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Posts tagged "Farrell basketball"
Posted: November 11th, 2013

Farrell Steelers
Coach: Roland Shannonhouse (11th season, 175-79)
2012-13 overall record: 14-9
2012-13 region record: 11-5 (tied for second)
2012-13 playoff results: Lost to General McLane 70-55 in the District 10 Class AAA quarterfinals.
Top players lost: Jason Page, Marquette Coleman, Marshawn Hyman
Top returning players: Ike Jones, Tyrone Archie, Malik Miller, Jamel Brown
Assistant coaches: Marco Miller, Bob Stewart, Tim Odem
Outlook: Expectations are high for Farrell this season with four starters back. The Steelers started to get some momentum going last year before running into eventual District 10 Class AAA champion General McLane in the playoffs. Farrell will have to replace Jason Page, Marquette Coleman and Marshawn Hyman. The three graduated in the spring and were big contributors for the Steelers. Hyman was fourth on the team with 60 rebounds, while Page was Farrell’s second-leading scorer with 231 points. The Steelers have a strong group back, including all-region first-team selection Ike Jones, who averaged 12.8 points per game last season. Tyrone Archie, Malik Miller and Jamel Brown are also returning starters for the Steelers. Farrell also has several young players that could step up to help out, including Terrance Holloway, Leon Lewis, Clifton McNair and Kennedy Catholic transfer Chris James. Region 5 is seemingly wide open this season with some coach turnover and several all-region players graduating from the top teams. This could be the year that the Steelers step back into the top spot in the region with one of the more experienced teams back. Farrell has most of its starting lineup decided but depth will be a key this winter. The Steelers always have athletes and they need to develop a strong bench to support the four returning starters. If Farrell can develop some of the younger players, the Steelers could contend for the region and district titles and beyond.

6 Farrell tournament
7 Farrell tournament
13 at Hickory* 7:30
17 Slippery Rock* 7:30
20 at George Junior* 7:30
21 at Sto-Rox 11 a.m.
27 Farrell tournament
28 Farrell tournament
2 at Franklin* 7:30
4 Meadville* 7:30
10 Grove City* 7:30
14 at Oil City* 7:30
17 at Sharon* 7:30
21 Hickory* 7:30
24 at Slippery Rock* 7:30
28 George Junior* 7:30
31 Franklin* 7:30
1 at Kennedy Catholic 7:30
4 at Meadville* 7:30
8 at Grove City* 7:30
11 Oil City* 7:30
14 Sharon* 7:30
*Region 5 games

Coach: Ed Turosky (14th season, 202-125)
2012-13 overall record: 12-12
2012-13 region record: 5-5 (tied for second)
2012-13 playoff results: Defeated Rocky Grove 43-39 in overtime in the District 10 Class A quarterfinals before losing to Cochranton 47-46 in the semifinals.
Top players lost: Johntae Scott, Nazhia Polk
Top returning players: Whitney Murray, Key’Asia Oatis, Oriana Smith, Jarissa Sharper, Bria Gambill, Mykayla Washington
Assistant coaches: Tyeshia Stubbs, Jordan Snyder, Jermaine Holden
Outlook: Much like the boys, the Farrell girls have high expectations with four starters back this season. The Steelers will have to fill in some graduation losses, including Johntae Scott and Nazhia Polk. Scott averaging 7.9 points per game, while Polk scored 5.4 ppg and both are big losses. Whitney Murray, Key’Asia Oatis, Bria Gambill and Mykayla Washington are all returning starters for the Steelers, while Oriana Smith and Jarissa Sharper are top returning players that will contend for playing time. Gambill averaged 7.7 points per game last year, while Washington scored 5.5 ppg. Murray was voted to the all-region first team as a junior, and Oatis was voted to the second team. The returning six will need some help from the lower levels. Freshmen Matyra Evans and Kiara Wade are two candidates to step up and earn playing time right away this season. The Steelers have plenty of experience back and will need some support from the younger players. Farrell has been a yearly contender for the Region 1 and D-10 Class A titles, but the Steelers lost a one-point heartbreaker to Cochranton in the D-10 semifinals last winter. Farrell has an intense rivalry with Kennedy Catholic and this could be the year the Steelers knock off the Golden Eagles and retake control of Class A.

