New VolleyDog coach talks about team

Posted August 14, 2014 at 12:48 pm

The new El Dorado Springs volleyball head coach, Ashley (Heitz) Rogers, answer questions for the Sun this week about the 2014 VolleyDogs.

1. How many players came out? Is that what you expected?

Right now I have 15, but I should have two more starting tomorrow.

2. How many starters are back from last year?

I have four returning starters.

Kinli Simmons-Junior, Setter, 2013 All District, All Region, and All State

Kameron Schaaf-Junior, Middle Hitter, 2013 All District, All Region

Megan Chism-Senior, Middle Hitter, 2014 All District, All Region

Olivia Hallford-Junior, Setter

3. How have practices gone so far?

Practice is going well. The girls are

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    Match play completed at Gene Pray Golf Course

    by Dick Gardner

    We recently completed our annual match play championship at Gene Pray Memorial Golf Course. We had 40 players in three flights for the eight week, double elimination competition. This is one of the highlights in our schedule which draws a lot of interest from all our members.

    This years winners are:

    A-flight – 1st place. Charlie Cantrell. 2nd place Brian Bruce. 3rd place David Maus.

    B-flight – 1st place

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    El Dorado Springs R-II Volleyball Schedule 2014-2015

    Jr. High Girls


    Mon 09/08/14 Pleasant Hope MS 7th/8th Home 5:00 pm

    Tue 09/09/14 Fort Scott HS 7th/8th Away 5:30 pm

    Thu 09/11/14 Skyline MS 7th/8th Away 5:30 pm

    Mon 09/15/14 Bolivar MS 7th/8th Home 5:30 pm

    Tue 09/23/14 Nevada MS 7th Away 5:30 pm

    Tue 09/23/14 Nevada

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    The 2014 Cedar County 4-H Archery season ended with an amazing finish at our Fair Shoot on Monday, July 7, 2014. The kids who participated this year starting with front row are: Case Ruscha, Matt Francis, Boone Fitch, Macy Stauffer, Cooper Bridges, Samuel Wick, Isac Long, Jeremiah Noot, Hannah Carpenter and Addicyn Hull; second row: Nathen Adams, Jason Merrick, Joe Francis, Austin Rieder, Andrew Worthington, Lauren Ford, Rebekah Long, Veronica Wick, Zane Long and Colton Daniels; third row: Sadie Hunter, Likayla Stacy, Will Francis, Ethan Long, Cheston

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    Bulldog football team: 45 players out

    On Tuesday, the Sun spoke with the new head Bulldog Head Football Coach Derek Scroggins.

    Q. How did your first football practice go Monday evening?

    It went pretty well. We had 45 out there.

    Q. Is that what you expected?

    Yes. That’s pretty much what we expected this first year. I hope we can retain as many of them as possible. We’ll grow and get better and go from there.

    Q. How did the practice go?

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    Softball outlook promising

    The second practice for the 2014 El Dorado Springs Bulldog Softball Team was set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    Head Coach Jarrod Mays was upbeat about the prospects for the season when the Sun spoke with him Tuesday morning.

    He said 15 players are out for the team.

    Q. Is that enough?

    Yep. They are the right ones.

    Q. If they are not the right ones, you will make them the right ones?

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    All football eyes are on Aug. 4

    Like an expectant father, the new El Dorado Springs head football coach, Derek Scroggins, is waiting for Aug. 4 to see what he got. That’s the first day of practice permitted under Missouri State High School Athletic Association rules. And that’s when Coach Scroggins and his coaching staff will find out which players actually come out to play football.

    Coach Scroggins told the Sun on Tuesday, “We won’t really know until then (Aug. 4).”

    The annual Red/Black scrimmage is set for Saturday, Aug. 9.

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    ElDo Summer League a home run

    by Eddie Lamb

    The El Dorado Springs Summer Baseball and Softball League was a huge success. Both teams went undefeated in their respected leagues and both teams won the season ending tournament.

    In the High School Baseball League, El Dorado Springs had victories over Halfway, Hermitage and Wheatland. In the High School Softball League, El Dorado Springs had victories over Lakeland, Lockwood, Osceola, Montrose and Stockton.

    The El Dorado Springs Baseball Team won the tournament championship over Northeast Vernon County and the El Dorado

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    Lady Bulldog softball camp July 22-22

    El Dorado Spring Head Softball Coach Jarrod Mays has announced a Lady Bulldog Softball Camp from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 21/22, on the High School Softball Field for all 7th – 12th graders who want to play softball in the fall.

    There is no cost for the camp.

    For more information, call Jarrod Mays at 417/296-2716.

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