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Tip-Off Time!

Tristan Yonce
Photo of the basketball court in the big gym.
Photo of one of the two courts in the big gym (Tristan Yonce)

Millikan’s Boys basketball starts in December and we can’t wait to cheer them on! Coach Curtis Boyer has big hopes for this team and it shows.  

Boyer has been the Millikan boys’ basketball coach since the ‘20-’21 school year. He joined the Millikan coaching staff during COVID and had a few things to say about his first season coaching during a global pandemic.

 “It was a very wild year due to COVID and having a Moore League season that began in March. We only practiced for six days in the gym before our first game.” 

Tryouts for the varsity team were on Sep. 2 and this is what Boyer said about them: “First and foremost, [we look for] ability. Then, we look at their effort levels, communication style, if they are coachable, and how they would fit in with our program and other players.” 

Kode Welch, a 10th-grade SEGA athlete on the varsity squad, said, “I feel that our upcoming season is going to go well. We are a work in progress but we still get the job done when we need to. One word I would use to describe my coach is goal-oriented because he has goals to get the whole team better and help everyone in their basketball careers.”

Welch also touched on the new freshman joining the team. He said “Our team is going to improve our game by keeping each other motivated to work hard and believe in each other. Also, we’re going to make sure everyone puts the work in and doesn’t slack on anything, like work in and out of school.”

Boyer feels “this year will be a very even year across the board in the Moore League, several teams lost many starters, including us, but we have many returners and have some very promising younger players.”

“It’s anyone’s chance to win League this season,” said Boyer. 

The first home game will be on Dec. 13th. Tickets will be $5 for students, $10 for adults, and $3 presale for students at the banker. We hope to see you all there and we wish the boys luck!

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Jeremy Tokudomi, Social Media Editor
Hi! I'm Jeremy Tokudomi (He/Him). I'm a SEGA senior and this is my 3rd year in the Corydon! I’m also one of the social media editors! I enjoy voicing my opinion and I'm very glad to be a part of this paper!

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    Kevin PerezNov 29, 2023 at 10:56 am

    On November 14, 2023, Jeremy Tokudomi wrote an article titled “Tip-Off Time!”. This amazingly-executed article did an outstanding job on informing me about what’s to come with the boy’s basketball team. This article is focused on telling about what the team’s depth is looking like and the possibilities that they have to be the Moore League Champions. I was astonished when I found out that the majority of the varsity team were in grades that weren’t seniors. However, when I saw that the coach said there were many promising players and that the majority of the league lost some of their starters, I felt assurance that this would be a good year for the team.
    This article was informative and interesting. It has taught me about the team and informed me when the first game is. Tokudomi did an amazing job with his writing and was an overall great article.

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    JP MialovskiNov 29, 2023 at 9:02 am

    It is truly awesome to see the boys basketball season come to a start. I played football for Millikan last season as the quarterback for the rams. A lot of the players from my team are now with the basketball team and starting up with them. It’s really nice to see how well Coach Boyer does with the basketball team and the players. He is always a huge supporter of Millikan football and alway shows up and cheers us on. I wanted to try out for the basketball team this year but it is so tough with the tough offseason schedule that millikan football has. It’s really awesome how Coach Boyer was able to step in after Covid and become the head coach of Millikan Basketball. I am looking forward to watching all the games this upcoming season for the Rams!