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Can you believe it?

Can you believe summer is already over? Just like when I was in elementary school, it flew by. Especially as soccer season quickly approached.

And now, I firmly believe I will be crazy busy until school breaks in December. But that's the nature of the business, and you know I love it.

Mission underway

3-2-1 blast off!

The committee I created to increase attendance at our basketball games (see previous note) had its first meeting, and I think it went really well. I was surprised at the number of people who showed up because I hadn't heard back from a few of them. We had almost everyone there (the few who were missing were out of town or otherwise unavailable). The group brainstormed ideas, then we talked about options, and then discussed the sensitive topic of budget.

Mission: Drover Attendance

While meeting with a USAO alum and former basketball coach of about a million different schools, I realized I had a big project on my hands. I was going to increase the attendance at our basketball games. I want to double it. This just might be a huge undertaking. As the alum continued to give me suggestions, I was filled with this excitement and joy that I hadn't felt in a long time. This is my mission.

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Shawnee pitcher signs with Drovers

The Drovers are solving the problem of graduating too many pitchers one player at a time.

The baseball team signed a left-handed pitcher from Shawnee High School on Tuesday.

Dakota Blanchard, 18, has agreed to play baseball for the Drovers next year. He is a pitcher and first baseman.

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