APPOQUINIMINK JAGUARS

Head Coach: Steve Wright

2013 Record: 6-14

Returnees: Myles Yancey, Najee Sanders, Xavier Grayson, Amir Johnson, Malik Wilkins, Michael Selby, Kristian Alexander, Myles Cale

Newcomers: Tre Dryer, Devin Ringgold, Collin Bond, Kyree Perkins, Keith Deloatch

Season Outlook/Expectations: So far, the Jags sport a 1-1 record on the year, defeating Caravel Academy while falling in a close one to Mt. Pleasant. Appo had three players finish in double-figures in their win over Caravel, Kristian Alexander led the way with 17 points, while Myles Cale contributed 15, and Tre Dryer scored 12. The Jags pulled away in the fourth, outscoring Caravel 15-3 in the finals stanza. Cale went off against Mt. Pleasant, scoring a team-high 20 points in a two-point loss. The Jags have shown they have balanced scoring which should keep them in most games. Appo was in action on Tuesday at Hodgson after our press time but will be back on the court tonight hosting St. Georges Tech.

From the Coach: “(We want) to improve in every practice and to get better every game. Last year’s team was young and this year’s team has a better understanding of what it takes to compete every game.”

 

MIDDLETOWN CAVALIERS

Head Coach: Chuck Robinson

2013 Record: 11-9 (Lost in Second Round of State Tournament)

Returnees: Andre Cunningham, Eugene Robb, Tre Prescott

Newcomers: N/A

Season Outlook/Expectations: The Cavaliers return to the court for a new season after posting an 11-9 record last year, advancing to the second round of the tournament. This year, led by Head Coach Chuck Robinson, the Cavaliers hope to not only improve upon their record but advance further in the tournament. With key returnees Andre Cunningham, Eugene Robb, and Tre Prescott, the Cavs already have a solid core to build upon. Unlike most teams, the Cavaliers have yet to open up their regular season schedule and will do so this Tuesday traveling north to take on Concord. After the holiday, Middletown will step onto their home floor for the first time hosting the annual Middletown Tournament featuring Delaware Military Academy, Lake Forest, and Tatnall.

From the Coach: “We want to out work our opponent and compete each and every time we step on the court. Our student body has already shown a great deal of support for our team. We just want to represent Middletown High School with class and make everyone who supports us, from the community to the administration and faculty proud.”

 

ST. GEORGES TECH HAWKS

Head Coach: Rod Griffin

2013 Record: 18-3 (Lost in State Championship Game)

Returnees: Kyson Rawls, Vincent Kent, Paul Brown

Newcomers: Mark Harris, Joshua Williams

Season Outlook/Expectations: After an improbable 18-3 record and a Cinderella run to the state title game, the St. Georges Tech Hawks return for a new basketball season. Returnees Kyson Rawls, Vincent Kent, and Paul Brown will be asked to fill the shoes of five seniors lost to graduation from last year’s team. Also, some newcomers will be counted on for depth off the bench. The Hawks are 1-1 on the year so far, defeating Christian 61-50 in their opener before losing to A.I. duPont 68-52 in the Tigers’ Tip-Off Invitational over the weekend. Newcomer Josh Williams scored a team-high 19 points in the opener followed by Rawls who scored 18 while adding four rebounds, four steals, and an assist. The Hawks were in action Tuesday against Ferris in a game played after our press time, though they return to the hardwood tonight traveling to Appoquinimink.

From the Coach: “We lost five seniors to graduation and with their departure, we lost leadership and all the other intangibles they brought to the team. St. Georges is a young but talented team. We will have a great work ethic and compete each game. Our success will be based on our team playing fundamentally sound basketball. The Hawks are looking forward to another great season and achieving our team goals.”