Friday, December 15, 2017


     As semester one comes to a close, I have reflected on the many things that have been accomplished individually, for my organization, and for the SOC as a whole. There are many things we have learned and grown from and will continue to make better. Within my organization, I have been able to create opportunities for members and their families that have allowed us to build relationships with each other and the community. One way that I really saw CARE in my organization was just recently through the Angel Tree Program. We had an amazing amount of items donated for our angel and it was a true example of how we care as an organization. I was able to support and care for the XC boys during their state meet by getting with the SOC and putting together CARE packages for them to have on the day of their meet. This was very appreciated by the boys and Coach Hoyes because it was the first time they had gotten something for their state trip though they have gone to the state meet every year. I could tell the boys felt cared for and they recognized their role in the school and knew to represent well.
     Just like always, communication plays a key role in our organization. We have never had an issue with communication among our teammates, parents, and other supporters. Coach Hoyes puts together an email every week that is filled with information and keeps everyone up to date with what's going on in our organization. Several times this year, I have sent emails to Coach Hoyes and asked him to share information with the team and he has sent it out through email. I usually then take those emails and put them onto the blog and include any pictures from that week that would help to tell the story of that email. Coach Hoyes also started using a text-remind system this year to send out small reminders of things like bringing the Angel Tree gifts to the banquet for collection. This has been very helpful in cases when there are last minute reminders to be made or if it is just a small piece of information that someone may miss in a long email. Our FaceBook, Twitter, Blog, email, and text system are all key pieces to the development of our organization and I have directly seen them help out the members involved.
     One thing I am going to focus heavily on for semester two is our community involvement. We have a set community partner and we have began to find ways to best serve them. However, they have been very busy and have not been able to have any events that we would be able to support them in. With the new year, we will be able to do more and have more opportunities to connect with them and grow as an organization through service. I am excited for semester two and all the things I can create with the help of my organization, my small group, and the SOC as a whole. 

Friday, December 1, 2017


     This week, I focused a lot on communicating the Angel Tree with Coach Hoyes and the rest of our team. I had Coach Hoyes send out an email that explained what we were doing and why we wanted to take on this project. I am very excited about the involvement that we will have from our team in support of our angel. I can't wait to see the amount of care each person is going to contribute and how we will serve our community through this project. In addition to this new tradition, we also have our annual banquet coming up next week to celebrate the end of another great season. We plan to have our dinner and celebration with awards and a picture movie.
     In this next week, I plan to work more with Coach Hoyes and our community partner, KORT, to set up a community service opportunity. I struggled with finding a community partner that would be willing to partner with us and allow us to serve them so now that I have finally gotten one in place, we want to get started as soon as possible. KORT has already given plenty of ideas for service and we are very excited to get involved with their work.
     Our blog has been a direct communication hub as I have transferred any email Coach Hoyes sends out into a blog post. Coach Hoyes' emails are always very informative so it is easy to see exactly what is going on and I am able to provide that information on the blog as well. It is also always visually appealing with pictures of our team and things that we do together. I am excited for the development of this blog that has come along with the development of our team.

Monday, November 20, 2017


Communication has never been an issue within our organization. We always make sure to reach out to every stakeholder and keep them updated with the things going on in our organization. Our blog, FaceBook, email, text message system, and Twitter are all very active and informative to our team, families, school, and community. I am able to have regular conversation with Coach Hoyes and that allows me to stay in the XC loop and know what is going on. We also communicate through email and text message to ensure clarity of upcoming events or needs of the organization. Overall, our communication really helps to develop our program and continue to make things better everyday.
One question I could be asking is, "What more can we be doing as an organization?" There is always more to what you think is the end product. With every conversation made, there is always more to be discussed. I know as an organization, there is always more we can do to connect and build stronger relationships. One thing we can do regularly is have a meal together, and not just the meals the we eat before meets. Also, there is always more that we, as an organization, can be doing to connect with the community around us to build that relationship as well. Moving forward, I plan to be asking this question, not just once, but on a regular basis that way we are always striving for more. I think this can advance our organization to bigger and better things. What we think is really good now can become great later.

Monday, October 30, 2017

TNHSXC 10/30 update - STATEBOUND!

