Relay - Bloomington South (Lucas Lobring, Grogg, Glasscock, Jerden)
Coaches of the Year: Phil Cole/Kandis Looze (Bloomington High School South)
GIRLS’ SWIMMING & DIVING:
50 Yard Freestyle – Grace Haskett (Bloomington High School South)
200 Yard Freestyle – Mackenzie Looze (Bloomington High School South)
100 Yard Breaststroke – Mackenzie Looze (Bloomington High School South)
100 Yard Backstroke - Grace Haskett (Bloomington High School South)
200 Yard IM – Emma Mohn (Bloomington High School North)
1M Diving – Alicia DeMars (Bloomington High School North)
200 Medley Relay – Bloomington High School South (Emily Massengale, Anne Levy, Phoebe Rensink, Hannah Kunzman)
200 Yard Freestyle Relay – Bloomington High School South (Haskett, Celina German, Hannah Kunzman, Looze)
400 Yard Freestyle Relay – Bloomington High School South (Celina German, Haskett, Phoebe Rensink, Looze)
Coaches of the Year: Phil Cole/Kandis Looze (Bloomington High School South)
126lbs – Noah Hunt (Bloomington High School South)
Musa Jallow (Bloomington High School North)
Josh Hall (Bloomington High School South)
Chance Coyle (Bloomington High School South)
Sean Rudder (Bloomington High School North)
Liam Wilkerson (Bloomington High School North)
Phillip King (Bloomington High School South)
Anthony Leal (Bloomington High School South)
Coach of the Year: JR Holmes (Bloomington High School South)
Addisyn Blackwell (Bloomington High School South)
Lauren Leal (Bloomington High School South)
Katie Carver (Bloomington High School North)
Nina Castro-Sauer (Bloomington High School North)
Megan Johnson (Bloomington High School South)
Ashlyn DeMoss (Bloomington High School South)
Catherine McGibbon (Bloomington High School South)
Coach of the Year: Leisa Jones (Bloomington High School South)
Click here to see the entire All-Indiana Conference Roster.
The Western Indiana Conference announced its Winter sports All-Conference teams and numerous Edgewood athletes were recognized earlier this past week.
106lbs - Noah Gardner
113 - Jay Orman
132 - Carson Deckard
152 - Denver Aydelott
To see the complete list of student athletes who were named, click here.
A handful of Bloomington North and Bloomington South athletes finished with 1st place honors at Wednesday night's BHSS Indoor Track & Field Invitational at IU's Gladstein Fieldhouse.
North's Alexa Gebhardt took first place in the 1600m (5:31.47).
Abbey Armstrong finished 1st in the 3200m run (11:52.71), Elaina Walls got 1st place in the shot put (33-2) and the distance medley relay team (Mya Hagerty, Paige Chitwood, Grace Saccone, Grace Williams) won in a time of 12:48.92.
Bloomington South had one first-place finish, with their 4x200 relay team (Addie Kao, Senna Hendricks, Megan Johnson, Jordan Monson) taking top honors in a time of 1:50.44.
On the Boys' side, North's 4x400 relay team (Kobe Sterner, Jacob Fowler, Matt Ambrosio, Isaiah Knight) took 1st in a time of 3:36.54.
South's Jack Gillard (1600m - 4:40.86), Kaleb Budde (60m hurdles - 8.38), Jacob Coryea (pole vault – 14-0), Sam Monson (high jump - 6-2) and Jonathan Dodrill (shot put - 50-09) were all 1st place finishers, as was their distance medley relay team (Wil Zinkan, Budde, Tanner Gilpin, Ian Shaw), finishing in a time of 10:47.06.
To see full results of Wednesday's meet, click here.
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The Bloomington North Boys’ Bowling team enters today’s State Finals playing at a high level and coming off the high of watching one of their own, Aaron Goad, sign his letter of intent to bowl at the collegiate level at Marian University in Indianapolis. So, even though this is North’s first-ever appearance in the state finals, the Cougars should not be intimidated.
