The Middle School Boys team is coached by Wilson Wickerham.
See all team news below:
The MTAC Varsity Championship games are today in White House, TN and you’ll recognize two of the teams that are in the finals. The Lady Trailblazers are playing against Riverside Christian Academy for the Conference Championship at 4:00pm and the Boys Varsity team is playing against Tennessee Heat for the Conference Championship at 6:00pm.
Please consider making the easy 45 minute drive down to 506 Hester Drive to cheer on these two teams. Bring as many of your friends and family as possible to support our players as they each go for their first ever championship!
Parks and Rec is closed for the holiday.
We will be missing the regional tournament this year due to a conflict with MTAC end of season tournament. So, I just wanted to give you all some information about the NCHC Tournament which we are planning to attend. The 25th Annual National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships to be held March 7-11, 2016 in Springfield, Missouri. This is the largest homeschool event in the WORLD!
This happens to be the spring break for BG Technical College where some of the boys are enrolled in dual credit classes. This could be considered a spring break trip for them.
We need to know BY JANUARY 15th how many players can go as so we can make further arrangements and get them registered before Jan. 31. We also need to know what parents can go for the week as chaperons and/or carpoolers.
Here is some information from Rob Flatt about when we should be there:
Sunday night we have coaches meetings
Monday AM we begin the Boys 18u, Girls 18u, Boys 16u, Boys 14u, & Boys 12u Age Groups
Tuesday AM we begin the Girls 16u, 14u, 12u, 10u, & Boys 10u age groups.
Friday PM the Award Ceremony, All-American/All-Region Games, & 18u Undisputed National Championship Games are played.
I have reserved a block of rooms under Western Kentucky Trailblazers with my personal credit card. I called close to if not 40 hotels yesterday and most all were already booked. This is the best we could do, but still a nice hotel and not too far from Stadium and laundromat. I reserved 9 rooms that have double queen beds and 1 with a single king bed (which is taken for Layne). The hotel address is below. All of the rooms come with Free breakfast, fridge, microwave and coffee pot. The cost is $89.49 each. Our organization is going to pay for the rooms for the boys. (Possibly pay for the chaperons as well)
DAYS INN BATTLEFIELD RD/HWY 65
3260 East Montclair Street, Battlefield Road/Hwy 65, Springfield,MO 65804 US
Check in:After 3:00 PM Check out:Before 11:00 AM
Every player has to register for the National Tournament. The cost is $30 per player before Jan. 31. After Jan. 31 the cost goes up to $35 per player. A legal guardian or parent must fill out the form for the player here: http://www.nchclive.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=157&Itemid=462
Additionally all players must meet these qualifying guidelines:
Summary of guidelines that would apply to our boys:
1. Must attend at least 51% of classes in homeschool setting directed by parent.
2. Must declare age as of Sept 1 of current school year.
3. Must meet 2.0 out of 4.0 GPA.
The cost for the each team is $500.
If you have any questions, please let me know. I know for certain my husband and I are planning to attend for the week and are happy to watch over and take care of any boys that plan to go. We have room in our vehicle for 4 more boys. If you think you are able to go and can drive your vehicle can you let me know so we can work out carpooling. My phone number is 270-303-9262. Feel free to call or text.
The games for the 22nd have been cancelled with BGCA. They will be rescheduled for a future date.
For the boys and girls middle school teams, the updated bracket for your tournament at Lancaster is attached to the calendar event on the website. You may download a copy there.
We are scrimmaging Butler County tonight at their location: 505 Ward Ave, Morgantown, KY 42261.
The 5/6th team will play at 6pm and the Middle School Boys will play immediately after. Please be there at least 30 minutes prior to your game time.
If you do not have a practice jersey or uniform to wear tonight, please let me know. Also, if you have any extras, please let me know. We’re running short on them for each player to have one tonight.
Tomorrow night’s scrimmage will be at Butler County Middle School due to some maintenance issues at Alvaton Gym. The 5/6th team will play at 6pm and the Middle School Boys will play immediately after.
Butler County Middle School is at 505 Ward Ave, Morgantown, KY 42261
This is a reminder about the MSB practice schedule since the locations are varied.
Mondays–Oakland Baptist Gym 6-8pm
Tuesdays–Old Alvaton Gym 6-8pm
Thursdays–First Baptist Church ROC 5:30-7:30pm
See you at the First Baptist Church ROC this evening!
I had some confusion about the location for Middle School Boys’ basketball practice. The team is practicing tonight at Oakland Baptist Gym, but moving forward, we will find another location for the practice on Thursday nights. Sorry for the mixup.
You are receiving this email because you are registered for the Middle School Boys’ Basketball Team Page.
This team is coached by Chad Bewley. We practice on Mondays and Thursdays at Oakland Baptist Gym from 6-8pm. For the first few weeks, we will also practice on Tuesdays from 6-8pm at the Old Alvaton Gym.
