Subvarsity Results @ O'Gorman/@Brookings
@ O'Gorman 9B: W 68-45 9A: L 50-67 Sophs: L 40-56 JV: L 59-77 @Brookings 9B: W 56-26 9A: W 69-57 Sophs: W56-55 JV: W 63-50 Records: 9B: Overall 12-2 and ESD 10-2 9A: Overall 9-5 and ESD 8-3 Sophs: Overall 9-5 and ESD 9-2 JV: Overall 10-4 and ESD 10-1
Coaches Comments Week: Jan 23-26th
Varsity Yankton (1/23): Tigers fall for the first time this year on the road vs ESD foe, Yankton. We got off to a slow start being down 19-10 after the first quarter and down 29-19 at half. We used a 17-0 run to get the momentum going in the second quarter and lead 37-32 after the third quarter. The fourth quarter provided numerous high intensity possessions as the battle was back and forth. The Tigers had the ball and a 3 point lead with 1:21 to play and had a turnover on the inbounds play. Up 1 point, the Tigers didn’t get a clean possession and missed a shot to give Yankton the ball down 1 with 25 seconds left. Out of the time out, the Bucks scored on a backdoor play to take the lead that proved to be the difference. 50-48. Offensively, we are not screening, not cutting with a purpose right now and the ball is being forced to take tough, contested shots. We will need to address that soon if we want to get back on the winning side of things. The ESD loss gives us a 8-1 ESD record at the moment, a one game lead for the conference title. Overall, we are sitting at 10-1 and the third seed in the post season positioning battle. Leading the way, Nick Hoyt had 13 points and 6 rebounds. Chase Altenburg and Brooks Fuller each with 10 points and Ace Zorr with 8 points and 12 rebounds. Pierre (1/26): The Tigers did not show up ready to compete tonight. Having won the first meeting with Pierre convincingly, we certainly gave them every opportunity to gain the confidence to believe they could beat us and they did. Up 41-32 at half thanks to a huge second quarter, scoring 27 points lead by five Nick Hoyt 3 point baskets, we felt good. In the second half, we only scored 17 points total while giving up 41 points, 28 of them were given up in the 4th quarter. For the Tigers, Hoyt had 28 points and 7 rebounds. Brady VanHolland added 10 points and Blair Slaughter with 10 points as well. The Tigers sit at 10-2 on the season and 8-2 in the ESD and tied at the moment with Brandon Valley and a one game lead on Yankton and Watertown. Lots of ball left and our goals are still in reach, we simply need to re-focus and be the team we are capable of being. -Coach Langerock JV- N/A Sophomores- Yankton (1/23): The sophomore boys played down in Yankton on Tuesday, Jan. 23rd. They came away with a big 60-33 victory. Defensively, the Tigers were outstanding throughout the contest. A halftime lead of 37-12 was increased to 50-16 after 3 quarters. They just cruised on from there to secure the road win. Fourteen players saw a lot of playing time in this one with a dozen players finding the scoring column. Payton Metzger led the way with 11 points, followed by Payton Kleinsasser with 9, Karter Lein 9, Seth Halling 7, Brady Schultz 6, Hunter Kadlecik 4, Sam Christensen 3, Myles Tipton 3, Sam Peterson 3 (a buzzer-beating halftime shot), Blake Koiman 2, Brayden Phipps 2, and Nick Scott 1. Pierre (1/26): On Friday we traveled to Pierre to take on the Governors. After the long bus ride and a stop at Al’s Oasis, the boys got off to a slow start. After trailing the entire 1st half, by as many as 10, Sam Christensen hit a 3 pointer at the halftime buzzer to take a 30-29 lead into the lockerroom. The boys found their groove on offense and defense in the 3rd quarter as they outpaced the host team by a score of 19-5, heading into the final stanza up 49-34. The 4th quarter was back and forth with the Tigers coming out on top by a final of 57-43. This pushed their record to 8-4 overall and 8-2 in the ESD. The boys are averaging 59.8 points per game while giving up 55 per game. -Coach Dahle Freshman A Yankton (1/23): After stumbling a bit from the get-go, the Freshman A team responded well after being down 12-11 after the first quarter. The Tigers made some great adjustments and only gave up 17 points the remaining 3 quarters. The Freshman group is still trying to find their groove offensively but had been doing well on the defensive end. Leading the way in scoring was Brayden Phipps with 10 points. Nick Tschudy had a great third