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Hundred Hornets Have A Young Team

November 29, 2017
BY BUBBA KAPRAL - Executive Sports Editor , Wetzel Chronicle

The 2017-18 Hundred basketball team is one of the youngest boys' varsity teams the Hornets have ever had.

Junior letterman Travis McCoy (6-5) is the only upperclassmen on the team. He will be the team's captain and go-to guy inside, while Cody Soles (6-0) and Logan Norris (6-0) leads a long list of sophomores are the only returning letter-winners on the team.

When you take away the team's 1,000 point scorer in Danny Stewart, as well as starters Devon Kimble, Tyler Norris and sixth man Charles Matthews it could be a long season.

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Hundred Hornets’ basketball team

"We might be very young team with only one upperclassmen, but the one's that are out, wants to be here, and are working hard and not causing any distractions," said veteran head coach Virgil Wilkins. "These younger kids, look to have a lot of potential if they stay with it," added Wilkins.

Aaron Stevens (5-9) looks to be a solid choice to start, while a battle for they other start is heavy. Leading the list could be sophomores Cole Henderson (6-1) and Martin Baker (5-5), but good looking freshman Skylar Goff (5-5) looks to challenge for a spot down the road.

Sophomore Adam Stevens (5-6) is the Hornets' best shooter from long range and will give the starters a break, including classmate Billy Lemasters (5-10).

Another sophomore Eli Geho (5-11) is one the most improved from last season will see plenty of playing time, while sophomore Cole Henderson (6-1) listens well and picks up things well, is the team's best defender who will also see major playing time, if its only about his defensive ability.

The rest of the team consists of freshmen Lane Kolat (5-8), Brayden Cottrill (5-4), Illias Fox (5-11), Cole Miller (6-0) and Bobby Hostutler (5-10). Goff and Hostutler will play junior varsity, but could be called to duty once they fine-tune their game, that they could also use Baker, who is playing the game of basketball for the first time, but is picking things quickly. Hostutler could move up in a hurry, as he looks to challenge the big boys down low.

Helping Coach Wilkins is Jeremy Kelch, who once was the girls' varsity head coach and present football assistant coach.

 
 
 

 

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