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2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:36 am
by GalliaGrad78
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11/20/18 @ Oak Hill (Foundation Game)
11/30/18 @ Athens
12/4/18 @ River Valley
12/8/18 Affricentric @ Shawnee St.
12/11/18 Rock Hill
12/14/18 @ Ironton
12/28/18 @ Logan
1/4/19 @ Coal Grove
1/5/19 Point Pleasant, WV
1/8/19 South Point
1/11/19 Fairland
1/15/19 @ Portsmouth
1/18/19 Chesapeake
1/22/19 @ Rock Hill
1/25/19 Ironton
1/26/19 Warren
1/29/19 Coal Grove
2/1/19 @ South Point
2/2/19 River Valley
2/5/19 @ Fairland
2/8/19 Portsmouth
2/9/19 @ Point Pleasant, WV
2/15/19 @ Chesapeake

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:00 pm
by Geronimo
Good luck GA !

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:05 pm
by Ironman92
Seems wrong not to be playing a game or two against Jackson.

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:49 pm
by svac83
Ironman92 wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:05 pm
Seems wrong not to be playing a game or two against Jackson.
I agree. I know they had to let some games go to beef up schedule a little for this year but 2 river valley games and 2 Point pleasant games much prefer to see Jackson at least once.

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:54 am
by GalliaGrad78
svac83 wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:49 pm
Ironman92 wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:05 pm
Seems wrong not to be playing a game or two against Jackson.
I agree. I know they had to let some games go to beef up schedule a little for this year but 2 river valley games and 2 Point pleasant games much prefer to see Jackson at least once.
Agreed.

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:05 am
by HamPorter
Very strange to have both of those teams on twice.

Would much rather see a Jackson and Waverly type games instead of PP or RV a 2nd time.

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:30 am
by Rosco
Why would you play this type of nonconference schedule? You have a D-1 recruit Coach Harrison. Get him some exposure and go play some quality people. This is why I would be telling the Loveday famil,y if I'm Coach Chris Holtman, to get their son to a prep school to face real competition that will prepare him for the next level.

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:45 am
by GalliaGrad78
I think that he is already facing this in AAU ball. I hope that if he transfers, the new school has a band, as I have heard that band is also very important to this young man.

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:20 am
by Fonzie
For a district that has been letting teachers go, I'd say transportation cost would be a huge factor in scheduling games. The cost of travel is probably astronomical. I would go out on a limb and say, they are pushing their transportation budget with the current schedule the way it is.

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:24 am
by HamPorter
Fonzie wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:20 am
For a district that has been letting teachers go, I'd say transportation cost would be a huge factor in scheduling games. The cost of travel is probably astronomical. I would go out on a limb and say, they are pushing their transportation budget with the current schedule the way it is.
:roll: :roll: :roll:

The extra 20 miles to Jackson sure would cripple the school district. Just cancel the sport if you can’t afford to go to games.

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:40 am
by Fonzie
HamPorter wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:24 am
Fonzie wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:20 am
For a district that has been letting teachers go, I'd say transportation cost would be a huge factor in scheduling games. The cost of travel is probably astronomical. I would go out on a limb and say, they are pushing their transportation budget with the current schedule the way it is.
:roll: :roll: :roll:

The extra 20 miles to Jackson sure would cripple the school district. Just cancel the sport if you can’t afford to go to games.
I was actually responding to the suggestion of going to Waverly, or to the guy saying to beef up and go play some tougher teams. I would think if GA can dominate their schedule, and actually win a district and regional, then Loveday will get every bit of competition he needs.

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:38 pm
by Geronimo
T-time and moving on ! Don't worry about the build -up weight wise college will take care of that the bottom line ! He knows where he is going ?

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:51 pm
by svac83
Ok let’s not talk basketball travel expenses and school budgets the people that bring that up no nothing about Gallipolis city schools and athletics. There is no money taken out of the Gallipolis city schools general fund for athletics. Gallia academy athletics is 100% self supported by gate and boosters that is why your kid has to fun raise all year long. That is why we have pay for play. The athletics do not cost school system a dime.

Gallia academy was bad at basketball for quite some time and as the seoal fell apart it picked up a lot of sisters of poor for a schedule. They have started upgrading the schedule a little every year since Harrison took over. A few years ago Point had some athletes in basketball and I was fine with the 2 games. But think it is time for Point and river valley to go back to 1 game a piece and the 2 replacement games for them needsto be meigs and Jackson. Playing each of them once and then your other 4 non conference games would of been Athens, Logan, warren and Afrocentric. I think that would of been a quality non conference schedule. Have no problem with you playing point Pleasant and river valley each once.

But this schedule is much better then what blue devils were playing like 4 years ago.

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:05 pm
by svac83
Rosco wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:30 am
Why would you play this type of nonconference schedule? You have a D-1 recruit Coach Harrison. Get him some exposure and go play some quality people. This is why I would be telling the Loveday famil,y if I'm Coach Chris Holtman, to get their son to a prep school to face real competition that will prepare him for the next level.
Do you know how little recruiting is done during the high school basketball season. Very little to none ask every college coach they will tell you. When you do get a chance to watch a kid play during the college season. You usually don’t go watch a kid that hasn’t already committed to you. Maybe you are going to have a opportunity to see maybe 2 or 3 games. Most of the time you go out and watch a kid that is already committed and your making sure your furthering that connection.

Maybe that will change with all the hot water college basketball is in but until it does the recruiting will be AAU and camps

I heard coach K. Say that because you can tell so little from high school games on most kids they won’t watch film from almost any high school regular season because you can’t tell much because of the difference in talent

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:04 am
by Geronimo
Roster for this years team? Any football players playing ?

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:14 am
by vcgrad
They used to play Vinton County a few years back-wonder why they stopped?