quarter, scoring 7 of his 9 points. Blaze Lubbers and Conner Geddes each finished with 7 points. The Tigers won 58-29. Pierre (1/26): The Tigers fell into their first quarter whoas comping off of a four hour bus trip and fell behind quickly 22-12. After settling in, the Tigers help the Governors to 22 points throughout the second and third quarters. The early struggles seemed to be too much for the young Tigers to overcome as they fell to the Governors 58-53. Leading the was Connor Geddes with 12 points, Brayden Phipps with 10 points and Blaze Lubbers with 9 points. -Coach Schorzmann Freshman B The 9B pushed their winning streak to 8 last week with convincing wins at Yankton (73-24) and Pierre (77-44). Their overall mark is now 10-2 with a record of 8-2 in the ESD. At Yankton, the frosh were led by Chase Lucas with 14 points, Sam Rabern with 13, Lincoln Bryant with 12. Tristan Jansma had 9 on three 3’s and Jaxon Hunter scored 8. In Pierre, Tyson Kogel scored 14 and Jaxon Hunter had 12. All 11 players scored in the winning effort. -Coach Hammerquist
Coaches Comments: Aberdeen, Sioux Falls Roosevelt and Washington Games. January 12th, 15th and 19th
SF Washington The Tigers varsity team moved to 10-0 on the season with a tough win vs. SF Washington. Down 22-7 at the beginning of the 2nd quarter we found a way to get some rebounds and limit their 2nd chance points. We pulled it to within 28-26 at half. Chase Altenburg hit a 3 after giving us 4 quick points to start the 3rd to cap a 9-0 run to give us our first lead at 35-32. We never looked back and used a 25-point 4th quarter to hold on for a 69-59 win. Leading the way, Chase had 20 points, Nick Hoyt with 19 points and Ace Zorr with 14 points. With the win, the Tigers remain 8-0 in the ESD and 2-0 vs Sioux Falls schools. This group is very competitive and seem to have figured out how to do what is necessary to give themselves a chance to win down the stretch. -Coach Langerock JV Team On January 12th the Tigers JV team traveled to Aberdeen. The Tigers, after leading by as many as 14 in the second half defeated the Golden Eagles 65-57. Leading the way for the Tigers was Cale Murphy with 22 points, followed by Isaac Brower 12, Karter Lein 11, Erickson and Marquardt each scoring 9. In a match-up with a pair of Sioux Falls schools the Tigers JV found themselves short end of the score board losing to Roosevelt 69-52. Murphy and Brower both netted 16 in the contest. Against SF Washington the Tigers found themselves down 14 going into halftime but rallied to send the game into overtime where they were unable to continue their momentum eventurally losing 66-73. The Tigers did however place four players in double figures (Murphy - 16, Erickson - 14, Lein -14, and Brower - 14). At the half way point of the season the JV stands with a record of 7-3 going into a Tuesday afternoon matchup versus the Yankton bucks who hold the only ESD victory against the JV team. -Coach Kleinjan Sophomore The boys made the trek to Aberdeen last Friday night to take on a tough Eagles squad. The contest was close throughout as the visiting Tigers led at halftime 31-28. Our boys really played well on the defensive end in the 3rd quarter while still scoring consistently to stretch out the advantage to 49-38 entering the 4th quarter. Aberdeen tried to make a comeback by scoring 21 in the final stanza, however, our boys responded with 19 of their own to keep their comeback at bay. I felt this game was the best we have played all year. Offense was very balanced and defense played consistently well. Balanced scoring was evident as five of the guys scored in double digits. Myles Tipton led the way with 15, followed by Karter Lein 12, Brady Schultz 11, Payton Metzger 11, and Sam Christensen 10. Blake Koiman provided a spark in the first half knocking down 2 quick shots scoring his 4 points on the night. Seth Halling did a great job rebounding the basketball as well. Nick Scott was able to get into the scoring as well going 2 for 2 at the FT line. The road victory moved the sophomore record to 6-2 on the year. Monday night was a tough battle for the Tigers against SF Roosevelt. Two players for Rosy were very impressive and tough to stop. One had 33 points and the other 19 points to lead the way. Defensively, we were able to slow down the other players but struggled to find the answer for those 2. Something