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There seems to be an air of mystery
surrounding the 2013-14 area boys’ bas-
ketball teams.
Sure there are some great players re-
turning to the floor this season, but many
of the area’s leading scorers from a year
ago are now playing on the college hard-
wood.
Climax-Scotts is one team trying to
find a new identity after graduating
some big-time players from a squad that
won back-to-back regionals. Still, the
Panthers are one of several local teams
that expect to contend for league titles
before making a run in the Michigan
High School Athletic Association state
tournament, beginning March 3.
Bellevue might have something to say
about Climax-Scotts repeating as South-
ern Central Athletic Association
champs, as the Broncos return a big line-
up from an 18-win team.
Also in the area, Gull Lake, Coldwater
and Marshall will try to make gains in the
Southwestern Michigan Athletic Confer-
ence East Division — arguably the deep-
est and most talent-rich league in the
area. For Coldwater and Marshall, it
marks their final season in the league be-
fore joining the Interstate Eight.
Here’s a closer look at the 2013-14 area
boys’ basketball teams:
Athens
Coach: Major Harris (fifth season)
2012-13 record: 4-17
Top returners: Hayden Bowersox, sr.
C; Devan Kinney, sr. G; Brandon Tassell,
sr. G; Jonah Harris, jr. G; Austin Cole, jr.
G; Jake Iles, jr. G; Devyn Martinez. sr. F;
Collin Waldron, sr. F
Outlook: With eight returners — in-
cluding five seniors — Athens has a ton
of experience back on the court. That
should bode well for the Indians, who
will try to improve on their four-win sea-
son while navigating through a highly-
competitive Big Eight Conference.
“Our overall experience and skill lev-
el will be much improved allowing us to
be very competitive this season,” said
coach Major Harris. “Hopefully, this will
translate into more wins in a very tough
Big Eight conference.”
Bellevue
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With two area teams finishing the
2012-13 season at the Breslin Center, it’s
going to be difficult for local girls’ bas-
ketball teams to match last year’s suc-
cess.
But after advancing to the Final Four,
don’t expect Athens and Climax-Scotts to
back down from attempting an encore
performance, as both teams will try to
make noise in their respective confer-
ences before the MHSAA state tourna-
ment begins on Feb. 22.
Delton Kellogg also has a tough act to
follow after winning its first regional
championship a year ago, a challenge
made tougher due to graduation losses.
The area’s big-school conference race
should be one to watch, as Marshall, Gull
Lake and Coldwater each has what it
takes to contend for a Southwestern
Michigan Athletic Conference East Divi-
sion championship.
Here’s a closer look at the 2013-14 area
girls’ basketball teams:
Athens
Coach: Calvin Quist (ninth season)
2012-13 record: 22-4
Top returners: Audrey Oswalt, sr. F;
Ashley Smittendorf, sr. F; Allysha Beal,
sr. G; Indya Stevens, sr. C; Ally Fuller, jr.
G
Outlook: With four returning starters
from a team that advanced to the Final
Four, Athens is back with high expecta-
tions. The Indians continue to be one of
the stronger programs in the area, and
figure to once again be a major contend-
er in both the Big Eight Conference and
the Class D state tournament.
“This year’s team has a good mixture
of players with varsity experience and
young and up-in-coming talent,” said
coach Calvin Quist. “This team has a
good work ethic and expects to contend
for a conference championship and
make a run in the tournament. They have
high expectations and are motivated to
achieve their goals.”
Bellevue
Coach: Kayla Whitmyer (fourth sea-
son)
2012-13 record: 14-6
Top returners: Janelle Kuiper, sr. G/F;
Alliceea Moreno, sr. G; Tara Kuiper, jr. G
Outlook: The Broncos would like to
build off of the program’s 14 wins and its
first district title since 1994. Bellevue
will look to add more hardware as it fig-
ures to be in the hunt for a Southern Cen-
tral Athletic Association title.
“The Lady Broncos are quite young
this season, but with senior leadership
hope to achieve success,” said coach
Kayla Whitmyer. “We expect to make
vast improvements over the course of
the season and play much more aggres-
sive ball than past years. These are a
wonderful group of ladies whose hard
work will pay off.”
Bronson
Coach: Andy Hatt (sixth season)
2012-13 record: 13-9
Top returners: Liz Baker, sr. F; Mallo-
rie Bassage, sr. F; Kinslea Blouin, jr. G;
Brelyn Hoard, sr. G; Skyler Sobeski, jr.
G; Grace Pyles, sr. F
Outlook: Bronson returns to the
court with six players coming off a suc-
cessful 13-win campaign. Though lack-
ing in size, Vikings expect to be a con-
tender for the St. Joseph Valley league
crown.
“I think that one of our strengths this
year will be our effort. I think we will
play as hard, or harder than any team we
play,” said coach Andy Hatt. “We are not
a very big team, so post play will have to
be by committee. We have some girls
with skill, but not a lot of size. We are also
top-heavy when it comes to experience...
Our expectations would be to compete in
every single game and put ourselves in
position to battle for a league champion-
ship.”
Calhoun Christian
Coach: Kurt Tribbett (fourth season)
2012-13 record: 11-6
Top returners: Claire Tribbett, sr. G;
Haley Flach, sr. F; Emily Williams, jr. C;
Kortney Steel, so. G
Outlook: Calhoun Christian returns
just two starters, but doesn’t lack experi-
ence. Because of the school’s small size,
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seventh- and eighth-graders can com-
pete on varsity. And senior guard Claire
Tribbett returns to lead the way in what
will be her sixth varsity season.
“We lost five to graduation last year,
of which three were starters,” said coach
Kurt Tribbett. “We have our mainstay
scorer and defensive stopper, Claire
Tribbett, back for her final season. This
will be her sixth year as a varsity player
and will be the pillar of the team.”
Climax-Scotts
Coach: Joshua Vick (first season)
2012-13 record: 23-5
Top returners: Taylor Piper, sr. G;
Elissa Rapacz, sr. G; Shelby Rapacz, sr. F;
Taylor Macomber, so. G; Sydney Macom-
ber, so. G; Mary Smith, so. F; Madison
Nabozny, so. G
Outlook: Climax-Scotts returns sev-
en from a team that reached the Final
Four, but repeating the feat won’t be easy
with little starting experience back on
the court. Still, the Panthers have been a
perennial force in the Southern Central
Athletic Association, and should contend
for a league title in the first season under
coach Joshua Vick.
“What we lack in experience, we
make up for with potential, attitude and
effort,” said Vick. “Our expectation for
the season is to bring 100 percent effort
and intensity to every game. Although
we have a tough act to follow, we believe
we are still capable of achieving great
things this season.”
Coldwater
Coach: Ken Smoker (second season)
2012-13 record: 7-14
Top returners: Shelby Bowers, jr. F;
Kenzie Galloway, sr. G/F; Michaela Gil-
lette, jr. G; Kellie Pierucki, sr. F; Meghan
Schorfhaar, sr. G; Jordan Shiery, sr. C;
Carlee Smoker, jr. F; Andrea Sowles, sr.
G; Kait Vella, sr. G
Outlook: Playing its final season in
the conference, Coldwater will certainly
be in the mix for a Southwestern Michi-
gan Athletic Conference East Division ti-
tle with the return of all five starters as
well as several key reserves. With that
experience, the Cardinals expect to
bounce back from their sub-.500 season.
“(We) hope to rely on our overall
speed and quickness at both ends of the
floor,” said coach Ken Smoker. “(We) will
look to 2012-13 All-SMAC East senior
Kenzie Galloway to provide scoring and
leadership at both ends of the floor as
well solid contributions from 6-foot sen-
ior Jordan Shiery in the post and senior
Kait Vella.”
Colon
Coach: Sharon Craun (second season)
2012-13 record: N/A
Top returners: Shaunta Adams, sr. G;
Makayla Craun, sr. F; Skyler Harvey, sr.
F; Ashleigh Wolf, sr. F; Morgan Czajkow-
ski, so. C; Taya Bower, jr. F; Anessa Bro-
ker, so. F
Outlook: Colon returns a dynamic
duo in seniors Shaunta Adams and Ma-
kayla Craun. Adams is on pace to be
among the program’s all-time scoring
leaders, while Craun was the area’s top
rebounder a season ago. Throw in a
strong supporting cast, and the Magi
could be in line for a solid season compet-
ing in the Southern Central Athletic As-
sociaion.
“I think we have a good all-around
team,” said coach Sharon Craun. “I think
we’ll be solid in both ends of the floor. We
work very hard as a team, the girls are all
hard workers. We have some work to do,
but I think we’ll be right there with the
rest of them in the league race.”
Delton Kellogg
Coach: Mike Mohn (fourth season)
2012-13 record: 21-5
Top returners: Kristen Mohn, jr. G/F;
Sarah Rendon, sr. G; Maddie Conrad, jr.
F/C; Hannah Okeley, sr. G/F
Outlook: Coming off 21 wins and the
program’s first regional championship,
Delton Kellogg has some big shoes to fill
with only four returners back on the
court. Much of the scoring load will fall
on junior guard/forward Kristen Mohn
and senior four-year guard Sarah Ren-
don as the Panthers try to make a push
for a Kalamazoo Valley Association title.
“I think Sarah and Kristin are going to
have to carry us. They have the bulk of
the varsity experience. But they’ve
played with some pretty good players
the last few years and have been role
players, and now it’s their turn to step
up,” said coach Mike Mohn. “I think it’s a
rebuilding-type of year because we’re
really very young. We went from a quar-
terfinalist to young puppies. We’re gong
to have to learn how to play together. The
beauty is they are all quality kids. The
process of our growth helps when the
kids are really good kids.”
Gull Lake
Coach: Mike Balcom (15th season)
2012-13 record: 13-7
Top returners: Kelsey Bauer, sr. F;
Morgan Nusbaum, sr. G; Abbey Watson,
sr. F; Abbie Higley, sr. G; Ellie Keene, sr.
F; Kelsey Ritter, sr. F
Outlook: Gull Lake returns six from a
squad that won 13 games, but one of the
biggest reasons for optimism is the addi-
tion of 6-foot-1 senior center Mackenzie
Latt. Latt, who is committed to play at Di-
vision I Davidson, was a first-team All-
State selection in Wisconsin last year
where she averaged 19.2 points and 6.2
rebounds.
“We have a mix of youth and experi-
ence this year,” said coach Mike Balcom.
“We know that we will have to play well
on a consistent basis to hope to finish at
the top of the SMAC East Division. The
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The hardest and easiest decision Bat-
tle Creek Central boys’ basketball coach
Greg Williams will have to make each
night is who his starting five will be.
Hardest because he has nine return-
ing seniors, all of which would like to
start.
And easiest, because as Williams sees
it, there are no wrong combinations as he
has confidence that any of the nine have
the ability to start in any game this sea-
son, and probably will.
Battle Creek Central is coming off an
18-win season and a Southwestern Michi-
gan Athletic Conference East Division ti-
tle and there shouldn’t be any fall off
from last year’s success with a loaded
team that has a huge amount of experi-
ence.
“We are really excited. We are coming
off an 18-3 season with nine seniors re-
turning,” Williams said. “Nine seniors,
that may seem like a lot. But all of them
should be in the playing rotation, and any
of those nine guys could start, so that’s a
pretty good position to be in as far as
depth.”
BCC HAS HIGH HOPES
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Years
Several of those re-
turning starters have en-
joyed multiple years at
the varsity level already.
Mohammed Albagami
is a returning starter, who
earned All-City and all-
league honors last year,
averaging 11.3 points per
game, while shooting
nearly 35-percent from
the 3-point line.
Elijah Jackson is also a
returning starter who
earned All-City and all-
league honors and had
good all-around numbers
as a key role player last
season at 6.2 points per
game and 4.7 rebounds.
“It means a lot to have
so much experience. We
know so much more being
seniors coming back,” Al-
bagami said. “We have
been playing with each
other for a long time, we
know each other well and
that will show on the
court. As a group, we are
just hungry to win during
our senior year.”
