High School Girls Sports

September 4, 2013
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How many can remember when Title XI burst on the scene in the 1970’s? All schools scrambled to try to find a way to meet the equal opportunity for women as compared to their male counterparts. This year at Batesville High School the girls’ soccer team had 50 girls come out for the sport. Since there are only varsity and JV teams, it was impossible to keep all 50 girls. The coaching staff did pare it down to 36. No one on the staff was happy about doing this, but playing time, uniforms, travel, etc., have to be taken into consideration. Also, it is not fair to make a young lady practice every night and not be able to give her playing time in a game. When I coached ladies’ teams in the 70’s, you had to recruit for two or three months just to find the bare minimum number of girls to field a team. Boy, how these times have changed! More power to the young ladies playing today, and to their pioneers who had the guts to buck the system. Today Batesville and most area schools field as many as 9 different girls’ teams, and if you have gymnastics and Lacrosse, this number is 11. Thanks, Billy Jean King!

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9:00 am South Decatur Elementary Color Run @ South Decatur Jr - Sr High School
South Decatur Elementary Color Run @ South Decatur Jr - Sr High School
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am
South Decatur Elementary School has introduced a new fundraising program called My School Color Run. The My School Color Run program aims to go beyond traditional fundraising. Rather than sell goods, the program aims to engage the entire student body in a fitness initiative that aims to instill a life-long healthy way of living. On Sept. 3, at 9 a.m., the students, staff, and community of South Decatur Elementary School will walk, jog, and run their way toward a healthier life while raising funds for the PTO’s Playground Revitalization Project. The color run will be held at South Decatur Jr-Sr High School, and will be open to the public. This is an untimed fun run. Participants will pass through four color stations throughout the course and end with a massive color toss at the My Color Run Post-Race Party. Participants will be treated to refreshments, music, and fun following the run. Interested participants of all ages can register by visiting www.SouthDecaturMSCR.eventbrite.com, or by completing a paper registration form prior to the event. Registration is $25 for adults 13 and older, and $20 for kids 12 and under. A family of five gets a discount at $20 per person. Pre-registration is[...]