we will be working on throughout the coming weeks in practice. Offensively in this game our Tigers were able to do some nice things, scoring 60 points. Leading the way this time around was Karter Lein with 14 points followed by Brady Schultz with 9. We had 10 players get into the scoring column: Myles Tipton 8, Sam Christensen 6, Payton Metzger 6, Sam Peterson 6, Seth Halling 5, Blake Koiman 3, Ryan Ptak 2, and Brayden Phipps 1. -Coach Dahle Freshman A Jan. 12th the Freshman A team battled Aberdeen Central on the road. I was extremely impressed with our effort and how the boys battled for 32 minutes to come away with a 40 point victory. I thought the boys used a great shooting performance and a tough Diamond Full Court Press to secure the victory. On Monday January 15th the Roosevelt Rough Riders came to town with an impressive Freshman team. Our guys battled hard but found themselves tied 28-28 at the half. Leading the way in the second half was Blaze Lubbers who used tough defense and hustle plays (grabbing numerous offensive rebounds) to help seal a 10 point victory with his 23 points. Friday, January 19th, we hosted a very physical Sioux Falls Washington team. The first quarter was a rough one with Washington leading by 10 points early on. Taking an 8 point lead into halftime, Harrisburg used their aggressiveness through their Diamond Press and their ability to attack the lane on their drives to close the lead to only 4 points. However, Washington was able to get to the offensive boards and finish close to the basket to secure a 17 points victory. The Harrisburg Basketball Team will travel to Yankton on January 23rd to take on a very formidable ESD opponent. -Coach Schorzmann Freshman B The Freshman B team will take on Yankton after a good three game win streak by defeating Aberdeen, SF Roosevelt, and SF Washington.
Coaches Comments Week: Jan 7th-Jan 11th
Varsity Huron Game- After a very tough battle with yet another ESD school on the road, we managed to improve our record to 6-0 by defeating a very young tough minded Huron team that played a very physical game. We held 21-20 lead at the half but the boys were not satisfied and battled their way to a 52-42 victory that ended in many trips to the foul line to seal the deal. While the 3 ball was not falling our defense picked up the slack. Nick Hoyt led with way with 12 points. Mitchell Game- The varsity team moves to 7-0 (7-0 ESD) and continues to march toward the season goal of claiming an ESD title. Mitchell is much improved and the Tigers needed to demonstrate some defensive patience in gaining the first half lead. Ace Zorr lead with 10 pts, 7 rbs and 5 blocks. Nick Hoyt scored 13 pts with 5 assists. We continue to develop on the offensive end and are constantly finding new ways to win games. Playing through post play now, we are finding success comes in many forms and this confidence will be much needed as we proceed into the very competitive portion of our schedule and head towards our post season positions. Coming up we head to Aberdeen to take on the Golden Eagles this weekend and then host a couple of SF schools in Roosevelt and Washington. It is a fun time to be a Tiger as we look to improve and build on the foundations set in place. -Coach Langerock The Junior Varsity team got back on the winning track at Huron with a 38-point outburst in the first half. Leading the Tigers to a 61-46 victory was Isaac Brower who netted a season high 18 points. Cale Murphy (13) and Adam Erickson (11) also found themselves in double figure scoring. The win on Saturday pushed the Tigers winning streak versus Huron JV to ten consecutive. The Tigers turned around quickly from their Saturday night matchup with a contest versus the Mitchell Kernels on Monday. The Tigers found themselves down 9-2 in the early minutes of the game but sparked by 7 point first quarter by Karter Lien the JV team lead 42-31 at the half. Leading the Tigers to a 74-57 victory was Karter Lein netting 17, followed by Cale Murphy (14) and Isaac Brower and Adam Erickson each throwing in 9. The JV team standing at 6-1 on the season has now had five different leading scorers and five double digit victories. -Coach Kleinjan Sophomores On Monday Jan 8th, the Sophomore boys took on the Mitchell Kernels. The game was back and forth throughout and the boys held on for an exciting 3 point win! After a