There are high expectations for this upcoming basketball season as the teams are hard at work in the gym and the excitement around the school picks up. The first official practices started on November 16th, and regular season games begin this week and next.
The Middle School Girls are coached by Mrs. Bromwell, who has previously coached prior to having her youngest child, Ben. She made a return last year and enters into her second consecutive season coaching the Middle School Girls. They are coming off a rough season with a record of 2-9 and are hoping for a bounce back year. Miss Klase says she wants the girls to “profit from Mrs. Bromwell’s knowledge and get ready to rebuild the varsity girls program.” The girls open up regular season play on December 7th at 4pm as they face Hinkletown.
The Middle School Boys are coached by Mr. Prouse, a first year head coach. He has not had much experience coaching but has been involved in basketball all throughout middle and high school. The boys are trying to bounce back and have a strong season as they are coming off of a 3-11 record last year. Mr. Prouse talks about his expectations: “My dad said it best: ‘winning is the goal but not the purpose.’ Obviously we want to win as much as we can, but the purpose and expectation, which is the higher goal, is that the kids know what it means to commit to something bigger themselves and point them to Christ in that way.” The boys open up regular season play right after the girls game on December 7th at 5pm vs. Hinkletown.
The High School Girls are coached by Mr. Moses, also a first year coach. The girls are coming off a hard 0-16 season last year. Miss Klase says that her expectations are “(to) work together and try to get a couple wins this year; don’t give up.” The girls open up regular season play on December 8th at 4pm as they take on Salem Christian School at the Annual Cougar Classic at Conestoga Christian.
The High School Boys are coached by Mr. Godsey, a second year coach. Last season was successful in terms of the program’s history. Last year, they went 12-11, making it to the CCAC playoffs but losing in the second round. They also qualified for the PIAA District 3 playoffs. The team is buzzing right now, as they are anxious to get the season started. The bar is set high as Mr. Godsey says his expectations are “very simple. Push for a league championship, and contend for districts and a state playoff berth. Players are going to buy in this year and want to be bigger than something bigger than themselves.” The boys open up play on December 8th at 5:30 pm vs. Salem Christian School, right after the girls.
Some new additions to this season are the JV boys team, who will be coached by Mr. Oates, who coached the middle school team last year. The varsity teams will also have an athletic/medical trainer now at the games. You can check out Anna’s article about the student sections here. We encourage you to come out and support the teams this winter to give us that home court advantage.
All schedules can be found here.