Our Athletes Prepare

Interview with MC's first starting quarterback, David Short.

By Jodiah Nelson

Hailing from Stevenson High in Washington, MC Freshman David Short, was the First Team, All State, Quarter Back, two years consecutively. The Stevenson High Bulldogs made it to the '96 All State Championship in the Quarter Finals.

When I asked Short about how he liked the team here at MC, he said that there were a lot of freshmen on the team and that "We're all still getting used to each other... We're a hard working team and ambitious to win." Short also said that we have good defensive covermen, "Good enough for a 'BLITZ'."

David is excited about all the games, especially the Shasta games; "Last year the Eagles were up the first half of the season, then Shasta came back in the second half" and got one up on us. Don't miss the first Shasta vs. Mendo game @ HOME.

Baseball Coach Kevin Smallcom leaves Alaska; "Manager of the Year"!

Success seems to follow Coach Smallcomb everywhere. Coach Smallcomb led the Eagles to a Bay Valley Conference West title in the '96 season. He was asked to coach the Anchorage Glacier Pilots, which he led to wins in their 15 of 18 final games, and finished the season 27-15 after starting the season 12-12. The Pilots won the Alaska Baseball Federation title, the Alaska Central Baseball League title, and the Mayor's Cup championship. Anchorage had players from UCLA, Iowa State, Mendocino, and a host of other schools.

I asked Coach Smallcomb about fall Eagles Baseball, this is what he had to say "Don Ford Electric has a nine week window, starts September 6th, with 9 playing weekends. We've got 50 players, last year we carried only 25, this year we have 100 full time enrolled students for Fall and Spring baseball. Jason Dana, 2 time all conference player, a right handed pitcher from Mendo who matriculated to and graduated with a teaching credential from Kansas Wesleyan along with Aaron Ford from the Bellvue Bruins University of Nebraska, the 95 national champs and also Sean Leslie, MC graduate and a lefty pitcher out of the Montreal Expos, will be my assistants in the coming season."

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