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Jr. High Basketball

Post by BigChuck » Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:25 am

Who are some of the strong teams in the area?


There's the BURG....then there's everyone else!

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Post by BigChuck » Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:29 am

I think Gallipolis will be pretty strong with the very tall center...he is very skilled at a young age with all that height.
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Post by BigBlueNation » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:27 am

In Scioto County Northwest and South Webster will be good. Seen them play several times this summer, they was the best two teams I seen.

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Post by BigChuck » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:50 am

Northwest must have some very nice athletes coming up....I keep hearing good things about their youth and junior high.

Ironton and Rock Hill will both be solid....

South Point should be very competitive as well
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Post by CoachC » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:16 pm

Northwest does have some good talent at junior high level(s). Biggest challenge is working together.

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Post by PopeSnoopDogThe1st » Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:54 pm

Coal Grove 7th grade came on strong at the end of last season, should be pretty good this year.

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Post by BigBlueNation » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:48 am

Northwest 8th grade is big and athletic. They will start 4 ki ds over 6'. Their main problem will be that they do not have a true point guard. They will rely on size and athleticism. In my opinion the point guard position is the most important in all sports.

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Post by Oldtimer » Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:23 pm

BigChuck wrote:I think Gallipolis will be pretty strong with the very tall center...he is very skilled at a young age with all that height.
Not sure I agree with the very skilled part, tall yes.

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Post by Goldglove23 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:28 pm

Belpre 8th has the talent for a undefeated season

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Post by osumufan » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:38 am

South Point 8th won the OVC tournament last year over Ironton. They also had a big move in from California so they should be pretty solid again.
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Post by Ironman92 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:23 pm

Jackson 8th and Athens 8th will both be very good.

South Webster and Piketon 7th grade should be good.

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Post by Oaksince59 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:10 am

Oak Hill and Gallia Academy scrimmage on Wednesday the 18th at Gallia. I think at 5:30. Should be a good measuring stick for the young Lady Oaks.

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Post by ShoeHorn » Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:35 pm

8th Grade - Alexander and Athens will compete for the top spot in the TVC-Ohio. Meigs will be better with the addition of the Eastern transfer. Nelsonville-York has 2 very nice players that should keep them in every game. TVC-Hocking should come down to Belpre and Trimble for 1st place.

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Post by buckeye23 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:07 am

What teams in the area scrimmaged on Tuesday, 11/17 ? Results? Thoughts?

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Post by Oaksince59 » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:28 am

Oak Hill 7th and 8th both played well at Gallia Academy. Defense and rebounding solid and moved the ball around really well on offense. Player rotation looked pretty good.

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Post by The Flush » Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:30 pm

Waverly 7th and 8th scrimmaged at Southeastern on Wednesday the 18th. It was a weird format with each team alternating 10 minute quarters. Southeastern certainly looked like the best team (both 7th and 8th) early on, but Waverly picked it up a lot in the later quarters. Southeastern has some good shooters (both 7th and 8th) who could hit the 3. Waverly missed several easy(ish) shots. I don't remember how many quarters they played or how many points each team had, but I think Waverly won at least 2 quarters in each grade.

Both Waverly teams scrimmaged Southern (Racine) on Saturday, but I only saw the 7th grade team because they were playing at the same time. Waverly 7th looked much better than against Southeastern, although they missed way too many layups. Ball movement was much better. I think they played 6 10 minute periods and Waverly dominated them all, although the score was close for the first one. I don't know how much of the improvement is from practice and correcting mistakes vs the relative difference between Southeastern and Southern. I have not heard how the 8th grade team fared.

Waverly opens with Oak Hill on the 30th.

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Post by Oaksince59 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:12 am

The Flush wrote:Waverly 7th and 8th scrimmaged at Southeastern on Wednesday the 18th. It was a weird format with each team alternating 10 minute quarters. Southeastern certainly looked like the best team (both 7th and 8th) early on, but Waverly picked it up a lot in the later quarters. Southeastern has some good shooters (both 7th and 8th) who could hit the 3. Waverly missed several easy(ish) shots. I don't remember how many quarters they played or how many points each team had, but I think Waverly won at least 2 quarters in each grade.

Both Waverly teams scrimmaged Southern (Racine) on Saturday, but I only saw the 7th grade team because they were playing at the same time. Waverly 7th looked much better than against Southeastern, although they missed way too many layups. Ball movement was much better. I think they played 6 10 minute periods and Waverly dominated them all, although the score was close for the first one. I don't know how much of the improvement is from practice and correcting mistakes vs the relative difference between Southeastern and Southern. I have not heard how the 8th grade team fared.

Waverly opens with Oak Hill on the 30th.
Can't wait to see the 1st full regulation games. Will be interesting to see how the Lady Oaks deal with the flow of the both games.

