Friday, November 18, 2011

Boys Basketball prepped for promising season

As we near December, we get even closer to the high school basketball season. It’s the squeaks on the floor, the frantic action between players and the opposing team, and the unpredictability of the sport that attracts crowds to cheer for their favorite side year after year. If you’re a fan of our Vikings, it is hard not to be pumped this year; the last two seasons have seen our boys’ basketball team consistently win 15 out of 24 of their games.

It would be hard not to talk about our basketball team without mentioning the loss of 2011 graduate Chase Fischer. Scoring a total of 2213 points during his years on the team, his absence will certainly ensure the team steps up its game and rises to the occasion. Players like senior Cody Miller are likely to help lead the team to success in the 2011-2012 season. Miller averages around 15 points per game, has quite a nice record of 2-point shots from last season, and has scored 351 points total over his 2 years playing basketball on the Viking team. As far as stats go, Miller is one of the team’s best assets.

“Things are definitely looking up, and my pappy always said that looking up is better than looking down.” Coach Craig Harmon said in regards to the upcoming season, and shared how he motivates the team when morale is low.

“I tell them to play like it's their last time playing; play like a senior!”

Each year the team seems to perform even better than the year before. Couple that with the fact that the team won a lot of their games with a huge point difference and that the games the team did lose were often very close, this year proves to be very promising for our boys basketball team.

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