Player to watch: Adnan Sbai. 2020-21 HS Boys Basketball Previews: Players to watch and key returning players for each team in Cumberland County. 17 Gophers (11-4, 4-4 Big Ten) have come at home. Now, with a new coaching staff and multiple returning pieces, the program hopes to turn things around. Notable players: Julie Jekot, sr., G; Abbie Miller, sr., F; Dejah Hill, jr., F; Jill Jekot, fr., G. Player to watch: Abbie Miller. Bell returns as one of the team's top scorers having averaged 8.5 points with 16 3-pointers a year ago. She'll make a welcomed return. Jaeton Hackley, Jr., PG, Douglas County — Following an impressive sophomore year that saw the 5-10 guard average a team-high 14.2 ppg and … Must find the scoring left behind by the graduation of 1,299 career scorer Jen Kokolus. Notable players: Mac Shearer, sr., C; Matt Johnson, jr., G; Dan Mailey, jr., G; Zach Benson, jr., G/F; Brady Lydon, jr., F. Player to watch: Mac Shearer. The Bulldogs desperately need a go-to scorer like that; nobody on the team averaged more than 8 points a game. That starts with Castilla (9.3 ppg), who broke out last year in a big way. Ward (15.6 ppg, county leading 76 3's) will demand more attention than ever, especially if other Bulldogs don't step up quickly to fill the scoring void left by Gavin Pritchard.Â, Coach: Joel Martin (13th season overall; 2nd season at Boiling Springs, 8-14). At long last, we'll have winter sports in Cumberland County. The Cavaliers hit the road on Thursday, Jan. 21 for their season-opener at Pocono Mountain West. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Fisher leads that group as a strong interior presence who averaged 7.2 points and made 60.9% of her free-throw attempts. Notable players: Drew VonStein, sr., G; Tanner Nickel, sr., G; Matt Fravel, sr., G; Trey Martin, jr., G; Carson Garvey jr., G; Maddex Lubuda, so., G; Ryan Juliana, so., G. Player to watch: Trey Martin. Mechanicsburg’s Lukas Rhodes, center, averaged 15.2 points last year, among the best in Cumberland County. The Polar Bears' top three scorers are all back, which is excellent news for the reigning Colonial co-champs. [More High School Sports] Waiting game: Defending 6A district champ Freedom has still yet to play a game this boys basketball season » Other returnees: 5 … Coach: Jason Creek (9th season overall, 83-118; 8th season at Big Spring, 74-105), Notable players: Jack Shulenberger, sr., G; Matt Ward, jr., G; Seth Griffie, jr., F.Â, Player to watch: Matt Ward. Notable players: Adnan Sbai, sr., G; Evan Farling, sr., F; Devin Shellenberger, sr., F; Zack Zeiders, sr., G; Grant Anderson, sr., G.Â. Email Jake Adams at jadams@cumberlink.com or follow him on Twitter @jakeadams520. Metzel might be tasked with some of that after finishing second on the team with 11 triples and 3.8 ppg. Provide 100 percent effort. Notable players: Julia Hoffman, sr., G; Eliana Hosey, sr., G; Natalie Uibel, sr., F; Ryan Kaercher, jr., F; Samantha Reilly, jr., G; Meghan Schraeder, jr., F. Player to watch: Eliana Hosey. If she takes another big leap, the Wildcats may prove even more dangerous this year. He'll be counted on again, along with Morris, to provide offense. Email Jake Adams at jadams@ cumberlink.com or follow him on Twitter @jakeadams520. Player to watch: Elexis Stouffer. The Patriots have lost a lot once again. Coach: Paula Clendaniel (7th season, 52-80). Rhodes can do a bit of everything — drive, make plays, shoot from all levels and knock down free throws. 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Recently committed to Shippensburg U., Miller provides a bit of everything, from scoring (9.8 ppg), to rebounding (6.3), to defense (1.2 steals) to playmaking (1.2 assists). Notable players: Elijah Beard, sr., G/F; Spencer Britt, sr., G; Tom Cloak, sr., F; Logan Groff, sr., F; TJ Lawson, sr., G; Trey McAulliffe, sr., F; Josh Walker, sr.; Julian Gabbidon, jr., G; Bryan Skurcenski, jr., G; Jordan Tirado, jr., G; Abdullah Swati, jr.; Talik Wall, jr.; Wyatt Cooper, so., F; Cooper Manley, so., G; Trey Weiand, so., F. Player to watch: Logan Groff. The high school winter sports season will look different compared to any before it. Trinity’s Lauren Trumpy is fresh off an undefeated state championship run in volleyball, has multiple Division I basketball offers and is one of the Mid-Penn's most imposing post threats on both sides of the court. then {{format_dollars}}{{start_price}}{{format_cents}} per month. Hosey (9.5 ppg) anchors one of the Mid-Penn's best backcourts, in our opinion, as a brilliant off-ball cutter who can scorer off the pick-and-roll, in transition and from deep (team-high 29 3's). The junior 6-foot-3 Division I recruit (offers: Hawai'i, Lafayette, Merrimack) just dominated the volleyball season, winning a state title in the process, and took a massive leap last basketball season as a sophomore (11.1 ppg). In the event a coach did not reply, no roster information is provided.