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Winter Sports Preview: Willsboro

Gabi Yeager

Gabi Yeager Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Willsboro varsity sports teams are turning to plenty of new faces as they begin play in the 2013-14 Northern Basketball League seasons as well as the CVAC bowling schedule. Team schedules can be found here.

Boys basketball

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Nick Arnold

After finishing the 2012-13 season storng, the Willsboro varsity boys basketball team will look to continue their momentum into the first season of the Northern Basketball League.

Head coach Jim Spring said that the team is young, with no varsity players with more than one year of experience.

“Even with four returning players from last years team, no one has more than one years’ experience,” he said. “With five sophmores on the team were going to make mistakes. Hopefully as the year goes on we can learn from these mistakes and become a better team.”

The Warriors return senior All Valley starter Nick Arnold who despite missing a chunk of the regular season with an injury finished fourth in the Valley in scoring (236 points) in 2012-13.

Seth Swires and Jarrid McVicker round out the senior members of the roster and are joined by juniors Nolan Murphy and Jake Hubburd along with sophomores Lucas Cross, Zach Pierson, Keenen Hampton, Cole Pierce and Chase Pierce.

Roster

Name No. Grade

Nick Arnold 3 12

Seth Swires 11 12

Jarrid McVicker 33 12

Nolan Murphy 10 11

Jake Hubbard 20 11

Keenen Hampton 1 10

Zach Pierson 4 10

Lucas Cross 15 10

Chase Pierce 21 10

Cole Pierce 23 10

2012-13 record: 7-12

Coach: Jim Spring

Assistant: Terry Cross, Michael Douglas

Girls basketball

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Andrea O'Hara

The Willsboro varsity girls basketball team will look to build in the new Northern Basketball League’s Division II.

The Lady Warriors take the floor without a pair of graduate All Valley players in Kyli Swires and Amanda Mahoney and will look to a new core of players to lead the team.

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