According to Head Coach Dale Pauley, he doesn’t feel his squad is feeling too much pressure. “I think they are excited by the opportunity. This was one of the goals we set for ourselves at the start of the season. We are relaxed and ready to compete and see what happens.”
“We had five different bowlers lead us in scoring this year, so the pressure is lessened, and they count on each other to make quality shots. In turn, it makes it easier to make a good shot when it’s your turn.”
Pauley thinks that the Cougars have a really good chance at today’s event, stressing that his team doesn’t have ‘to be perfect to win’. He added, “If they have a solid day, make their spares and just see how it plays out, you never know.”
Today's finals gets underway this afternoon and results can be see here.
High school gymnastics competition gets underway this week here in Monroe County. Today we will take a brief look at the two teams’ upcoming seasons.
Head Coach: Leisa Jones
Top Returnees: Kelsey Schermer - Senior, Emma Dilavore – Senior, Kaylee Eurton - Senior
Other Names to Watch: Ashlyn DeMoss – Junior, Abbey Kawanishi – Junior, Catherine McGibbon – Senior
The Panthers had five seniors last year. Along with Ashley Stewart, there was Sam Stroud, Melanie Breeden, Olivia Wright and Meg Oyler. The first four competed at sectionals. Meg was injured at the North Invitational earlier in February and unable to perform at sectionals.
This year the Panthers have four seniors. Kelsey Schermer and Emma DiLavore are back, along with Kaylee Eurton. And Catherine McGibbon is a fourth senior, coming back after sitting out her junior year.
Coach Jones expects all of them to play an important role on the team this year. Schermer, Dilavore and McGibbon will be competing all-around. Eurton will be concentrating on vault and floor.
Two newcomers are juniors Ashlyn DeMoss and Abbey Kawanishi. Both have competed solely in Club competition with Bloomington United Gymnastics, previously.
Jones says, “Any one of these athletes could have a break out season. They've all been working hard this summer and fall at their clubs to prepare. If we can get healthy and stay healthy, one of our strengths will actually be our depth. There should be healthy competition within the team for lineup spots at the invitationals, conference and state tourney series. We should have many routines starting at 10.0 values on each event. We may not be showing all the difficulty early in the season, but hope to have the upgrades in by the Columbus North meet and the South Invitational at the end of January.“
She added, “All six of the athletes on this year's gymnastics team at South are very talented. It will be a very interesting year and they have some lofty goals.”
Head Coach: Andrea Smith
Top Returnees: Brittany Laffoon - Junior, Maddie Knapp - Sophomore, Brooklyn Summers - Sophomore
Other Names to Watch: Lacee Freeman - Freshman, Jasmine Erlien – Sophmore, Sarah Bickford – Freshman
Coach Smith has a young team, so there will be a fair amount of ‘learning on the job’ as the squad gets in to its season. Laffoon and Knapp are both strong all-arounders who will play off of each other’s strengths.
Smith indicated that Laffoon has been working on new skills with her club team, BUGS, while also keeping her old skills in good form so she can receive higher execution marks. In addition, Knapp and Summers’ experience will be invaluable this season because Smith has four new girls who have either never competed high school gymnastics, or gymnastics in general.
Smith says’ “Our difficulty level will need to improve for the post-season. We tend to compete generally clean routines, but or difficulty level is not where it needs to be for post-season. It's easier to start to add difficulty after the competition season begins and the girls see what the other teams look like and what skills are being competed. I don't think we have a strong event this year because each girl has their own strength, and they're all on different events. Freeman is a freshman that will really help the team. She is competing floor, beam, and vault. Her floor and beam are beautiful. She comes from a dance background and it shows in her presentation. Erlien is a sophomore who can really help us on bars and beam. She has a very pretty style and a nice flow on bars. Bickford is a freshman who can really help us on vault because of her power.”
Monroe County Sports Blog