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Posted: December 10th, 2013

George Junior Tigers
2012-13 overall record: 7-14
2012-13 region record: 5-11 (tied for sixth)
2012-13 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 Class AAA playoffs.

Schedule
December
6 Lakeview (Lakeview tournament) W, 47-40
7 Girard (Lakeview tournament) L, 47-49
13 at Slippery Rock* 7:30
17 at Franklin* 7:30
20 Farrell* 7:30
January
2 at Meadville* 7:30
7 at Grove City* 7:30
10 Oil City* 7:30
14 at Sharon* 7:30
17 Hickory* 7:30
21 Slippery Rock* 7:30
22 Cochranton 7:30
24 Franklin* 7:30
28 at Farrell* 7:30
31 Meadville* 7:30
February
6 Grove City* 7:30
8 at Oil City* 7:30
11 Sharon* 7:30
14 at Hickory* 7:30
*Region 5 games

VisionQuest Eagles
Coach: Richard Gordon (4th season, 50-36)
2012-13 overall record: 10-15
2012-13 region record: 6-2 (second)
2012-13 playoff results: Defeated Rocky Grove 54-48 in the District 10 Class A quarterfinals before losing to Kennedy Catholic 68-46 in the semifinals and Eisenhower 51-43 in the third-place game.
Top players lost: Demetrius McClennan, Sean Rigney
Top returning player: Jessie Robinson
Assistant coach: Ansel Locket

Schedule
December
6 Franklin (Franklin tournament) L, 48-61
7 St. Marys (Franklin tournament) W, 61-59
11 at North East 7:30
13 at Lakeview 7:30
14 at Reynolds 7:30
16 at Sharon 7:30
17 at Sharpsville 7:30
20 at DuBois 7:30
27 Farrell tournament
28 Farrell tournament
30 at Slippery Rock 7:30
January
10 at Kennedy Catholic* 7:30
14 at Rocky Grove* 7:30
17 at Jamestown* 7:30
21 at Commodore Perry* 7:30
24 at Wilmington 7:30
25 at Fairview 2:30
28 at Hickory 7:30
31 Kennedy Catholic* 7:30
February
4 Rocky Grove* 7:30
7 Jamestown* 7:30
11 at Commodore Perry* 7:30
*Region 1 games

Outlook: It’s tough to gauge where George Junior and VisionQuest will be each season. Both teams have plenty of roster fluctuation each season as players come and go from each team. VisionQuest has built a strong program that no matter who comes in, the Eagles are competitive under coach Richard Gordon. Both teams will be interesting to watch as the season gets going.

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: November 30th, 2012

George Junior Tigers
Boys

Coach (season): Pat Devine (5th season)
2011-12 overall record: 8-13
2011-12 region record (place): 0-6 (fourth)
2011-12 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 Class AAAA playoffs.
Top players lost: Everyone
Top returning players: None
Assistant coaches: Ryan Devine, Ryan McNamara, Adam Gibson
Outlook: George Junior coach Pat Devine is in a tough situation each season. He doesn’t have any players back and deals with a new set of players each year. This year will be interesting as well because the Tigers dropped down into Class AAA. George Junior only had to deal with three teams in Class AAAA but it drops into a brutal Class AAA region with speedy and talented teams. The Tigers have plenty of work to do in camp and they won’t get any time to ease into their schedule. After playing in the Lakeview tournament, George Junior jumps right into region play against Slippery Rock.

Schedule
December
7-8 Lakeview tournament
13 Slippery Rock* 7:30
15 at DuBois 7:30
18 Franklin* 7:30
21 at Farrell* 7:30
January
3 Meadville* 7:30
8 Grove City* 7:30
11 at Oil City* 7:30
15 Sharon* 7:30
18 at Hickory* 7:30
20 at Campbell Memorial (Ohio) 2
22 at Slippery Rock* 7:30
25 at Franklin* 7:30
29 Farrell* 7:30
February
1 at Meadville* 7:30
7 at Grove City* 7:30
9 Oil City* 7:30
12 at Sharon* 7:30
15 Hickory* 7:30
*Region 5 games

Note: George Junior does not have a girls basketball team.

Later today: VisionQuest, Villa Maria

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: December 2nd, 2011

George Junior Tigers
Coach (season): Pat Devine (4th season, 2nd stint as George Junior coach)
2010-11 overall record: 6-13
2010-11 region record (place): 0-6 (fourth)
2010-11 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 Class AAAA playoffs.
Top players lost: Everyone
Top returning players: None
Assistant coaches: Jaylan Kelnesky, Ryan Devine
Outlook: George Junior goes through a tough transition each year and has no one back from last year’s team. Coach Pat Devine is trying to get through camp but has to deal with players being released and things of that nature. The Tigers used to be a state power that competed for state titles, but with high turnover over the past few years, George Junior has run into trouble with keeping a stabile roster. When the Tigers take the floor this winter, Devine is hoping to build some chemistry quickly. George Junior is in a down region this season and could be a surprise team as the winter goes on.

Schedule
December
9-10 Lakeview tournament
13 Oil City 7:30
20 Iroquois 7:30
28-29 Hickory tournament
January
3 at Franklin 7:30
5 Cathedral Prep* 7:30
10 at McDowell* 7:30
14 at Farrell 7:30
16 TBA (Ohio C. Center tournament) noon
18 Strong Vincent* 7:30
19 Slippery Rock 7:30
24 Titusville 7:30
27 at Meadville 7:30
February
2 at Cathedral Prep* 7
7 at Sharon 7:30
10 Hickory 7:30
14 McDowell* 7:30
16 at Strong Vincent* 7

Later today: VisionQuest

– Tom Reisenweber

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