Basketball, wrestling practices begin at Moffat County High School | CraigDailyPress.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Basketball, wrestling practices begin at Moffat County High School

After several months of playing outdoor sports, the boys of Moffat County High School are still hard at work in a different location: the school’s indoor facilities.

The boys basketball and wrestling teams officially kicked off practices this week, preparing for their upcoming seasons.

David Bradshaw, in his first year as the basketball team’s head coach, had his players attend open gym sessions last week before starting regular practices.



Bradshaw said 30 boys make up this year’s team. Ten players are incoming freshmen. The new players and their more experienced teammates have meshed well so far, Bradshaw said.

“They’re building chemistry every day,” he said.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.



Bradshaw said he is still evaluating the upperclassmen, but he expects Chet Harvey and Zach and Angelo Raftopoulos and other seniors to be among his strongest players.

“We’ve mostly been working on defensive skill work,” he said. “I don’t know that we’ll be a heavy pressure team. We plan to lock it in at half-court. It’s a little bit different system than they’re used to.”

Wrestling coach Roman Gutierrez said he plans to work with his team on fundamental skills for the first few weeks of practice.

“Until we get a little further in, we’re going to work on technique with a little conditioning, just to get the rust off of them and get them used to the mat,” he said.

The team’s first practice was Monday.

Gutierrez said 16 boys showed up.

“I was expecting about 22, but if it turns out that our team is smaller, we’ll have to work with what we got,” he said.

The team is mainly composed of freshman and sophomores, with five seniors returning.

“This is probably the youngest team I’ve ever had,” Gutierrez said. “They’re really going to have to take their lumps.”

For more on this story, read Thursday’s Craig Daily Press or visit http://www.craigdailypress.com.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Craig and Moffat County make the Craig Press’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


News


See more