by Stevie Siple, staff writer
In the shadow of heated fall sports, the boys basketball team is working behind the scenes every Thursday after school to prepare for the coming season.
The head coach Greg Molnar is holding open gyms on Thursdays after school. During the preseason, the guys practice offensive and defensive plays.
They had a shared open gym on Monday, October 2 at Calvary Baptist. “We had a rough start, but we feel like we will be prepared for the season. The top five is more connected, but we don’t have much depth,” said senior Jacob Steiger.
The current seniors, in addition to Steiger, are Owen Chess, Stevie Siple, Jarrett DeJohn, Billy Lilly, and Kevin Johns. They are looking forward to one last year wearing the uniform as they have worked hard for their turn on the court as seniors.
The official start of the basketball season will be November 17. That’s when they will start practicing every day for the real games. Once the season starts, two captains will be chosen, a speaking captain and a team captain. Coach Molnar nominates players for these positions if they have received a varsity letter the year before.
The team is looking to overcome setbacks experienced last season. “We are going to face challenges every single game on the floor, due to multiple injuries, and lack of experience and depth,” Coach Molnar said.
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