Boys bring high expectations

Skyline has a lot of motivated students who want to play basketball. The season started on November 14. The head coach for the boys is Steve Little, in his fourth year, and the assistant coach is Kenny Eddy, in his third year.

 “I’ve played just about my entire life and I played a little bit in college,” Eddy said. “I’ve wanted to be a basketball coach since I was 8 years old.”

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Sophomore Nik Montgomery takes it to the rack during practice. The boys had three two a day practices during their first week. photo by Justin Hampel

The athletes prepared for the season all throughout the fall. From the people doing football and cross country to the other kids that ran and lifted weights three times a the week, many athletes put in extra time to get ready for the season.

  “Basketball is my favorite sport,” freshman Sam Fisher said. “I started to play it in kindergarten. I just always played it.”

Most students have played basketball for more than two years so they have a lot returning experience and a lot of motivation to win. The biggest challenge for the boys is reaching the State Tournament. Going to State is one of the team’s main goals and Eddy is pretty optimistic.

  “We have the pieces we need, we just need to put it all together now,” Eddy said.

The players are ready and very excited for this season. They want to play basketball and of course go to State.

“We have a pretty solid team this year, so I think we have a very good chance to make it to State if we work hard,” senior Matthew Giles said.

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