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Re: North Fulton Wildcat Softball

Post by Farmerfan4life » Tue May 03, 2016 9:44 am

Journal Star-area rankings..
1A-2A
1. Princeville 21-1
2. Eureka 20-8
3. Illini Bluffs 12-2
4. Tremont 17-7
5. Brimfield/Elmwood 16-4

How is North Fulton who is 16-2 and beat B/E not on that list? Who votes on that?

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Re: North Fulton Wildcat Softball

Post by Adam Duvall » Tue May 03, 2016 1:59 pm

Farmerfan4life wrote:Journal Star-area rankings..
1A-2A
1. Princeville 21-1
2. Eureka 20-8
3. Illini Bluffs 12-2
4. Tremont 17-7
5. Brimfield/Elmwood 16-4

How is North Fulton who is 16-2 and beat B/E not on that list? Who votes on that?
I do.

North Fulton isn't considered in the Journal Star 'metro' area.

Trust me. It's as confusing as it sounds. But try and stay with me.

There are 23 schools in the JS 'metro' area. These towns make up the bulk of our circulation, so the schools within these towns are consider them to 'metro' schools. The rest of the school are considered Journal Star-area fringe schools, so they won't make our rankings.

HOWEVER...

Players outside of the 'metro' area are still eligible to be on the All-Area team or named Player of the Year. In fact, Jill Berg of Midwest Central was named the small-school girls basketball POY, but MC isn't a 'metro' school.

Make sense?

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Re: North Fulton Wildcat Softball

Post by O&B 78 » Tue May 03, 2016 2:00 pm

Gus Riley wrote: Freshman Addison Williams hit an infield home run!
How is that possible without errors?
I read the back of the Book, You lose.

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Re: North Fulton Wildcat Softball

Post by crazy WILDCAT fan » Wed May 04, 2016 7:16 am

O&B 78 wrote:
Gus Riley wrote: Freshman Addison Williams hit an infield home run!
How is that possible without errors?

She has Blazing SPEED!!! #FACT

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Re: North Fulton Wildcat Softball

Post by crazy WILDCAT fan » Wed May 04, 2016 7:21 am

Farmerfan4life wrote:Journal Star-area rankings..
1A-2A
1. Princeville 21-1
2. Eureka 20-8
3. Illini Bluffs 12-2
4. Tremont 17-7
5. Brimfield/Elmwood 16-4

How is North Fulton who is 16-2 and beat B/E not on that list? Who votes on that?
Hey nice to see you again Farmersfan http://icasoftball.org/polls-2/class-1a/

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Re: North Fulton Wildcat Softball

Post by Gus Riley » Wed May 04, 2016 8:12 am

O&B 78 wrote:
Gus Riley wrote: Freshman Addison Williams hit an infield home run!
How is that possible without errors?
No fence, and she is fast. But given a fence at South Fulton last night she put one over during the JV game.

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Re: North Fulton Wildcat Softball

Post by Gus Riley » Wed May 04, 2016 8:17 am

Adam Duvall wrote:
Farmerfan4life wrote:Journal Star-area rankings..
1A-2A
1. Princeville 21-1
2. Eureka 20-8
3. Illini Bluffs 12-2
4. Tremont 17-7
5. Brimfield/Elmwood 16-4

How is North Fulton who is 16-2 and beat B/E not on that list? Who votes on that?
I do.

North Fulton isn't considered in the Journal Star 'metro' area.

Trust me. It's as confusing as it sounds. But try and stay with me.

There are 23 schools in the JS 'metro' area. These towns make up the bulk of our circulation, so the schools within these towns are consider them to 'metro' schools. The rest of the school are considered Journal Star-area fringe schools, so they won't make our rankings.

HOWEVER...

Players outside of the 'metro' area are still eligible to be on the All-Area team or named Player of the Year. In fact, Jill Berg of Midwest Central was named the small-school girls basketball POY, but MC isn't a 'metro' school.

Make sense?
Some sense here, except that NFW and Brimfield/Elmwood are in the same conference(s). So they compete with each other for same rankings?

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Re: North Fulton Wildcat Softball

Post by Farmerfan4life » Wed May 04, 2016 10:35 am

Adam Duvall wrote:
Farmerfan4life wrote:Journal Star-area rankings..
1A-2A
1. Princeville 21-1
2. Eureka 20-8
3. Illini Bluffs 12-2
4. Tremont 17-7
5. Brimfield/Elmwood 16-4

How is North Fulton who is 16-2 and beat B/E not on that list? Who votes on that?
I do.

North Fulton isn't considered in the Journal Star 'metro' area.

Trust me. It's as confusing as it sounds. But try and stay with me.

There are 23 schools in the JS 'metro' area. These towns make up the bulk of our circulation, so the schools within these towns are consider them to 'metro' schools. The rest of the school are considered Journal Star-area fringe schools, so they won't make our rankings.

HOWEVER...

Players outside of the 'metro' area are still eligible to be on the All-Area team or named Player of the Year. In fact, Jill Berg of Midwest Central was named the small-school girls basketball POY, but MC isn't a 'metro' school.