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:00 pm
by HamPorter
svac83 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:05 pm
Rosco wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:30 am
Why would you play this type of nonconference schedule? You have a D-1 recruit Coach Harrison. Get him some exposure and go play some quality people. This is why I would be telling the Loveday famil,y if I'm Coach Chris Holtman, to get their son to a prep school to face real competition that will prepare him for the next level.
Do you know how little recruiting is done during the high school basketball season. Very little to none ask every college coach they will tell you. When you do get a chance to watch a kid play during the college season. You usually don’t go watch a kid that hasn’t already committed to you. Maybe you are going to have a opportunity to see maybe 2 or 3 games. Most of the time you go out and watch a kid that is already committed and your making sure your furthering that connection.

Maybe that will change with all the hot water college basketball is in but until it does the recruiting will be AAU and camps

I heard coach K. Say that because you can tell so little from high school games on most kids they won’t watch film from almost any high school regular season because you can’t tell much because of the difference in talent
When Swingle from Paint Valley was a Freshman and Sophomore, there were routinely coaches from Ohio State and West Virginia at his games, including when Bob Huggins flew into the Ross County Airport to go to a game.

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:17 pm
by svac83
I think there is a big difference in a college coach making a hour trip south or maybe even 45 minute plain ride on a off day then out and out recruiting yes you might go out and visit a kid you already have a in with.

On the radio the other day. They were asking coach Huggins how much recruiting he would get done during season. And he said he might make it out to see a couple kids usually kids that you have already offered might even have a verbal trying to seal the deal.

I guess I sort of miss spoke in a way. There is probably plenty of recruiting during this time but not a lot of talent evaluating going on. You evaluated the kids during summer ball this time of year your just trying to close the deal with kids.

I guess when I think of recruiting I think of the talent evaluation part not the trying to convince the kid part

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:22 am
by Geronimo
Logan on this years schedule ? Should be a good one!

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:08 pm
by 91blue14
generate revenue fill the seats

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:22 pm
by pfloyd
Looking forward to getting to see Gallia Academy vs Logan ... this year at home here in Logan, hopefully the one game scheduling continues with LHS heading to the river for return engagement next season ... I know that Logan is continuing to move the biggest chunk of their schedule ABOVE the Lancaster-Dixon Line BUT I like seeing my Purple STILL play some of the better programs in the SouthEast District - Gallia Academy, Warren, Vinton County, Chillicothe twice, Athens , Sheridan ...

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:36 am
by BigBlue85
svac83 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:51 pm
Ok let’s not talk basketball travel expenses and school budgets the people that bring that up no nothing about Gallipolis city schools and athletics. There is no money taken out of the Gallipolis city schools general fund for athletics. Gallia academy athletics is 100% self supported by gate and boosters that is why your kid has to fun raise all year long. That is why we have pay for play. The athletics do not cost school system a dime.

Gallia academy was bad at basketball for quite some time and as the seoal fell apart it picked up a lot of sisters of poor for a schedule. They have started upgrading the schedule a little every year since Harrison took over. A few years ago Point had some athletes in basketball and I was fine with the 2 games. But think it is time for Point and river valley to go back to 1 game a piece and the 2 replacement games for them needsto be meigs and Jackson. Playing each of them once and then your other 4 non conference games would of been Athens, Logan, warren and Afrocentric. I think that would of been a quality non conference schedule. Have no problem with you playing point Pleasant and river valley each once.

But this schedule is much better then what blue devils were playing like 4 years ago.
I disagree this schedule is upgraded that much. With the OVC being so soft this year it would've been nice to have upgraded more. This isn't a better schedule at all. 4 years ago you had Portsmouth as a GOOD team, Chesapeake was GOOD, Warren twice as league games, Point was good, that's 8 games against good teams. Now, there's nothing we can do about those teams that are league games now, and them not being strong opponents anymore and that's a shame. The rest of the schedule is a wash compared to the opponents from recent years. I am happy to see Warren back on though. But, it's a stretch to say we have been upgrading since Harrison took over. It's even up. Point and RV should be once, I agree. Why not take the road Fairland did the past couple of years and seriously beef it up? This team should raise it's goal to a trip to Columbus at the end of the year.

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:41 pm
by svac83
In 2013-2014 Gallia academy finished the season 12-11 there 12 wins were against tolsia 1-24 WV, Lincoln county WV 6-15, Jackson. 1-21, meigs 7-13, rock hill 4-16, eastern2-19, Wellston 4-18, ironton 2-21, river valley 5-12, Wellston again, Jackson again, and Vinton county 12-8, only the Jackson games were league contest. In league they also lost to Logan twice who was only 7-13... fairland and Chesapeake were both 12 win teams in non conference. Point pleasant was really the only really good non confronts team.

In 2014-2015 you had that powe house south Gallia, rock hill twice and Wellston, river valley twice even though that was A 500 river valley team. Played a 3 win point pleasant team twice. Yes Chesapeake was good. Vinton country was good and fairland and ironton was solid.


Now if you want to say the schedule is not as good as when Osborne coached I agree they challenged themselves every night

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:42 am
by BigBlue85
So again it's a wash with many of those teams comparable to several OVC team now and RV, etc. The schedule is no better now than it was 4 years ago and maybe not as good. Records mean nothing. It's the strength of the teams you're playing. I want to see this team get challenged given the talent we have. That's all I'm wanting. And they won't be challenged with this schedule this year. Now, 4 years ago we wouldn't touch Warren. This team can and should beat Warren this season. Glad to see them back on! That's my point. See them play serious schedule that prepares them better for tournament time. Good luck Devils!

Re: 2018-2019 Gallia Academy Basketball Schedule

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:03 am
by GalliaGrad78
Are the Blue Devils considered “underdogs” against Affricentric?
What time is the tip?