6 Sharon tournament
7 Sharon tournament
10 at Wilmington 7:30
12 at Mercer 7:30
16 at Brashear 7:30
20 at Karns City 7:30
27 Farrell tournament
28 Farrell tournament
6 at Commodore Perry* 7:30
9 Brookfield (Ohio) 7:30
13 Rocky Grove* 7:30
16 at Reynolds* 7:30
20 Kennedy Catholic* 7:30
21 at Laurel 7:30
23 Jamestown* 7:30
27 Commodore Perry* 7:30
30 at Rocky Grove* 7:30
3 Reynolds* 7:30
7 at Sharon 7:30
10 at Kennedy Catholic* 7:30
11 East (Ohio) 7:30
13 at Jamestown* 7:30
*Region 1 games

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: October 31st, 2012

Farrell Steelers
Coach (season, record): Roland Shannonhouse (10th season, 161-69)
2011-12 overall record: 10-12
2011-12 region record (place): 7-9 (sixth)
2011-12 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 Class AAA playoffs.
Top players lost: Ramon Pierce, Vernon Stewart, Lamont Peterson
Top returning players: Ike Jones, Tyrone Archie, Dewayne Burns, Jason Page, Jamel Brown
Assistant coaches: Marco Miller, Bob Stewart, Tim Odem
Outlook: Farrell has an uncharacteristically average season last winter. The Steelers missed the playoffs but could bounce back this year. Farrell returns three starters in Ike Jones, Jason Page and Tyrone Archie. The three will lead a young Farrell team but the Steelers will have to replace Ramon Pierce, Vernon Stewart and Lamont Peterson. Farrell has several players that could step into a starting role right away. Dewayne Burns and Jamel Brown are back, while freshman Malik Miller and sophomore Clifton McNair could contribute as well. Coach Roland Shannonhouse mentioned the Steelers may start a freshman this year or even more as the year progresses. Farrell has speed and athleticism but chemistry and defense will be key for the Steelers this winter.

7-8 Farrell tournament
14 Hickory* 7:30
18 at Slippery Rock* 7:30
21 George Junior* 7:30
28-29 Farrell tournament
3 Franklin* 7:30
5 Meadville* 7:30
8 Ursuline (Ohio) 7:30
11 at Grove City* 7:30
12 at Ellwood City TBA
15 Oil City* 7:30
18 at Sharon* 7:30
23 at Hickory* 7:30
25 Slippery Rock* 7:30
29 at George Junior* 7:30
1 at Franklin* 7:30
5 at Meadville* 7:30
9 Grove City* 7:30
12 at Oil City* 7:30
15 Sharon* 7:30
*Region 5 games

Coach (season, record): Ed Turosky (13th season, 187-109)
2011-12 overall record: 15-7
2011-12 region record (place): 8-2 (second)
2011-12 playoff results: Lost to Saegertown 31-24 in the District 10 Class A quarterfinals.
Top players lost: Marissa Carry, Jalisa Archie
Top returning players: Johntae Scott, Mykayla Washington, Oriana Smith, Malaka Goudy, Jarissa Sharper, Whitney Murray, Janee Avery, Bria Gambill
Outlook: Farrell had big aspirations last winter but an injury to star Marissa Carry set the Steelers back. Carry, a 1,000-point scorer, has graduated along with Jalisa Archie but Farrell brings back a strong group. Archie was voted to the all-region first team last year, while Carry was voted to the second team. Johntae Scott, Mykayla Washington, Oriana Smith, Malaka Goudy, Jarissa Sharper, Whitney Murray, Janee Avery and Bria Gambill are back this year. Scott, Washington, Murray and Gambill are returning starters, while sophomores Tyler Lampkins and Jarissa Sharper could contribute right away. Coach Ed Tursoky is looking for the young Steelers to keep building on their experience and come together as a team. Farrell returns a playoff-caliber group and is looking to compete for the region and district titles, once again.