Make sense?
Thanks Adam I guess it make sense to me now. I was wondering how far "metro" extended out.

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Re: North Fulton Wildcat Softball

Post by O&B 78 » Wed May 04, 2016 1:18 pm

Gus Riley wrote:
O&B 78 wrote:
Gus Riley wrote: Freshman Addison Williams hit an infield home run!
How is that possible without errors?
No fence, and she is fast. But given a fence at South Fulton last night she put one over during the JV game.
So it wasn't an infield homerun. Still counts tho
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Re: North Fulton Wildcat Softball

Post by Adam Duvall » Wed May 04, 2016 1:27 pm

Gus Riley wrote:
Adam Duvall wrote:
Farmerfan4life wrote:Journal Star-area rankings..
1A-2A
1. Princeville 21-1
2. Eureka 20-8
3. Illini Bluffs 12-2
4. Tremont 17-7
5. Brimfield/Elmwood 16-4

How is North Fulton who is 16-2 and beat B/E not on that list? Who votes on that?
I do.

North Fulton isn't considered in the Journal Star 'metro' area.

Trust me. It's as confusing as it sounds. But try and stay with me.

There are 23 schools in the JS 'metro' area. These towns make up the bulk of our circulation, so the schools within these towns are consider them to 'metro' schools. The rest of the school are considered Journal Star-area fringe schools, so they won't make our rankings.

HOWEVER...

Players outside of the 'metro' area are still eligible to be on the All-Area team or named Player of the Year. In fact, Jill Berg of Midwest Central was named the small-school girls basketball POY, but MC isn't a 'metro' school.

Make sense?
Some sense here, except that NFW and Brimfield/Elmwood are in the same conference(s). So they compete with each other for same rankings?
Those two being in the same conference have nothing to do that.

Your town buys a lot of papers? We rank you. Your town doesn't buy a lot of papers? We don't.

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Re: North Fulton Wildcat Softball

Post by Adam Duvall » Wed May 04, 2016 7:08 pm

North Fulton 2, Illini Bluffs 1 (F)

NF (18-2, 4-0) wins the ICAC.
IB is now 12-3 and 1-2.

W- Young (3Ks, 0BB, four hits; 2-for-2, RBI)
L- David (8Ks, 8BB, four hits; RBI)

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Re: North Fulton Wildcat Softball

Post by Gus Riley » Wed May 04, 2016 8:40 pm

Adam Duvall wrote:
Gus Riley wrote:
Adam Duvall wrote:
I do.

North Fulton isn't considered in the Journal Star 'metro' area.

Trust me. It's as confusing as it sounds. But try and stay with me.

There are 23 schools in the JS 'metro' area. These towns make up the bulk of our circulation, so the schools within these towns are consider them to 'metro' schools. The rest of the school are considered Journal Star-area fringe schools, so they won't make our rankings.

HOWEVER...

Players outside of the 'metro' area are still eligible to be on the All-Area team or named Player of the Year. In fact, Jill Berg of Midwest Central was named the small-school girls basketball POY, but MC isn't a 'metro' school.

Make sense?
Some sense here, except that NFW and Brimfield/Elmwood are in the same conference(s). So they compete with each other for same rankings?
Those two being in the same conference have nothing to do that.

Your town buys a lot of papers? We rank you. Your town doesn't buy a lot of papers? We don't.
That is an unfortunate fact. If 100% of those in our small town subscribed to your paper (I do), we would still not be ranked, no matter what, we are too small in numbers. However, our small town communities cover much more than just the small towns they are near which might help in the numbers of subscribers.
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Re: North Fulton Wildcat Softball

Post by Gus Riley » Wed May 04, 2016 8:52 pm

O&B 78 wrote:
Gus Riley wrote:
O&B 78 wrote: How is that possible without errors?
No fence, and she is fast. But given a fence at South Fulton last night she put one over during the JV game.
So it wasn't an infield homerun. Still counts tho
Guess that should read in the park home run... :/

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Re: North Fulton Wildcat Softball

Post by crazy WILDCAT fan » Wed May 04, 2016 9:25 pm

Adam Duvall wrote:North Fulton 2, Illini Bluffs 1 (F)

NF (18-2, 4-0) wins the ICAC.
IB is now 12-3 and 1-2.

W- Young (3Ks, 0BB, four hits; 2-for-2, RBI)
L- David (8Ks, 8BB, four hits; RBI)
Adam at least your Honest and your gonna have to make up a new list that's says One Journal Star-area fringe school..... WILDCAT NATION
and you Stole my Thunder!!! But nice job on the stats :td

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Re: North Fulton Wildcat Softball

Post by crazy WILDCAT fan » Wed May 04, 2016 9:30 pm

BTW Faith Quick hit a Grand Slam against Ipava sophomore Catcher!!! The Wildcats are a very young team!

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Post by Adam Duvall » Thu May 05, 2016 7:32 am

Gus Riley wrote:
Adam Duvall wrote:
Gus Riley wrote: Some sense here, except that NFW and Brimfield/Elmwood are in the same conference(s). So they compete with each other for same rankings?
Those two being in the same conference have nothing to do that.