slim 35-34 halftime lead, the Tigers fell behind in the 3rd quarter, at one time around 10 points. At the end of 3rd quarter score was 51-46 in favor of the Kernels. The boys continued their comeback in the 4th as they would outscore the visitors 18-10 to win 64 – 61. The boys connected on 10 3-point shots in the game, including 4 in the 4th quarter. They were also 8 for 12 from the FT line. The Tigers were led in scoring by Payton Metzger with 26, Karter Lein 16, and Seth Halling 10. All 13 players were able to make a contribution to the exciting victory! The sophomore boys’ record now stands at 5-2. On Saturday, Jan. 6th, the boys traveled to Huron in a battle of Tigers. After a 33-33 halftime tied score, the boys came out with a terrific 2nd half of defense and pulled away to a 64-47 win. They were able to hold Huron to 9 points in the 3rd quarter while scoring 18 of their own. They followed that with an even more impressive 5 points given up in the 4th. Seth Halling led all scorers with 17 points on the night, including 3 three’s. Karter Lein tallied 15 points and 2 charges taken. Myles Tipton knocked down 3 three’s as well and finished the night with 13 points. As a team the boys hit 8 three-pointers and 4 of 8 from the FT line. Next up is a trip to Aberdeen on Friday Jan. 12th. -Coach Dahle Freshman A Huron Game- Despite only giving up 41 points on the road, the Freshman A team lost a close one agains the Huron Tigers last Saturday 41-39. While the offense is still finding its groove the boys played with a ton of effort and defensive stamina. Leading the way for Harrisburg was Conner Geddes with 12 points. The game was tough and physical but I think it showed the type of grit our boys have by not giving up when shots are not falling. Mitchell Game- After a tough loss to Huron the HHS Freshman A team bounced back in a big way against a tough Mitchell team, winning 62-37. I thought 1-12 this was the best team win we have had all season with the bench giving energy and enthusiasm to the players on the court at all times. On the defensive end, this was the least amount of points given up by the young Tigers all season. Leading the way on the offensive end was Brayden Phipps with a game high 17 points and Nick Tschudy with 10 points. Getting the post players involved has been a huge part of our success this season and it showed mightily in this game. The boys got a much needed day off on Tuesday and will travel to Aberdeen to take on another tough ESD opponent Friday night. -Coach Schorzmann The 9B team came away with its 2nd and 3rd consecutive win by beating Huron on Saturday 76-29 and then Mitchell on Monday 73-35. Our defensive effort over the past couple of games has been really good and lead to some easy points in transition. Offensively we are really starting to do a good job of spacing the floor and moving the basketball. At Huron on Saturday we had 4 guys in double figures with Will Allen scoring 13. Tyson Kogel, Sam Rabern and Jaxon Hunter each scored 11. Chase Lucas and Ethyn Rollinger also added 8. After a sluggish 2nd quarter against Mitchell on Monday, our defense created a lot of offense for us in the 2nd half which saw our boys score 46 points in the final 2 quarters compared to 22 in the 1st quarter and only 5 in the second. Every player scored against Mitchell on Monday which is a testament to our boys’ commitment to moving the ball and creating scoring opportunities for their teammates. We again had 4 players in double figures lead by Chase Lucas with 14. Nick Anderson chipped in 13, Jaxon Hunter had 12 and Tyson Kogel had 11. -Coach Hammerquist
Coaches Comments Week: Dec. 29-Jan 7th
Watertown Recap Over break we went up to Watertown to take on the Arrows. Overall notching 3 wins for the program. The varsity got off to a fast start leading 22-5 after the 1st quarter. The scoring leader for that game was Blair Slaughter with 16. Michael Curry and Ace Zorr have really been fantastic defensively holding down the paint and contesting every shot that gets to the rim. That is a great feeling if you are a perimeter player and knowing your teammates have your back. We moved to 4-0 on the season and 4-0 in the ESD conference, but more importantly gaining a road ESD win, which is tough to do in our league. Yankton Recap We hosted Yankton, Jan 4 in ESD action. Yankton has a very good team with plenty