Mafiaion Joyner and
Joe Bowser also return as
seniors after both made
honorable mention All-
City last year.
Then you add Curtis
Trigg, who is on his fourth
year on the varsity, and
you have a core group that
all saw the starting rota-
tion at one time over the
past several years and
bring a wealth of experi-
ence to the floor this sea-
son.
“Don’t always like to
keep that many seniors,
but the good thing is when
you keep a senior class to-
gether like that, the cam-
araderie is great. They
have grown up together,
they challenge each other
and they help each other
to get better each day,”
Williams said.
Another senior who
should see an expanded
role is 6-foot-6 David Tem-
pleton, who came in last
year as a transfer from
Atlanta, but had a hard
time finding playing time
behind team MVP Trevin
Alexander - who has since
gone on to play at Grand
Valley State University.
“We thought we were
going to get him more
playing time last year, but
Trevin had such a big sea-
son. But David has
worked hard all summer
and we are really excited
about how we are going to
use him and his skill set
this year,” Williams said.
“Trevin, as a big, liked to
spread the floor. But Da-
vid will play in the paint
and above the rim and we
are going to be putting a
lot of our lob stuff in and
that should cause de-
fenses to sag in and give
our outstanding shooters
some more room.”
If the senior group isn’t
enough, BCC also has high
hopes for two sophomores
who will be brought up to
the varsity and should see
minutes in Dontell Hardy
and Wendell White.
“That’s a lot of players
to play, but you know that
we have shown over the
years that our program
like to play a lot of play-
ers,” Williams said. “We
want to run, continue to
bring people in and keep
the tempo up.”
It will be the final sea-
son of the Southwestern
Michigan Athletic Confer-
ence East Division in its
current configuration as
Harper Creek, Marshall
and Coldwater will leave
the league to join the In-
terstate Eight Conference
next year. Also leaving the
SMAC East this season
will be division rival Stur-
gis, which is off to the Wol-
verine Conference.
The SMAC East was
won by Battle Creek Cen-
tral last season and the
Bearcats will be the favor-
ite going in, but Lakeview,
Marshall and Harper
Creek will also contend in
the league, so this season
will be the last time BCC
will see its rivals in con-
ference play.
“This team is different.
Alot of times at this level,
guys are looking for their
own stats, but this team is
beyond that. They look to
make the extra pass, look
to make the entire team
better,” Williams said.
“The guys really want to
accomplish something
special this year and
that’s what our goals are
as we are looking to do
some things that haven’t
been done here for
awhile.”
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BC Central Boys’
Basketball
No. Name Ht. Yr.
10 JaVont’e Dunbar 5-5 12
11 Phillip Robinson 5-8 12
12 Dontell Hardy 5-10 10
15 Wendell White 6-4 10
20 Joseph Watson 6-0 12
22 Mafiaion Joyner 6-3 12
23 Joseph Bowser 5-10 12
24 David Templeton 6-6 12
25 Mohammed Albagami 6-3 12
30 Elijah Jackson 6-3 12
32 Malik Thompson 6-2 11
33 Curtis Trigg 6-2 12
42 Ahmed McKinney 6-4 11
44 DaMonte Thomas 6-5 12
Head Coach: Greg
Williams
“Nine seniors..
and any of those
nine guys could
start, so that’s a
pretty good
position to be in.”
GREG WILLIAMS - BCC
COACH
Coach: Joe Costello
(fourth season)
2012-13 record: 18-5
Top returners: Cole
Madry, sr. F; Ethan
Bloch, sr. G; LaWann
Randolph, sr. C; Darren
Sommer, jr. G; Tony
Reid, jr. F
Outlook: Coming off
its first district champi-
onship since 1987, Belle-
vue is back on the floor
looking to make even
greater strides. The
Broncos will have one of
the bigger lineups in the
area, with three players
listed over 6-foot-3 and
240 pounds.
“Looking at the size of
our front line, it’s pretty
obvious that one of our
strengths should be re-
bounding,” said coach
Joe Costello. “If we stay
healthy, work hard, pay
attention to detail, and
with a little luck, we
could be a very good
team.”
Bronson
Coach: Dennis Gest
(second season)
2012-13 record: 3-18
Top returners: Eric
Toledo, jr. F; Chase Car-
penter, sr. G; Blake Fox,
sr. F; Sean Kenny, jr. C;
Daniel McMichael, so.
G; Jordan Alger, jr. G
Outlook: With only
two returning seniors,
Bronson has hopes that a
young roster can learn
on the fly and improve
on a three-win season.
Despite their youth, the
Vikings feel they can
compete for a St. Joseph
Valley league title.
“This year’s team is
hard working and has
great character. The
team will be very young,
but athletic. The team
has a good mix of basket-
ball knowledge and abil-
ity,” said coach Dennis
Gest. “We have many
young players that lack
varsity experience and
will have to develop
quickly.... We have play-
ers that love the game of
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8587 Pennfield Rd.
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Phone: (269) 961-9781
Fax: (269) 961-9799
www.pennfield.net
This is Panther Country!
Welcome to Pennfield Schools
With the big man in the middle, Penn-
field has some big expectations for the
2013-14 boys’ basketball season.
The Panthers’ 6-foot-10 Ryan Lowe
could end up being the most dominant
big man in the area this season as he
brings an improved game in the paint
and showed off his post-up dunk moves
during photo day. With that base to work
on, Pennfield thinks it should be a lot to
handle for opposing teams this year.
“We have the big guy, Ryan Lowe, who
is up to 6-foot-10 now, and his game con-
tinues to improve,” Pennfield coach
Steve Grimes said. “And what I like a lot
about this team is our ability to shoot the
basketball, which we saw over the sum-
mer, and that excites me.
“So when we shoot the ball on a given
night, we are going to be a good team.
And then I think he (Lowe) is going to be
a problem for everyone in the league.
There’s not a lot of answers for him from
the teams we are going to play, so when
we can get him the ball and we shoot the
ball, we are going to be pretty good.”
After Lowe, Pennfield doesn’t have a
BIG EXPECTATIONS
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PENNFIELD
With 6-foot-10 Lowe,
returning guards,
Pennfield is thinking
big in last year in KVA
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lot of size, so keeping him on the
court will be key. That was also a
problem last year as key players
missed time throughout the season
due to school-related issues or
transfer issues.
“What I hope this year is we can
avoid some of the up and downs,
some health issues, some academic
things. If we do that, we can be a
pretty good team,” Steve Grimes
said.
Pennfield expects to put all of
that behind them and have a good
season, if the Panthers are able to
use all of their weapons all season.
Two of those key weapons include
an experienced backcourt in Aaron
Brown and Jake Grimes.
“We are expecting a good season.
We have a lot of players back,” said
Pennfield senior Jake Grimes. “Our
big guy is back, Aaron will play a full
season, I will play a full season. We
are all excited to see what we can do
when we are on the court the whole
time.”
Pennfield expects to be a guard-
oriented team, due to its size. The
Panthers will often surround Lowe
with four shooters, looking to
spread the floor.
Beyond Grimes and Brown,
Pennfield will also use Branden
Rugg at a guard and will often start
Ethan Everett as a guard/forward.
Giving the Panthers some depth at
the guard spot will be Kyle Moore
and Kody Moore as well as DaWan
Smith.
“Our summer was very good. No
one counts the summer wins, but I
was encouraged with how we played
over the summer,” Steve Grimes
said. “We played in a summer league
and we even had some kids who
couldn’t make it due to baseball and
we were still pretty good, so that
shows me we have some depth.”
Coming off a 10-10 season last
year, Pennfield is looking to make a
big jump up and contend for the Kal-
amazoo Valley Association title. It is
the final year for the Panthers in the
KVA as Pennfield will move to a new
league next season in the Interstate
Eight Conference.
“It’s our last year in the KVA and
we want to do well. We’d like to win
the league, but obviously there are
nine other teams that would also like
to win it. I see it as a very equal
league this year,” Steve Grimes
said. “Being our last year in the
KVA, we will use that a bit as moti-
vation. We are going into a lot of
gyms for the last time, there will be
a lot of teams we are going to see for
the last time.
“It’s a great league, a lot of teams
and coaches in this league that have
been here for a long time and have
won state championships.”
PENNFIELD
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Pennfield 2013-14 Boys’
Basketball
12/13 Parchment
12/17 Kal. Hackett
12/20 at Gal-Augusta
12/28 at Homer
1/3 at Schoolcraft
1/7 Maple Valley
1/10 Olivet
1/14 at Constantine
1/17 Delton-Kellogg
1/21 Kal. Christian
1/24 at Parchment
1/28 at Kal. Hackett
1/31 Gal.-Augusta
2/4 Harper Creek
2/7 Schoolcraft
2/11 at Maple Valley
2/14 at Olivet
2/18 Constantine
2/21 at Delton-Kellogg
2/27 at Kal. Christian
Pennfield Boys’ Basketball
No. Name Ht. Pos. Yr.
3 Andre Howlett 5-6 G 12
4 Aaron Brown 5-10 G 12
5 Ryan Ferguson 5-9 G 11
10 Jake Grimes 6-0 G 12
11 Tim Harris 6-0 F 11
12 Kyle Moore 6-0 G 11
14 Branden Rugg 5-11 G 11
15 Ethan Everett 6-3 F 12
20 Kody Moore 6-0 G 11
22 DaWan Smith 6-2 F 11
23 Wayne Arnold 5-10 G 12
33 JJ Clements 6-1 F 12
44 Ryan Lowe 6-10 C 11
Head Coach: Steve Grimes
“I think he (Lowe) is
going to be a problem
for everyone in the
league. There’s not a lot
of answers for him.”
STEVE GRIMES
Pennfield coach
basketball and are willing to sacrifice for the
good of the team.”
Calhoun Christian
Coach: Eric Hiscock (fourth season)
2012-13 record: 10-10
Top returners: Cameron Hiscock, sr. G; Mat-
thew Parks, sr. G; Dustin Thorne, sr. G; Greg
Specht, sr. F; Zack Taylor, sr. F; Nick Lorencen, sr.
F; Chase Flach, so F
Outlook: Calhoun Christian returns five start-
ers from a .500 team, including senior guard Cam-
eron Hiscock, who is closing in on several pro-
gram records. With one of the more senior-dom-
inated teams in the area, the small-school Cou-
gars could post some big-time wins this season in
the Mid-South Conference.
“We need improved play from each returner so
we can lean on our experience this season to com-
pete for a Mid-South Conference title,” said coach
Eric Hiscock.
Climax-Scotts
Coach: Steve Critchlow (third season)
2012-13 record: 24-2
Top returners: Sam Eshuis, sr. G; Cody Moody,
sr. G; Logan Wilcox, sr. G/F
Outlook: Gone are the twin towers that led Cli-
max-Scotts to the state quarterfinal round last
season — Malachi Satterlee and Aaron Cook —
but the Panthers seem to find talent year-in and
year-out despite graduation losses. Even with
some inexperience, expect Climax-Scotts to
make another run at a SCAA championship.
“We are eager to blend this fresh lineup with
our deep-rooted tradition,” said coach Steve
Critchlow.
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girls are working very hard to be able to
play consistently against any opponent.”
Homer
Coach: Tom Fleming (first season/
fourth overall)
2012-13 record: 13-8
Top returners: Bailey Manis, jr.; Alys-
sa Boyd, jr.; Kristen Nelson, sr.
Outlook: Coach Tom Fleming is back
at the helm after guiding Homer to a 46-
15 record from 1999-2001. He takes over
a talented team that includes junior
standout Bailey Manis, who averaged 15
points, seven rebounds and four assists a
year ago.
“Not much experience and (we’re) not
very big,” said coach Tom Fleming. “But
(we’re) athletic enough to compete.”