Your town buys a lot of papers? We rank you. Your town doesn't buy a lot of papers? We don't.
That is an unfortunate fact. If 100% of those in our small town subscribed to your paper (I do), we would still not be ranked, no matter what. However, our small town communities cover much more than just the small towns they are near.
I guarantee you if that was the case North Fulton would be ranked at least No. 3- ahead of both Brimfield & IB.

I have nothing against NF. They just fall outside our metro (core) circulation area. Looking at their road to EastSide, it appears they have a very winnable regional, but will be definitely tested in the sectional with Princeville, Biggsville West Central or Galva and either Lewistown or PCS.

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Re: North Fulton Wildcat Softball

Post by Gus Riley » Thu May 05, 2016 8:13 pm

Adam Duvall wrote:
Gus Riley wrote:
Adam Duvall wrote:
Those two being in the same conference have nothing to do that.

Your town buys a lot of papers? We rank you. Your town doesn't buy a lot of papers? We don't.
That is an unfortunate fact. If 100% of those in our small town subscribed to your paper (I do), we would still not be ranked, no matter what. However, our small town communities cover much more than just the small towns they are near.
I guarantee you if that was the case North Fulton would be ranked at least No. 3- ahead of both Brimfield & IB.

I have nothing against NF. They just fall outside our metro (core) circulation area. Looking at their road to EastSide, it appears they have a very winnable regional, but will be definitely tested in the sectional with Princeville, Biggsville West Central or Galva and either Lewistown or PCS.
Cool Adam thanks. If NFW were to get through regionals (I think Princeville is there too), sectionals will be tough for this young team. But their pitching might or might not get them through. Interesting to get there and see.

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Post by Adam Duvall » Thu May 05, 2016 8:42 pm

Like I said above, North Fulton wouldn't face Princeville until the sectional, be it the title game at the Lewistown Sectional.

Illini Central, South Fulton, Augusta Southeastern and Springfield Calvary are in NF's regional hosted by South Fulton in Ipava.

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Post by Gus Riley » Thu May 05, 2016 9:11 pm

Adam Duvall wrote:Like I said above, North Fulton wouldn't face Princeville until the sectional, be it the title game at the Lewistown Sectional.

Illini Central, South Fulton, Augusta Southeastern and Springfield Calvary are in NF's regional hosted by South Fulton in Ipava.

Got it thanks. Someone mentioned Princeville was in our Regional earlier to me, I hadn't verified that. Where did you find the regional info?

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Re: North Fulton Wildcat Softball

Post by crazy WILDCAT fan » Fri May 06, 2016 11:10 pm

WOW just amazing when these girls were so tiny you knew they had heart. All you ever wanted to do as a coach was just show them the love of the GAME.... Teach them the basics....just pure fundamental softball.... Then to watch them become what they are today Just Crazy.....WILDCAT Crazy!!!

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Re: North Fulton Wildcat Softball

Post by crazy WILDCAT fan » Sat May 07, 2016 10:13 pm

Wildcats 20-2 Go Cats!
Season stats to date: For Jessica
12 wins, 2 saves, 1 loss, 0.15 ERA 183 Strikeouts, 91 Innings, 5 Walks, 2 Earned Runs. .333 batting average

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Post by Gus Riley » Sat May 07, 2016 11:02 pm

crazy WILDCAT fan wrote:Wildcats 20-2 Go Cats!
Season stats to date: For Jessica
12 wins, 2 saves, 1 loss, 0.15 ERA 183 Strikeouts, 91 Innings, 5 Walks, 2 Earned Runs. .333 batting average
Next Prairieland Conference game is Monday. Playing Rushville at Fairview (NFW home). Should be a good game. I wonder if a win will clinch this conference for the Wildcats?

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Post by Adam Duvall » Sun May 08, 2016 11:11 am

Gus Riley wrote:
crazy WILDCAT fan wrote:Wildcats 20-2 Go Cats!
Season stats to date: For Jessica
12 wins, 2 saves, 1 loss, 0.15 ERA 183 Strikeouts, 91 Innings, 5 Walks, 2 Earned Runs. .333 batting average
Next Prairieland Conference game is Monday. Playing Rushville at Fairview (NFW home). Should be a good game. I wonder if a win will clinch this conference for the Wildcats?
I might be wrong, so correct me if I am, but ...

North Fulton is 7-0 in the Prairieland with two league games remaining (hosting R-I on Monday, Knoxville on Tuesday).

Brimfield is 7-1 in the Prairieland with one league game remaining on Wednesday vs. ATown.

Per conference rules, there are no tiebreakers (even though NF won the head-to-head), so NF controls its own destiny.
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Re: North Fulton Wildcat Softball

Post by crazy WILDCAT fan » Sun May 08, 2016 8:08 pm

Lewiston dose not count as a conference game we already played them one game! and Won

RI and Knoxville Only Counts for the Prairieland conference,,, That's how i understand it!

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