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Chargers look to improve on the court

 

Andrew Hines

Andre Calvo uses his speed to get past the defense of Matt Lucas-Pickett at Marysville Getchell High School on Nov. 17.

The boys basketball season is just around the corner and the Marysville Getchell Chargers are ramping up for a strong season.

In league play last season Marysville Getchell ended with a record of 2-8, tied for last in the WESCO North. However, their overall record of 8-12 finished as the school's best mark for their program.

"We're focusing day by day because we have a lot to learn. We do have some seniors with experience in our program, but not necessarily at the varsity level. In terms of moving the program forward, we have good guys who work hard, so the sky's the limit. We are looking to focus day by day and work on the little things," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Corby Schuh.

The Chargers enter the year with five seniors on their roster. The experienced cast is led by last year's starting point guard Cody Day. Coming off a great Junior campaign, Day looks like he has all the tools to put together an all-league performance this season.

A couple of players looking to make the leap are two guards, sophomore Caleb Koellmer and Junior Ian Roskelley. Last season both players contributed coming off the bench, while Roskelley also managed to start a handful of games. These two will be looked at to lead a young bench of sophomores and freshman.

When asked why he coaches Schuh said, "Showing them my passion for basketball. I love the game and it did a lot of things for me in my life. It teaches a lot of lessons like how to work hard, be dedicated, be a good teammate and being able to represent yourself on and off the floor. The best part of my job is to build relationships with the players and mold them into men by the time they leave here. It's great to hear their stories and how they're being successful out in the real world. It's the best part of my job when they come back years later and I know they are doing great things."

Marysville Getchell's first home game will be played against the Thomas Jefferson Raiders on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7:15 p.m.

 

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