15 2012 Sports Preview 2012 Paris Lady Coyotes strengths 2012 Paris R-II Schedules include speed, ability and defense Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012
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Success this season for the 2012 Paris R-II Lady Coyotes seems to be a simple one for 11th year coach Rick Reading, “everybody needs to contribute for us to be successful. Mistakes at the wrong time hurt us last year. This year we have to erase those problems.” Coach Reading leads his team on to the field ably assisted by Coach Sara Watson. This year’s Lady Coyotes look to better their 9-14 record from the past season with returning letter winners All Conference and All District player Kayla Langerud, All Conference and All District Payton Gruber, Jill Nobis, Sirena Bell and Haley Fredrick. Starters lost to graduation were first baseman Heather DeOrnellis and second baseman Jaelyn Bergman. The 2012 blue and white Lady Coyotes team strengths include – defense, strong pitcher/catcher combo, speed and the ability to get on base. “Our team goals include wining the conference as we did in 2010,” said Coach reading. “We had our chances last year and just couldn’t come up with big wins when it counted.” Coach Reading considers Paris, Salisbury, Westran and Marceline all having chances to capture that conference title. Coach Reading has had the same coaching philosophy for years – play hard, never quit, have a good attitude, demand respect and lead by example. “This could be a great year,” said Coach Reading. “We have all the combinations for that to occur. Girls must decide how far they want to go. Paris started the season hosting South Shelby on Wednesday, Aug. 22 and ends it at Marion County on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The Lady Coyotes will host South Shelby, VanFar, North Shelby, Knox County, Slater, Fayette, and Marceline. The
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(Top) 2012 Paris Lady Coyotes, left to right: First row - First row - Kayla Langerud, Lauren Embree, Payton Gruber, Haley Fredrick and Rachel Forbis. Second row - DeDe Bounds, Jill Nobis, Josey Ball, Makenzie Fox and Danielle Wheelan. Third row - Rachel Blades, Sydnee Playter, Sirena Bell, Brooke Carr and Hannah Bartels (Bottom) Seniors: Kayla Langerud, Lauren Embree, Payton Gruber, Haley Fredrick and Rachel Forbis. APPEAL PHOTOS Lady Coyotes will visit Canton, Salisbury, Monroe City, Madison, Huntsville, Sturgeon and Philadel-
phia. The Lady Coyotes will participate in the Knox County and North
Shelby Tournaments and will host the annual Paris Tournament.
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New district football plan includes eight team district and point plan the higher-seeded teams (1-2) will get byes in the district tournament if necessary. This format would more closely resemble the district championships in all of our other team sports. If the current start date is kept in place, the playoff games will still follow the WednesdayMonday-Saturday format. Another unique nuance to this format is the financial split of the Week 10 game. Because each school will only have the ability to schedule games one through nine, its schedule may be five home and four away games or four home and five away games. In Week 10 the higher seed will host the game (#1 seed would host #8 seed, #2 seed would host #7 seed, etc.). To make Week 10 financially equitable to all schools, the gate receipts (minus expenses) will be split 60/40, with the host team receiving 60% of the gate and the visiting team receiving 40% of the gate. The classification process will remain the same, with the largest 32 schools based on enrollment
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figures will be in Class 6. Class 1 will consist of the smallest 64 schools, the next 64 schools will make up Class 2, the next 64 will
make up Class 3 and the next 64 will make up Class 4. The remaining schools will comprise Class 5, which were 51 during the 2010
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At its April Board Meeting, the Missouri State High School Activities Association Board of Directors unanimously voted for a new football playoff format for the 2012 football season. The new format will create a nine-game regular season with schools scheduling all nine of these games. The 10th week will be the beginning of the District Championships. Teams will be placed into districts comprised of eight teams and seeded by a point system over the nine-game regular season. The third game of the championship series would be the district championship game, eight district champions and eight district runner-ups being crowned. The district champions would then advance to the quarterfinals of the state series. There shall be two districts in 8-Man, four districts in Class 6, and eight districts each in Classes 1-5. Schools are grouped in districts based on geographical location. Classes 1-4 and Class 6 will consist of eight teams. Class 5 and 8-man will be based on the number of teams in the region and
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