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CHCA seeks girls varsity hoops coach

Sunday, March 18, 2012 | 10:28 pm

From CHCA:

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy is currently looking to fill the position of head girls’ varsity basketball coach, last filled by Joe Vanderkolk. Previous experience of coaching high school basketball required; previous head coaching experience preferred; have an understanding of Christian education and the role athletics play in it; includes all aspects of operation of the girls’ basketball program, youth through high school; mentorship and leading of student-athletes and coaches in the program and operation of daily practices and skill development sessions.

Interested applicants can use this link to apply.

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Beren Academy boys hoops coach Chris Cole still hopeful TAPPS reschedules state semifinal to accommodate Sabbath

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | 11:58 pm

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SRJC Packs The Den For Hoops Contests

Sunday, February 12, 2012 | 3:56 am

Posted By Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit:

Seeking a crowd boost for the stretch run, the Santa Rosa Junior College basketball teams hope to pack Haehl Pavilion for Saturday’s conference contests with Diablo Valley College.
The evening opens with the Bear Cubs women in a 5:30 p.m. contest. Santa Rosa is tied for the Big 8 Conference lead, 17-6 overall and 8-1 in league play. The Bear Cubs are ranked sixth in Northern California and 14th in the state.
Following that game is the men’s contest at 7:30 p.m. Santa Rosa leads the Big 8 Conference with an overall record of 20-4 and 9-0 in league play. The Bear Cubs are ranked third in Northern California and fifth in the state.
The games are billed as “Pack the Den Night.” The school will give away prizes throughout the evening. A dash for cash is set for halftime of the men’s game, when fans chosen in a drawing will have thirty seconds to grab all the one dollar bills they can from out on the basketball court.
Tickets are for general admission, for students with identification, for seniors and children. Military veterans and their guests are free. Parking is .

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High school hoops chat on video Roundtable

Saturday, February 4, 2012 | 6:33 am

Community Press sports writers Nick Dudukovich, Scott Springer and Tom Skeen discuss this week’s basketball headlines in Press Preps Roundtable. Some of the schools mentioned include Walnut Hills, La Salle, Turpin, Anderson, Aiken, Milford, Summit Country Day, Indian Hill and Madeira.

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Local products in women’s college hoops spotlight

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 | 7:16 am

Ex-Brentwood Academy standout Taylor Reece and former Blackman guard Shelby Campbell were involved in a record-setting performance during Samford’s 73-40 win Wednesday night against visiting Jacksonville State.

The Lady Bulldogs connected on 16 3-point baskets, setting a school single-game mark. Reece, a freshman forward, started and had three treys among her 11 points. Campbell, a sophomore, came off the bench and contributed nine points and one 3.

The previous single-game record of 15 was originally set in 2007 and tied on three other occasions, including twice last year.

Briana Morrow, a freshman forward from Glencliff, started for Jacksonville State and scored a team-high 10 points with a game-high 11 rebounds.

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Action/reaction: Pac-12 expansion (or not), Big 12 chaos, Pac-12 football and Santa Clara hoops

Sunday, September 11, 2011 | 2:37 pm

Quick thoughts on the latest realignment news and issues on the field and on the court. Action: Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott tells reporters Friday night in Tempe that the conference does not want to expand. Reaction I: Scott’s comments confirm a Hotline report from earlier in the week that the league’s CEOs prefer the status quo [...]
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McGill lands girls hoops coaching position at Maplewood

Saturday, August 6, 2011 | 6:10 am

Lemore McGill expected to return to the bench at Hillsboro when he stepped aside in 2008 because of health issues.

Three years later, McGill is back in familiar surroundings — but not at Hillsboro.

Earlier this week, the 60-year-old McGill was named to succeed Mark Hayes at Maplewood, filling a position that had been vacant since late February.

“Coach McGill is a guy who’s highly respected in the community,” first-year Maplewood Principal Ron Woodard said. “He’s very familiar with this community. He’s a guy who really cares about kids and pushes kids to the next level, and that’s what we’re looking for.”

It’ll be McGill’s second time at Maplewood, having previously coached there from 1997-2003. After leaving the Lady Panthers, he went to Hillsboro for a second stint and virtually constructed the team that won the 2009 Class AAA championship.

