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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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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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    Erik BuenoJan 25, 2024 at 9:33 am

    This article was very eye opening. I am never up to date with our basketball team so this article helped open my eyes to the scene of Millikan Boys Basketball. Seeing how most of the team consist of younger players really shows how elite this team can be. It sets up this team for the future and maybe even a contender. I’m very excited to see how far this team can go.

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    Tristan YonceJan 23, 2024 at 11:36 am

    As a person that goes to most of the home basketball games, this was an great story to me. It’s great to hear that the coach and players are ready and hyped for the upcoming season. I think it is quite cool knowing that most of the team is underclassmen to see new talent, it is good to hear that many other schools in the Moore League have lost some of their starters as well. I think that the article was very informative. Jeremy Tokudomi did a great job writing this and getting insight from the players and coaches.

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    Elianni RodriguezDec 6, 2023 at 11:50 am

    Dear Corydon editor,
    On November 14, 2023, social media manager, Jeremy Tokudomi, wrote an article titled, “Tip-Off Time” to get excited and write on what to expect for this upcoming basketball season. This article highlights the strength of new and promising returning and upcoming players that will guide the teams to success. I praise the author for including the date and prices for those who want to watch the game and promoting the school’s boy’s basketball team! I was surprised to know that the basketball coach had joined during COVID and the team was only able to have six practices before their first game. The coach seems to be dedicated and loyal to his team and has very high expectations and goals for his team to be the very best. One thing I’d suggest is to include a perspective of a new upcoming player such as a freshman to get their insight on what they expect and how they’re feeling for this upcoming season.

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    christoph bachDec 5, 2023 at 12:45 pm

    Dear Corydon Editor,
    On November 14, 2023, Social Media manager Jeremy Tokudomi wrote an article titled “Tip-Off Time!” [This article is an extremely professional and well worded piece of writing,] Tokudomi talks about the upcoming basketball season and what we have to look forward to, but I think he could do a better job citing more actual evidence and finding more credibility. He only cites one sophomore varsity player, who most likely started varsity this year. Instead of citing one player, he should cite two or three, and include some juniors/seniors who have put real time and effort into the team. I have a friend on the basketball team who believes that Coach Boyle isn’t doing as good of a job as he should, maybe that should be included. He did a very good job formatting the article and it was very nicely written out, but there was a lack of rhetorical devices. I didn’t see any actual Ethos in the article, the only exception could be the sophomore Kode Welch, the 10th grade SEGA athlete, but he doesn;t have much (or any) credibility needed for this article. Although the article does a good job focusing on Coach Boyle, (as it should) there was no pathos, or any use of logos either. There was no use of Aristotle’s triangle in this article, it was more of a run down on coach Boyle’s teachings, not the students or how the seasons going to go. The picture in the beginning was a great image to start off the article, but I think it would have been a lot more beneficial if a picture with the team or Coach Boyle could have been used. The only photos in this article are pictures of the gyms, no interaction or action at all. This article is a good run down on the coach, but not anything other than that. I feel as if the article should have focused on the students more and not cliche teachings. Thank you for posting about this topic, it was good to keep up to date on the team. But, I feel like it could have been written a bit better.


    Christoph Bach

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    Zoe A Van GesselDec 5, 2023 at 12:42 pm

    This article spoke on the upcoming Boys Basketball season in December and reflected on the teams starter losses. She quoted the coach, Curtis Boyer, and one team member, Kode Welch. I would have liked to see more quotes from various teammates on different levels. This would have added more perspective based on the team they’re playing on. Also hearing from students is effective to appeal to other students, even if it’s someone the audience knows. I personally enjoyed the background on the coach. However, I think the reference to the COVID season was a little unnecessary because it didn’t relate much to this season. Also, adding
    some more explanation on the difference between Moore League, Starters, and regular season is much needed for the audience that doesn’t know how the basketball league works. My favorite part of the article is the ending with the encouragement for students to come to the games. It was very smart to put the prices and the date of the first game. Great Job!
    Zoe Van Gessel

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    Owen WaytasNov 30, 2023 at 10:52 am

    As someone who attends most of the home basketball games, this was an enjoyable read for me. It is great to hear that the coach and players are ready and hyped for the upcoming season. As a player on the baseball team, I can say that the baseball team will be at all the home games in the “splash zone” cheering on the Rams. Although it is interesting knowing that most of the team is underclassmen, it is good to hear that many other schools in the Moore League have lost some of their starters as well. I found the article to be great and informative. Jeremy Tokudomi did a great job writing this and getting insight from the players and coaches. It is always great reading about things that are important to me, so it was great to read about other Millikan athletes and what we have to look forward to this season.

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    Isabel AntonioNov 30, 2023 at 9:25 am

    This article is about the boys basketball team at Millikan high school and their coach, Curtis Boyer, and as the article said, Boyer is excited and hopeful for this year’s team. One thing I really enjoyed about reading this article was that there were many quotes from the coach and some students throughout the piece. This allows the audience to feel connected with the writing and shows evidence to support the writer’s claims. When I read this I was also surprised to see that coach Boyer has only been at Millikan since the ‘20-’21 school year. It’s clear to see that he really cares for the sport and the team even though he has only been at Millikan for a few years. Although I didn’t have any concerns or corrections with this article, one suggestion I would make is to add a picture of the coach or team, so the audience can get a visual of what Millikan basketball looks like. Though one thing I think enhanced this article was that at the very end of it, the author decided to add when the first home game would be and how much the tickets would cost. This was a smart choice because it lets the audience know critical information which in return might persuade them to attend the game. It also encourages people to want to see the team by reminding them of when it is. Overall this was a good article that included a lot of information about the basketball team and I enjoyed reading it.

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    Brandon JanneyNov 30, 2023 at 9:17 am

    On November 14, 2023, the article, “Tip-Off Time!”, written by Social Media Manager Jeremy Tokudomi, provided an extensive look on the behind the scenes on what our Millikan Basketball program is looking like. The article thoroughly runs a valid contextualization of how our head coach Curtis Boyer first started here at Millikan and his ongoing experiences. What could’ve been done better was mentioning the major success that Boyer as a coach has had since joining Millikan. It would not only establish a foundation of reliability and professionalism, but also get readers excited for what’s to come. Seeing an article focusing on the Millikan Basketball program is a great thing to see, especially as one of the players myself. Its good seeing this because I feel our Basketball program doesn’t get enough recognition for all that it does. All in all, this is a great piece and I’d love to see many more just like it.

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    Diego CastilloNov 30, 2023 at 9:16 am

    On November 14, 2023, Jeremy Tokudomi wrote the article titled “Tip-Off Time!”. The article speaks on the upcoming Millikan Boys Basketball season and the hopes the coach and a player have for the season. The article provides good insight and information on the upcoming season. The interviews are a great addition to the article, because they provide a point of view from within the team on hopes for the season. Coach Curtis Boyer sounds very confident and this is the perfect way to build excitement for the upcoming season. One thing that I believe would be a welcome addition to this article would be a preview of the roster for the season. The coach says that many players have graduated, and it would be useful to get to know the squad our school will be getting behind for the long season ahead. All in all, the article does a good job bringing excitement and optimism for the Millikan Basketball season.

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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!