Girls golf is always the first sport that kicks off the schedule, and WHS has shown that you can go from 0.0-to-State in no time flat with good coaching and dedication. North Daviess is also building a solid program, that will begin paying dividends, especially with someone like Brett Melton, who knows the game as well as anyone, at the helm.
And then there is football.
There is no sound better than the click-clack of cleats on gravel parking lots. It means fall is here and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays have meaning again after a long, hot summer.
Scott Helms is now in his 20th season of shaping young men’s lives at North Daviess and last year he picked up his 100th win. The Cougars should again be very good, with a veteran quarterback in Brady Helms and an absolute horse in Colton Lengacher. There won’t be much of a surprise if we see a well-deserved sectional title in the northern part of the county.
And then there is Hatchet football. It is hard for me to be unbiased because I have had sons on the team for the last four years. I believe in spite of low numbers, this team will become very competitive as the year goes on. If they can stay away from injuries, there is a lot of senior talent on this team. I have had a close-up view of the effort the coaching staff and team puts in all year, so I know good things are right around the corner.
So fall is here with something for everyone, so please come out and support these athletes, after all they are the only ones who truly are our athletes.