The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - SPORTS -

Head coach: sea­son) Last year’s record: 19-9, lost in first round of state play­offs Key re­turn­ers: Sean Yoder, Jon Post No­table losses: Brett Henofer, Tyrese Lewis, Mike Mo­let­tiere and Ryan Warner

Team chem­istry, limit turnovers, limit op­po­nents to one shot per posses­sion, solid de­fense and con­sis­tent foul shoot­ing (are keys to suc­cess). “There are many play­ers bat­tling for var­sity min­utes. We are look­ing for play­ers to step up and prove they be­long on the var­sity level. We play a very tough sched­ule again this year.” Dean Behrens (21st

Perkiomen Val­ley

Head coach: (7th sea­son) Last year’s record: 13-12. Ad­vanced to District play­offs, elim­i­nated by Neshaminy in third round. Key re­turn­ers: Tyler Strechay, Zack Krause, Aj Hansen, Con­ner McShea, Ian Streeper, Bryce Streeper No­table losses: An­drew Light, Car­son Parke, Dante Graves, Kevin Bern­abe Out­look: “Al­though the team lost 4 starters from last sea­son, this year’s group re­turns much of the scor­ing. The se­nior class pro­vides depth and based on their off­sea­son per­for­mance and work­outs, has high ex­pec­ta­tions that through hard work they can earn suc­cess. We re­turn both size and ex­pe­ri­ence. They en­joy push­ing each other to im­prove and are ris­ing to the task of pro­gram lead­er­ship. Sev­eral un­der­class­men in Dougherty, Parks, Quinn, and Gansz will be asked to step up and con­trib­ute. The PAC should be highly com­pet­i­tive this year with many teams hav­ing post­sea­son as­pi­ra­tions.”

Phil-Mont Academy

Michael Poys­den


“With Pauls, Krew­son, and Rit­ten­house hav­ing two years of var­sity ex­pe­ri­ence and last year’s start­ing min­utes, they are primed to have break­out years! The ad­di­tion of three key foot­ball play­ers should give us depth and tough­ness off of the bench, while the en­ergy and skill set of our up and com­ing young guys will be a bright spot for­ward. We have an ex­cep­tional staff and de­vel­op­men­tal pro­gram, and we are sure to es­tab­lish win­ning Spar­tan bas­ket­ball for the near fu­ture. Our goal is to; be fear­less, play hard & smart, to value ev­ery pas­sion, ev­ery quar­ter, ev­ery game, and fin­ish with a vic­tory. We plan to win the games we are sup­posed to, and steal a few more! Our theme for this year is #Stop­sAndBuck­ets!”


Head coach: sea­son) Last year’s record: 15-11 Key re­turn­ers: Noah Baker, Robert Bobeck, Ryan Ha­gan, Ro­nan Bell, Ryan En­gro, Dante Bo­nanni, Pa­trick Ko­valeski No­table losses: Nestor Diaz, Austin Hokan­son, Har­ri­son Pierce Out­look: “Spring-Ford re­turns an all-league and all area per­former in Se­nior Noah Baker. Robert Bobeck, Ryan Ha­gan, Pa­trick Ko­valeski and Tre Medearis all have some Var­sity ex­pe­ri­ence which they look to build upon. The fo­cus is to be fun­da­men­tally sound and play­ing our best bas­ket­ball down the stretch. We look for­ward to com­pet­ing in a tough league against teams who have high ex­pec­ta­tions.” Chris Tal­ley (6th

Up­per Dublin

Head coach: Chris Mon­a­han (2nd sea­son) Last year’s record: SOL Amer­i­can Key re­turn­ers: Bazel Brady, Brian Klam­mer, Mike Slivka, Corby Watkins, Ja­son Wil­liams No­table losses: Ny­jee Scott, Cory Stover, Mike Ryan Out­look: “We lose a lot of pro­duc­tion from last year’s team, but we have re­turn­ing guys who played mean­ing­ful min­utes last sea­son that are ea­ger and able to re­place that. It’s a group that likes to com­pete and work. Our suc­cess de­pends on our en­ergy and ex­e­cu­tion on both ends of the floor.”

Up­per Me­rion

6-16, 4-14

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