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Radford Boys Take to Courts for Conditioning
(Mon) October 29, 2007
Alyssa Marie Galarce (Radford High School)
Carlos Rodriguez (12) and Joash Pangilinan (11)
take in a game of basketball during lunch. Photo
by Alyssa Galarce
season is approaching for the Radford
High School boys varsity
basketball team, with their new Head Coach Wayne Anthony Keys, along with
Assistant Coaches Jacob Avila, Richard Pagan, and Nelson Lau. Before the actual games and practices begin
the boys need to get through conditioning and tryouts. Although the tryouts do
not start until Nov. 12, many of the boys are preparing early to play and make
is a big part of basketball. We also emphasize the fundamentals of basketball,”
said Coach Lau. The coaches are offering conditioning to potential players from
Sept. 24 to the tryout date. Practices are held everyday except Sundays, and
the time varies from day to day. Fifteen
players will be needed on the team. However, there are seven likely returnees
from last year’s team. They include
Joash Pangilinan (11), Aldrin Valdez (11), Jon Combis (12), Jared Brown (12),
Andre Brown (12), Mario Del Los Santos (11), and Stevie Williams (12).
are certain expectations that the boys must meet. “The expectation for being on the team is to
play hard, do your best, and know the fundamentals to playing basketball,” said
Joash Pangilinan (11). As student
athletes, players need to also keep up with their school work. Players are required to maintain a 2.8 grade
point average or higher to play in the games.
last year’s record from the regular season to post-season 11-7, the team is
working to make it to the playoffs. “I
feel this season will be very challenging but at the same time very exciting. We expect to be competitive in our division
and ultimately win the OIA championship,” said Coach Lau.
practice everyday after school, before tryouts start. I hope our team makes it
to State Champion,” said Valdez.
to Coach Lau, the coaches have been preparing by having coach meetings once a
week beginning in September. The team’s motto this year is: One team, One Way,
RHS is expected to play Leilehua,
Pearl City, Kapolei, Mililani, Waianae and Campbell this season. The team will play 13
preseason games and 12 regular season games. In addition, players will pay in
several tournaments that include the Jim Alegre Tournament, Punahou Tournament,
and Moanalua Tournament.