“I had known I’d had kidney problems for two or three years before I stepped down,” he said. “I knew I was going to have to go on dialysis. I was trying to get through that last summer and come back and work, but it didn’t work out. If I can’t do it full speed, the way it should be done, I’m not going to do it.

“I took a leave of absence, under the impression I’d be coming back after the leave of absence, but that didn’t work out.”

Hillsboro, incidentally, is still looking for a coach after Katrina Carter — McGill’s replacement — was dismissed at the end of the school year. The Stratford girls position remains vacant as well.

McGill takes over a team that was 8-15 last season and 5-20 the year before. The Lady Panthers will be ineligible for the postseason following Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association sanctions for a fight that took place last year.

“We’re just going to start from scratch and build from the bottom up,” he said.

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CPA’s Bradshaw set to sign with Belmont hoops

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 | 9:32 pm

Christ Presbyterian Academy’s Craig Bradshaw announced this week he will sign a men’s basketball scholarship with Belmont during the November recruiting period.

A 6-2, 185-pound guard, Bradshaw averaged 20 points, five assists and five rebounds last year as the Lions advanced to the Region 5-AA semifinals and finished 29-5.

“Coach (Rick) Byrd and the staff have been to every one of my games — all of my travel ball games the last couple of years,” Bradshaw said. “They’ve been following me since my freshman year. They’ve been the most consistent in my recruiting.

“They only had one spot left (in this recruiting class), and there were two of us that the spot was for. So I had to make my decision pretty quickly.”

Bradshaw, who also had offers from Wofford, Middle Tennessee State and Western Kentucky, recently returned from a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee that he sustained in June.

“They like guards that can handle the ball and come off screens and shoot it, equally well,” CPA Coach Drew Maddux said. “Craig’s explosive, athletic, physical and he has a high ‘motor’. He’ll be super-successful at the next level, and the opportunity to play for a guy like Rick Byrd is an opportunity you can’t speak highly enough about.”

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Former Empire Hoops Standout Helps Pace Sonoma State

Thursday, November 19, 2009 | 1:58 am

Posted By Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit:

Finding her range at Sonoma State, former All-Empire forward Aly Henington is helping lead the Seawolves early in the college basketball season.

The Maria Carrillo and Santa Rosa Junior College graduate is second in scoring for Sonoma State with 11 points a game. Henington is making half her three point shot attempts and is a top free throw shooter.

In the Seawolves league win over Cal State East Bay on Sunday, Henington scored 8 points as Sonoma State evened its record at 4-4 on the season, 2-2 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.

A 5 foot 10 junior, Henington was second team All-Empire at Maria Carrillo for the 2006-07 season.

Henington played two seasons for Santa Rosa Junior College. Last year, she helped Santa Rosa to the California women’s junior college final four, the Bear Cubs first appearance since 1988. Henington was third on the team in rebounds and blocks and scored more than 6 points a game.

After a Christmas break, the Sonoma State women are back in action Dec. 30, traveling to play UC San Diego in a CCAA contest. The Seawolves are back home Jan. 2 against Humboldt State.

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Nky hoops odds/ends …

Friday, November 6, 2009 | 3:08 am

If the hot start of Dixie Heights‘ boys’ basketball team has caught your attention, you’re not alone.

“Everyone I talk to says, ‘Man you guys are good, man you guys are undefeated,’” said Dixie coach Ken Chevalier.” We just need to tell our kids that we need to get better. On the surface, everything looks awesome. But we can get better offensively and we need to rebound better than we have been.”

Some stats on the Colonels, who are 12-0 and off to the best start in school history:

They lead the area in scoring at 72.7 points per game. They have five players who average at least 9.5 points a game — Brandon Hatton, Zeke Pike, Parker Stansberry, Matt Trammel and Jordan Hassel. They’re chasing the school record of 17 straight wins, set during the 2002-03 season.

If things go as they have been going, Dixie would enter the Toyota Classic at Scott County with a 15-0 record. It opens play against Louisville Western, and could play some of the state’s top teams, including George Rogers Clark and the host Cardinals. Five of Dixie’s final six games are against Holmes, Covington Catholic, Ryle, Holy Cross and Boone County.

“We’ll be tested down the stretch,” said Chevalier. “The schedule is kind of backloaded.”

Other notes:

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