Maple Valley
Coach: Landon Wilkes (11th season)
2012-13 record: 1-18
Top returners: Hanna Kyle, sr. G; Ma-
rissa Pierce, sr. G; Emily Mattocks, sr. F;
McKayla Lamance, sr. G/F; Olivia Rick-
etts, jr. F
Outlook: Maple Valley hopes to im-
prove on a disappointing 2012-13 season
and will get a fresh start with only two
starters returning. The Lions will try to
stay competitive as they will see a diffi-
cult schedule in a loaded Kalamazoo Val-
ley Association.
“We will look to improve daily. We
only return two starters; we will look to
build chemistry with several new addi-
tions,” said coach Landon Wilkes. “Suc-
cess will depend on whether or not they
trust one another. They also need to push
themselves and teammates. We will need
to stay the course and learn how to deal
with adversity when it shows itself.”
Marshall
Coach: Sal Konkle (14th season)
2012-13 record: 21-5
Top returners: Layla Harkey, jr. G;
Kelsie Hicks, sr. G; Taylor Jungel, sr. C;
Logan Kiessling, jr. F; Tierra Orban, sr.
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Last season, due to injuries, the
St. Philip boys’ basketball team
limped to the end of the season
with a young team that showed
promise, but was often handi-
capped by a lack of size and expe-
rience.
While that made last season a
struggle at times, it could help in
the long run as several young play-
ers saw valuable playing time that
could give the 2013-14 St. Philip
squad a boost.
“Last year we struggled
through some adversity with inju-
ries, but this year if we stay
healthy I think we can be a good
team,” said St. Philip coach Dino
English. “But now we have a lot of
leadership with seven seniors on
the team, which gives us a lot of ex-
perience. Those guys coming back
and some young players that saw
playing time last year will give us
good depth and could make it a
pretty exciting season this year.”
A key returner is Alex Doyle,
who was leading St. Philip in scor-
ing during his junior season before
an injury ended his year. The Ti-
gers are expecting a lot out of its
6-foot-3 senior this year also, but
he is coming off a knee injury that
hampered the end of his football
season.
“We are excited about this year
because we didn’t lose a lot from
last year. So the returning experi-
ence is big and if we can stay
healthy we can do some good
things,” said Doyle, who is expect-
ed to be ready by the time the sea-
son begins.
Doyle heads the list of return-
ing starters for St. Philip as he was
an honorable mention selection on
the All-City team due to his abbre-
ST. PHILIP
HEALTHY ST. PHILIP
COULD CONTEND
The St. Philip boys’ basketball team will be led by key seniors, from left, Tyler Hubbard-Neil,
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Putting adversity
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Tigers think big
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Coldwater
Coach: Brien Kelly (third season)
2012-13 record: 7-14
Top returners: Logan Targgart, jr. F;
Scout Case, sr. G; Grant Mauer, sr. G;
Luke Stempien, sr. F; Ryan Mock, sr. F;
Ryan Hadley, sr. F
Outlook: The Cardinals have a wealth
of experience returning, which gives
them a good opportunity to improve on a
7-win season. But victories won’t come
easy in league play, as Coldwater com-
petes in a loaded Southwestern Michigan
Athletic Conference East Division for
the final time before joining the Inter-
state Eight.
“We have a good mix of returners with
a lot of game experience and solid young
players that will be counted on to make
contributions,” said coach Brien Kelly.
“As a program we will look to continue to
improve and be a factor in the league and
postseason play.”
Delton Kellogg
Coach: Steve Miknis (second season)
2012-13 record: 5-16
Top returners: Jeff Minehart, sr. G;
Tony Wooden, sr. G; Anthony Houtrow,
sr. F; Gary Egelkraut, jr. C; Landon Griz-
zle, jr. F
Outlook: Delton Kellogg finished in
the bottom half of the Kalamazoo Valley
Association a year ago, but with an expe-
rienced roster will look to make the jump
into the top tier of the league in 2013-14.
The Panthers could be a dangerous team,
depending on how big of a stride they can
take in their second year in coach Steve
Miknis’ system.
“This season will depend heavily on
this year’s senior leadership. We’re ex-
cited about having this group of guys
coming back with a year under them in
last year’s new system,” Miknis said.
“Our biggest challenge is going to see
how well our newcomers can adapt with
the tempo, as we are very young this
year.”
Gull Lake
Coach: Gary Sprague (19th season)
2012-13 record: 11-10
Top returners: Odell Miller, sr. C; Jeff
Adamski, sr. G; Jeremiah Mansfield, sr.
F; Joey Stap, sr. G; MJ Jones, sr. G; Jason
Fisher, sr. G/F; Wes Mink, sr. F; Alex
Scott, sr. C
Outlook: The good news for Gull
Lake is that it returns three starters and
eight seniors overall. The bad news is the
schedule, as the Blue Devils compete in
one of the strongest leagues in the area in
the Southwestern Michigan Athletic
Conference East Division. Still, Gull
Lake has one of the most consistent pro-
grams in the area and should factor in
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viated junior season. Tyler Hub-
bard-Neil returns for his senior
season after making All-City
last year and averaging a dou-
ble-double with 10 points and 10
rebounds a game. Hunter Haley
also saw time as a starter last
year as a sophomore.
“Alex has a chance to be a
double-double guy every game.
We are trying to get his strength
back up after his injury in foot-
ball, we are taking it slow,” Eng-
lish said.
Three players that saw game
time at the end of last year due
to the injuries are Kevin Green-
man, Dreyson English and
Brayden Darr and the trio will
be depended on to make contri-
butions.
“We had players come up to
the varsity late last year be-
cause we needed some players
and that experience should
help. That could make us really
deep this year. I think we can go
eight or nine deep and be really
comfortable,” English said.
A key addition for St. Philip
will be Isaac Cloward, who is a
transfer from Lakeview, and
could have a big senior season
for the Tigers.
“Isaac, coming from Lake-
view and playing in that pro-
gram is used to playing at a high
level and that will be big for us.
He has good leadership, runs
the point very well and just
doesn’t panic. He will be a big
addition for us,” English said.
The Tigers are expecting to
use that depth and athletic abil-
ity to improve on a 11-8 season
from a year ago after finding
some momentum late and get-
ting some victories in the dis-
trict before ending the year at
13-9.
“We have a lot of quickness
on this team, a lot of speed and
we are going to utilize that. We
want to get some turnovers and
get some easy buckets - that’s
the kind of team we are going to
be,” English said.
St. Philip hopes that all trans-
lates to success in the Southern
Central Athletic Association
where the Tigers will have to
contend with perennial power
Climax-Scotts, which has been
on top of the league the last cou-
ple seasons.
“Climax has had a strangle
hold on it with some really good
teams the past few years, but I
think we have as good a chance
as anyone this year with the nu-
cleus we have,” English said.
St. Philip 2013-14 Boys’ Basket-
ball Schedule
12/9 at Mendon
12/12 at Camden-Frontier
12/16 Waldron
12/18 at Centreville
12/20 Athens
1/3 Union City
1/6 Litchfield
1/9 Bellevue
1/14 Burr Oak
1/17 Climax-Scotts
1/21 at Colon
1/24 Hillsdale Academy
1/28 at Bronson
1/31 at Pittsford
2/4 at North Adams
2/7 at Bellevue
2/11 Tekonsha
2/14 at Climax-Scotts
2/21 Colon
2/27 at Jackson Christian
St. Philip Boys’ Bas-
ketball
No. Name Ht. Pos. Yr.
10 Hunter Haley 5-9 G 11
11 Freddie Hallacy 6-0 G 12
12 Isaac Cloward 5-9 G 12
13 Trent Bartsch 6-0 G 12
14 Tyler Hubbard-Neil 6-0 F 12
15 Dreyson English 6-0 G 11
20 Brent DeBree 6-2 F 12
21 Brayden Darr 5-10 G 10
22 Alex Doyle 6-5 F 12
23 Kevin Greenman 6-0 F 11
24 Brent Finnila 6-2 F 12
30 Gabriel Hanna 6-3 C 12
31 James Fleming 6-0 C 12
32 Stian Flem 5-11 G 12
33 Jack Luoma 6-4 C 12
Head Coach: Dino
English
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the division race.
“Strengths are experi-
ence, speed and quick-
ness, depth and shooting
is much improved,” said
coach Gary Sprague.
“Weakness — no one over
6-foot-5.”
Maple Valley
Coach: Chris Ewing
(third season)
2012-13 record: 17-5
Top returners: Micah
Bromley, sr. G; Austin
Gonser, sr. F; Anthony
Mahler, sr. G; Sam Bene-
dict, sr. G; Dylyn Kenne-
dy, sr. F; Tony Allen, sr. F
Outlook: Maple Valley
isn’t shying away from
some lofty expectations
after the Lions return all
five starters from a team
that won 17 games a sea-
son ago. Maple Valley will
also utilize its depth as it
looks capture Kalamazoo
Valley Association and
district championships.
“We have a quick team
with a lot of depth on the
bench,” said coach Chris
Ewing. “We expect that
this year we should be at
the top of the KVA and
winning our first district
in 20 years.”
Marshall
Coach: Nick Dent (sec-
ond season)
2012-13 record: 11-10
Top returners: Landry
Reynolds, sr. F; Danny
Welke, sr. F
Outlook: The Red-
hawks begin their second
season under coach Nick
Dent, and will have a
much different look in
what will be their final
year in the Southwestern
Michigan Athletic Confer-
ence East Division. Mar-
shall lost a very experi-
enced group to gradua-
tion, but could receive a
boost from former Albion
students who now attend
following their high
school’s closure.
“We were a senior-
heavy team last year, and
as a result we have a lot of
holes to fill,” said Dent.
Olivet
Coach: Brian Dartt
(14th season)
2012-13 record: 10-13
Top returners: Tyler
Masters, sr. G; Brendan
Whitely, jr. G; Ryan Ten-
nant, jr. F; Connor Dartt,
so. F; Keagan Carpenter,
sr. F; Nick Johnson, jr. F
Outlook: The Eagles
literally have some big
shoes to fill, as 6-foot-7
center Quintan Harris has
moved on to play at Michi-
gan Tech University. Still,
Olivet played well last
year during stretches
without Harris due to in-
jury, and could build for a
promising future with a
bevy of juniors and sopho-
mores on the roster.
“We will count on a lot
of growth from our young
players who come in with
considerable experiences
as many of the under-
classmen have at least one
year of varsity experi-
ence,” said coach Brian
Dartt. “We expect to com-
pete with the upper-level
teams in the KVA for a
league title.”
Quincy
Coach: Scott Rodesiler
(second season)
2012-13 record: 11-12
Top returners: Jimmy
King, sr. G; Geoffrey
Fields, sr. G; Logan Tim-
mons-Miller, sr. F/C; Jor-
dan Cekander, sr. G/F; Mi-
chael Tesch, sr. C; Chase
Cook, jr. G; Nick Haberl,
jr. F
Outlook: After finish-
ing in the middle of the
Kalamazoo Valley Associ-
ation a year ago, Quincy
brings a lot of experience
to the court. The Orioles
could make a climb up the
league standings thanks
to a roster that includes
more than five capable
starters.
“Team depth is a
strength, so we should be
able to play with a lot of
different combinations
and not miss a beat,” said
coach Scott Rodesiler.
“We should be in conten-
tion to win a lot of ball-
games this year, but we
will need to play at a high
level against the top
teams in the league for
that to happen.”
Tekonsha
Coach: Tim Jenkins
(17th season)
2012-13 record: 3-18
Top returners: Riley
Lloyd, jr. G; Jeremy
Scherer, so. C; Cheyne
Wiescholek, jr. G
Outlook: Tekonsha
will rebuild this year with
a roster that includes only
one senior — exchange
student Takyva Nagano-
wa. The Indians will try to
develop a new identity as
it graduated most of its
scoring from a year ago.
“We are going to be a
very young team this
year... We are also not real
big,” said coach Tim Jen-
kins. “Keys to our season
will be finding consistent
scoring and also rebound-
ing.”