Â. Please subscribe to keep reading. Player to watch: Cam Ochs. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Now committed to California (Pa.), Gilliard and the Wildcats have their attention turned to finishing business after an abrupt end to the playoff run. It's a core that could help the Colts get back to the playoffs. Oklahoma high school basketball roundup: Nuthman, Winslow's 3-point shooting sparks Christian Heritages come-from-behind win. One of the deeper, more veteran teams in all of the Mid-Penn, the Greyhounds are more than happy to return all five starters. Notable players: Elexis Stouffer, sr., G/F; Jordan Jumper, sr., G; Katryn Yocum, sr., G; Grace Sibert, sr., G; Hayley Furfari, jr., G; Molly Starner, so., G; Emma Decker, so., G; Gia Ryan, so., G/F. Pitt-Bradford is "isolated from a lot of things" and will help Boiling Springs' Matt Fravel focus on school and basketball. If the Bubblers are going to develop a double-digit scorer this year, Stouffer seems like one of the better bets. If Camp Hill is to run it back to the District 3 championship game, Cam Ochs, left, will be expected to continue, if not improve, on his production a year ago, when he averaged 10.8 points and made 32 3-pointers. The 2020-21 basketball season is right around the corner. "This allowed us to do that a little bit and get some confidence up with some guys but also work on our team stuff, mostly defense." McGill's dangerous in multiple ways, one of the area's best pure scorers (17.3 ppg, 32 3's), but also impressive as a rebounder (7.4), playmaker (5.1 assists) and defender (4.0 steals, 43 total blocks). Coach: Andre Anderson (10th season, 123-100). Salaries More 2007-08 Celtics Pages The 2020-21 basketball season is right around the corner. Enjoy unlimited articles at one of our lowest prices ever. Notable players: Aleya Eisenberg, sr., G; Laney Noreika, jr., G/F; Emilee Sullivan, jr., G; Laila Moore, jr., G; Molly Gutshall, jr., F; Haleigh Snyder, jr., G; Ava Wilson, jr., F. Player to watch: Laney Noreika. Notable players: Rachel Bell, sr., G; Kiley Barnhart, sr., G; Julianna Askins, sr., G; Chloe Yarnell, jr., F; Ryleigh Poole, so., G. Player to watch: Rachel Bell. This year always seemed like THE year for the Greyhounds, who now are a veteran, deep, college-sized unit that looks ready to make serious postseason noise, even in a truncated playoff field. Senior guard Talia Gilliard finished with 16 points, leaving her at 999, and Mechanicsburg showcased a more balanced offensive attack in a season-opening rout. The Colts' beautifully run egalitarian offense doesn't allow for any single player to shine as a scorer, but it doesn't mean they don't produce some talented players. Some experts say the mental aspects of the game are 70% of it. Coach: Mark Clarke (19th season, 228-222). 79 prospect in the nation for the 2021 class, has made a splash in her first season with the Feet. Groff is one of the only players back that appeared in all 25 games, averaging 3.5 points. Drama surrounded the Herd a year ago. The Polar Bears will battle Shippensburg in the shortened year for supremacy, with a major weapon on their side. The talented junior is a versatile scorer.Â, Coach: Tigh Savercool (7th season overall, 76-103; 5th season at Cedar Cliff, 58-76). Basketball is a mental game, not just a physical one. He's already proven one of the Mid-Penn's best, coming off a 20.3-point-per-game season in which he had 30 3's and proved extremely versatile. Ready to watch a heated division battle this year? The last few years have been trying for this crew. We know Gilliard's (19.0 ppg., 73 3's) a mastermind with the ball, but if the Wildcats are going to finally win that District 3 title — and get farther than last year's state run — she needs secondary options to take another step. MURDO -- Jones County held off Colome in boys basketball action on Tuesday. Coach: Mike Zito (interim for 2021 season). Notable players: Tori Rumbaugh, sr., G; Chelcie Forrester, jr., F; Elke Staver, so., G/F; Emelie Nonemaker, sr., G/F. You have permission to edit this article. Winter Sports FAQ: Can fans attend games? There was a problem saving your notification. Cumberland Valley’s Abbie Miller, right, just committed to Shippensburg University. The