Boys Basketball Closes 2016

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The varsity boys basketball team closed out the 2016 campaign with a 9-14 record after a post – season district tournament loss to Jefferson. It was a slow – paced game with a final score of 58 – 39. The team had a good season, overall, though. The season was full of the proverbial “up’s and down’s,” normally associated with high school athletics, but the team had little – to – no injury problems, so that was also a plus.  They left it all out on the court this season, showing a significant improvement over last year’s final record. “I knew with the new coach and drive, that the season would be better than last year,” said senior, Michael Archiable. “We didn’t win a whole lot, but we doubled our wins from last year, so I was happy.”

It was their first season with new head coach Mr. Jeff Javorek and the turnout of players was better than expected. Javorek played for West Geauga in high school and was disappointed in the program’s current state. When he saw there was an opening for the head coaching job, he jumped right on the opportunity. “There is always something special, not only about your first heading coaching position, but even more so when it is your alma mater.” said Javorek.

The record was not a reflection of the team’s talent. Junior Micah Young was 2nd team all-CVC and News Herald Player of the Week.  Seniors Zach Suba and Chris Zannetti were honorable mention all-CVC, also.  “We were led by a great group of seniors [who] helped lay the foundation for our players in years to come.” said Coach Javorek.

Despite the loss of this year’s seniors, next season is looking promising with the predicted line up. “We will have two significant starters returning in, Micah Young and sophomore Jax Shenkel, [and] we expect very good things from both of them.”

We look forward to seeing where the team goes !