Good morning TNHSXC family (I started this email 6 hours ago).  Well, I'm still recovering from that epic day of racing Saturday.  Every single one of our kids laid it on the line when we needed it most.  The girls ran fantastic races, despite the cool temps and tough course - four of the six ran season best times and two PR'd!  That is the way to cap off a season of growth.  The guys faced a huge and deep Region field, yet they ran with grit and pulled in our second Region Runner-up trophy!  We've been Region Runner-up twice in six years, and now will have sent distance runners to 11 consecutive State Championships counting track.  Renegade Running!  

Kudos to all of our kids.  I couldn't be more proud.  

Saturday 11/4, KHSAA State XC Championships - Kentucky Horse Park 
I've included the entire schedule just for reference but highlighted the guys' race in green.  We will leave school at 9:00 for anyone that wants to caravan.  It is slow parking and a long walk into the venue, so if you are not following you need to be on time.   Everyone needs to be on site no later than 10:30.  

All ten boys entered as the Region team will be entered automatically in State.  Spectators are $10.  

9:15 A.M. FIRST CALL: CLASS 1A GIRLS (Teams are in the box for clerk inspection) 
10:00 A.M. FIRST CALL: CLASS 1A BOYS (Teams are in the box for clerk inspection) 
11:15 A.M. FIRST CALL: CLASS 2A GIRLS (Teams are in the box for clerk inspection) 
12:00 P.M. FIRST CALL: CLASS 2A BOYS (Teams are in the box for clerk inspection) 
1:15 P.M. FIRST CALL: CLASS 3A GIRLS (Teams are in the box for clerk inspection) 
2:00 P.M. FIRST CALL: CLASS 3A BOYS (Teams are in the box for clerk inspection) 

2017 times updated through Region

5k'sTiger RunWeeknight WarfareLabor Day 5k/10kIron HorseBernie KeeneTrinityHillbilly RunGreen Co.TNHS RevoltBluegrass BoltMKACRegion
1Marcus Bowling17:57:0018:00:0038:54 10k18:58:0018:53:0018:22:0017:27:0017:19:0017:38:0017:24:0018:05:00
2Lane Hoyes19:50:0020:49:0019:33:0018:58:0018:51:0018:27:0018:25:0019:38:00
3Jake Humphrey19:48:0021:16:0045:28 10k19:37:0019:46:0019:13:0020:05:0018:32:0020:18:0019:14:00
4Clay Dones19:23:0019:52:0020:2120:51:0019:13:0018:52:0020:00:00
5Andrew Newton19:35:0039:25 10k19:53:0019:30:0019:02:0020:27:0018:53:0019:06:0019:35:0019:20:00
6Ethan Vance19:43:0021:21:0043:48 10k22:08:0021:0319:45:0021:38:0020:16:0020:17:0019:08:0019:27:0019:11:00
7Isaac Goff19:54:0020:14:0039:45 10k20:44:0020:27:0019:42:0020:05:0019:42:0019:42:0019:15:0019:45:00
8Jackson Middleton20:4120:27:0020:12:0019:58:0020:33:0020:11:0020:13:00
9Carson Mouser23:49:0021:54:0022:1222:12:0024:40:0022:16:0022:03:0020:19:0021:33:00
10Nolan Brown22:10:0021:57:0022:12:0021:52:0021:17:00
11Ryan Beck24:27:0022:08:0022:13:0025:38:0021:58:0021:41:00
12Cameron Mattingly26:06:0028:06:0023:36:0024:50:0024:22:0022:24:0024:15:0025:12:0023:13:0022:49:00
13Tyler Hudson23:4625:20:0025:31:0024:02:0023:02:0023:20:0026:10:0022:51:0024:14:00
14Zach Mattingly28:27:0025:32:0026:05:0026:25:0023:40:0024:45:00
15Jonah Martin32:04:00
1Sydney Newton24:42:0023:54:00
2Devan Garagnani29:59:0029:10:0028:11:0029:38:0029:29:0029:58:0028:05:0029:45:0026:43:0028:08:0026:34:00
3Caroline Janes27:11:0027:13:0026:35:0028:05:0027:09:0027:46:00
4Jensen Garagnani35:07:0028:48:0030:02:0029:30:0030:13:0031:05:0029:47:0028:01:0028:43:0027:37:00
5Nicole Williams32:47:0028:33:0029:23:0029:13:0027:50:00
6Tori Cecil28:34:0031:05:0032:07:0031:22:0031:50:0028:06:0029:23:00
7Kristyn Broell32:46:0031:53:0030:45:0031:04:0029:29:0028:45:00
8Amelia Watkins31:30:00
9Faith Hamilton32:07:00
10Lexie Goode35:08:0038:03:00

10/25 update - REGION WEEK!

