With the football pads hung up, snow on the soccer fields and the volleyball nets in the closet, it is time to bring out the basketballs and play a little “round-ball”. An exciting of hoops is expected at all levels — high school and junior high — for both the girl’s and boy’s basketball programs. It all can be seen at Eagle Pride Night which is Monday, November 24 for details click here. Let’s highlight some things I am looking forward to seeing this season, and you should as well.
For the boy’s side of things the Varsity is coming off a 20-win season and defending conference champions, and with plenty returning from last year’s squad expect the Varsity to compete at the top again. The JV Boys from last year went 23-2 and are coached by alum Robbie Anderstrom. The JV has some athletes and will cause opponents nightmares in the back court. I wrote about the C-Team in my last article, so click there for information on them. I will say any loss by them will be a surprise to me. Lastly the junior high teams, both 7th and 8th grade teams should see improvement as the year progresses. We are excited to see what the future holds for Eagles basketball.
On the girl’s side of things there are some changes. A new coach for the varsity should give the team a spark to improve on last year. They girl’s varsity lost a lot of seniors from last year’s team, but should have enough coming back to compete. The JV should be tough as well. My sister plays on one of the junior high teams and last year they were pretty tough, so expect more of the same from the junior high girl’s squads. The girls program is in a rebuilding mode right now with a new coaching staff and young players. So, we’ll see how things work out but we are high on the future for girl’s basketball at New Life Academy.
Lastly, you can see all the basketball teams for New Life Academy at Eagle Pride Night (details were given at the top) and we expect to see you there. I hope this article can give you a little bit of what to look for out of the basketball programs this year. With winter closes in what better way to stay warm than to watch a little (or a lot!) of basketball. GO EAGLES!