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SC Girls Basketball: Traveling into a New Season

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Traveling into a new season

By: Calie Schliep

For the first time in 40 years there will be a new head basketball coach for the Sandy Creek girls. In the past Russ Ninemire has been the man in charge, until this year. Jeremy Borer, Ninemire’s assistant coach, will take over in his place. “I’m excited to try coaching on my own, I’ve been the assistant coach with Ninemire for a while now so I’m looking forward to taking on his responsibilities as the head coach from here on out,” said head coach Jeremy Borer.

Last year the girls had 16 out for basketball and this year the team consists of 15 players. The team may not be made up of many players but that doesn’t mean the girls won’t go out and give it their all. The team has four seniors going into the season, Jordan Woodbury, Kambria Chohon, Coree Lipovsky, and Kenzie Turman. Jordan Woodbury says, “I’m looking forward to playing with the girls. I think that we have a really good shot this year and that we can make it to state if we just come to practice, work hard, and be able to play well as a team, and get along. I think we can really accomplish a lot if we put our minds to it.” 10-13 was the final record for the girls basketball team last year. This year the girls are trying to push hard to go out to accomplish many more opportunities and end with a winning season.

As everyone probably knows it is a big jump from junior high to high school in general. Along with the school side of it, sports are also much more complicated. Freshman can have a hard time transitioning to the new drills and the new plays that the coaches will throw at them. This year’s freshman group consists of Caileigh Tripe, Jenna Jo Meers, Jaden Claycamp. “High school basketball is a lot faster pace than it was in middle school, I would have to say that I prefer basketball in high school over middle school most of the time,” says Caileigh Tripe.  Although the transition is sometimes difficult, they always seem to pick the new drills and plays up quickly, along with improving as a player.

The first games were scheduled really close together as the team went out and played three games in a row, starting on November 30th. They played Woodriver at home for the very first game of the season. The team lost with a score of 38-55. Following that day the team traveled to Centura on the 1st of December and had a hard fought battle but came up short losing 42-53. Finishing out that three day run they came back to play at home against David City. After playing games the previous two nights the fans didn’t know how the game would go, but the girls came out firing and refused to lose. They finished the game with a score of 49-24. The team is continuing to improve with every game they play, and are excited for the rest of the season.

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