Following an undefeated regular basketball season, the East Range II boys travel team played in four tournaments this year. Since we only had four junior high boys, two eighth grade girls and two boys from Mt. Jefferson Junior High played with us. We had 15 extra practices and played in 16 tournament games.
We started in mid March with three games in Woodland, finishing in third place against five other teams from schools much larger than ours, and winning a very nice sportsmanship trophy. We then played in the Calais Rec. tournament in late March, losing all three of our games. Again, the schools we played were significantly larger than us.
The last weekend in March, we went to the Eastport Tournament, where we finished in second place! We ended the season with six games in two days at the Robbinston Roundball Tournament held at Calais High School. In this tournament, we won three games and lost three, and finished in fourth place.
The travel team had a very successful season, particularly considering the size of the other school teams compared to our little school. Team members Anna Patoine, Cole Harriman, Jacob Harriman, Brooke Beach, Jalen Phelps, Tevin Allen, John Farrington, and Mike Noyes all had a great time and improved their skills. I was extremely proud of the effort they put into practices and games, and they never backed down! I am especially proud of the girls! They surprised a lot of big boys with solid screens and great defense, and they never gave up!
It has been an honor to be their coach!