of scoring potential so it was a terrific challenge for our guys. Leading 28-26, we had a little nervous feeling at half time but the guys responded very well and attacked the rim to start the 2nd half and outscored the Bucks 25-13 in the 3rd quarter. A complete team effort with 9 guys scoring points and making 11 3pt shots, 7 of them in the 2nd half. More importantly, the way we got those shots was from attacking the paint and finding the open man. Ace Zorr (10pts) and Michael Curry (12pts) did a great job of establishing a post presence and we played off those guys. Scoring leaders were Nick Hoyt with 16pts and Brady VanHolland with 17pts. Scoring 47 points in the 2nd half really shows how explosive this offense can be on any given night. We hope to continue to build on our unselfishness on the defensive end and ability to trust your teammate when we play team defense. Huron Results After a very tough battle with yet another ESD school on the road, we managed to improve our record to 6-0 by defeating a very young tough minded Huron team that played a very physical game. We held 21-20 lead at the half but the boys were not satisfied and battled their way to a 52-42 victory that ended in many trips to the foul line to seal the deal. While the 3 ball was not falling our defense picked up the slack. Nick Hoyt led with way with 12 points. We will then have a short turn around and host the Mitchell Kernels on Monday at our Tiger gym. We enter the stretch of the season in which it will be tough to keep the intensity needed and the limited practice time to keep our skill set sharp. Many teams are now putting together game plans on how to attack the Tigers so we will have to be ready to make the adjustments as a group and let the guys play it out. Next weekend we head to Aberdeen to play Central who was pre-season #1 with 4 starters back from a state runner up team. This will be a terrific opportunity for us as a program. After that we host a couple of Sioux Falls teams in Roosevelt and Washington. SF teams always compete at a high level and are extremely athletic groups. We as coaches feel so blessed to have the opportunity to work every day with guys that love the game and love each other. Winning games is an absolute blast but seeing these guys interact off the court brings us so many smiles and laughter, we are truly in the middle of a special season. -Coach Langerock JV ResultsThe 3-0 Junior Varsity team traveled to Watertown last Saturday. The Tigers found themselves down 38-22 at halftime and trailing by as many as 19 in the second half before out scoring the arrows 38-21 in second half. The second half was capped off by a buzzer beating 3-pointer at the end of regulation by Adam Erickson to lift the Tigers to a 60-59 victory. Erickson led all scorers with 21 points that included five three pointers followed by Cale Murphy who netted 15 points. The Tigers began the new year with a home matchup versus the Yankton bucks on Thursday night. The JV squad again found themselves trailing at halftime 27-21 before cutting the Bucks lead to three late in the 4th quarter. This time the Tigers fell short losing 60-64 with Cale Murphy scoring 17 and Erickson 15. -Coach Kleinjan Sophomore The sophomore boys competed in a game up in Watertown over the break on Dec. 30th. The shooting for our boys was just about as cold as the outdoor temp. The boys put up a solid effort in a comeback attempt but fell short losing to the Arrows 61-46. They had closed the gap to 5 after falling behind by about 15 or so and just ran out of momentum. The sophs were led in scoring by Myles Tipton with 14 followed by Seth Halling with 11. The loss dropped the Soph Record to 2-2. The sophomore boys rebounded with a big victory over the visiting Yankton Bucks on Jan. 4th. The boys jumped out to an early 23-8 lead after 1 and cruised from there. I thought the boys played one of their best defensive games of the year. There were a lot of contributors to the winning outcome as 11 players found the scoring column. Payton Metzger once again led the way with 15 points while Sam Christensen was right behind with 13 points. Sam really did have a nice all-around game playing good defense as well. Karter Lein was able to get 10 points in the first half of play by knocking down a couple of 3’s. Seth Halling had a big 3rd quarter and finished the game with 