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Interview with El Dorado Springs Bulldog Head Football Coach Derek Scroggins

Posted June 19, 2014 at 11:20 am

On Tuesday, the Sun sat down with the new Bulldog head football coach and athletic director, Derek Scroggins, for his outlook on the team.

Q. How’s it looking?

So far, so good. The kids are putting in a lot of hard work. They seem pretty committed and dedicated so I’ve been very impressed with them. I think that we have a lot of potential that we will be able to maximize and turn into ability.

Q . How are your numbers?

They’ve been pretty good. We are usually in the mid to upper 30s in the weight room per day. I think overall we’ve seen somewhere around 60 kids coming in at different points.

Q. I think Coach

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    HIT AND RUN

    A young ball player makes it to second base base during a game at the Lucien Carter Ball Field on Friday, June 13. A week of inclement weather and cancelled games led to a night of make-up games, filling the park with players and families.




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    T-BALL TIME

    T-BALL SLUGGER – After a couple of swings, this young hitter made a dash for first base.

    WAITING THEIR TURN – Six-year olds Lainey Dody and Tatum Quinlan peer out from behind the dugout during a girls’ coaches pitch game. The two are members of the Fugate Motors team coached by Dave Coale and Chris Julian.

     

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    Area players in Lions All-Star Twin Classic Saturday in Neosho

     

    The Lions All-Star Twin Classic Basketball games, now in their thirty-fifth year, are upon us. The games are set for Saturday, June 14, in the Neosho High School Athletic Facility. The girls tip off at 6:30 p. m. and the boys game to follow. Players for these games are selected from schools in Barton, Jasper, Newton, McDonald, Cedar, Dade, Lawrence and Barry Counties. Playing from the El Dorado Springs Sun coverage area on the East girls team wearing purple will be Lindasy Daniel – El Dorado Christian and Alexa Schaaf and Madison Mays – from the

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    2014 El Dorado Springs HS Baseball Awards

    At the 2014 EHS Baseball Awards banquet, Head Coach Jarrod Mays thanked the players, their parents and the administration.

    We were 10-14 on the season at the Varsity Level, and we were 9-5-1 on the season at the JV level. The boys worked extremely hard to try to turn the program around, our approach is better, our effort is better and our attitude is better, we just need to solidify our execution going forward. I believe in this group of kids and believe they will be extremely successful in the years to

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    Baseball stats

            Minor Girls

                    Win   Loss   Tie      Perc

    Steward     4                                100%

    Eckhoff      2         2                       50%

    Kinnett      1          3                       25%

    Ashlock     1          3                       25%

             Minor Boys

                        Win   Loss   Tie      Perc

    Anderson       2            

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    BULLDOG TRACK STARS HONORED

    At the annual Bulldog track awards ceremony Tuesday, May 27, Head Track Coach Brian Goatley mentioned all of his hard working athletes then revealed his pick for the top honors – (from left) Emily Ford (Outstanding Field Events-Female), Colton Hedrick (Outstanding Field Events-Male), Tessa Durnell (Outstanding Running Events-Female) and Lance Molz (Outstanding Running Events-Male).

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    ELDO CHRISTIAN ATHLETES COMPETE AT NATIONALS

    Fifteen students from El Dorado Christian participated in the 13th annual National Christian Home School Track Championships on Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, in JKF Stadium, Springfield. A record number of athletes, close to 900, from all across the nation competed for the top medals. Ages 12 and under competed in five events in addition to a triathlon (three events) and were scored accordingly. Athletes, 18 and under, competed in a pentathlon (five events) and up to an additional five events for

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    ECH ENDS TRACK SEASON ON A GOLD NOTE

    El Dorado Christian School ended its 2014 track season with two first place team trophies. Both the girls and boys teams brought home gold from the ISAAC Track Finals in Kansas City on May 8 and 9. Many track records were broken and multiple medals won. Pictured are (front row): Dayton Robison and Daniel King; Second row is Gerrad Steuck, Kevin King, Brayden Housh, Abigail Batson, Mindy Harper, Sarah Hagan, Lauren Arduser, Brayden Morrison, and Head Coaches, Cammie and Mike Housh. Back row: Ben Middleton, Jarid Keightley,

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    Lance Molz loses his sole at State Track meet

    BLOW OUT HOBBLES MOLZ SLIGHTLY – When his track shoe “exploded” two strides into the 100 meter final race in the state track meet, Sophomore Bulldog Speedster Lance Molz continued to a fifth place finish. His coach, Brian Goatley (also in photo) said Lance could have finished as high as second without that handicap. Lance’s dad made an emergency run to buy new track shoes which carried Lance to a sixth place finish in the 200 meter race, two hundredths of a second off

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