A Great Story Swept Under the Rug
Although it may get lost in translation at times, High School Athletics are all about giving kids an opportunity to play a sports. Unfortunately, the Meridian schools cancelled Freshman sports other than football, which left everyone in a bind. Boise Hawks President/GM Todd Rahr heard about the issue and immediately wanted to help.
After the details were all figured out, the Hawks helped put on an 8 team league, 21 game schedule with each team playing home and away games with contests at Hawk's stadium being included against all 7 opponents. After the regular season was complete, they then played a double elimination tournament at Hawk's stadium to complete what many said was the best schedule in freshman history. The Hawks also received a $5,000 donation to cover all the of the baseballs for all 8 teams as well as the cost for the umpires. So although freshman sports might not get all the headlines, this is a great example of how the Hawks were involved in the community to help out all involved. We had Hawks President/GM Todd Rahr on the show yesterday. Here is the link to the interview if you did not catch it live:
Speaking of the Hawks, with the MLB Draft culminating tomorrow, the roster will start to take shape pretty soon and we will see if there are any big names coming to Boise this summer. Also, keep your eye out for Eagle LHP Brandon Brown as he might get drafted in the next day. The Northwest already is getting some recognition as OF Justin Black from Billings, Montana was selected in the 4th round by the Atlanta Braves.