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Cameron Hall takes the helm of Dragon baseball

Coach Hall

Dragon newcomer head coach Cameron Hall signals an upcoming batter from third base.

 

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Bridget Weishaar
If you have caught a Valley Falls Dragon baseball game lately, you have probably seen some new faces on the diamond. Not only with the players, but also with the coaching staff.
New to the scene this season is head coach Cameron Hall, who comes to the Dragons after one year of assistant coaching in Chase County.
He is currently teaching social studies at Valley Falls middle school.
Hall grew up in the Topeka area and graduated from Emporia State University. He has some big shoes to fill this season, taking over the helm from seven-year veteran Jeff Schneider. Schneider and the Dragons made four trips to the state tournament, bringing home second in 2010, fourth in 2012, and suffering a first round loss in 2009 and 2013. They fell just short of state in the regional championships in 2011 and 2014.
The Dragons are a relatively young team this season, consisting of six seniors (one which has never played), five juniors, four sophomores and three freshmen.
When asked how he felt about the season thus far, coach Hall replied, “It’s had its ups and downs. Every single game we have been getting better.”
Although new, Hall believes in the ability of his young team. He stated, “These kids have a passion and drive to go back to state.”
Hall and his wife, Katie, have been married since July 2014 and are expecting their first child in early November.  Katie is a registered nurse at Stormont-Vail  patient centered medical home.  They reside in Topeka.
The Dragons currently have a 5-7 record and are slated to play Maur Hill and Troy in upcoming games.

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