Hello TNHSXC family.  The nervous energy is bubbling over around here - it's REGION WEEK!!!  I'm super excited for our kids, and very appreciative of the the hard work that's gotten them to this point. 

Tomorrow, regular practice then Region Team dinner - we will run our normal practice then the kids will come up to my art room for a pasta dinner/meeting/goodie give away.  We should be wrapped up by 6:45. 

Friday, shakeout - one easy loop of the XC course, four strides, stretch and put our legs up.  Kids will be done by 4:45.  

Saturday, Region 2 Championships - Green County HS, Greensburg KY.  
At this point, I believe everyone has been to the Region course.  It's just over an hour away and the schedule below is on CENTRAL TIME. 

1:00pm all athletes arrive at Green County
1:30pm girls begin warm up 
1:45pm Coaches Meeting 
2:15pm Class AA Girls 
2:15 pm boys begin warm up behind start of girls race 
3:00pm Class AA Boys

The following athletes are registered as our 2017 Region Teams - 

Girls - 
Caroline Janes
Devan Garagnani
Jensen Garagnani
Nicole Williams
Tori Cecil
Kristyn Broell

Boys - 
Marcus Bowling
Lane Hoyes
Jake Humphrey
Clay Dones
Andrew Newton
Ethan Vance
Isaac Goff
Jackson Middleton
Carson Mouser
Ryan Beck

It's imperative that our kids are on time, have double and triple checked their duffels and have their uniforms.  I will go over cold weather gear and expectations with them in the coming days, but BE PREPARED!  It will likely be a rough weather day.  

I know that we have a couple of inhalers on the team.  I'm faxing Physicians to Children for Andrew Newton.  For Jake and Kristyn, I need you'all to handle getting the form to the right doctors to get them signed.  

There is lots of info attached.  Pay attention to the parking areas, and note there is a $5 per car parking fee.  All of the registration paperwork is taken care of, just attached everything for you to see if you were interested.  

Let's make sure our kids are well fed and well rested going into the weekend.  

- Matt

Monday, October 16, 2017

TNHSXC - 10/16 update

Good morning TNHSXC family.  I hope everyone enjoyed a weekend away from competition and that the kids had a great day of training on Saturday.  My family and I got to spend some time together travelling to Ohio for the Columbus Marathon.  While I wasn't thrilled with my time, I'm proud of how I placed because the conditions were really tough, and everybody was dying out there.  I mention this because it's thinking about these kids, what I ask of them every day, and how much they mean to me that keeps me going.  We are entering the most competitive part of our season, and I can be really hard on my athletes.  I believe in them, and I know they can rise to do great things.

Extra kudos to Amie Isabel, Emma and Eli's mom/elementary assistant coach/program builder.  She set her PR in Ironman Louisville yesterday.  Outstanding!

Below is the link to results from last week's Bolt.  It was a crazy week with a rain out and a reschedule, pulling together a meet while Soccer Districts were happening, and kids having to respond to a tough night of racing on a Thursday.  Well, they did just that and our boys won - on a tie breaker!

Tomorrow, 10/17 Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference Championships

Tanglewood Golf Course
245 Tanglewood Ct, Taylorsville, KY 40071
Directions Link

5:45 pm - 3k.  MS Girls and Boys combined race.
6:15 pm - 5k.  HS Girls.
6:45 pm - 5k.  HS Boys.   

This meet will mark the end of the season for our middle schoolers and JV runners.  Heading into Region our team will be the top ten boys and girls.  I love to have kids continue to come and run practices - keep getting faster because your growth as a runner does not end with XC season.  Be a runner.

