7th Grade Boys Basketball

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7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by Ironman92 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:00 pm

Who will be the players and teams to watch for?

Jackson will have a solid team. Boys went undefeated last year before losing in the state championship game last year in Columbus. Added a couple good players to that group. 5'11 Drew Bragg will be one of the top players around...and not because he's 5'11.

Waverly has 2 of the quickest guards anywhere. Robertson and Stully are fun to watch and they have a good big kid about 5''11 as well.

Meigs is excellent!

Vinton County will be very good and led by Evan Spires

Hillsboro has two excellent players a guard Ethan Parry and an athletic big kid

Chillicothe has good size and an excellent player.

Fairland has a very good team led by Aiden Porter

Wheelersburg is solid (depending on a good player that may be at South Webster)

South Gallia wil be one of the better D4 sized teams.

Across the river Russell Kentucky has some real nice players.



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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by art_vandelay » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:34 am

Ironman92 wrote:Who will be the players and teams to watch for?


Wheelersburg is solid (depending on a good player that may be at South Webster)

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As in the kid transferring from Webster to Burg?*

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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by Ironman92 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:22 am

art_vandelay wrote:
Ironman92 wrote:Who will be the players and teams to watch for?


Wheelersburg is solid (depending on a good player that may be at South Webster)

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As in the kid transferring from Webster to Burg?*
I don't really know. He's a good shooter and would make Wheelersburg better.

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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by Ironman92 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:14 pm

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7th grade

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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by bbjunky81 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:16 am

The kid is comfortably at Webster. The mother had him playing on other teams growing up solely to play more games, with no intention of transferring.

South Webster 7th and 8th grade will both be very good. Truitt is probably the best 8th grader in the county, and Zimmerman is one of the best 7th graders in the county.

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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by Ironman92 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:00 pm

bbjunky81 wrote:The kid is comfortably at Webster. The mother had him playing on other teams growing up solely to play more games, with no intention of transferring.

South Webster 7th and 8th grade will both be very good. Truitt is probably the best 8th grader in the county, and Zimmerman is one of the best 7th graders in the county.
Good deal. Webster should be a good smaller school then. Is Zimmerman a very athletic kid...about 5'9?

Is Truitt the 6'2 kid? He's tremendous.

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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by reds4life » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:44 pm

Ironman92 wrote:
bbjunky81 wrote:The kid is comfortably at Webster. The mother had him playing on other teams growing up solely to play more games, with no intention of transferring.

South Webster 7th and 8th grade will both be very good. Truitt is probably the best 8th grader in the county, and Zimmerman is one of the best 7th graders in the county.
Good deal. Webster should be a good smaller school then. Is Zimmerman a very athletic kid...about 5'9?

Is Truitt the 6'2 kid? He's tremendous.
I'd say Truitt is a tad taller than 6'2". Zimmerman maybe a tad shorter than 5'9". I have never heard anything about any of these guys transferring.

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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by Ironman92 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:59 pm

reds4life wrote:
Ironman92 wrote:
bbjunky81 wrote:The kid is comfortably at Webster. The mother had him playing on other teams growing up solely to play more games, with no intention of transferring.

South Webster 7th and 8th grade will both be very good. Truitt is probably the best 8th grader in the county, and Zimmerman is one of the best 7th graders in the county.
Good deal. Webster should be a good smaller school then. Is Zimmerman a very athletic kid...about 5'9?

Is Truitt the 6'2 kid? He's tremendous.
I'd say Truitt is a tad taller than 6'2". Zimmerman maybe a tad shorter than 5'9". I have never heard anything about any of these guys transferring.
Never said anything of the sort. As stated above he is a SW kid that played some with Wheelersburg when younger to get some extra games in....just so happened that he was on the Burg team a number of times when we faced them. I wasn't sure which school he attended.

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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by bbjunky81 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:28 am

Ironman92 wrote:
bbjunky81 wrote:The kid is comfortably at Webster. The mother had him playing on other teams growing up solely to play more games, with no intention of transferring.

