Many Dixon High students recognize Scottie, and know him as a campus monitor, and cross walk monitor. Scottie has been associated with Dixon High School for 36 years. Scottie has been playing baseball starting at little league, all the way through his senior year of High School. He played four positions, right fielder, first base on occasion, designated hitter and Bench Jocky.
Scottie admitted that bench jocky is when you “trash talk” the other team. Scottie was also involved in Basketball and Softball. His softball career ending shortly due to a knee injury. Scottie dislocated his knee while playing in the “batters field”. “Now, I have problem”, Scottie stated. Scottie’s favorite sport to watch is football.
Scottie tries to make it to as many Dixon High sporting events as he can. He admitted that he “cut-back” on sports last year to spend time with his dad, until he recently passed away on October 17, 2009. Scottie says, ” My dad and I bowled for years, but they didnt have bowling in high school. It was a rare sport, and still is.”
Scottie was asked if he thinks that sports have changed since he’s been an athlete.
Scottie agrees that sports have changed not only in attitudes, but a lot of people change the way they play. He said, “It was rare to see athletes go to college for sports. There are more opportunites now than there were for us then”. Scottie explained one of the highest achievements that Dixon High Sports had. He said that he was very lucky to be apart of it. “Fortunate in highschool, I was one of five people to be on two section championship teams in one year(1979-1980). We won three section titles, soccer, basketball, and baseball. That was a good year for DHS sports.
We won three section titles and 8 championships. Including myself, there are only 5 people that can make that claim. Not only is Scottie our campus monitor and cross-walk monitor, but he is a Dixon High Alumni.