Check out all of the PR's on right side of this spreadsheet - tons of PR's!
5k'sTiger RunWeeknight WarfareLabor Day 5k/10kIron HorseBernie KeeneTrinityHillbilly RunGreen Co.TNHS RevoltBluegrass Bolt
1Marcus Bowling17:57:0018:00:0038:54 10k18:58:0018:53:0018:22:0017:27:0017:19:0017:38:00
2Lane Hoyes19:50:0020:49:0019:33:0018:58:0018:51:0018:27:00
3Jake Humphrey19:48:0021:16:0045:28 10k19:37:0019:46:0019:13:0020:05:0018:32:00
4Andrew Newton19:35:0039:25 10k19:53:0019:30:0019:02:0020:27:0018:53:0019:06:00
5Ethan Vance19:43:0021:21:0043:48 10k22:08:0021:0319:45:0021:38:0020:16:0020:17:0019:08:00
6Clay Dones19:23:0019:52:0020:2120:51:0019:13:00
7Isaac Goff19:54:0020:14:0039:45 10k20:44:0020:27:0019:42:0020:05:0019:42:0019:42:00
8Jackson Middleton20:4120:27:0020:12:0019:58:0020:33:0020:11:00
9Carson Mouser23:49:0021:54:0022:1222:12:0024:40:0022:16:0022:03:0020:19:00
10Ryan Beck24:27:0022:08:0022:13:0025:38:0021:58:0021:41:00
11Nolan Brown22:10:0021:57:0022:12:0021:52:00
12Cameron Mattingly26:06:0028:06:0023:36:0024:50:0024:22:0022:24:0024:15:0025:12:0023:13:00
13Tyler Hudson23:4625:20:0025:31:0024:02:0023:02:0023:20:0026:10:0022:51:00
14Zach Mattingly28:27:0025:32:0026:05:0026:25:0023:40:00
15Jonah Martin32:04:00
1Sydney Newton24:42:0023:54:00
2Caroline Janes27:11:0027:13:0026:35:0028:05:0027:09:00
3Devan Garagnani29:59:0029:10:0028:11:0029:38:0029:29:0029:58:0028:05:0029:45:0026:43:00
4Nicole Williams32:47:0028:33:0029:23:00
5Tori Cecil28:34:0031:05:0032:07:0031:22:0031:50:0028:06:00
6Jensen Garagnani35:07:0028:48:0030:02:0029:30:0030:13:0031:05:0029:47:0028:01:00
7Kristyn Broell32:46:0031:53:0030:45:0031:04:0029:29:00
8Amelia Watkins31:30:00
9Faith Hamilton32:07:00
10Lexie Goode35:08:0038:03:00
MS 3k'sPopsicle 1Popsicle 2Weeknight WarfarePopsicle 3Bernie KeenePopsicle 4Popsicle 5Hillbilly RunRevoltBolt
1Lane Hoyes12:2211:4211:3811:1511:2111:2811:0311:18
2Jackson Middleton12:5412:3112:1311:2111:4611:3211:58
3Nolan Brown13:1413:2113:16:0012:4012:28:0012:2812:0112:32
4Sam Mouser15:2514:2713:1813:2113:3313:2213:0614:1012:46
5Jonah Martin18:05:0016:5119:33:0015:5916:2418:1522:41 (4k)15:22
1Sydney Newton15:3115:5615:2013:2914:2414:4219:35 (4k)13:39
2Caroline Janes15:4715:1815:3115:32
3Tori Cecil17:3617:5916:57:0016:41
4Kendall Maner19:05
ES 2k's
1Daniel Filiatreau9:59:0010:58:009:469:50:0010:04
2Eli Isabel10:4411:0710:4610:4310:29
3Evan Cecil11:4511:1911:3413:23
4Jack Miles17:1815:2512:2111:2013:2812:4013:06
5Grant Curtsinger13:5212:4011:5412:4611:53
6Emma Isabel11:5712:0811:05
7Adalyn Filiatreau13:2213:2213:40
8Kason Reid15:1513:2313:22
9Aubrey Hey15:0515:1015:1515:5713:3314:05
10Rheya Downs16:28