|By Gaylen Duskey|
It their last scrimmage before opening the 2003-2004 season the Calhoun High
School girls were clearly "out-athleted" but they held their own.
Did the girls win the scrimmage?
Nobody really kept score but to have held their own scrimmaging against the
Calhoun High School boys reserve team - that says something because at no
time during the season will they play against better physical talent.
But tonight's opener could be close since the Red Devils open by playing
host to state playoff team and perennial power Braxton County.
"Christmas came a little early this year," Calhoun coach Doyle Hupp said
jokingly. "But, we have to play them sometime and it may as well be now."
The Red Devils, who went 5-18 last season, are very young with only two
seniors and two juniors on the squad and one of those seniors - starting
guard Katie Hupp, the coach's daughter - probably will be sidelined for a
few days with an ankle injury.
With Hupp injured Calhoun will probably go with a lineup of Casey Westfall
at one guard position with Katie Walker or Ashley King at the other. All
three are sophomores.
Amber Williams, the only senior scheduled to play tonight, will be at one
forward with freshman Dani Church at the other. The center is freshman
"We're pretty young,"Hupp said in something of an understatement. "But we
have some people that can actually score when they shoot the ball.
we'd get 60 shots a game but only make 10.
This year they seem to be
shooting better and if they shoot better we'll do all right."
Hupp also likes the ability to go to the bench for quality players.
"They're young and they're not real big," he said, "but they do get after
Game time tonight is 7:30. The junior varsity game starts at 6 p.m.
Seniors: Katie Hupp (5-5)Amber Williams (5-7);
Juniors: Kirsten Garrett (5-7) Whitney Johnson (5-5);
Sophomores: Katie Walker (5-8) Casey Westfall (5-0) Amanda Richards (5-5)
Ashley King (5-7);
Freshmen: Tosh Shock (5-7) Hannah Law (5-5)Holly Harris (5-5) Grace
December 16 Braxton; 18 Roane; 19 Sherman; 23 at Ritchie 29-30 at Doddridge
January 6 at Ravenswood; 8 at Wirt; 13 at Gilmer; 15 at Braxton; 20
Doddridge; 22 at Clay; 27 Wirt; 30 at St. Marys (game time 2:30 pm);
31 Parkersburg Catholic.
February 2 at Wahama;4 at Roane; 5 Clay; 10 Gilmer; 12 LKC (Parkersburg);
14 LKC Night of Champions (Parkersburg); 18 Wahama; 20 at Parkersburg
You may contact Gaylen Duskey at firstname.lastname@example.org