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Post by The Flush » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:27 am

Oaksince59 wrote: Can't wait to see the 1st full regulation games. Will be interesting to see how the Lady Oaks deal with the flow of the both games.
oops. I was talking about the boys.

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Post by Ironman92 » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:22 pm

7th grade
Jackson 40
Alexander 18

8th
Jackson 33
Alexander 28

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Post by Sports Nut » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:00 am

What Junior High Girls teams are suppose to be good and what players to watch for?

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Post by 23northbound » Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:15 pm

Girls:
Valley 31 West 26
Valley 22 North Adams 20

Girls to watch:

Call Valley
Tolle & Waters twins Minford
Ferguson Northwest
Williams Burg
Campbell Clay

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Post by mlittle » Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:02 pm

Oldtimer wrote:
BigChuck wrote:I think Gallipolis will be pretty strong with the very tall center...he is very skilled at a young age with all that height.
Not sure I agree with the very skilled part, tall yes.
If you don't think this kid is skilled you don't know basketball. He is 6"7 and oh yeah, he's 13! Very skilled to be dealing with those growth issues. He shoots well, has good footwork and can handle the ball, he also is a nightmare for offenses. He will avg 15 blocks a game this year. I seen this kid play AAU this past offseason in the All Ohio organization and he held his own against the best players in the state.

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Post by RetiredLife » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:20 pm

I got the chance to watch Valley, West, ND, and Clay play. Call on Valley is a good one, she crashes the boards and strong guard. West has Rigsby, post player. Clay has Campbell and Warnick, Campbell is fun to watch, great post player and can handle the ball, I would like to know how many rebounds that girl pulled down. Warnick is a guard and stood out. ND has Hassel a 7th grader that played guard for 8th. She is small but great ball handler and can shoot the outsiders, not afraid to crash those boards.

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Post by RetiredLife » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:29 pm

BigChuck wrote:Who are some of the strong teams in the area?
Now that season is on its way, I have seen a lot of teams play, so far I think Burg, Minford, Symmes Valley, ND, New Boston, and Clay are looking good.

Standouts:
Burg: Williams
Minford: Waters
Symmes Valley: Deere
ND: Hassel
New Boston: Oiler
Clay: Campbell
Valley: Call

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Post by Falconfan14 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:03 pm

Saw Oak hill v. Minford 8th grade tonight. #2 for Oak Hill has to be one of if not the best point guards in the area.

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Post by Poo Bear » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:24 pm

Falconfan14 wrote:Saw Oak hill v. Minford 8th grade tonight. #2 for Oak Hill has to be one of if not the best point guards in the area.
Boys or girls ?

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Post by 23northbound » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:40 pm

Poo Bear wrote:
Falconfan14 wrote:Saw Oak hill v. Minford 8th grade tonight. #2 for Oak Hill has to be one of if not the best point guards in the area.
Boys or girls ?
I'd say girls. They have a nice guard

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Post by 23northbound » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:45 pm

#10 for Valley & #2 for Oak Hill both guards are by far the best that I've seen play so far.

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Post by reds4life » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:22 am

#10 for Valley would start for their varsity right now. Complete guard with obviously some good coaching along the way.

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Post by RetiredLife » Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:15 am

reds4life wrote:#10 for Valley would start for their varsity right now. Complete guard with obviously some good coaching along the way.
Agreed, she is a strong guard. The varsity will benefit from her next year for sure.

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Post by 23northbound » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:29 pm

RetiredLife wrote:
reds4life wrote:#10 for Valley would start for their varsity right now. Complete guard with obviously some good coaching along the way.
Agreed, she is a strong guard. The varsity will benefit from her next year for sure.[/quote


They will need a true PG with very good court awareness. She will bring that and more. Whoever worked with her has taught her post moves as I witnessed it in a game against Minford, It was pretty impressive.

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Post by Brynn_MOnroe » Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:33 pm

Minford is the team to beat this year in the SOC. Had a tough loss to burg and beat Northwest by 1p9

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Post by 23northbound » Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:31 pm

Brynn_MOnroe wrote:Minford is the team to beat this year in the SOC. Had a tough loss to burg and beat Northwest by 1p9

Agree!

They beat Northwest by 19?

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Post by RetiredLife » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:18 pm

Got to watch Clay vs Symmes Valley girls and they are both decent teams. Symmes Valley won 35-29. #25 on Clay is a good ball player. In a few years she is going to be one to follow. Strong and can get in the air!

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Post by REFEREE11 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:46 am

RetiredLife wrote:Got to watch Clay vs Symmes Valley girls and they are both decent teams. Symmes Valley won 35-29. #25 on Clay is a good ball player. In a few years she is going to be one to follow. Strong and can get in the air!
I believe #25 is the Campbell girl. I have got to watch her play over the summer and this season a few times. I don't think I have seen a junior high girl ever have the skills she has as a post player before.

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