8 while Blake Koiman had 7. -Coach Dahle Freshman A Traveling to Watertown for a tough road game was a great test for our guys. We ended up coming away with a 64-53 victory in which our guards did a great job of attacking the basket and creating great looks for perimeter players to knock down open 3s. On Thursday our guys hosted Yankton and ended up being a tough test for us. With Yankton leading for a majority of the game I think it came as a bit of a shock to our guys how ready the Bucks came to play. We great defensive pressure and Andrew Haar leading the way with 13pts we escaped with a 7 point victory. -Coach Schorzmann Freshman B The 9B squad went 1-1 in their last two games. The kids competed hard in Watertown and took a 32-30 lead into the 4th quarter but were outscored 21-13 and came away with a loss. Lincoln Boetel led us with 13 points. Thursday, at home versus Yankton, we probably didn’t compete at the level we are capable of but beat Yankton 64-34. Lincoln Boetel led all scorers with 13 and Sam Rabern added 10. -Coach Hammerquist
Game Recap: 12/15 Vs. Brookings
Tigers again went 5-0 against Brookings on Friday night, pushing each team's record to 2-0. The varsity won 61-35 and were paced by Brady Van Hollands 18 points and Ace Zorr's 11 rebounds. The Tigers out rebounded the Bobcats 38-26. Blair Slaughter added 8 points and both Nick Hoyt and Hunter Headlee handed out 4 assists each. The JV squad came out on top 68-48 with Cale Murphy leading the way with 15 points. Blair Slaughter and Nick Feldman added 14 points as well. The sophomores hung on to win by a score of 60-48 with Payton Metzger leading the way again with 19 points. The 9th grade A team won by a score 67-51 with Will Allen chipping in 12 points. The 9th grade B team won 67-17 and were lead in scoring Tristan Jansma with 12 and Jaxon Hunter with 11.
Friday nights game vs Brookings will feature our Alumni recognition night. We want to take a moment to recognize all the former players that have represented our program over the years. It is important to us to continue to remind our community that we are all one program young and old alike. Sign in at the ticket table for free admission and remember we will have a meal for you on the balcony by 5:30, come when you want. Varsity tip off is at 7:00, see you there.
Game Day #2. The Tigers take on the 1-1 Brookings Bobcats tonight at the Harrisburg HS gym. Freshman and JV games start at 4:00, Soph/Freshman B at 5:30 and the Varsity tips off at 7:00. Brookings comes in coming off a ESD road win at Huron on Tuesday night while the Tigers look to go 2-0 in the ESD and at home to start the season. Hope to see you here!!
The Varsity team set a new school record for made 3's in a game with 12 vs Pierre on Tuesday night. The new record breaks the previous team record of 11 set by the 2013-2014 squad. We have attached the Top Ten list and school record pages if you are interested in looking at them.
Tuesday night game vs. Pierre Recap: Tigers start the season with a 5-0 record on the night. Varsity wins 74-30 led by Chase A with 17, Brady V and Blair S. with 11. We had 11 players score points and 8 different guys make a 3. With plenty to work on to improve we are very happy with the start, especially on the defensive end. JV won 73-54. Sophomore: Won 56-35, led by Payton Metzger with 18 points. Freshman A- 80-39--- 11 players scored points led by Braydon Phipps with 15. Freshman B- Won 64-24.
REMINDER: Friday nights game vs. Brookings will be Alumni Recognition night. We will recognize you all at 1/2 time of the varsity game. Come early and head up to the balcony for some food!
Hoodie Giveaway Winner:
Congrats to Renae Erickson for winning the Tiger Win Club hoodie give-a-way at last nights game.
Thanks Jon Erickson for all the Pre-Season build up! TODAY IS GAMEDAY. CultureWins is our motto this year and that involves the players, student body and especially the Tiger Win Club as we look to make you proud!
Refer A Friend Gift Card Giveaway
From now till Weds PM anyone who helps sign up another member (family, neighbor, friends, coworker, alumni) for the Tiger Win Club will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Scheels Gift Card. Simply email Coach Dahle at firstname.lastname@example.org telling him "I referred a friend" and your entered! Winner will be announced on this Site Thursday!