Union City
Coach: Benjamin
Chard (second season)
2012-13 record: 12-9
Top returners: Darren
Austin, jr. G; Cody Cable,
sr. G; Nick Austin, sr. F;
Lucas Vaccaro, jr. F
Outlook: Union City
will try to pick up where it
left off after posting a
winning season, but will
do so with many young
faces in the fold. With a ju-
nior-led roster, the Char-
gers feel they can contend
in the Big Eight Confer-
ence if the new-look team
can gel together.
“The core of the team
is made up of juniors that
will need to stay mentally
focused and disciplined
on defense,” said coach
Benjamin Chard. “Finish-
ing in the upper half of the
Big Eight Conference is a
goal, depending on the
chemistry and growth of
this young team.”
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There shouldn’t be any sur-
prises on the court this year for
the Lakeview boys’ basketball
team. There shouldn’t be anything
this group hasn’t seen before.
Lakeview features three three-
year starters in its rotation for
2013-14, plus a two-year starting
guard, meaning the Spartans will
depend on its experience more
than anything when it comes time
to winning games in the fourth
quarter.
“Any time you have a kid on
your team for three years, in that
third year they know everything
that we do. They have been
through it all enough times and
that game experience is big,” said
Lakeview coach Steve Wichmann.
“There won’t be a lot of surprises
in games or in practices or in
preparation for games. They
know what to expect and they
have done a good job early of lead-
ing the team and showing the rest
of the players what to expect.
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of big season
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Having those guys out there is like hav-
ing another coach out there.”
Lakeview senior Donnie Ernsberger
is the most decorated of the returning
group as an All-City player and all-
league performer as the 6-foot-3 Spartan
big man averaged 12.6 points per game
and 6.5 rebounds.
“We have experience coming back
and we know how to work together and
what we need to do to get our strengths
on the court. We have drivers that can
take it to the hoop and strong post play-
ers,” Ernsberger said. “We have good
leadership. We have three three-year
starters now and leadership on the court
will be outstanding this year and that ex-
perience should help.”
Also coming back as a third-year
starter is Jake Love and Jake Bivens and
returning guard in Tyreace Frederick,
who is in his second year in the starting
rotation.
In Ernsberger, Lakeview has an all-
state football player and in Bivens the
Spartans have an all-state baseball play-
er with Love also being a multiple-sport
standout.
“Donnie is physically as good as any-
one we’ve had in the post in a long time,
very athletic, very strong. We expect
more of the same and even better than
what he’s done,” Wichmann said. “Plus
we are very athletic all over the floor.
Those guys coming back are some of the
best athletes in any sport we have in the
entire city, so we can use them that way.”
The Spartans will be without what
would have potentially been a fifth re-
turning starter in Devon Daniels, who
made All-City last year as a freshman,
but has transferred out of the district.
Other key returning players looking
to give Lakeview good minutes include
seniors in 6-foot-7 Seth Britton, Russell
Mathiak and John Munoz, plus players
coming up to varsity in Rashound Cobb,
Hunter Bost and T.J. Fisk. Also Camden
Hames returns to the program after be-
ing away and could contribute.
Lakeview also could get key minutes
from freshman guard C.J. Foster, who
impressed over the summer and was
brought up to varsity.
“We are going to plan on doing the
same stuff we have been doing in terms
of our philosophy, pressure defense, get-
ting the ball up the court,” Wichmann
said. “We might even be doing more run-
ning because we have a little more depth
than we have had.”
With its returning players and depth,
Lakeview is looking to bounce back from
a 9-11season and a heart-breaking loss at
the buzzer in the first round of the dis-
tricts.
“Last year we didn’t always play up to
expectations, so I think these guys are
hungry to prove that they are better than
they played last year,” Wichmann said.
“We are excited with the group we have
coming back.”
It will be the final season of the South-
western Michigan Athletic Conference
East Division in its current configura-
tion as Harper Creek, Marshall and Cold-
water will leave the league to join the In-
terstate Eight Conference. Also leaving
the SMAC East will be Sturgis, which is
off to the Wolverine Conference.
The SMAC East was won by Battle
Creek Central last season and the Bear-
cats, Marshall and Harper Creek will
also contend in the league, so this season
will be the last time Lakeview will see its
rivals in conference play.
“BCC has to be a favorite with the kids
they have coming back, but I would like
to think we have a shot and we could be
right up there with them,” Wichmann
said. “The East is changing after this
year, so this is the last year you can say
you won the old SMAC East. It will differ-
ent after this, so our goal is to be on top of
the division in its last year the way it is.”
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Lakeview 2013-14 Boys’ Bas-
ketball Schedule
12/10 Portage Central
12/13 Coldwater
12/17 at Gull Lake
12/20 at BC Central
12/27 Milwaukee (at BCC)
1/3 Mattawan
1/10 Marshall
1/14 at Loy Norrix
1/17 Sturgis
1/24 at Harper Creek
1/28 Gull Lake
1/31 at Coldwater
2/4 at Mattawan
2/7 at Marshall
2/11 Loy Norrix
2/14 BC Central
2/18 at Stev.-Lakeshore
2/21 at Sturgis
2/25 Harper Creek
2/27 Portage Northern
Lakeview Boys’ Basketball
No. Name Ht Pos. Year
10 Russell Mathiak 6-1 G 12
12 CJ Foster 5-6 G 9
14 Matt Alderink 5-11 G 11
20 Rashound Cobb 6-2 F 11
22 Devin Sherlock 5-9 G 11
24 John Munoz 5-11 G 12
30 Jake Bivens 6-1 G 12
32 Tyreace Frederick 6-1 G 11
34 Jake Watson 6-3 F 11
40 Camden Hames 5-10 G 12
42 Jake Love 6-3 F 12
44 TJ Fisk 6-2 F 11
50 Donnie Ernsberger 6-3 F 12
52 Hunter Bost 6-3 F 11
54 Seth Britton 6-7 F 12
Head Coach: Steve Wichmann
“Any time you have a kid
on your team for three
years, in that third year
they know everything.”
STEVE WICHMANN
Lakeview coach
G; Kelsey Postema, sr. F; Chelsea Tobi-
as, jr. G
Outlook: The Redhawks appear
ready to contend for the Southwestern
Michigan Athletic Conference East Di-
vision title with seven returners from a
squad that finished runner-up in the
league before winning a district title.
The biggest challenge in Marshall’s fi-
nal year in the league will be finding a
way to replace a pair of three-year var-
sity members who have since graduat-
ed.
“Our goal is to be better than last
year,” said coach Sal Konkle. “With that
said, we have some big shoes to fill with
our graduated seniors from last year...
This team is very athletic but needs to
improve on its physical toughness. We
are a work in progress, but progress is
definitely expected.”
Olivet
Coach: Rob Fleming (sixth season)
2012-13 record: 19-2
Top returners: Hayley Walkowski,
sr. G; Kelsey Walkowski, sr. G; Kiley
Ploehn, sr. F; Dallie Flower, sr. F; Alee-
na Janousek, jr. F; Mandi McKeown, sr.
G; Katie Francisco, sr. G; Andreanne
Odell, sr. F; Mariah Sterley, sr. G; Emily
Nelson, sr. F
Outlook: The Eagles have a bevy of
returners from a 19-win team, led by
senior guard Hayley Walkowski, who is
committed to Lawrence Technological
University of the National Association
of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
The Eagles are certainly among the fa-
vorites to come away with a Kalamazoo
Valley Association title.
“Should be a very competitive KVA
league title race,” said coach Rob Flem-
ing. “Experience for us should be a
strength with nine players back from
last year’s team.”
Quincy
Coach: Dana Clark (second season)
2012-13 record: 3-16
Top returners: Jordan Kotwicki, sr.
G; Abby Parshall, sr. G; Ashton King, sr.
G; Kelsey Bean, sr. F; Erin Hard, sr. F;
Andrea Ferrin, sr. G; Bailey Knaack, sr.
F; Gaby Masson, jr. F
Outlook: Quincy has a large cast of
returners to work with, which it hopes
will translate into more victories. Wins
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Harper Creek will have a different
look this season as the Beavers will have
to adjust without its big fish in a little
pond.
For several years, Harper Creek
boys’ basketball has depended on its big
fish - Josh Bass - and worked its offense
around the 6-foot-5 double-double ma-
chine. Now that the Beavers have lost the
18 points per game and 14 rebounds he
brought to the team before he graduated,
Harper Creek will have a team that could
be more balanced, will be deeper and
should be more athletic when it comes to
getting the ball up and down the floor in
the 2013-14 season.
“When you see us on the floor, we will
look a little different because we have
different types of people than year’s
past,” said Harper Creek coach Matt
Bowling. “We are going to be trying to
get up an down this year. We have a lot of
guys who can get up and down, shoot the
ball from the perimeter and it should be
an exciting brand of basketball.”
Harper Creek won’t have an estab-
lished go-to person to start the season,
but the Beavers could use that as an ad-
vantage as opposing defense won’t be
able to focus on one player, as it often did
last season.
“We have a new look this year, could
be a little more balanced,” said returning
senior Trevor Johnson. “We are without
that big man in the middle that we looked
to a lot last year. But this year we have
more options that can all score.”
Johnson is part of core group of re-
turning players who saw time on the
court last year. Other senior returners
include Mickey Barea, Jason Mueller
and Brody Taylor.
The biggest producers returning this
season are two underclassmen as James
Cadena and Brandon Hutson both start-
ed last season as sophomores and will be
looked to have expanded roles this year.
“I like where we are at with our mix of
guys,” Bowling said. “Our depth is big,
plus we have some good chemistry and
some good flow to our offense. A lot of
these guys have played together for a
long time and there’s some familiarity
and some consistency there, that will be
a plus.”
Other players that could be in the ro-
tation include Zach Testolin, who returns
to the program as a senior after sitting
out last year, and some young talent up
from the junior varsity, including Jack
Thompson.
HARPER CREEK
BEAVERS GET A
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The Harper Creek boys’ basketball team will be led by returning seniors, back row, from
left, Trevor Johnson, Jason Mueller, Zack Testolin. Front row, Brody Taylor and Mickey
Barea.BILL BRODERICK/THE ENQUIRER
Harper Creek will rely on depth and
balance to contend in SMAC East
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The Beavers could also get a boost
from a couple of transfer students from
Battle Creek Central in Travon Johnson
and Khylen Watkins, who will be eligible
to play in January.
“There will be a lot of guys in the play-
ing rotation,” Bowling said. “This is an
extremely competitive team. Our line-
ups could change at any point. We have a
lot of guys coming up from the JV that
have improved immensely and love to
play the game and spent a lot of time in
the offseason working on their game. So
there’s a lot of competition for minutes.
“Depending on what the other teams
bring, we can bring some matchup prob-
lems for teams because we could have
any number of different lineups out
there.”
Harper Creek had an up-and-down
season last year at 7-12 in the regular sea-
son, but went on a run in the postseason
and won a district title before losing in
the regionals to finish 10-13.
The Beavers will playing in their final
season in the Southwestern Michigan
Athletic Conference East Division as
Harper Creek will leave the league to
join the Interstate Eight Conference
next year. Also leaving the SMAC East
this season will be division rivals Mar-
shall and Coldwater, who will also go to
the Interstate Eight, as well as Sturgis,
which is off to the Wolverine Confer-
ence.
The SMAC East was won by Battle
Creek Central last season and the Bear-
cats and city-foe Lakeview will also con-
tend in the league, so this season will be
the last time Harper Creek will see its ri-
vals in conference play.
“I like to think we will be in the mix
this year in the league,” Bowling said. “I
think we are going to be real competitive
in the division. We want to go out on a
good note, since we are leaving the
league this year, and go out as strong as
we can.”
2013-14 Harper Creek Boys’
Basketball Schedule
12/10 at Covert
12/13 Marshall
12/17 Coldwater
12/20 at Sturgis
1/6 Mattawan
1/10 BC Central
1/14 Gull Lake
1/17 Loy Norrix
1/21 at St. Joseph
1/24 Lakeview
1/28 at Coldwater
1/31 at Marshall
2/4 at Pennfield
2/7 at BC Central
2/11 at Gull Lake
2/14 Sturgis
2/18 at Portage Central
2/21 at Loy Norrix
2/25 at Lakeview
2/27 St. Joseph
Harper Creek Boys’ Basketball
No. Name Ht. Pos. Yr.
