Thanks for successful baseball season

Dear Editor:

The 2012 high school baseball season came to a screeching halt last week. However, no season is complete without thanking the many people who make it a success. I would like to extend recognition to some people who have made this season a very successful one.

First of all, the players deserve a thank you for all of their hard work and attitude in practice and in the games. The members of this team represented our communities quite well.  In the classroom, they achieved a Gold Award for academic achievement. Next, my assistant coaches deserve a great deal of thanks. In particular, my varsity staff of Wade Reichmann, Ryan Hajek, and volunteer Ben Sickler, who put in many hours above and beyond the call of duty with field work, practice, and game preparation. Also, the other coaches in the program Chad Carlson, Chris Johnson, and my middle school coaches Son Duong, Corey Enberg, Sam Watson and Steve Bucks for their expertise, their hours of sacrifice, hard work, and dedication they put in to the program.

Additionally, I would like to thank the Diamond Club for all of their help and support all year long, particularly with the fundraising efforts that are necessary to support our program, without them our program goes without a lot of extra things. I would like to extend a special thank you to our treasurer Lori Nelson and her family for all they do in the efforts of supporting our program with the Diamond Club, it is very much appreciated. Finally, I would like to thank our school administration for their support of the program during the season.

It is also essential to thank the community for their support, whether through our fundraising efforts or coming to the games. The two communities and local businesses of Cambridge and Isanti are always very supportive of our athletics and activities. In today’s day and age the local businesses get leaned on to support many local youth activities, and we appreciate those that are always so willing to support Bluejacket Baseball. Also, thank you to the local media for their coverage of the athletes all season long.

The most important thank you goes out to my wife Aaron and my daughter Addie who make numerous sacrifices during the baseball season; I appreciate their love and support. I could not do it without them.

It is great to be a part of such a supporting community. I consider it an honor to be the baseball coach and I will always be proud of my roots as a Bluejacket. We will continue to work hard to uphold the standards of our community and school through what we do in the baseball program.

Todd Smrekar
C-I Head Baseball Coach

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