Linden Athletics Monthly

ALL POSITIVE - ALL ATHLETICS - ALL EAGLES - OCTOBER 2022

A Message From The Athletic Director

What a month! The fall season has come to an end for the majority of our teams while we still have a few making some noise in the state tournament. This fall has been a great season to be a Linden Eagles fan, highlighted by a few different milestones for our coaches. Coach Fiebernitz won his 800th all time career soccer win while Coach Mason and the volleyball team won the school's first ever Flint Metro League Championship. On top of that, the varsity football team has advanced in the football playoffs after beating Haslett in week 1 and both the boys and girls cross country teams will be participating at the state meet this weekend. Amazing things are happening in our department, and I want to personally thank you all for the support! The coaches, players, and myself recognize how lucky we are to be a part of such an amazing community!


One thing that I am very proud of this past month is the communication I received from two different groups of officials. Typically, when I communicate with or about officials, it has to do with a bad call or a negative incident that took place during a game. The two compliments I received were regarding our volleyball and our football program. One officials crew approached me and let me know that they absolutely love officiating Linden Volleyball games because they know the athletes and the coaches are going to treat them with respect and class when they come to our school. Another crew approached me at halftime of a varsity football game and shared with me that our sidelines were extremely respectful and he didn't want that to go unnoticed. Neither one of these conversations surprised me, but it was still nice to hear. Whether you are a player, parent, or a fan, please follow the lead of these programs and treat officials with respect. It is easy to yell and scream and act like we all know what we are talking about, but it is hard to be an official especially when people are screaming at you while you try to do your job. Remember, you are representing more than yourself if you are playing or just sitting in the stands--you represent our whole community. Keep that in mind!


Good luck to our teams still competing in the fall season and good luck to all winter athletes as you prepare for try-outs for the winter season! Go Eagles!


Enjoy!

Lance Belill

Eagles Giving Back - Community Service Project

A Message From the Questers

The Quester fundraiser was a wonderful success. The boys' soccer team and the 3 other students who volunteered to help us were an absolute pleasure to work with. The students were helpful, attentive, followed directions and most importantly followed through on their assignments. I could not be more pleased by their eagerness to help and for their genuine sincerity..


A big shoutout to Ms. Rosa Spannagel. You saved the day!!! Without your quick action and response to the needs of the Linden community our fundraiser would have never ran as smoothly.


Last year we were encouraged to use the Linden High School students for this and future fundraisers. At the last minute we found ourselves in a less than stellar situation. That is why we are so grateful to Ms. Brindles' emergency call to action which lead to Ms. Spannagel's involvement. A sincere thank you for both of your quick responses during our time of need.


Thank you again and I wish you success this school year.

Shelley Alexander

Stuff the Bus Kickoff - 2022

Linden was the proud winner of the First Annual Stuff the Bus Kickoff. Our students brought in over 1,500 cans of food while Fenton brought in over 600. It was a great event working alongside FARR to give back to our communities! Please plan on this again next year when we travel to Fenton for varsity football!

Current Records

Girls Basketball

8th Grade - 10-2

7th Grade - 10-2


Cross Country

Boys - 2nd in FML - State Qualifier

Girls - 4th in FML - State Qualifier


Football

Varsity - 6-4 - Stripes Division Champions

JV - 3-6

Freshman - 8-1

8th grade - 2-4

7th grade - 6-0


Girls Golf - 3-8


Boys Soccer - 10-10-2


Volleyball -

Varsity - 36-4-1 - FML Overall Champions

JV - 17-2-18

Freshman - 33-3-4

FML Leadership Summit

The athletic department had the annual opportunity to take 12 students to the FML Leadership Summit at Swartz Creek. Because I struggle with math, we actually took 13 students and I ended up telling everyone there it is because we produce leaders in Linden! The kids had a great time and hopefully brought something back with them to share with their teams. Below are a few quotes from our students on what they learned:


"The biggest takeaway I had from today was the importance of a positive presence because not only will it effect you, but it is contagious to your teammates. It is important to be positive vocally, but more importantly with body language and how you carry yourself.' - Shaye Barkholz


"The Biggest lesson or advice I took from the Summit was ELM. It stood for Effort, Learning, and Mistakes. I tend to struggle with forgiving myself after I miss a shot or make a minor mistake during a game. This ends up impacting me negatively throughout the game or competition. With the ELM strategy, it really changes your mentality about mistakes. You have to change your perspective about a mistake, and instead of getting upset, you use it to your advantage and learn from it. This is a strategy I intend to use during games or competitions from here on out because it will help me get better, become a better teammate, and overall become a better leader." - Blaise Gooding

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Fall Season Senior Night

The Anti-Eligibility List - Fall 2022

This list is created to show off the teams who have gone a week (or multiple weeks) with no student-athletes on the eligibility list so far this season!


Varsity Volleyball - 8 weeks

JV Sideline Cheer - 8 weeks

Varsity Sideline Cheer - 7 weeks

JV Volleyball - 7 weeks

Freshman Volleyball - 7 weeks

Girls Golf - 6 weeks

Girls Cross Country - 3 weeks

Boys Cross Country - 1 week

Varsity Football - 1 week

JV Football - 1 week


Varsity Volleyball repeats along with JV Sideline Cheer as they both did not have one girl on the eligibility report all season long. Great job ladies, enjoy your pizza party compliments of the athletic department!

Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball @ Little Caesars Arena

Please see the information below. We are able to order tickets now and your ticket gets you into the girls and boys game including the Pistons game. Make sure to use this link in the flyer and/or contact Brandon Goebel directly if you are interested in other tickets. We will be taking on Fenton in a non-league matchup!
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