South Webster 7th and 8th grade will both be very good. Truitt is probably the best 8th grader in the county, and Zimmerman is one of the best 7th graders in the county.
Good deal. Webster should be a good smaller school then. Is Zimmerman a very athletic kid...about 5'9?

Is Truitt the 6'2 kid? He's tremendous.
Yes, Truitt is probably around 6'2" for now. Good talent, even better kid.

Zimmerman isn't very tall, maybe 5'8ish? But he's taller than his brother was at that age. His brother is a senior this year and has already scored around 1100 points. I would argue that the one currently in 7th is a little better than his brother was at that age, however, his brother worked very hard to become a solid player so who knows what the future holds.

For a smaller school, South Webster should be fine. I've always been told that Jackson and Waverly are the best 7th grade teams around, they're not on that level, but for a small school they'll be competitive.

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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by 1906 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:42 pm

Ironman92 wrote:Who will be the players and teams to watch for?

Jackson will have a solid team. Boys went undefeated last year before losing in the state championship game last year in Columbus. Added a couple good players to that group. 5'11 Drew Bragg will be one of the top players around...and not because he's 5'11.

Waverly has 2 of the quickest guards anywhere. Robertson and Stully are fun to watch and they have a good big kid about 5''11 as well.

Meigs is excellent!

Vinton County will be very good and led by Evan Spires

Hillsboro has two excellent players a guard Ethan Parry and an athletic big kid

Chillicothe has good size and an excellent player.

Fairland has a very good team led by Aiden Porter

Wheelersburg is solid (depending on a good player that may be at South Webster)

South Gallia wil be one of the better D4 sized teams.

Across the river Russell Kentucky has some real nice players.

I hear south Gallia is just playing an 8th grade schedule due to not enough kids for 2 teams.

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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by art_vandelay » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:47 am

bbjunky81 wrote:The kid is comfortably at Webster. The mother had him playing on other teams growing up solely to play more games, with no intention of transferring.

South Webster 7th and 8th grade will both be very good. Truitt is probably the best 8th grader in the county, and Zimmerman is one of the best 7th graders in the county.
Good to hear. Will have to get out and see the junior high play this year...have heard good things about Truitt and the rest of the team. Webster bball looking good for the foreseeable future with the classes they got coming.*

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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by Ironman92 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:58 pm

South Webster is at Jackson Monday. Both should be one of the best teams on the other's schedule.

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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by bbjunky81 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:35 pm

South Webster did defeat Burg last night in 7th grade (and 8th grade). I think 7th grade won by around 10 points?

Much bigger test Monday against the 7th grade at Jackson, who I've heard very good things about.

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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by Irish » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:26 pm

Matt Sheridan from Ironton St.Joe is one of the best point guards in the tri-state. Great court vision and understands the game better than most kids his age.
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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by Tri-StateYouthSports » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:33 am

We are about midway through the season. Anyone care to give an assessment on who the best 7th grade teams are in the area? Would be good information to aid in next year's scheduling.

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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by Ironman92 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:03 pm

Jackson 8-0

Defeated Alexander at Alexander just now 63-9

I believe Jackson, Logan, Meigs and Waverly are the 4 top teams in 7th grade

Fairland, Warren Local, Vinton Co and Chillicothe all quite good that I know of....think Lynchburg Clay is good too.

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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by toast » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:33 pm

Waverly 8-0

Does anyone have any information on Minford? I heard they were pretty good. Waverly was to play them last week but the game got postponed.

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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by Ironman92 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:58 pm

toast wrote:Waverly 8-0

Does anyone have any information on Minford? I heard they were pretty good. Waverly was to play them last week but the game got postponed.
Who has Waverly played? From 3rd thru 6th grade we played them a lot. They always handled us in 3rd and 4th...5th grade games were tight but they always got us...last year in 6th grade we beat them 3x (I think by 2,7 and 10 points) This year we have a starting player that wasn't on the 6th grade team and another good scoring bench player as well....but Daddy ball is over now :)

Who coaches Waverly 7th grade?

