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Jefferson City Jays Helias Catholic Crusaders

Jefferson City, MO Jefferson City, MO

Head Coach: Mark Anderson Head Coach Joe Rothweiler
The Jays are coming off an 11-13 season, but second-year head coach Helias Catholic is coming off of a 17-10 District Runner-Up season in
Mark Anderson is excited about the 2018- 19 campaign and likes the 2017-2018. While it was not the end result they had hoped for, it was
depth and chemistry of this year’s team. The Jays return several key a season that led to a Springfield Catholic tournament championship
players from last year’s squad, including seniors Ryan Brooks, Levi and a couple of solid win streaks. The Crusaders will return 6 players
Jobe, and Hudson Nilges, juniors Ben Folz and Brennan Jeffries, and who saw significant time at the Varsity level, including one double
figure scorer and two that were just outside of double figures. Ben
sophomore Sterling DeSha. Jeff City is also expecting contributions
Cooper, a Truman State commit, is the lone double digit scorer
from transfer senior Michael Appiah-Brefo, as well as juniors Brenden
returning after finishing at 11 ppg. Nick Brandt (9.2ppg), Marcus
Hoener, Kaidyn Johnson, and Rayvon Webster. Anthony (7.2 ppg), and Xavier Sykes (6.4 ppg) return with valuable
experience from a season ago. Jake VanLoo and Colby LeCuru also
look to be key pieces in this years success, building upon last year’s
experience and a great offseason. First year Head Coach and long
time Helias Assistant Coach, Joe Rothweiler, is excited about the
nucleus of experienced players returning for the 2018-2019 season.
Joe Machens GREAT 8 Holiday Tournament - December 27-29, 2018

Blair Oaks Falcons Father Tolton Catholic Trailblazers

Wardsville, MO
Head Coach: Ryan Fick Columbia, MO
The Blair Oaks Falcons are returning to the Joe Machens Great 8 Head Coach: Jeremy Osborne
Classic after stepping away for the past six years. The Falcons are The Trailblazers return four of five starters and eight total
coming off a successful 2017-2018 season, in which they compiled a letterwinners from last year’s 14-14 team, which won its 3rd District
record of 20-6. They finished 7-0 in conference play and were the title in the last 4 years. The ‘blazers lost to eventual 4th place finisher
champions of the Tri-County Conference. The Blair Oaks basketball Mountain Grove in Sectionals. Also returning is Class 3 All-State
program has continued to be a staple of success over the years. Last selection Senior, Beau Washer (undecided) averaging nearly 16
season marked the 23rd straight winning season for the program. points and 6 rebounds per game last season. As well as Juniors,
The Falcons will be led by seven seniors, featuring returning starters Coban Porter (11.1ppg), Chase Martin, and Nate Schwartze. The team
Nolan Hair, Trent Martin and Braydan Pritchett. Other seniors include is coming back with great experience and looking to build off of last
Corban Bonnett, Cameron Hardwick, Dru Rackers and Webb Villmer. years post-season success.
Martin averaged 10.5 ppg last season, Martin also set the single
season school record for threepoint shooting percentage at 43%. Also
featured for the Falcons is junior, Eric Northweather. As a
sophomore, Northweather averaged 13.9 ppg and pulled down just
over eight rebounds per contest. Junior guard, David Dell will also be
expected to contribute quality minutes this season for the Falcons.
Blair Oaks is located just south of Jefferson City, MO. They are a
member of Class 3 and participate in the Tri-County Conference.

Harvest Prep Warriors Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils

Canal Winchester, OH Pittsburgh, PA
Head Coach: David Dennis, Sr
Head Coach: David Joseph
We have several player’s being recruited at the collegiate level:
Last year was another thrilling season for the Mt. Lebanon Boys Basketball
CJ Anthony – Stony Brook, Air Force, Wright State, Ohio Uni., Kent State
Team. The Blue Devils posted a 20 win season against 5 loses. Mt. Lebanon
Brandon Beavers – Shawnee State, Bluffton, Cedarville
Soul Hines – Malone, Wittenberg, Walsh enjoyed a holiday trip to Dallas, Texas and had a strong showing against
Elijah Glenn – Capital, Heidelberg, Otterbein, Bluffton, Adrain teams from Texas and Oklahoma at Bryon Nelson High School. The team
Andrew Tate – Capital, Alderson and Brodaus, Asbury qualified for the WPIAL Playoffs for the 16th time in the last 17 years and
Bryce Beavers – Defiance, Bluffton secured Back to Back Section Championships after posting an 11-1 section
Avonti Duncan – Adrain, Urbana record. Mt. Lebanon qualified for the WPIAL playoffs and was seeded #1.
CJ Anthony was first team All Ohio, 2020 top ten in the State. They advanced to the WPIAL semifinals after beating Latrobe in the
Overall record 2017-2018 – 28-1. League champion, District champion, quarterfinals 89-52. The Blue Devils lost in overtime in the WPIAL semifinals
Regional champion, state final four/ ranked #1 in state. to the eventual WPIAL champion Penn Hills. Mt. Lebanon qualified for the
PIAA state playoffs and lost to city champion Allderdice in the first round. Blue
Devil fans will remember this team for their exciting and relentless style of
play. Mt. Lebanon was led by seniors Caden Hinckley, Brice Miller and Antonio
Garofoli, and juniors Hayden Mitchell and Mike Palmer.

Hopkinsville Tigers Kettering Fairmont Firebirds

Hopkinsville, KY Arlington, OH
Head Coach: Larry Miller Head Coach: Blair Albright
Coach Miller (first year at Hopkinsville) leads a team who finished 12- Fairmont returns five letter winners from last year’s squad that finished as
13 last year. While the inexperienced last year, the team looks to Sectional Champions and District Runners-up with a record of 16-6. Among
improve greatly this season being led by several talented players. those returning are Ryan Hall and Kellan Bochenek, both All-Conference/All-
District, Both are being recruited by colleges at all levels and will be leaned on
James Nicholas is a division one caliber guard and All-State candidate.
heavily to lead the Firebirds. The ultimate success of the team will be
Nicholas has several D1 schools including, Virginia Military Institute
dependent upon the development and performances of players that are
and Kentucky Wesleyan inquiring about him. Tefrell Toliver is being either new to the Varsity level or are stepping into much larger roles this
recruited by Kentucky Wesleyan, while Jamarion Sharp is being season. DaShawn Brown, Andre O’Daniel and Chris Thompson are among
recruited by several junior colleges. Others players receiving college those who will be counted on to make a big leap in production from a year
interest include D’Evan Williams and Jacarius Burks. Hopkinsville has ago. Jesse Reliford has come back to the team after focusing on baseball last
competed regularly in the Kentucky (one classification) state season, and is a great addition. Kaleb Hall leads a group of JV players from last
tournament, making the final 16, five of the previous seven years. season and newcomers to the program that will have opportunities to
contribute. Fairmont competes in one of the best conferences in Ohio and
Coach Larry Miller
routinely plays opponents that are traditionally in the top 25 in the state.

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