California head coach Blair Scanlon puts different expectations on his boys basketball team from one month to the next.
Coaches often avoid the word “rebuilding” when sizing up their chances before a new season, but with a young roster and some key injuries, that may be the case for the California girls basketball team.
RUSSELLVILLE - Don’t expect the Russellville boys basketball team to be satisfied with mere “improvement” from last year’s record. The Indians are looking for a significant turnaround.
PRAIRIE HOME - The Prairie Home girls basketball program made great strides last season with a 17-8 record, but head coach Linda Scott believes even better things are ahead for the Lady Panthers.
JAMESTOWN - With a majority of their roster back from last season, the Lady Eagles and longtime head coach E.H. Hirschvogel are hoping for continued improvement on the basketball court in 2014-15.
TIPTON - Head coach Jason Culpepper is not afraid to speak his mind when it comes to the Lady Cardinals basketball program. He believes his team is good - really good.
PRAIRIE HOME - New head coach Dalton Armontrout wasted no time establishing his credibility with the boys basketball players at Prairie Home.
RUSSELLVILLE - With a surplus of young talent at Russellville, the future looks bright for the Lady Indians basketball program and head coach David Volkart.
The California girls basketball team rebounded from a close loss in the opening round of last week’s Mexico Tournament, winning its final two games and earning the tournament championship.
Well, I’ve been at the California Democrat for almost two months now (yes, time does fly when you’re having fun!), and it’s hard to comprehend all the sporting events I’ve covered in a short period of time.
Individual accolades in football are nothing new for Tipton senior Dylan Cooper.
Seeing his boys basketball team in live game action for the first time this season, Cardinals head coach Billy Jeffries got a taste of what he can expect moving forward.
After getting all they could handle from a feisty Jamestown squad in the semifinals of the Tipton Basketball Tournament, the host Lady Cardinals carried their momentum into Saturday’s final, dropping New Bloomfield 57-53 to win the tournament championship.
With plenty of reasons to NOT play well in its season-opener Sunday night, the California boys basketball team went the opposite direction and cruised past an overwhelmed Warrensburg squad 53-42 in the Norm Stewart Classic at Columbia College.
All the ingredients were in place Monday night for a memorable girls basketball game between longtime rivals California and Tipton - and it certainly did not disappoint.