3 James Cadena 6-3 G 11
4 Mickey Barea 5-11 G 12
10 Brody Taylor 5-11 G 12
11 Travon Johnson 5-11 G 11
12 Nick Rouch 5-10 G 11
21 Noah Hayes 6-0 F 11
22 Zack Testolin 6-3 F/C 12
23 Khylen Watkins 5-11 G 11
24 Brandon Hutson 6-3 F 11
30 Coleton Swims 6-0 G 11
32 Trevor Johnson 6-0 G 12
42 Grayson DeYoung 6-2 F 11
44 Jack Thompson 6-3 F/C 11
52 Jason Mueller 6-3 F/C 12
Head Coach: Matt Bowling
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may be tough to come by though, as the
Orioles will have to fight their way
through a deep and talented Big Eight
Conference.
“We are high on numbers this year,
which is a great thing for our pro-
gram,” said coach Dana Clark. “The
girls have not experienced many wins,
but they continue to work hard day-in
and day-out and old their heads high.”
Tekonsha
Coach: Robbie Hattan (first season)
2012-13 record: 8-14
Top returners: DeVanie Eckardt, sr.
G; Mya Kaanaugh, sr. C; Alexis
McKeen, so. G
Outlook: The future appears bright
for Tekonsha, as five freshmen will suit
up for the varsity squad. Those young-
sters will have to have to grow up fast
for the Indians to do damage in the al-
ways competitive Southern Central
Athletic Association.
“With nine girls and five being
freshman, we are very young,” said
coach Robbie Hattan. “We have a lot of
talent, but learning fundamentals of
basketball and how to handle pressure
is something we are consistently work-
ing on. I expect us to compete for a divi-
sion championship in the SCAA.”
Union City
Coach: Jenn Harty (third season)
2012-13 record: 6-16
Top returners: Katie Birch, sr. G;
Rachel Sutherland, sr. G; Marissa
Mead, jr. G; Riley Smith, jr. G; Brianna
Burnham, sr. C; Haley Harty, so. F
Outlook: The Chargers have a solid
core of players returning to the court,
led by senior guard Katie Birch. But a
lack of size could be an issue for Union
City as it battles in the ultra competi-
tive Big Eight Conference.
“We’re returning six girls, but we’re
pretty small. So we’re going to have to
rely on speed and we’re really going to
focus on playing good defense,” said
coach Jenn Harty. “We’re going to have
to be disciplined this year. The confer-
ence as a whole, it’s such a competitive
league that you have to be ready every
night.”
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With a new coach, the
Battle Creek Central
girls’ basketball program
is hoping to build on the
progress it made last year
and take the next step to
become a winning team.
The Bearcats had one
of its better season in
years last season, but at 6-
14, that was still under
.500. Battle Creek Central
will now be led by Dic
Doumanian as the Bear-
cats try to climb closer to
that .500 mark and be-
yond.
Former Bearcat coach
Brian Driscoll stepped
down after the season and
BCC hired Doumanian af-
ter he coached one season
at St. Philip.
“I’m new and maybe
being new can be a bene-
fit, I don’t know. Not that I
am going to do a better job
than Coach Driscoll, be-
cause he did a good job
with growing this pro-
gram, but I hope a new
voice can help some,”
Doumanian said. “Hope-
fully this group can buy
into what we want to do
moving forward.”
Doumanian brings a lot
of experience to the Bear-
cat program. Doumanian
coached collegiatelly at
Kellogg Community Col-
lege and at Defiance Col-
lege, while also enjoying
stints at the high school
level.
Being a new coach at a
program brings some
challenges, but Douma-
nian and his team are hop-
ing to work through the
learning curve together.
“This team is new for
me, the players are new,
I’m new to the players,”
Doumanian said. “So we
are learning what this
team can do and what we
need to do to get better.”
The Bearcats will start
its new era with some old
faces as BCC returns five
players with game experi-
ence.
BCC will depend on
senior returners Shaqua-
na Esters, Sara Bagent
and Kaylee Ryan. Some
underclassmen with
starting experience in-
clude Ka-Leah Ryan and
Madisonn Jackson.
Kaylee Ryan and Ka-
Leah Ryan were both All-
City honorable mention
selections last season.
“The five girls coming
back from last year are
going to be a group we will
count on early to be lead-
ers and to set the tone on
and off the court,” Dou-
manian said. “Both of the
Ryans are very good play-
ers, and Madisonn Jack-
son has shown offensive
ability so that’s where the
majority of our points will
come early in the season.
But overall, when we all
come together, we want to
be a team that is going to
score by committee.”
BCC will have a need to
find points as it will be
The Bearcats will look
for some impact players
off the bench to make up
for those points with Die-
’mon Carson, Drashell
Banks and freshman Tam-
era Gills.
“I think we have a tal-
ented bunch. I think we
will be very deep. We don’t
have just one go-to player,
so I think our depth will be
hard to deal with for other
teams,” Doumanian said.
“We want to play real up-
tempo, push the ball any
chance we can get get, try
to play good full-court
man-to-man defense and
press and trap out of that.
“We aren’t very big, so
we are hoping our athleti-
cism and quickness will
carry the day for us.”
BCC will look to climb
up the standings in the
Southwestern Michigan
Athletic Conference East
Division, which includes
city rivals Lakeview and
Harper Creek — which
won the league last year —
as well as Marshall. It will
be the final year for the
SMAC East in its current
configuration as Harper
Creek, Marshall and Cold-
water will be leaving to
join the Interstate Eight
Conference. Sturgis will
also leave the conference
after this year.
without Kayla Freeman,
who graduated after aver-
aging a double-double last
season and had over 750
points in her career.
BATTLE CREEK CENTRAL
BCC GETS NEW LEADER
Bearcats want
to build on
momentum of
last season
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The Battle Creek Central girls’ basketball team will be led by returning seniors, from left,
Kaylee Ryan, Shaquana Esters and Sara Bagent.BILL BRODERICK/THE ENQUIRER
Battle Creek Central 2013-
14 Girls’ Basketball
12/3 Kal. Central
12/6 Gull Lake
12/10 at Jackson
12/13 at Loy Norrix
12/17 at Marshall
12/20 Lakeview
1/7 at Mattawan
1/10 at Harper Creek
1/13 Hastings
1/14 at Sturgis
1/17 Coldwater
1/21 at Benton Harbor
1/24 at Gull Lake
1/28 Marshall
1/31 Loy Norrix
2/7 Harper Creek
2/11 Sturgis
2/14 at Lakeview
2/20 at Coldwater
BC Central Girls’
Basketball
No. Name Pos. Yr.
14 Sara Bagent G 12
44 Drashell Banks G 11
12 Deshana Brown G 12
54 Diemon Carson F 11
20 Anonda Crowder G 10
42 Treeonna Edmonds G 12
50 Shaquana Esters F 12
32 Tamera Gills G 9
22 Madisonn Jackson F 11
24 Jada Robinson G 11
10 Ka-Leah Ryan G 11
30 Kaylee Ryan G 12
34 Sierra Smith G 10
Head Coach: Dic
Doumanian
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For the second year in
a row, the St. Philip girls’
basketball program will
have a new head coach.
However, it is a famil-
iar face.
Tony Warren will take
over the St. Philip girls’
basketball team as the
head varsity coach. Dic
Doumanian coached the
Tigers for one season and
is now the head coach at
Battle Creek Central.
Warren coached girls’
basketball at Tekonsha
for six seasons, but his
roots are in Battle Creek
as he is former standout
basketball player for the
Bearcats in the 1980s and
coached the girls’ basket-
ball program for several
years.
“I’m excited to be here.
It is something I have
been considering for a
couple of years, looking to
get back to Battle Creek,
but the timing was never
right,” Warren said. “I en-
joyed my time in Tekon-
sha, but now it’s nice to be
home.”
St. Philip is coming off
a 9-11season last year and
will be looking to adjust to
a new coach, a new pro-
gram under a tight time
frame as the Tigers were
once again in the state fi-
nals in volleyball, mean-
ing the entire team didn’t
get to practice together
until just days before the
regular season started.
“I’m a new coach, so
there will be a new sys-
tem, new calls, we’ll be
changing a lot. So the
learning curve will be
great. But the attitude has
been great and I figure we
just need more time to-
gether,” Warren said.
One of the returning
leaders on the team, Emi-
ly Schaub, said it will be
an adjustment for the
squad having a new head
coach for the second year
in a row.
“It’s a new way of
learning the game and
each coach has a new way
of teaching, so it will be a
new experience,” Schaub
said.
As Warren finds out
the strengths of his team,
he will rely on some re-
turning experience in
Schaub, Emily Freybler
and Megan Gordon. Frey-
bler saw the most playing
time on the floor among
the group as she earned
All-City honors last year
and all-league recognition
as she tied for the team
lead in points with 8.4 per
game and added 2.3 as-
sists and 2.5 steals a con-
test.
“We have a lot of
guards who are strong
ball handlers and are pret-
ty good shooters. We are a
little smaller, but we are
quick so that is a
strength,” Freybler said.
Warren also like the po-
tential of freshman Jean-
ine Winkler, who has al-
ready been brought up on
varsity.
“We have a core group
of returners who will pay
dividends this year. I also
have my eye on a fresh-
man. I don’t bring up
young girls unless they
have the potential to play
and I think she has poten-
tial, so she’ll be in the
mix,” Warren said.
St. Philip will be look-
ing to knock off league
champ Climax-Scotts in
the Southern Central Ath-
letic Association, but to do
that the Tigers will be
looking to adopt Warren’s
philosophy and improve
throughout the season.
“I usually adjust my
style to the kind of kids I
have. We will look to
speed up the pace and go
small at times, we want to
attack and surprise on de-
fense and execute on of-
fense,” Warren said. “Just
like everyone else, we’d
love to get off to a good
start early. But since we
are just now coming to-
gether (because of volley-
ball), we’ll be looking to be
playing our best basket-
ball at the end of the sea-
son.”
Bill Broderick is the
sports editor of the Enquir-
er and can be reached at
(269) 966-0678 or at bbrod-
eri@battlecreekenquir-
er.com
ST. PHILIP
NEW DIRECTION
FOR TIGERS
The St. Philip girls’ basketball team will be led by key
returners, from left, Emily Schaub, Emily Freybler and
Megan Gordon.BILL BRODERICK/THE ENQUIRER
Warren returns to city to take over as coach at St. Philip
Bill Broderick
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St. Philip 2013-14 Girls’
Basketball
12/2 at Athens
12/6 Camden-Frontier
12/10 Jackson Christian
12/13 at Waldron
12/18 Centreville
12/20 at Litchfield
1/3 Union City
1/7 Bellevue
1/10 at Burr Oak
1/13 North Adams
1/17 Climax-Scotts
1/21 at Colon
1/23 at Hillsdale Academy
1/28 at Bronson
1/30 Pittsford
2/3 Mendon
2/7 at Bellevue
2/10 at Tekonsha
2/14 at Climax-Scotts
2/21 Colon
St. Philip Girls’ Basketball
10 Megan Gordon
11 Amanda Yacovoni
13 Riley Rutherford
15 Emily Freybler
21 Nina Winkler
22 Ellen Criswell
25 Emily Forche
31 Maria Dechant
32 Emily Schaub
34 Abby McClure
45 Abby Jeske
55 Adrian Hibbard
Head Coach: Tony Warren
“I’m a new
coach, we’ll be
changing a lot.
So the learning
curve will be
great.”
TONY WARREN - BCC
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Lakeview has adopted the
motto of power by positivity —
and with that mindset the Spar-
tans are positive they will have
an improved season in 2013-14.
The Lakeview girls’ basket-
ball team is looking to boost its
win total with a quality core
group of returners and a lot of
potential from newcomers.