7-8 Sharon tournament
11 Wilmington 7:30
13 Mercer 7:30
17 West Middlesex 7:30
18 at East (Ohio) 7:30
20 Brookfield (Ohio) 7:30
27-28 Farrell tournament
3 Conneaut 7:30
7 Commodore Perry* 7:30
9 at Ursuline (Ohio) 7:30
14 at Rocky Grove* 7:30
17 Reynolds* 7:30
21 at Kennedy Catholic* 7:30
24 at Jamestown* 7:30
28 at Commodore Perry* 7:30
31 Rocky Grove* 7:30
4 at Reynolds* 7:30
11 Kennedy Catholic* 7:30
14 Jamestown* 7:30
15 Sharon 6
*Region 1 games

Thursday: Fort LeBoeuf

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: November 4th, 2011

Farrell Steelers
Coach (season, record): Roland Shannonhouse (9th season, 151-57)
2010-11 overall record: 12-11
2010-11 region record (place): 10-6 (fourth)
2010-11 playoff results: Lost 70-52 to East in the first round of the District 10 Class AAA playoffs.
Top players lost: Pat Horton, Robert Trudo
Top returning players: Arlen Brewer, Vernon Stewart, Ramon Pierce
Assistant coaches: Tim Oden, Donald Campbell, Dennis Simmons
Outlook: Farrell lost a lot of production in the offseason with the graduation of Robert Trudo and Patrick Horton. The duo put up tremendous numbers last season and the Steelers will need numerous players to step up this season to replace them. Horton was a first-team all-region selection as well as the Region 6 Player of the Year. The Steelers turn to Arlen Brewer, Vernon Stewart and Ramon Pierce who return this season, while Ike Jones and Tyrone Archie will look to contribute on the varsity level this season. Farrell’s region can be brutal especially with rival Sharon on the way up. The Steelers will play meaningful basketball games almost every time they step onto the floor, which could be troublesome for a young team. Farrell will need to gain some chemistry and experience early in the season to keep playing a high level this winter.

13 Cardinal Mooney (Ohio) 7:30
16 at Franklin* 7:30
17 at Youngstown Ursuline (Ohio) 7
20 Titusville* 7:30
29-30 Farrell tournament
3 at Hickory* 7:30
6 Grove City* 7:30
10 at Oil City* 7:30
13 Meadville* 7:30
14 George Junior 7:30
17 at Slippery Rock* 7:30
19 Sharon* 7:30
24 Franklin* 7:30
27 at Titusville* 7:30
31 Hickory* 7:30
2 at Grove City* 7:30
4 Oil City* 7:30
7 at Meadville* 7:30
10 Slippery Rock* 7:30
14 at Sharon* 7:30

Coach (season, record): Ed Turosky (11th season, 156-92)
2010-11 overall record: 13-9
2010-11 region record (place): 7-3 (second)
2010-11 playoff results: Defeated Conneaut Valley (49-40) and Saegertown (39-33) in the District 10 Class A playoffs before falling to Kennedy Catholic 53-35 in the D-10 championship. Lost 59-44 to Fort Cherry in the PIAA first round.
Top players lost: None
Top returning players: Marissa Carry, Tyra Robinson, Johntae Scott, Bria Gambill
Assistant coach: Tiffany Holden
Outlook: The Farrell-Kennedy Catholic rivalry should be intense once again this winter. Both teams return almost everyone from last year which should make things interesting. Marissa Carry, a former Kennedy student, is a dominant player for Farrell. She went over 1,000 points last season and is one of the best players in District 10. She leads an experienced group of Steelerettes, including Tyra Robinson, Johntae Scott and Bria Gambill. Farrell will look to the lower levels for some depth this season. Janee Avery, Whitney Murray and Jarissa Sharper could all contribute for the Steelerettes. Farrell’s showdowns with Kennedy are on Jan. 9 and Feb. 9 this winter but don’t be surprised if the two rivals meet again for the District 10 Class A championship.

9-10 Sharon tournament
12 at Mercer 7:30
15 Conneaut Lake 7:30
22 Slippery Rock 7:30
23 Commodore Perry* 7:30
27-28 Hickory tournament
2 Lakeview 7:30
5 at Rocky Grove* 7:30
9 Kennedy Catholic* 7:30
12 at West Middlesex* 7:30
14 at Cornell 2:30
16 Jamestown* 7:30
18 at Greenville 7:30
21 Girard 2:30
30 Strong Vincent 7:30
2 at Commodore Perry* 7:30
6 Rocky Grove* 7:30
9 at Kennedy Catholic* 7:30
13 West Middlesex* 7:30
16 at Jamestown* 7:30

Saturday: Fort LeBoeuf

– Tom Reisenweber

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