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Not saying Parks and Wildlife is the best at their job. But Amendment 10, passed by the voters (front range boulderite types)in 1992, regulates how we can hunt bears. I grew up with spring bear hunts, I spent a bunch of quality time with family. Since they passed that, bear contacts have went up. It will only get worse, until amendment 10 is changed.
It sounds like you have some answers. I agree there is some apathy. Step up and ask to be a coach. I know last year Coach Ray was in need of a JV coach, there was one applicant, and he had to ask her. Look at the MCSD web site. They need 8th grade football, 2 volleyball openings and a soccer opening. Plus they will always take dollar contract coaches. Personally I thought all my kids, boy and girls had great coaches at the high school. It is not about a state championship, 70ish teams per class and only one winner. Private schools that recruit, open borders to play at the school you choose, year round programs, weekend camps, batting cages, rec centers, club teams, booster clubs that support all programs equally with camps, equipment and more money for more coaches. Moffat County is Moffat County, one of the lowest funded schools in the state, kids out selling T-shirts to pay for camp and equipment and bus fuel. These kids and coaches are dedicated, and that is what athletics is, it is about dedication, team work, hard work and being an active kid.I am proud of what my kids did at MCHS,they had success in the sports they did, 2 are college athletes getting their education paid for. The other learned what hard work was and is doing well in the military. Come out to Grand old West Days Monday and support the teams selling raffle tickets, pancakes, turkey legs and everything else they do.
I will be there.
Boys Basketball- Sweet 16-first time in how long?
Girls Basketball Sweet 16- I believe 13 years straight they have made the state playoffs
Girls Soccer- playoffs for the first time ever
Girls Track-Outstanding showing at state again
Cross Country-outstanding year again
Once again athletes that are graduating are going on to participate at the college level.
Football- by far the smallest school in 3A, 580 kids in the high school playing schools with enrollments of plus 1,000. Bring them down a level in a year and they will be tough. Do not get me wrong the AD did drop the ball on numerous things, one was petitioning CHSAA to bring football down when the other sports dropped a class,. But athletics are doing very well at MCHS.
Rick Schmitz I believe was in Rifle when they were winning state championships in Football, they took second this year. I also believe he was a very successful basketball coach. Rifle had girls basketball teams consistently in the State Tourney. The guy from Eagle did not seem to last long there. You can only get good candidates if they apply. This does not sound like a normal AD position. I do hope they get someone better than the last one!
Mr Ronis, what are these solutions? Safety, so now we restrict fireworks and pressure cookers? High Cap magazines and "assault rifles". What is an assault rifle? Anything that holds more than 10 rounds? My son has a .22 with a tube magazine, it holds 18. A magazine can be changed in a matter of seconds, no matter the size. Now I cannot purchase one in Colorado, so I just go to Wyoming. How about energy? What are the solutions? Solar? Not efficient, needed rare earth metals for the panels are mined in China, (one US mine) so we become in dept to China more and what about their environmental procedures when they mine and refine those metals, China has none. Wind? Same thing, rare earth, efficiency. Tidal generation, large storms will destroy them, not efficient, expensive, ugly, in shipping lanes, harm the fisheys. How about hydro, nope, gotta protect those fish, but we could retro fit many small dams like Elkhead. Biofuels, corn grown in the US depletes aquifers at a huge rate, we could go to sugar cane which is better and grow it in Florida/Hawaii. Our coal in NW Colorado is CLEAN, our powerplants are CLEAN. Natural gas price fluctuate to much. But there are methods of small turbines placed on the well site that tie into the grid. Come ion Mr. Ronis give is some answers.
How bout this, get the parents more involved. My wife teaches. At here last parent teachers conference over 2 evenings she saw 22 parents, she see just over 100 a day. Guess what, everyone of the 22 kids had good grades. When you were in school there were no standards set by the state. Now there are, technology is a big one, but guess what, no computer teachers, teach technology in the regular ed class PLUS your standards! The math and science my kids brought home in the middle school is stuff I did not see until high school in the late 70. DO NOT just blame the school or the teachers. Some parents see the school as a baby sitter, then when the kid gets held in at lunch/ recess of after school to do their work, the parents throw a fit. Parents and kids believe that if the kid is in an advanced class they should always have an A, but there should be no homework or being accountable. How about mandatory summer school/retention for kids that lack skills, oh no, that affects their self esteem, and interferes with our vacation. Granted, there are bad teachers, just like every job out there. But do not try and lump all of them in one bunch,
Reason they have not signed is probably they want to look at their education first. Yes national signing day is past, but there are scouts and coaches at the All State game, it is a show case. Division II schools are still looking. They were 2 of the best 16 players in 4 A. Recognized by coaches, not the media. GREAT JOB you two!
I was not at the game but I hear the one in Delta was a fun one to watch and a great win for MCHS. To make it even more, Mr. Yoast had just had two vertabrae in his neck fused on Weds, got out of the hospital Thursday and was coaching on Friday!
So hire an administrator and leave the kids in math with a long term sub. As I understand all he taught were the high math classes. Good luck getting a sub to teach that very well.
Nice job coach! Research shows kids that do extra curricular also do better grade wise. Look at the girls basketball program, they are like 5 time class 4 A State Academic Champions. But that never makes the paper.
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