2018-2019 WMHS GIRLS BASKETBALL
Girl’s Basketball here at Wood Memorial High School kicked off on November 2. The Lady Trojans dominated the Perry Central Commodores with a score of 45-27. Coach Johnnie Bartley is excited to see if the girls can take what they worked on through the summer and put that into this season, and eventually become a better team. He wants to build off of last season’s games and hopefully take back a sectional title. ‘“As for the long term future, I think we’ve got a lot of good young kids in our program right now and I see Wood Memorial Girl’s Basketball continuing to be strong for the years to come.” says Coach Bartley. He thinks that last years experience was good for all of the returning players. “We’re expecting that experience to make us a little more balanced and solid team this year.”
Senior center/forward Adison Stone is thrilled to be with her senior teammates and go as far as they can in the tournament. On the court, Adison challenges herself to be better than the person she is guarding, whether it be the whole team or an individual player. Both Coach Bartley and Adison want as much support as their team can get, so come out to the games!
“I just want that gym as loud and rocking, and get our student section down there harassing the other team and just have fun. That’s what small town basketball is all about, people showing up and having a great time,” says Johnnie Bartley.
2016 – 2017 Sports
The 2016 boys’ soccer season looks promising. The team’s captains and coach were interviewed. Tristan Vickers commented, “We have a solid team this year. We have done more conditioning in practice to prepare for the long season ahead. State bound!” His twin brother Spencer said, “It feels like this will be a very good year. We are in better condition than usual. We have a talented freshman class to help the team out.” Caleb Head stated, “We have ambitious goals this year. I want us to win blue chip and advance past sectionals. We have a talented team that could make a big run this year.”
Coach Stolz said, “This is one of my favorite teams that I’ve coached in the past few years. We have done more preparations in the summer than usual, such as running more and doing more footwork drills. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.”
Tyler Fleisher and Dalton Robinson
How do you feel about the season?
Paxon Bartley: “It’s gonna be a great season, and definitely going to take state.”
Do you feel like you guys have improved since last season?
Isaiah Norrick: “Oh obviously, we aren’t doing 500 push-ups a practice @Cody Goodall.”
What are your goals for this season?
Lathan Falls: “Go undefeated or win at least three games.
How do you feel about the season?
“I feel very good about the season. We have a very senior heavy team. These seniors know what to expect. I expect they will use that knowledge to have a very successful season.”
Who’s going to be an asset to the team this year?
“Brenna Maikranz will be a huge asset to the team this year for offense as long as she is able to stay healthy.”
What do you expect out of the season?
“I expect our fourth bluechip win this year. As long as everyone gives there best effort that can be accomplished. As long as everyone stays strong and determined the season will take care of itself.”
How do you feel about offense this season?
“I feel very confident about the season, and I am very determine to score. With Kayla up front with me I think we will be able to do great things.”
How do you feel the rest of the team will do?
“I feel confident with everyone in their new positions, but only time will tell how well we are able to do.”
This year, the volleyball team wants more than just to win sectionals. They want a winning record. The team has an amazing chemistry and wants to improve more and more every single day as individuals as well as a team. There has been “tremendous improvement over the summer” and Coach Powers expect the girls to give 110% during practices.
They have already won their first game of the season, this past Thursday (August 18) and they are not going to stop. Watch out! The volleyball team has one goal–WINNING!!!