“I think we have a ton of po-
tential, it’s just a matter of con-
trolling the things we can con-
trol,” Lakeview girls’ basket-
ball coach Don Bussler said.
“Our motto is power by positiv-
ity. We are learning to always be
looking forward and not to let
the last mistake beat you again
and again. We have been known
to have a strong basketball pro-
gram here at Lakeview and as
we struggled a bit the last few
years I think there was some
pressure that came with that.
We want to continue to improve,
but we don’t want the girls to
feel the pressure of past teams.
We want them to do what they
can do.”
The Spartans had recorded a
couple of rare under-.500 sea-
sons recently, but the program
has been bouncing back slowly
the past several years. Three
years ago Lakeview won seven
games, two years ago it won
nine and last year it won 10.
“So this year we’d like to win
more than 10, but it doesn’t just
happen,” Bussler said. “If we
execute well and play well, I
think we can be extremely suc-
cessful. If we don’t execute
well, we are looking at another
.500 year and trying to figure
out at the end of the year if we
are going to be a winning team
or a losing team.”
Lakeview will be competing
in the Southwestern Michigan
Athletic Conference East Divi-
sion along with Harper Creek —
which won the league last year
— as well as Marshall, which
had a deep run in the postsea-
son. It will be the final year for
the SMAC East in its current
configuration as division foes
Harper Creek, Marshall and
Coldwater will be leaving the
conference to join the Inter-
state Eight Conference. Sturgis
will also be leaving the confer-
ence after this year.
“I think we are better this
year, but I think the league is go-
ing to be better, too. So it’s a mat-
ter of executing when the
games are close. That could be
the difference between eight
wins and 10 to 13 wins,” Bussler
said.
The core group of Spartans
leading the way include five re-
turning players.
Kirby Homer, still only a ju-
nior, will be in her third year as a
Lakeview guard with returning
senior Stephanie Niemann ex-
pected to fill the role of the oth-
er starting backcourt position.
Amy Capinegro brings expe-
rience as a senior and will see
time at forward and Casey
Looper is the top Spartan com-
ing back in terms of points and
rebounds and will play in the
post. Savannah Olsen could also
break into the starting lineup at
a forward.
“Those five are going to be
the ones we count on the most to
start the season because they
are coming back,” Bussler said.
“Experience isn’t something
you can coach, so them playing
last year gives them an opportu-
nity to get us off to a good start.
But some younger kids may get
in that playing group as we get
going.
“I think we have good size,
good speed and good athleti-
cism. We also have a good mix of
new kids and experienced play-
ers.”
Leaders so far among the
younger group include Laina
Upston, Conner Grosteffon and
Emily Eldridge.
LAKEVIEW
SPARTANS HAVE POTENTIAL
Lakeviewis led by returning varsity players, front row, from left, Stephanie Niemann, Kirby Homer. Back row,
Savannah Olsen, Casey Looper, Amy Capinegro and Coach Don Bussler.BILL BRODERICK/THE ENQUIRER
Lakeview looks to build on last year’s success
Bill Broderick
bbroderi@battlecreekenquirer.com
Lakeview 2013-14 Girls’ Basket-
ball Schedule
12/3 at Stev.-Lakeshore
12/6 Harper Creek
12/10 at Portage Central
12/13 Coldwater
12/17 Gull Lake
12/20 at BC Central
1/3 at Mattawan
1/7 at Benton Harbor
1/10 Marshall
1/14 Loy Norrix
1/17 Sturgis
1/21 Portage Northern
1/24 at Harper Creek
1/28 at Gull Lake
1/31 at Coldwater
2/4 Mattawan
2/7 at Marshall
2/11 at Loy Norrix
2/14 BC Central
2/21 at Sturgis
Lakeview Girls’ Basketball
No. Name Pos.
10 Kirby Homer G
11 Amy Capinegro G/F
12 Maddie Noakes G
20 Libby Clark F
21 Savannah Olsen F
22 Stephanie Niemann G
23 Casey Looper C/F
24 Conner Grosteffon C/F
32 Holly Dunn F
33 Laina Upston C
44 Emily Eldridge C
Head Coach: Don Bussler
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Heading into the final
season in the Kalamazoo
Valley Association, Penn-
field wants to make its last
journey through the con-
ference a memorable one.
Pennfield will be leav-
ing the 10-team Kalama-
zoo Valley Association af-
ter this year and starting
in the fall, the Panthers
will comepete in the Inter-
state Eight Conference.
The Panthers’ girls’
basketball team is hoping
for success and a run to
the top of the league in the
final year in the KVA.
“This is our last year in
the KVA and we want to go
out with a bang. We are go-
ing for No. 1. That’s on our
bucket list to win this, es-
pecially for these sen-
iors,” Pennfield girls’ bas-
ketball coach Rick Salda-
na said.
Pennfield finished in
the middle of the pack in
the KVA last season and
ended with a 11-7 record in
conference and a 11-9
mark overall after falling
in the first round of dis-
tricts.
The Panthers will again
compete with longtime
KVA rivals Olivet, Delton
Kellogg, Maple Valley and
Galesburg-Augusta this
season. But going for-
ward, Pennfield probably
won’t be playing those
teams as the KVA general-
ly plays 18 league games,
only leaving two non-con-
ference dates open.
Instead, Pennfield will
be playing teams in the In-
terstate Eight, as the new
conference will include
Harper Creek, Marshall,
Coldwater, Jackson Lu-
men Christi, Jackson
Northwest, Parma West-
ern and Charlotte.
“The last year in the
conference will be bitter
sweet. I like the KVA. I
think we excel because ev-
ery team in the KVA chal-
lenges each other team,”
Saldana said. “But it’s
sweet going to a new
league because we’ll see
some new teams and some
new faces.”
To make a run in its fi-
nal year in the KVA, Penn-
field will depend on an ex-
perienced core group of
players.
The Panthers return
four seniors who started
last year in Shelby Miller,
Hannah Lenz, Armani An-
derson and Baylee Shel-
ton. Pennfield also brings
back two underclassmen
with starting experience
in sophomores Ashley Pe-
terson and Alexa Stephen-
son.
Miller, Anderson and
Shelton were all All-City
members last year. Miller
is in her fourth year on the
varsity and was voted
team MVP last year after
leading the team in 15.8
points per game and four
rebounds. Anderson is a
third-year varsity player
who averaged 7.8 points
and eight rebounds before
injuring her knee at the
end of last year. Shelton
was a key role player last
season and averaged six
points per game and five
rebounds.
“We have a lot of re-
turning seniors, plus some
new blood coming in,” Sal-
dana said. “It looks really
good for us right now be-
cause with the old and the
new we are building for
the future, but we we are
also set up to win now.”
Some of those new
faces that Pennfield ex-
pects to be in the playing
rotation include sopho-
mores England Bennett,
Brooke Lenz and Jessica
Roan, as well as senior
Alia Hack, who should get
more playing time in her
final year in the program.
“Our guard play is a
strength for this team. Our
guards are strong and I
think we can surprise peo-
ple with our ability to put
the ball in the bucket,” Sal-
dana said. “But it will all
come down to defense. We
are pretty good on de-
fense, but I want to be
great on defense and that’s
what we are stressing ev-
ery practice. That’s our
key.”
Bill Broderick is the
sports editor of the Enquir-
er and can be reached at
(269) 966-0678
PENNFIELD
PANTHERS SET FOR
FINAL YEAR IN KVA
Pennfield hopes to contend in last run through conference
The Pennfield girls’ basketball team will be led by
returning seniors, back row, from left, Armani Anderson,
Shelby Miller, Hannah Lenz. Front row, Alia Hack and
Baylee Shelton.BILL BRODERICK/THE ENQUIRER
Bill Broderick
bbroderi@battlecreekenquirer.com
Pennfield 2013-14 Girls’
Basketball
12/3 Harper Creek
12/6 Kal. Christian
12/13 Parchment
12/17 at Kal.Hackett
12/20 at Gal-Augusta
1/3 at Schoolcraft
1/7 at Maple Valley
1/10 Olivet
1/14 Constantine
1/17 Delton-Kellogg
1/21 at Kal. Christian
1/24 at Parchment
1/28 Kal. Hackett
1/31 Gal-Augusta
2/4 at Marshall
2/7 Schoolcraft
2/11 Maple Valley
2/14 at Olivet
2/18 at Constantine
2/21 at Delton-Kellogg
Pennfield Girls’
Basketball
No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr.
2 Kayler Beech G 5-0 11
3 Hannah Lenz F 5-8 12
4 Shelby Miller G 5-7 12
5 Jessica Roan G 5-4 10
11 England Bennett G 5-8 10
12 Alexa Stephenson C 6-0 10
13 Ashley Peterson G 5-7 10
20 Tess Needham F 5-8 11
21 Baylee Shelton F 5-7 12
22 Alia Hack F 5-8 12
23 Armani Anderson C 5-10 12
33 Brooke Lenz F 5-10 10
Head Coach: Rick
Saldana
“This is our last
year in the KVA
and we want to
go out with a
bang.”
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PENNFIELD COACH
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Harper Creek has en-
joyed one of the best eras
for girls’ basketball the
school has ever known
and the next group of Bea-
ver players aren’t ready
to see that run of success
end.
Harper Creek has won
three straight league ti-
tles and hovered around
the 20-win total each sea-
son for the last three cam-
paigns.
But if the Beavers are
going to keep its streak of
success going, it will have
to do it with new faces on
the court.
“A couple years ago we
were talking about this,
too. We had lost some all-
league players and people
were asking if we could
keep it going without
them. At that point, it was
up to the next group to
step in and take over new
roles and that’s what they
did,” Harper Creek coach
Matt Ellenwood said.
“And that’s the same thing
facing this group.”
Harper Creek is com-
ing off a 19-2 season and
has seven players that
were on that team, so the
cupboard isn’t bare. But
the Beavers did lose three
All-City performers, so
the majority of the team’s
points and rebounds from
a season ago have gradu-
ated.
“We have seven return-
ing players which is pret-
ty good. Most teams
would like to have seven
back so we aren’t com-
plaining,” Ellenwood said.
“We have had a pretty
good run of success here
and judging by our sum-
mer and what we do have
coming back, we are look-
ing to be good and compet-
itive again.”
There are four players
that saw major minutes
last season for a team that
won the Southwestern
Michigan Athletic Confer-
ence East Division. Sen-
iors Nicole Gilbert and
Haley Burritt return,
bringing key experience
as players who have been
in the program. Two soph-
omores, Reagan Dishaw
and Olivia Leson, both
saw the court as freshmen
and return.
Gilbert was All-City
last year and is in her
third year on the varsity
with Leson getting honor-
able mention honors on
the All-City team.
“Those four have a lot
of experience, not just
playing, but playing on
winning team,” Ellen-
wood said. “They haven’t
been asked before to car-
ry the scoring load, or car-
ry all the pressure of be-
ing the main people on the
team, but they have em-
braced the role this year
of being what you’d want
from returning players.”
Harper Creek also had
three returning seniors
that will be looking for
more playing time this
year in Karlee Hancock,
Sadie Weller and Paige
Shellenberger.
“That entire group has
been a huge part of the
success we’ve had over
the last three years, but
they will be asked to fill
new roles for this year’s
team,” Ellenwood said.
“We need some people to
step up and give us some
more scoring, rebound-
ing, everything. But that’s
just what you do when you
are a part of a basketball
program.”
Harper Creek will be
looking to defend its title
in the Southwestern Mich-
igan Athletic Conference
East Division against
some quality competition
that should include Mar-
shall, Lakeview and Gull
Lake. It will be the final
year for the SMAC East in
its current configuration
as Harper Creek, Mar-
shall and Coldwater will
be leaving the conference
to join the Interstate
Eight Conference. Sturgis
will also be leaving the
conference after this
year.
Some coaches want to
talk about this year’s team
and not worry about
what’s happened before.
Ellenwood wants his team
to build on what’s hap-
pened before.
