Our very own PWHS Girls Basketball player, MaKayla White has received MaxPreps Ohio Girls Basketball Player of the Week!!
White, a 5' 6" Junior, had 30 points, 15 rebounds, three steals and three assists in a 62-59 win over McDermott Northwest. Added 17 points, six rebounds and four assists in a loss to Minford. Hit 23 free throws in the two games.
Good Luck MaKayla! You make West proud!
Voting ends soon (12/19) so vote now and everyday until it ends!
Information and Photo courtesy of maxpreps.com and Coach Jason Claytor and Student/Player Breanna Bricker.
Senators Plan to Prevail Using Dynamic Players and Potent Chemistry
by: Nathan Bragdon
Portsmouth West High School boys’ basketball team expect a successful season this year with dynamic players who can execute at any given time. Senior captain Austin Opperman said, “I feel the team will be very successful this year. We have many strong players that can perform very well.” However, good players do not guarantee a successful year. Success will be the result of skill, teamwork and dedication.
Second-year varsity coach Scott Davis had high praise for his players this year. “All of our players have developed really well and have good team chemistry together, said Davis. “Once we get in the swing of things to start the season, I feel it will be a fantastic season!”
In addition to Opperman, captains for this season are seniors Drew Howard, Cody Finley, and Patrick Bays.
Court is in Session
By: Ally McNeil
The PWHS girl’s basketball players plan to focus on working together to meet this year's goals. New varsity coach, Doug Williams, who has coached thirteen years prior to PWHS, persuades his players to look beyond themselves and focus their attention on playing as a team in order to find success this season. “Basketball can be measured in so many different ways when you start looking at individual stats. We try to get the girls to understand that your job may be different from game to game, depending on who we play,” said Williams. ”We want them to understand the stats that we think are important and that can win us games.”
In addition, new junior varsity coach Drew DeLotell, who has also coached before coming to PWHS, hopes that the girls find success through enjoyment of the game. He said, “If you love basketball, basketball will love you back.”
Seniors Hannah Richards and Haleigh Pollard were chosen as this year's captains, and they, as well as the rest of the team, hope to work on their on-court communication and pre-game preparation.
From left: Head Coach Doug Williams and Asst. Coach Drew DeLotell
ATTENTION ALL PORTSMOUTH WEST HIGH SCHOOL AND 8TH GRADE GIRLS
WANT TO PLAY FUTSAL THIS WINTER? DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF A TEAM? WANT TO TRY SOMETHING NEW?
Winter Futsal Leagues are forming NOW
AT THE PIKE COUNTY YMCA
This is a chance to work on your soccer skills during those cold winter months. Futsal is a unique brand of indoor soccer that will challenge your ball control, pace, and accuracy. The challenges of our indoor futsal league will directly translate to your success outdoors. Futsal matches are usually played on Saturdays. Depending on how many people sign-up, registration fees will be in the $30-$40 range.
WE NEED YOU TO HELP KEEP OUR GIRL’S SOCCER PROGRAM GOING STRONG!
BY FRIDAY 12/4/15 IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!
|Portsmouth West High School|
|Var/J.V. Boys Basketball|
|11/17/2015||5:30 PM||Var/J.V.||@||Clay High School --(Scrim)|
|11/18/2015||6:00 PM||Var/J.V.||@||Notre Dame High School --(Scrim)|
|12/1/2015||6:00 PM||Var/J.V.||@||Fairland High School|
|12/8/2015||6:00 PM||Var/J.V.||@||New Boston High School|
Waverly High School
|12/15/2015||6:00 PM||Var/J.V.||Wheelersburg High School|
|12/18/2015||6:00 PM||Var/J.V.||Valley High School|
|12/22/2015||6:00 PM||Var/J.V.||@||Northwest High School|
|1/5/2016||6:00 PM||Var/J.V.||Manchester High School|
|1/8/2016||6:00 PM||Var/J.V.||Minford High School|
|1/12/2016||6:00 PM||Var/J.V.||@||South Webster High School|
|1/13/2016||6:00 PM||Var/J.V.||St. Joseph High School|
|1/15/2016||6:00 PM||Var/J.V.||Oak Hill High School|
|1/19/2016||6:00 PM||Var/J.V.||@||Wheelersburg High School|
|1/22/2016||6:00 PM||Var/J.V.||Waverly High School|
|1/26/2016||6:00 PM||Var/J.V.||@||Valley High School|
|1/29/2016||6:00 PM||Var/J.V.||Northwest High School|
|2/2/2016||6:00 PM||Var/J.V.||@||Minford High School|
|2/5/2016||6:00 PM||Var/J.V.||South Webster High School|
|2/6/2016||6:00 PM||Var/J.V.||Adena High School|
|2/9/2016||6:00 PM||Var/J.V.||@||West Union High School|
|2/12/2016||6:00 PM||Var/J.V.||@||Oak Hill High School|