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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades View Post
    That is good to hear. Two good additions to the program if you ask me.
    Where do they play summer ball? Sounds like the Freshman Team is really going to take off this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Bulldog View Post
    Man, where does Highlands get all of these student/athletes... --> They recruit them like they always have!
    Yeah there is a waiting list the size of the swim club's to get a house or apartment rental in Ft. Thomas..

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    I know a lot of kids play in the Southwest Ohio League. Mostly made up of select teams that travel in southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

    http://swol.leaguetime.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Bulldog View Post
    Man, where does Highlands get all of these student/athletes... --> They recruit them like they always have!
    Can't do that anymore. Haven't you heard, the dorms are all full. Think of something more creative next time. LOL!!!

    Just saying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Bulldog View Post
    Man, where does Highlands get all of these student/athletes... --> They recruit them like they always have!
    What are you? 6 yrs old...C'mon man, we have been over this time and time again. Highlands just works harder then the rest, just sayin...

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    Touchy touchy, it was a joke.

    Just sayin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Bulldog View Post
    Touchy touchy, it was a joke.

    Just sayin!
    Wait! I get it. ROFLMAO! Good one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdyballgame View Post
    Wait! I get it. ROFLMAO! Good one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades View Post
    So how many were actually frosh? Just curious to hear who is trying out for the teams this spring. Anyone know if Brady Gesenhues and/or Trent Casebolt are trying out for the team? How about Hunter Henschen? I did see where Austin Mayhew is trying out this year. Also my understanding that Nick Kendall will not be trying out, though that could change next week.
    So here are a couple of honest questions about middle school kids playing freshman baseball.


    Are they allowed by the KHSAA to play for there select/other teams at the same time the High School season is going on?

    If they play on a team that is in SWOL or a travel team that is made up of other 7th and 8th graders and that team starts playing their games at the end of March, are they better off playing for the select team or for the High School freshman team? In other words, is the level of play at the freshman level better than 13u and 14u select ball?

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    Quote Originally Posted by punttheball View Post
    So here are a couple of honest questions about middle school kids playing freshman baseball.


    Are they allowed by the KHSAA to play for there select/other teams at the same time the High School season is going on?

    If they play on a team that is in SWOL or a travel team that is made up of other 7th and 8th graders and that team starts playing their games at the end of March, are they better off playing for the select team or for the High School freshman team? In other words, is the level of play at the freshman level better than 13u and 14u select ball?
    As far as being allowed to play, I'm sure that's a coaching decision as well as scheduling issue. From my experience almost all select teams would be on par with any local freshman team, with quite a few select teams being far superior. Especially those in the National division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Bulldog View Post
    As far as being allowed to play, I'm sure that's a coaching decision as well as scheduling issue. From my experience almost all select teams would be on par with any local freshman team, with quite a few select teams being far superior. Especially those in the National division.
    I know that some schools allow them to play for the select team at the same time as the High School team and some do not. My guess is that the KHSAA has a rule regarding it. It would be like playing AAU basketball during the High School season or Club Volleyball during the High School season. I thought that there is a rule against it.

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    I know several Highlands players played SWOL during the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by punttheball View Post
    So here are a couple of honest questions about middle school kids playing freshman baseball.


    Are they allowed by the KHSAA to play for there select/other teams at the same time the High School season is going on?
    Pretty sure the answer is no once you reach 9th grade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Pretty sure the answer is no once you reach 9th grade.
    That does make sense. And besides once most kids are freshman their select teams don't start playing until the H.S. season is over.

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    Listening to some of these people (probably parents of kids that have played baseball all the way through) talk about discouraging kids to try out that haven't played in a while seems really selfish. I understand you may feel its your kid's turn to play and now a JC or some other kid swoops in their senior year to "steal" their spot away from them. Healthy competition means the best team being put on the field this spring. While I see that you want your son to have his day in the sun, don't you want the team to put the best players out there? I commend JB and JR for what they have done with these kids. I just hope they are there for my boy to learn from. I'm also very excited to hear about all these kids trying out for baseball. Can't wait to walk down with my boy to catch some games this year.

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    Depends on the level of play of the Summer ball team. Many of the SWOL teams in the american league are not as good as the freshman level. If you are talking about a National league team, especially one like the Flames or Midland then they would be better off playing for them and waiting till high school to play freshman ball.
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