“A lot of times people
run from be a defending
champ, coaches will say
we aren’t defending any-
thing, that was last year
and this is this year. But
we are defending last
year title and we don’t run
away from that,” Ellen-
wood said. “We get peo-
ple’s best effort. On Tues-
days and Fridays they
come at us and we get
their best effort and it is
up to us to get the job
done.”
HARPER CREEK
DEFENDING THE CROWN
Harper Creek will
try to win fourth
title in a row
Bill Broderick
bbroderi@battlecreekenquirer.com
Harper Creek will be led by seniors, front row, from left, Nicole Gilbert, Haley Burritt, back
row, Karlee Hancock, Paige Shellenberger and Sadie Weller.BILL BRODERICK/THE ENQUIRER
2013-14 Harper Creek
Girls’ Basketball Schedule
12/3 at Pennfield
12/6 at Lakeview
12/13 Marshall
12/17 at Coldwater
12/20 at Sturgis
1/10 BC Central
1/14 at Gull Lake
1/17 Loy Norrix
1/21 Climax-Scotts
1/24 Lakeview
1/28 Coldwater
1/31 at Marshall
2/4 St. Joseph
2/7 at BC Central
2/11 Gull Lake
2/14 Sturgis
2/18 Portage Central
2/21 at Loy Norrix
Harper Creek
Girls’ Basket-
ball
No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr.
10 Karlee Hancock G 5-6 12
11 Haley Burritt G 5-3 12
12 Emily Rivera G 5-3 10
21 Jacey Bowers G 5-5 9
22 Reagan Dishaw G 5-6 10
24 Nicole Gilbert G 5-6 12
30 Paige Shellenberg-
er
F 5-5 12
32 Sadie Weller F 5-8 12
33 Olivia Leson F/C 5-10 10
34 Heather McDaniels F/C 5-10 11
Head Coach:
Matt Ellen-
wood
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Battle Creek Central
12/10 Hastings
12/13 at Loy Norrix
12/16 at Jackson
12/17 Marshall
12/20 Lakeview
12/26 Tourney
12/27 Tourney
1/7 Holt
1/10 at Harper Creek
1/14 Sturgis
1/17 Coldwater
1/21 Benton Harbor
1/24 at Gull Lake
1/28 at Marshall
1/31 Loy Norrix
2/7 Harper Creek
2/11 at Sturgis
2/14 at Lakeview
2/21 at Coldwater
2/25 Gull Lake
Harper Creek
12/10 at Covert
12/13 Marshall
12/17 Coldwater
12/20 at Sturgis
1/6 Mattawan
1/10 BC Central
1/14 Gull Lake
1/17 Loy Norrix
1/21 at St. Joe
1/24 Lakeview
1/28 at Coldwater
1/31 at Marshall
2/4 at Pennfield
2/7 at BC Central
2/11 at Gull Lake
2/14 Sturgis
2/18 at Portage Cen-
tral
2/21 at Loy Norrix
2/25 at Lakeview
2/27 St. Joe
Pennfield
12/13 Parchment
12/17 Kal. Hackett
12/20 at Gal-Augusta
12/28 at Homer
1/3 at Schoolcraft
1/7 Maple Valley
1/10 Olivet
1/14 at Constantine
1/17 Delton-Kellogg
1/21 Kal. Christian
1/24 at Parchment
1/28 at Kal. Hackett
1/31 Gal-Augusta
2/4 Harper Creek
2/7 Schoolcraft
2/11 at Maple Valley
2/14 at Olivet
2/18 Constantine
2/21 at Delton-Kellogg
2/27 at Kal.-Christian
Lakeview
12/10 Portage Central
12/13 Coldwater
12/17 at Gull Lake
12/20 at BC Central
12/27 Milwaukee (at
BCC)
1/3 Mattawan
1/10 Marshall
1/14 at Loy Norrix
1/17 Sturgis
1/24 at Harper Creek
1/28 Gull Lake
1/31 at Coldwater
2/4 at Mattawan
2/7 at Marshall
2/11 Loy Norrix
2/14 BC Central
2/18 at S-Lakeshore
2/21 at Sturgis
2/25 Harper Creek
2/27 P-Northern
St. Philip
12/9 at Mendon
12/12 at C-Frontier
12/16 Waldron
12/18 at Centreville
12/20 Athens
1/3 Union City
1/6 Litchfield
1/9 Bellevue
1/14 Burr Oak
1/17 Climax-Scotts
1/21 at Colon
1/24 Hill. Acad.
1/28 at Bronson
1/31 at Pittsford
2/4 at North Adams
2/7 at Bellevue
2/11 Tekonsha
2/14 at Climax-Scotts
2/21 Colon
2/27 J. Christian
Athens
12/10 Climax-Scotts
12/12 at Concord
12/16 Bronson
12/19 at Jonesville
12/20 at St. Philip
1/10 Union City
1/13 at Mendon
1/14 Homer
1/16 at Springport
1/24 Concord
1/27 at Centreville
1/28 at Quincy
1/31 at Homer
2/7 Quincy
2/11 at Reading
2/14 at Union City
2/18 Tekonsha
2/21 Springport
2/25 Jonesville
2/27 Reading
Bellevue
12/10 Maple Valley
12/12 Litchfield
12/14 Potterville
12/16 at St. Patrick
12/19 at Waldron
1/6 at North Adams
1/9 at St. Philip
1/14 Climax-Scotts
1/17 Colon
1/21 at J. Christian
1/24 Pittsford
1/28 Burr Oak
1/31 at Tekonsha
2/7 St. Philip
2/11 C-Frontier
2/14 at Colon
2/18 at Sprinport
2/21 at Climax-Scotts
2/25 Will Carleton
2/27 Hill Acad.
Bronson
12/10 Homer
12/16 at Athens
12/17 Prairie Hts
12/27 Holiday Tour.
12/28 Holiday Tour.
1/8 Coldwater
1/10 Centreville
1/14 at Cassopolis
1/17 at White Pigeon
1/21 at Quincy
1/24 Mendon
1/28 St. Philip
2/3 at Union City
2/7 at Centreville
2/11 at Brandywine
2/14 White Pigeon
2/18 at Buchanan
2/21 at Mendon
2/25 at Colon
2/27 Sturgis
Climax-Scotts
12/10 at Athens
12/12 Colon
12/16 at Pittsford
12/20 Hill. Acad.
12/30 Kal. Phoenix
1/6 Ja. Christian
1/9 at C-Frontier
1/14 at Bellevue
1/17 at St. Philip
1/21 at Litchfield
1/24 Waldron
1/28 Tekonsha
1/31 Mendon
2/7 at Colon
2/8 at Len. Chr.
2/11 Burr Oak
2/14 St. Philip
2/27 at North Adams
Coldwater
12/13 at Lakeview
12/17 at Harper Creek
12/20 Gull Lake
12/27 Tourney
12/28 Tourney
1/8 at Bronson
1/10 Sturgis
1/14 at Marshall
1/17 at BCC
1/21 Tecumseh
1/24 at Loy Norrix
1/28 Harper Creek
1/31 Lakeview
2/3 Quincy
2/4 at Gal-Augusta
2/7 at Sturgis
2/11 Marshall
2/14 at Gull Lake
2/21 BCC
2/25 Loy Norrix
Colon
12/10 at Union City
12/12 at Climax-Scotts
12/16 at Hill.Acad.
12/19 at Ja.Christ.
1/6 at C-Frontier
1/9 at Burr Oak
1/14 Tekonsha
1/17 at Bellevue
1/21 St. Philip
1/24 North Adams
1/28 Pittsford
1/31 at Waldron
2/4 White Pigeon
2/7 Climax-Scotts
2/11 Centreville
2/13 Bellevue
2/18 Mendon
2/21 St. Philip
2/25 Bronson
2/27 Litchfield
Delton Kellogg
12/10 Lawton
12/13 at Maple Valley
12/17 Kal.Christian
12/19 at Constantine
12/27 at Hastings
1/3 Parchment
1/7 at Schoolcraft
1/10 Gal-Augusta
1/14 at Olivet
1/17 at Pennfield
1/21 Kal.Hackett
1/24 Maple Valley
1/28 at Ka. Christian
1/31 Constantine
2/7 at Parchment
2/11 Schoolcraft
2/14 at Gal-Augusta
2/18 Olivet
2/21 Pennfield
2/27 at Kal. Hackett
Quincy
12/10 Centreville
12/13 at Reading
12/17 at Stockbridge
12/19 at Union City
1/6 at Napoleon
1/9 Jonesville
1/14 at Springport
1/16 Homer
1/21 Bronson
1/24 Reading
1/28 Athens
1/31 Springport
2/3 at Coldwater
2/5 at Centreville
2/7 at Athens
2/11 at Concord
2/14 at Jonesville
2/21 at Homer
2/25 Union City
2/27 Concord
Tekonsha
12/10 at Marshall Ac.
12/12 at North Adams
12/16 at Burr Oak
12/21 Union City
1/6 at Waldron
1/9 Litchfield
1/14 at Colon
1/17 J. Christian
1/21 Hill. Acad.
1/24 C-Frontier
1/28 at Climax-Scotts
1/31 Bellevue
2/4 Will Carleton
2/7 at Litchfield
2/11 at St. Philip
2/14 Burr Oak
2/18 at Athens
2/21 J. Christian
2/25 North Adams
2/27 Pittsford
Union City
12/10 Colon
12/13 Springport
12/19 Quincy
12/21 at Tekonsha
1/3 at St. Philip
1/7 at Centreville
1/10 at Athens
1/14 at Reading
1/16 Jonesville
1/24 at Springport
1/28 Concord
1/31 Reading
2/3 Bronson
2/7 at Concord
2/11 Homer
2/14 Athens
2/17 Mendon
2/21 at Jonesville
2/25 at Quincy
2/27 at Homer
Maple Valley
12/10 at Bellevue
12/13 at Delton Kellogg
12/17 G-Augusta
12/20 Parchment
1/3 at Kal. Chr.
