Encore Rehabilitation & Circles of Opelika, SEC and Local Sports, & More

March 12, 2019

Guests lined up for the show; D Mark gives us the weather forecast (brought by the Opelika Observer); Coach Larry Gore in the studio this morning; D Mark and Coach Gore want to start a bell team; story on LSU's Basketball coach Will Wade; Robert Calls into the Hamilton's Hotline, commenting on the Christian Dawkins situation - "staging tournaments and coordinating AAU teams while he was still attending high school" (Schlabach & Goodman, 2017) - and his prediction on the Crimson Tide

Trip Garner (Regional Director, Encore Rehabilitation) and Regina Meadows (Program Director, Circles of Opelika) come into studio to talk about Circles of Opelika, needing volunteers; Coach Carolyn Wright (Central Girl's Basketball Head Coach) calls into the Hamilton's Hotline, she's being inducted into the AHSAA Hall of Fame, sharing with us her career path

Continuing conversation with Trip Garner and Regina Meadows about Circles of Opelika, needing volunteers, upcoming meetings, contact information, and who all is involved already

Discussing tornado relief here in Lee County; local sports in soccer, softball, and baseball; Sam Bailey (Director, Opelika Parks and Rec) on the Hamilton's Hotline, commenting on Connor Pruitt dying his hair, updates with the rec department, Jeff asks about Pickle Ball, Frostbite Open golf tournament this weekend, and Patrice Lipscomb as new assistant director at Opelika Parks and Rec

Discussion about Ira Bowman (Auburn University Basketball assistant coach) testifying "on Friday that he took around $300,000 in bribes from Philip Esformes to get his son, Morris, on the basketball team" (Weese, 2019); Connor Pruitt (Auburn University Swimming & Diving) headed to NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships

Coach Jim Miksis (Lee-Scott Academy Head Baseball Coach) and family join Studio D, talking about taking the team to Nashville, breakdown games last week and the weeks to come; Senior Pastor Rusty Sowell (Providence Baptist Church in Beauregard) calls into the Hamilton's Hotline to talk about the recovery efforts after the tornado in Lee County, and what the experience is like throughout this process

D Mark, Jeff and Coach Gore close out the show with appreciation to guests

Schlabach, M., & Goodman, J. (2017, October 09). How Christian Dawkins went from unknown to key figure in a scandal that could bring down college basketball. Retrieved March 12, 2019, from http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/20946451/how-christian-dawkins-went-unknown-central-figure-scandal-rocked-college-basketball

Weese, J. (2019, March 12). Report: Auburn basketball assistant coach Ira Bowman suspected in bribery case. Retrieved March 12, 2019, from https://www.theplainsman.com/article/2019/03/pcr9mmgx7lqaxta

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