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Post by Ironman92 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:59 pm

toast wrote:Waverly 8-0

Does anyone have any information on Minford? I heard they were pretty good. Waverly was to play them last week but the game got postponed.
I imagine bbjunky knows.

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Post by bbjunky81 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:27 am

toast wrote:Waverly 8-0

Does anyone have any information on Minford? I heard they were pretty good. Waverly was to play them last week but the game got postponed.
Minford 7th was undefeated coming into Webster on Monday night, and suffered their first loss at the hands of the Jeeps.

Minford 7th should be 6-1, or somewhere along those lines.



South Webster 7th: 6-2 (losses to Jackson, and @ Burg last night)
South Webster 8th: 7-1 (1st loss of season last night @ Burg)

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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by bbjunky81 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:28 am

Coming off that point -- I would rank the 7th grade teams in or around the SOC area as follows.

1.) Jackson
2.) Waverly

pretty good sized gap


3.) South Webster
4.) Minford
5.) Wheelersburg

Jackson and Waverly are BARELY separated. I'd love to see that matchup, I truly feel it could go either way.

Gap between 3-5 is minimal, and pretty much interchangeable.

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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by toast » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:52 am

Ironman92 wrote:
toast wrote:Waverly 8-0

Does anyone have any information on Minford? I heard they were pretty good. Waverly was to play them last week but the game got postponed.
Who has Waverly played? From 3rd thru 6th grade we played them a lot. They always handled us in 3rd and 4th...5th grade games were tight but they always got us...last year in 6th grade we beat them 3x (I think by 2,7 and 10 points) This year we have a starting player that wasn't on the 6th grade team and another good scoring bench player as well....but Daddy ball is over now :)

Who coaches Waverly 7th grade?

Waverly has beat Chillicothe and Wheelersburg. Chillicothe was our closest game so far with an 18 point win. We play them at home next Wednesday I believe. Sounds like Minford is pretty good.

Waverly is coached by Willie Hobbs. Long time Waverly resident and former head boys basketball coach. We also have one starter this year that did not play in 6th grade. I saw Waverly and Jackson play each other in 5th grade. Wow, what a game! Jackson was very good and much bigger than Waverly. I'm hearing there is a chance Waverly and Jackson will play each other this year.

Are both teams in the tournament at Beaver Eastern at the end of the season? What an epic battle that would be if they meet each other!
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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by toast » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:11 pm

bbjunky81 wrote:
toast wrote:Waverly 8-0

Does anyone have any information on Minford? I heard they were pretty good. Waverly was to play them last week but the game got postponed.
Minford 7th was undefeated coming into Webster on Monday night, and suffered their first loss at the hands of the Jeeps.

Minford 7th should be 6-1, or somewhere along those lines.



South Webster 7th: 6-2 (losses to Jackson, and @ Burg last night)
South Webster 8th: 7-1 (1st loss of season last night @ Burg)
Nice post, thank you! Would you happen to have a ball park score on the 7th grade game of South Webster vs Jackson?

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Post by Ironman92 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:34 pm

toast wrote:
bbjunky81 wrote:
toast wrote:Waverly 8-0

Does anyone have any information on Minford? I heard they were pretty good. Waverly was to play them last week but the game got postponed.
Minford 7th was undefeated coming into Webster on Monday night, and suffered their first loss at the hands of the Jeeps.

Minford 7th should be 6-1, or somewhere along those lines.