1/7 at Pennfield
1/10 Schoolcraft
1/14 at Kal.Hackett
1/17 Olivet
1/21 Constantine
1/24 DeltonKellogg
1/28 at G-Augusta
1/31 at Parchment
2/3 at Springport
2/7 Ka. Christian
2/11 Pennfield
2/14 at Schoolcraft
2/18 at Kal. Hackett
2/21 at Olivet
2/27 Constantine
Marshall
12/10 at Otsego
12/13 at Harper Creek
12/17 at BCC
12/20 Loy Norrix
1/3 Olivet
1/7 Northwest
1/10 at Lakeview
1/14 Coldwater
1/17 at Gull Lake
1/21 at Charlotte
1/24 Sturgis
1/28 BCC
1/31 Harper Creek
2/7 Lakeview
2/11 at Coldwater
2/14 at Loy Norrix
2/18 at Homer
2/21 Gull Lake
2/25 at Sturgis
2/27 P. Central
Olivet
12/10 G-Augusta
12/13 at Constantine
12/17 Schoolcraft
12/20 Kal. Christian
1/3 at Marshall
1/7 at Kal. Hackett
1/10 at Pennfield
1/14 D-Kellogg
1/17 at Maple Valley
1/21 at Parchment
1/24 Constantine
1/28 at Schoolcraft
1/31 at Kal. Christian
2/7 at G-Augusta
2/11 Kal Hackett
2/14 Pennfield
2/21 Maple Valley
2/25 Laingsburg
2/27 Parchment
Galesburg-Augusta
12/10 at Olivet
12/13 Kal.Hackett
12/17 at Maple Vallely
12/20 Pennfield
1/3 at Bangor
1/7 at Constantine
1/10 at DeltonKellogg
1/14 K-Christian
1/17 Parchment
1/21 at Schoolcraft
1/24 Kal.Hackett
1/28 Maple Valley
1/31 at Pennfield
2/4 Coldwater
2/7 Olivet
2/11 Constantine
2/14 D-Kellogg
2/18 at K-Christian
2/21 at Parchment
2/27 Schoolcraft
Gull Lake
12/10 at Middleville
12/13 at Sturgis
12/14 at Caledonia
12/17 Lakeview
12/20 at Coldwater
1/3 P. Northern
1/7 P. Central
1/10 Loy Norrix
1/14 at Harper Creek
1/17 Marshall
1/21 Hudsonville
1/24 BCC
1/28 at Lakeview
1/31 Sturgis
2/7 at Loy Norrix
2/11 Harper Creek
2/14 Coldwater
2/21 at Marshall
2/25 at BCC
2/27 at Mattawan
Homer
12/10 at Bronson
12/13 at Jonesville
12/17 ParmaWestern
12/19 at Reading
12/28 Pennfield
1/6 at Hanover
1/10 Concord
1/14 at Athens
1/16 at Quincy
1/24 Jonesville
1/28 Springport
1/31 Athens
2/5 at Mich. Center
2/7 at Springport
2/11 at Union City
2/14 at Concord
2/18 Marshall
2/21 Quincy
2/25 Reading
2/27 at Union City
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Battle Creek Central
12/3 Kal. Central
12/6 Gull Lake
12/10 at Jackson
12/13 at Loy Norrix
12/17 at Marshall
12/20 Lakeview
1/7 at Mattawan
1/10 at Harper Creek
1/13 Hastings
1/14 at Sturgis
1/17 Coldwater
1/21 at Benton Harbor
1/24 at Gull Lake
1/28 Marshall
1/31 Loy Norrix
2/7 Harper Creek
2/11 Sturgis
2/14 at Lakeview
2/20 at Coldwater
Harper Creek
12/3 at Pennfield
12/6 at Lakeview
12/13 Marshall
12/17 at Coldwater
12/20 at Sturgis
1/10 BCC
1/14 at Gull Lake
1/17 Loy Norrix
1/21 Climax-Scotts
1/24 Lakeview
1/28 Coldwater
1/31 at Marshall
2/4 St. Joseph
2/7 at BCC
2/11 Gull Lake
2/14 Sturgis
2/18 Portage Central
2/21 at Loy Norrix
Pennfield
12/3 Harper Creek
12/6 Kal. Christian
12/13 Parchment
12/17 at Kal. Hackeett
12/20 at G-Augusta
1/3 at Schoolcraft
1/7 at Maple Valley
1/10 Olivet
1/14 Constantine
1/17 Delton Kellogg
1/21 at Kal. Christian
1/24 at Parchment
1/28 Kal.Hackett
1/31 G-Augusta
2/4 at Marshall
2/7 Schoolcraft
2/11 Maple Valley
2/14 at Olivet
2/18 at Constantine
2/21 at Delton Kellogg
Lakeview
12/3 at S-Lakeshore
12/6 Harper Creek
12/10 at P-Central
12/13 Coldwater
12/17 Gull Lake
12/20 at BCC
1/3 at Mattawan
1/7 at Benton Harbor
1/10 Marshall
1/14 Loy Norrix
1/17 Sturgis
1/21 P-Northern
1/24 at Harper Creek
1/28 at Gull Lake
1/31 at Coldwater
2/4 Mattawan
2/7 at Marshall
2/11 at Loy Norrix
2/14 BCC
2/21 at Sturgis
St. Philip
12/2 at Athens
12/6 C-Frontier
12/10 J. Christian
12/13 at Waldron
12/18 Centreville
12/20 at Litchfield
1/3 Union City
1/7 Bellevue
1/10 at Burr Oak
1/13 North Adams
1/17 Climax-Scotts
1/21 at Colon
1/23 at Hill.Acad.
1/28 at Bronson
1/30 Pittsford
2/3 Mendon
2/7 at Bellevue
2/10 at Tekonsha
2/14 at Climax-Scotts
2/21 Colon
Athens
12/2 St. Philip
12/6 Centreville
12/10 Climax-Scotts
12/13 at Concord
12/17 Homer
12/20 at Jonesville
1/7 at Quincy
1/10 Union City
1/13 at Mendon
1/15 at White Pigeon
1/17 at Springport
1/21 Reading
1/23 Concord
1/30 at Homer
1/31 at Bronson
2/4 Jonesville
2/6 Quincy
2/14 at Union City
2/18 at Reading
2/20 Springport
Bellevue
12/4 at Potterville
12/6 at Litchfield
12/9 at Leslie
12/13 Albion
12/17 Waldron
12/19 J. Christian
1/7 at St. Philip
1/10 Climax-Scotts
1/13 Hills. Acad.
1/17 Colon
1/20 North Adams
1/23 at Pittsford
1/27 at Burr Oak
1/30 Tekonsha
2/3 Barry County
2/7 St. Philip
2/10 at C-Frontier
2/14 at Colon
2/18 at Barry Co.
2/21 at Climax-Scotts
Bronson
12/3 at Homer
12/6 Union City
12/9 at Quincy
12/13 Cassopolis
12/27 Tourney
12/28 Tourney
1/7 Prairie Hts.
1/10 Centreville
1/17 at White Pigeon
1/20 at Coldwater
1/24 Mendon
1/28 St. Philip
1/31 Athens
2/4 at Sturgis
2/7 at Centreville
2/11 at Brandywine
2/14 White Pigeon
2/17 Colon
2/21 at Mendon
Climax-Scotts
12/3 at Lawrence
12/6 at Colon
12/10 at Athens
12/13 at Pittsford
12/20 Hills. Acad.
1/7 C-Frontier
1/10 at Bellevue
1/13 J. Christian
1/17 at St. Philip
1/20 Litchfield
1/21 at Harper Creek
1/24 Waldron
1/27 at Tekonsha
1/31 Mendon
2/1 at Concord
2/3 Burr Oak
2/6 Colon
2/10 North Adams
2/14 at St. Philip
2/21 at Bellevue
Coldwater
12/3 at Quincy
12/6 Loy Norrix
12/13 at Lakeview
12/17 Harper Creek
12/20 Gull Lake
12/27 Tourney
12/28 Tourney
1/10 Sturgis
1/14 Marshall
1/17 at BCC
1/20 Bronson
1/21 at Adrian
1/24 at Loy Norrix
1/28 at Harper Creek
1/31 Lakeview
2/4 G-Augusta
2/7 at Sturgis
2/11 at Marshall
2/14 Gull Lake
2/21 BCC
Colon
12/2 at Union City
12/6 Climax-Scotts
12/9 at Mendon
12/13 Hill.Acad.
12/17 North Adams
12/20 C-Frontier
1/7 Burr Oak
1/10 at Tekonsha
1/13 at Litchfield
1/17 Bellevue
1/21 St. Philip
1/23 at J. Christian
1/27 at Pittsford
1/31 at Waldron
2/4 White Pigeon
2/6 at Climax-Scotts
2/11 Centreville
2/13 Bellevue
2/17 at Bronson
2/21 at St. Philip
Delton-Kellogg
12/3 at Allegan
12/6 K.Hackett
12/10 at Hastings
12/13 at Maple Valley
12/17 at K. Christian
12/19 Constantine
1/3 Parchment
1/7 Schoolcraft
1/10 G-Augusta
1/14 Olivet
1/17 at Pennfield
1/21 at K. Hackett
1/24 Maple Valley
1/28 K. Christian
1/31 Constantine
2/7 at Parchment
2/11 at Schoolcraft
2/14 at G.-Augusta
2/18 at Olivet
2/21 Pennfield
Galesburg-Augusta
12/3 Plainwell
12/6 at Schoolcraft
12/10 at Olivet
12/13 at K. Hackett
12/17 Maple Valley
12/20 Pennfield
1/7 Constantine
1/10 at Delton Kellogg
1/14 at K. Christian
1/17 Parchment
1/21 Schoolcraft
1/24 K. Hackett
1/28 at Maple Valley
1/31 at Pennfield
2/4 at Coldwater
2/7 Olivet
2/11 at Constantine
2/14 Delton Kellogg
2/18 K Christian
2/21 at Parchment
Gull Lake
12/3 Caledonia
12/6 at BCC
12/10 Middleville
12/13 at Turgis
12/17 at Lakeview
12/20 at Coldwater
1/3 at P. Northern
1/7 at P. Central
1/10 Loy Norrix
1/14 Harper Creek
1/17 Marshall
1/21 at Mattawan
1/24 BCC
1/28 Lakeview
1/31 Sturgis
2/4 S-Lakeshore
2/7 at Loy Norrix
2/11 at Harper Creek
2/14 Coldwater
2/21 at Marshall
Homer
12/3 Bronson
12/6 Hillsdale
12/10 Brooklyn CC
12/13 at Jonesville
12/17 at Athens
12/20 at Reading
12/27 at J. Northwest
1/7 Springport
1/10 Concord
1/17 at Quincy
1/21 Union City
1/24 Jonesville
1/28 at P. Western
1/30 Athens
2/4 Reading
2/6 at Springport
2/14 at Concord
2/18 at Union City
2/20 Quincy
Maple Valley
12/6 Constantine
12/10 at Springport
12/13 at Delton Kellogg
12/17 at G-Augusta
12/20 Parchment
1/3 at K. Christian
1/7 Pennfield
1/10 Schoolcraft
1/14 K. Hackett
1/17 Olivet
1/21 at Constantine
1/24 Delton Kellogg
1/28 G-Augusta
1/31 at Parchment
2/4 Leslie
2/7 K. Christian
2/11 at Pennfield
2/14 at Schoolcraft
2/18 at K. Hackett
2/21 at Olivet
Marshall
12/3 at P. Central
12/6 at Sturgis
12/10 at St. Joe
12/13 at Harper Creek
12/17 BCC
12/20 Loy Norrix
1/3 Olivet
1/7 at J. Northwest
1/10 at Lakeview
1/14 at Coldwater
1/17 at Gull Lake
1/21 Charlotte
1/24 Sturgis
1/28 at BCC
1/31 Harper Creek
2/4 Pennfield
2/7 Lakeview
2/11 Coldwater
2/14 at Loy Norrix
2/21 Gull Lake
Olivet
12/3 Waverly
12/6 at Parchment
12/10 G-Augusta
12/13 at Constantine
12/17 at Schoolcraft
12/20 K. Christian
1/3 at Marshall
1/7 K. Hackett
1/10 at Pennfield
1/14 at Delton Kellogg
1/17 at Maple Valley
1/21 Parchment
1/24 Constantine
1/28 Schoolcraft
1/31 at K. Christian
2/7 at G-Augusta
2/11 at K. Hackett
2/14 Pennfield
2/18 Delton Kellogg
2/21 Maple Valley
Quincy
12/3 Coldwater
12/6 at Mendon
12/9 Bronson
12/13 at Reading
12/17 at Springport
12/20 at Union City
1/7 Athens
1/10 Jonesville
1/13 Stockbridge
1/17 Homer
1/21 at Concord
1/24 Reading
1/28 at Centreville
1/30 Springport
2/4 Union City
2/6 at Athens
2/10 at Addison
2/13 at Jonesville
2/18 Concord
2/20 at Homer
Tekonsha
12/6 J. Christian
12/10 at Marshall Aca.
12/11 at Union City
12/13 Burr Oak
12/20 Waldron
1/7 at Litchfield
1/10 Colon
1/13 at Pittsford
1/16 at North Adams
1/20 at Hill Aca.
1/23 at C-Frontier
1/27 Climax-Scotts
1/30 at Bellevue
2/4 Will Carleton
2/6 Litchfield
2/10 St. Philip
2/13 at Burr Oak
2/18 at Will Carleton
2/20 at J.Christian
Union City
12/2 Colon
12/3 at Mendon
12/6 at Bronson
12/11 Tekonsha
12/13 Springport
12/17 at Reading
12/20 Quincy
1/3 at St. Philip
1/7 Concord
1/10 at Athens
1/13 Centreville
1/17 Jonesville
1/21 at Homer
1/24 at Springport
1/30 Reading
2/4 at Quincy
2/6 at Concord
2/14 Athens
2/18 Homer
2/20 at Jonesville
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