graduation of Gavin Donley (now playing at Shippensburg University) means this is Martin's team more than ever. But it's been a while. Roster information provided by coaches prior to the season. The high school winter sports season will look different compared to any before it. Notable players: Zayda Crumpton, jr., G; Courtnee Collier, jr., G; Heather Sholly, jr., F; Kenna Duffie, jr., G; Kendall Metzel, so., G/F. PG Zion Harmon / Benton, Ky. (Marshall County) – Western Kentucky C Charles Bediako / Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy) – undecided SF Harrison Ingram / … Howard County’s The 3rd nonprofit Laura Bacon has started The 3rd, a Howard County-based nonprofit and business incubator, to support local Black women and women of color entrepreneurs. Coach: Ray Staver (28th season, 408-291). The 2020-21 basketball season is right around the corner. He'll have shooters around him like Werner (29 3's) and Strain (18) to provide the type of spacing that should help him thrive. His range (32 3's) makes him dangerous and has likely contributed to some of the college interest he's garnering. Stouffer knocked down an impressive 27 treys last year, t-12th in the county, and averaged 5.9 points, tied for second on the team. Put those gaming skills to the ultimate test at Fury: A Laser Tag Experience. He has interest from UNC-Wilmington, Navy, Rice, Robert Morris and Davidson.Â. You can cancel at any time. Senior Mechanicsburg guard Talia Gilliard hops on Zoom to react to her milestone achievement. Launch in PG County, MD’s state-of-the-art arena is an escape from reality where players can put their gaming skills to the test in a real life battle. Varsity girls’ basketball roster • Senior PG, SG Jayla McDougald • Sophomore PG, SG Kyla Sampson • Sophomore PG, SG C’Nedra Hinson • Freshman PG, SG Keyoni Nichols Ten coaches, plus assistant AD Marisa Elliot, have opted out of the winter season. Michael Malone (born September 15, 1971) is an American professional basketball coach who is the head coach of the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). {{start_at_rate}} {{format_dollars}} {{start_price}} {{format_cents}} {{term}}, {{promotional_format_dollars}}{{promotional_price}}{{promotional_format_cents}} {{term}}, HS Sports: Boiling Springs' girls basketball, swimming, unified bocce ball coaches opt out of season in unison, HS Sports: District 3 approves new scheduling freeze dates aimed at curtailing power rankings manipulation, 2020-21 Winter Sports Previews: Athletes to watch in wrestling, swimming and hoops with season on horizon. Now the Patriots welcome a fresh-faced coach and must replace top scorer Kennedy O'Brien, who transferred before this year. Notable players: Ava Stevenson, sr., G; Jaylin Moore, sr., PG; Jocelyn Dorsey, sr., F; Anne Marie Spila, sr., F; Lauren Trumpy, jr., C; Eliana Beckett, jr., G; Adrianna Stricek, jr., F; Alina Torchia, so., PG; Amanda Roman, so., G. Player to watch: Lauren Trumpy. With Mandy Roman and Olivia Taverna, the Panthers' top scorers from 2019-20, gone, the scoring load now falls on sharpshooter Morgan. Notable players: Quinlyn Fisher, sr., F; Katie Ryan, sr., G; Haley Irwin, so., G. Player to watch: Quinlyn Fisher. Trinity hasn't gone through this kind of roster overhaul in a long time, but there's a lot of outside uncertainty and curiosity about a roster that lost one of the nation's top recruits, Chance Westry, to transfer and multiple 2020 grads who were pivotal for a team that made the state quarterfinals. Get the inside scoop on the top ranked high school girls' basketball players. Coach: Clay McAllister (18th season, 269-158). She's been a focal point on the Lions for a few years now. Coach: Scott Barrows (6th season, 81-46), Notable players: Cam Ochs, sr., G; Jackson Thompson, sr., F; Daniel Shuster, sr., F; Andrew Spann, sr., G; Michael Baturin, jr., G; Kyle Shoen, jr., G; Corbin Ochs, so., F; Benjamin Ellis, so., F.Â. Salisbury University is getting a dynamic player who can dish the rock, post up, score in multiple ways and get out in transition. The Patriots class of 1987 went 78-32 while last year’s class went a school-best 82-29. Complete listing of all NBA Players and team rosters. That puts Richardson & Co. in the midst of a rebuild. Back and healthy, she and the Bulldogs will look to improve from a 9-11 season a year ago. Notable players: Collin Taylor, sr., F; Isaiah Houser, sr., G; Jacob Cramer, sr., F; Jayden Statum, jr., G; Jeremy Thomas, jr., G; Anthony Smith, jr., F. Player to watch: Jayden Statum. 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