Basketball Mid-Season Update 2015-2016

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The 2015-2016 Youth Basketball season is off and running! We have 250 players signed up, across 7 different leagues, making up 32 exciting teams.

This season, for the first time, we were able to split up the boys and girls in our 1st-2nd Grade Leagues. We have seven boys’ teams which are coached by Shane Blackwell (White), Ben McEntire (Red), Wesley Jackson (Black), Regina Harms (Gold), Brian Carroll (Grey), Jammy Edwards (Royal), and Denise Tessneer (Lime). We also have two fantastic girls’ teams which are coached by Lee Bradley (Orange) and Melissa Brown (Pink).

Our 3rd-4th Grade Boys league is made up of seven competitive teams this season. The coaches for this age group are Kevin Scruggs (Royal), Jammy Edwards (White), Manny Ed (Red), Melissa Brown (Lime), Chauncey Barber (Orange), Tamara Black (Black), and Josh Hoots (Carolina Blue). As it currently stands, White and Black are tied for first place with a record of 4-0, but there is still many games left in the season!

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Our 3rd-4th Grade Girls league is comprised of four exciting teams. Orange (Coached by Lee Bradley) is currently in first place with a record of 5-0, but Gold (Coached by John Vining), Grey (Coached by Amber Thompson), and Carolina Blue (Coached by Brian Taylor) are all hot on their heels!

This season, our 5th-6th Grade Girls league is made up of two teams. These teams are coached by John Vining (Royal) and Amber Thompson (Grey). After their first four meetings, Grey is in first place. These teams will also be playing non-conference games with teams from Boiling Springs.

We have seven incredibly balanced teams in the 5th-6th Grade Boys league this year. They are coached by Eric Waddell (Royal), Chauncey Barber (Orange), Joey Whiteside (Red), Robert Carter (Gold), William Suber (Carolina Blue), Steven Staley (Black), and Josh Gordon (White). Royal currently sits atop the standings with a 4-0 mark, but all of the teams are still very much in the race for the top seed.

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This season we have put together three teams in our Co-ed Senior Basketball League. These three teams are coached by Jordan Smith (White), Stacey Shields (Sand), and Steven Hines (Royal). It is still early in their season, but we are very excited to see how this league will play out!

Games will be taking place every Tuesday and Thursday evening, at Stearns Gym, and every Saturday morning at Stearns Gym and PCMS. The regular season for all of our younger leagues will conclude on Saturday, February 6th, with our postseason tournaments taking place the following week, and finishing on Saturday, February 13th. The Senior League tournament will take place on Tuesday, February 16th (PCMS) and Thursday, February 18th (PCMS). We will also be having a Coaches Game on February, 18th. We are very excited for all of the upcoming games! We hope to see you there!!

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