In case you missed it….Impact Baseball Polls with Northeast Guilford and Southern Alamance making it..

Posted by Andy Durham on February 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm under High School | 8 Comments to Read

Good job by one of reliable readers earlier to post this in the Baseball Bulletin Board box, but in case you missed, NEG made the 3-A Impact Baseball Poll(#3) and Southern Alamance got in at the 4-A Poll(#7), from Impact Baseball….

CLICK HERE in if you missed it and thanks to our readers for making us aware of these polls,,,,,,

  • Coach said,

    I have been told that summer travel ball is the only way to go to get noticed by coaches and scouts. Some of the travel teams are GBC, NCBA, Dirtbags, The Hitting Zone and Proehlific Park. Most of these teams already have their rosters. I love watching these teams play because they play all day on weekends where college coaches and scouts can go to one location and see all of this talent.

  • Coach said,

    It is about kids.

    Kudos go out to all the adults that coach kids.

  • Wes said,

    He(Justin Smith) is at the Hitting Zone. He is in charge of putting together all their travel teams and clinics. It is a very professionally run business.

  • pat said,

    Southern Alamance host Fosyth Country Day at 3:30 tomorrow. Its time to Ball!!!!!!! I love it.

  • Andy said,

    This is just my opinion and it is not the end all, just one man’s opinion for what it’s worth….Johnny Smith has always done a good job with his coaching and nobody puts in more work on the fields in getting them ready for game time than he does….He loves what he does and he does it well….The time he puts in is valuable time and it means a lot to him to have the fields he works on get in and stay in good shape…..Nobody does that bettter than Johnny Smith and the teams that he has led have been and are lucky to have him…..You don’t see Johnny bothering anybody, he just loves to get those fields ready to play on and then he enjoys putting a good team out there….He is a lot like Bob Doss was in that aspect and Johnny is one of the best we have seen, just like Bob was, in devoting his time to something he loves…..The area teams have been lucky to have him and I respect what he has been able to with his sport, baseball over the years and I know there are a lot of kids out there that are better off today for having been with Johnny on his teams and learning from him over the years…

    I always found it a good thing to see him out there working on those baseball fields, getting them ready and putting the time and effort in to make sure it was done the right way…..This craft that he has acquired is much like that of farmer that works his crops and prepares the fields for planting and then the harvest each year…..

    We need men like this that care about their craft and don’t mind putting in the time and effort to make sure that the product is finished and that it is correct…..

    Let’s support our local baseball people….

  • dave said,

    Andy, I agree with what you said about Johnny and I know he and his family raised over $30,000.00 to help get the Northern Guilford program off the ground, the dugouts the pressbox and all of the landscaping as well as alot hours spent on the field and in the weight room. I also know he did alot to raise money for the school in general. He will be greatly missed as he has a tremendous impact on alot of young men. Thanks Andy for your words and thanks Johnny and good luck on the diamond in the future.

  • dale fulton said,

    While my basketball knowledge has been questioned this year because of my support of the Bengals and our system and past success, I do know that the bulk of the money “raised”was from sources very close to the beloved baseball coach and may have even been part of the promise to secure the “hiring package” from a close family friend, Mr. Terry Grier (think about school board members with close ties to Mr. Smith). Also, it does not surprise me that he worked on the field as the poster said, because what else is he going to do with his time? I never knew Mr. Doss, but fromwhat I read about him and what people tell me, he did a lot more for people without trying to get publicity for himself.

  • Andy said,

    Coach Smith has worked very hard over the years and has spent his time and money wisely and as for Bob Doss, we can never enough kind words about that man what he did for l ocal baseball….

    They just don’t make them like Bob Doss, Johnny Smith, Jack Brewer, Tom Veal, Reid Willet, Larry Moore, Don Stowe, Henry Boundurant, Ray Crawford Sr., and men like them any more….If they are out there, we need you to step up, cause the game is on the line…..