One Day Till GAMEDAY
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The Tiger Win Club and the Harrisburg Boys Basketball Program would like to recognize Jon Klemme for his continued support of not only our team, but all HHS extra-curricular activities. If you don't know who Jon is, simply attend any home (or possibly an away) HHS event and you will see him roaming the side lines with his camera capturing all of the action. Jon said the part of taking all of the pictures that gives him the most enjoyment is trying to catch a sliver of the excitement and atmosphere that occurs during the events. Sometimes its something that occurs on the court or it could be on the bench or in the stands. Jon is married to Jane, who works in the high school office. Together, they have 3 sons. Jacob is a sophomore at Northwestern College in Orange City, IA. Jackson is a junior at HHS and Joshua is an 8th grader at HSMS. Jon works in IT, but in his free time he enjoys photography and collecting John Wayne movies. When asked about what he would like the Harrisburg community to know about him, he said this, "I really enjoy the moments my family spends together. We strive to eat supper as a family and also find time for camping, walks, cards or board games. Just look out when the game Sorry gets pulled out at our house. It gets pretty loud!" Thanks again, Jon, for all your support. You are an excellent example of why #culturewins
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Coaches Comments: Week One Varsity What a start! We have had fourteen practices within the first twelve days of the year and the expectations have never been higher. We have been talking about our focus being about Tuesday night vs Pierre and that alone. It is easy for everyone to talk about what this team will be, could be, and should be. The reality is that the only thing this team will be is reflective of how we approach each opportunity to get better as a collective whole. We talk about the big picture outlook needed to accomplish all that these guys have set with their goals. With the depth of our varsity and each player’s ability to have a big night on the court, we believe we have what it takes to accomplish those goals. The reality is that we can certainly put players on the floor with an abundant ability to score along with terrific basketball IQ. The way we utilize and execute those characteristics will define our successes and failures. Our goal to develop an offensive discipline to pass up good shots for great shots will sometimes be frustrating. However, this will pay dividends when our players get uncontested jump shots and paint touches that are in a one-on-one scoring opportunity. Defensively, we honestly have the athleticism, length and toughness to be very, very good. This will be a work in progress but we are excited to see these guys rise to the challenge. After two weeks of practicing the boys are excited for game week and the opportunities it brings with it to demonstrate the type of team and identity they want to develop. #CultureWins is our calling card this year so we will see energy and guys playing for one another. We couldn’t be more excited for this journey. I hope you all take time to enjoy it with us and let the expectations take care of themselves. SEE YA IN THE GYM! -Head Coach Scott Langerock Junior Varsity The Harrisburg Junior Varsity basketball team will tip-off their season at 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 12th against the Pierre Governors. Looking to improve upon the 13-7 finish to the 2017 season the JV will field a highly-competitive Junior class along with a mix of Sophomores. Returning Juniors from last year’s team are led by Isaac Brower who was a significant contributor to the 11AA state football championship runner-up, along with Cale Murphy, Adam Erickson, Nick Feldman, Payton Marquardt, and Blair Slaughter. The gang of Murphy, Erickson, Feldman, Marquardt, and Slaughter were all significant contributors to very successful Pentagon fall league team as well having an outstanding spring, summer, and fall in the Harrisburg weight-lifting program. -Coach Kleinjan Sophomores The sophomore boys are excited to start competition this Tuesday against Pierre. There are thirteen players on the team this year who are all looking to contribute to a successful season. The strengths of this young group include their real ability to score in a variety of ways. There are players who can really shoot it from outside as well as take it to the basket. Throughout the last two weeks it has also been evident they are very effective passers and have the ability to find the open teammate for an easy score. Defensively we will be looking to improve as the year goes on. They are a smart crew that uses their basketball knowledge to their advantage at the defensive end and are good at anticipating what the offense is doing. I am looking forward to watching these players develop and have a successful season. -Coach Dahle Freshmen A This year we have nineteen players on the Freshmen team, which is divided up into an A and B team. These guys are extremely hard working and talented. We have pushed this group pretty hard the first two weeks of practice and they have responded well. We have a good mix of athleticism and basketball skill on this team and we are pumped to get out and compete this week against Pierre on Tuesday and Brookings on Friday. -Coach Schorzmann Freshmen B I am really excited about our freshmen this year. This is a talented group of kids who have been working extremely hard. After a couple of long weeks of practice, they are definitely ready to go out and compete against Pierre and Brookings this week. -Coach Hammerquist
Brady VanHolland moved into 7th place on the the career record made 3's list with 67. Ace Zorr is 4th on the career record block list with 54 heading into the season.