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The girls fastpitch team won both ends of their doubleheader with North Beach on Saturday. They are currently tied with Ilwaco for 3rd place in league. They will play at Ilwaco on Tuesday in a key doubleheader.

The track team traveled to Chehalis on Friday and Saturday for the annual Activators meet. In the Friday meet, Evun Misaengsay won the 110 hurdles in a quick time of 16.91. J.J. Meade finished 4th in Fridays 200 and 7th in the discus. Tina Sypaphay finished 7th in Fridays triple jump. On Saturday, Kyra Gardner placed 2nd in the high jump and 6th in the long jump. Tre Seydel finished 5th in the high jump and 8th in both hurdle races. The tracksters will be at home on Thursday.

Baseball and soccer had all last week off, but they will get back at it early this week. Soccer makes the trip down to Ilwaco today for their first of 3 matches this week. The baseball team will join with the fastpitch team on a trip to Ilwaco for a big doubleheader on Tuesday.

This Weeks Schedule

4/22 - HS Soccer @ Ilwaco (7pm start)

4/23 - HS Baseball @ Ilwaco (Doubleheader, 3pm start)
4/23 - HS Fastpitch @ Ilwaco (Doubleheader, 3pm start)

4/24 - HS Soccer w/ Elma (7pm start)
4/24 - JH Track @ South Bend (3:30pm start)

4/25 - HS Track - Home Meet (3:30pm start)
4/25 - HS Fastpitch @ Napavine (4pm start)

4/26 - HS Soccer @ Forks (6pm start)

4/27 - HS Baseball w/ Ocosta (Doubleheader, 2pm start)
4/27 - HS Track @ Shelton Invite (12pm start)

Leaders of the Raymond and South Bend School districts have met recently to discuss upcoming Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) rule changes and some of the challenges associated with declining turnout for football. The districts are considering having a “combine”, or a “cooperative” high school football program, beginning in the 2020 season.

The WIAA recently decided to allow districts bigger than the 2B classification to use their free and reduced lunch percentages to justify competing with smaller schools, potentially pitting 2B school districts (such as South Bend and Raymond) against much larger rivals. If the two districts request to play as a combine, they would remain much more competitive at the 2B level.

South Bend’s Athletic Director, Tom Sanchez, highlighted some of the safety reasons for forming a combine: “Entering into a combine could provide the opportunity for our younger players to play at a more appropriate level, allowing them to develop their skills earlier instead of potentially playing in an unsafe setting too early. The possibility of playing larger schools might make this a necessity.”

Raymond Athletic Director Mike Tully spoke about the competitive advantage a combine would bring. "Football is a numbers game. Combining our programs would allow us to have better depth and be more competitive at the varsity level. It would also allow us to play more JV games which would give our younger kids more opportunities to develop at the appropriate level."

A combine agreement would mean that the districts would design JV and Varsity teams with a unified coaching staff, practices and separate names, colors and mascot. Given that the new team would not take the field until the fall of 2020, there is time to work out the logistical issues that would emerge, should both school boards decide to proceed.
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Leaders of the Raymond and South Bend School districts have met recently to discuss upcoming Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) rule changes and some of the challenges associated with declining turnout for football. The districts are considering having a “combine”, or a “cooperative” high school football program, beginning in the 2020 season.
 
The WIAA recently decided to allow districts bigger than the 2B classification to use their free and reduced lunch percentages to justify competing with smaller schools, potentially pitting 2B school districts (such as South Bend and Raymond) against much larger rivals. If the two districts request to play as a combine, they would remain much more competitive at the 2B level.

South Bend’s Athletic Director, Tom Sanchez, highlighted some of the safety reasons for forming a combine: “Entering into a combine could provide the opportunity for our younger players to play at a more appropriate level, allowing them to develop their skills earlier instead of potentially playing in an unsafe setting too early. The possibility of playing larger schools might make this a necessity.”

Raymond Athletic Director Mike Tully spoke about the competitive advantage a combine would bring. Football is a numbers game. Combining our programs would allow us to have better depth and be more competitive at the varsity level. It would also allow us to play more JV games which would give our younger kids more opportunities to develop at the appropriate level.
 
A combine agreement would mean that the districts would design JV and Varsity teams with a unified coaching staff, practices and separate names, colors and mascot. Given that the new team would not take the field until the fall of 2020, there is time to work out the logistical issues that would emerge, should both school boards decide to proceed.
Students created their own journals; each one is a unique creation. Funded by Raymond Schools Foundation.
Raymond Tech Club visited the Living Computer Museum in Seattle and learned many things about technology. The students enjoyed learning about the history of computer technology and engaged in hands-on activities that included building their own cardboard computer. They controlled a robot with a touch screen, and experienced a ride in a self-driving car made by a 3d printer.
Supported by Raymond Schools Foundation, students were able to take a step into real world, historical and futuristic technology!
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