This week, Bob McPherson will run the practices, and there will be no Tuesday night practice.
Looking forward to a great season of Trailblazer Basketball!
Our next game will be tomorrow afternoon against Grace Christian Academy at 4:30pm at 3279 Southall Rd. Franklin TN, 37064. This is the #1 seed in the South, so please give yourself plenty of time to get there before 4:00pm for the boys to be ready to play! If anyone needs a ride, please let us know.
Monday at 5pm, we play at Glasgow Christian Academy. Please be there by 4:30 for warmups.
Tuesday starts our tournament and we are hosting the game at 5pm at Oakland Baptist gym. If we win Tuesday, then we will play again at 5pm on Thursday.
The 7/8th team will have practice tonight at Alvaton from 6-8pm and again on Saturday from 10-12 at Oakland Baptist’s gym. Please make every effort to be at both of those practices to prepare for next week’s tournament.
This is a big week for the team as we tune up for the tournament next week. Today, we play Lighthouse in Antioch and tomorrow, we play Bethel at Leitchfield.
Please be there before 4:30 for warmups. We need to be ready to play because it’s our final opportunity to get a conference win and affect our seeding for the tournament. Antioch is on the other side of Nashville, so give yourself some extra time.
In Tuesday’s game, that team has some 6th graders on their team, so we’ll provide an opportunity for our 5/6th starters to play too.
Please remember on Saturday, we have a practice at Oakland Baptist church at 10am. Please be there because it will be our final practice before the tournament.
Have a great day and
I wasn’t able to locate a facility for another practice this week. So, we’ll see everyone back on next week’s practice schedule. Monday and Thursday from 6-8pm at Old Alvaton Gym. Both teams play at Sumner Tuesday night and the 7/8th boys play on Friday at Christian Community. See you next week!
I hope everyone had a great week off last week. Hopefully, we’re not too out of shape for our games next week. For anyone who is in town, please come to a practice today at Phil Moore Park from 5-7pm. I am also trying to find a location for a practice this Saturday. I’ll let you know as soon as I can get something worked out.
There will be no practice tonight. We’re working on finding an alternate practice location during the holidays. If we can work something out, we’ll let you know. We’d like to have some practice time for anyone who is in town and able to do it.
CANE CREEK GYM
180 C C CAMP ROAD
Game time is 5pm. We’ll see you there before 4:30pm. Go Trailblazers!
We have 5/6th, 7/8th practice tonight at Alvaton from 6-8pm.
MSB play at 6:20
JV boys play at 7:20
A message from United Christian: A couple of things about our rented gym. They have an after school program there that runs until 6pm so we cannot enter until 6pm. We have had some difficulty in the past with visiting teams showing up at 5pm or 5:20 pm and trying to enter the gym. The school does not appreciate that from us and we are trying to keep our relationship with this school intact so we can use their gym so we try to stress to visiting teams that if they show up before 6pm to wait in the paring lot until 6pm before you attempt to enter the gym.
School address to play UCA:
Trousdale County Elementary School
100 Sam Beasley Road
Hartsville, TN 37074
(Do not use the “Lock 6 Road” address for Trousdale elementary that will come up in a google search. That address takes you to the front of the building. You want to use the gym entrance at the back of the building. The Sam Beasley Road address brings you directly to the gym parking lot. I will send a reminder about this as well.)
We have decided that only the 7/8th grade players will play in the BGCA game tonight at 5:30pm at Oakland Baptist Gym. 410 Church St, Oakland, KY 42159
Please arrive by 5pm for warmups. If anyone needs a ride, please let either of the coaches know and we’ll be happy to pick you up.
We have games tonight at 5pm and 6pm at Grace Baptist Church, 735 Charles Lenin Rd, Madisonville, KY.
For those on the 5/6th squad, please arrive at least 30 minutes in advance. If you don’t have your uniform yet, we will have them ready for you before the game.
The JV and Varsity teams play at 7pm and 8pm, respectively. If you plan on staying, we are going out to eat after the last game at Brother’s Bar-B-Que at 1055 North Main Street, Madisonville, KY. Anyone is welcome to join us.
The 7/8th team has a game today at 5pm at Oakland Baptist Gym. 410 Church St, Oakland, KY 42159
Please arrive at 3pm for a practice and video review of Thursday’s game. If anyone needs a ride, please let either of the coaches know and we’ll be happy to pick you up.
The practice location has changed to Old Alvaton Gym. We will practice today from 4-6pm. See you there!
Good news! Our uniforms came in today, so they will be ready before our game tonight for the guys to change. Please arrive by 6pm to change and be ready for warm-ups.
7/8th game against Lewisburg at 6:30pm. Directions: 750 Stacker Street, Lewisburg,Ky
Take 68/80 to Russellville and follow the by-pass right to 431 North. This will take you to Lewisburg, turn right by the Marathon station in Lewisburg onto 106 (this is Stacker Street) approximately 1/2 mile. School is on right.