South Webster 7th: 6-2 (losses to Jackson, and @ Burg last night)
South Webster 8th: 7-1 (1st loss of season last night @ Burg)
Nice post, thank you! Would you happen to have a ball park score on the 7th grade game of South Webster vs Jackson?
We led 37-14 at half and won 52-29

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Post by Ironman92 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:37 pm

I thought we were going to have a year end final with Jackson vs Waverly at Eastern Tournament...but Jackson dropping out and getting into a talented Logan tournament with undefeated Meigs, 1 loss Logan, 2 loss Vinton Co, Chillicothe and Athens

Be great if Waverly could get in

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Post by toast » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:36 pm

Ironman92 wrote:I thought we were going to have a year end final with Jackson vs Waverly at Eastern Tournament...but Jackson dropping out and getting into a talented Logan tournament with undefeated Meigs, 1 loss Logan, 2 loss Vinton Co, Chillicothe and Athens

Be great if Waverly could get in
Thanks for the update on the score vs South Webster. The Logan tournament sounds like a dandy. I'll pass the infomation along but I have no pull. Lol

I'll definitely be interested in the results of that tournament.

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Post by Ironman92 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:08 pm

toast wrote:
Ironman92 wrote:
toast wrote:Waverly 8-0

Does anyone have any information on Minford? I heard they were pretty good. Waverly was to play them last week but the game got postponed.
Who has Waverly played? From 3rd thru 6th grade we played them a lot. They always handled us in 3rd and 4th...5th grade games were tight but they always got us...last year in 6th grade we beat them 3x (I think by 2,7 and 10 points) This year we have a starting player that wasn't on the 6th grade team and another good scoring bench player as well....but Daddy ball is over now :)

Who coaches Waverly 7th grade?

Waverly has beat Chillicothe and Wheelersburg. Chillicothe was our closest game so far with an 18 point win. We play them at home next Wednesday I believe. Sounds like Minford is pretty good.

Waverly is coached by Willie Hobbs. Long time Waverly resident and former head boys basketball coach. We also have one starter this year that did not play in 6th grade. I saw Waverly and Jackson play each other in 5th grade. Wow, what a game! Jackson was very good and much bigger than Waverly. I'm hearing there is a chance Waverly and Jackson will play each other this year.

Are both teams in the tournament at Beaver Eastern at the end of the season? What an epic battle that would be if they meet each other!
Former varsity coach working the 7th grade job...that's a great asset. Robertson and Stully are lightning quick and fun to watch. Futhey a nice big post player with strength and skill. We never beat them until the 6th grade...like you said the 5th grade games were good ones. In 6th grade Jackson combined their 2 travel teams and we added a great guard and then had another transfer in after 5th grade and he's an outstanding athlete and great shooter....and now in 7th added a starter that wasn't on the 6th grade team.

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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by AllTvc » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:34 pm

Looking forward to this tournament. 7th grade basketball is way down this year.

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Post by Ironman92 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:58 pm

AllTvc wrote:Looking forward to this tournament. 7th grade basketball is way down this year.

So many teams just aren't very good at all. A couple teams I've seen seem like their kids have never played much ball at all.

Has Meigs faced any real good teams?

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Post by noreply66 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:29 pm

AllTvc wrote:Looking forward to this tournament. 7th grade basketball is way down this year.
Could be there is several real good teams.
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Re: 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Post by AllTvc » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:15 pm

Meigs has not had one game with any competition. Their only game would be with vinton and it was postponed. Starters are only playing 1-2 quarters.

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Post by Ironman92 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:42 pm

AllTvc wrote:Meigs has not had one game with any competition. Their only game would be with vinton and it was postponed. Starters are only playing 1-2 quarters.
That's really too bad. Meigs is such and excellent team but you want to be challenged to help you improve. Jackson typically gets the starters 10-12 minutes. Hard to get a true feel of getting it done in the 4th being tired and maybe foul trouble.

Meigs has one of the elite 7th grade players and great size/length. Do they have the girl still playing or is she dominating jr high girls?

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Post by AllTvc » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:01 am

I believe the girl from Meigs is playing for the 8th grade team.

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Post by Ironman92 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:44 pm

AllTvc wrote:I believe the girl from Meigs is playing for the 8th grade team.
8th grade girls? She was a good good player.

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