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Boys aim to play as a team | Basketball

Back row: Manager Soren Sweet, Ray Doss, Zach Kostechko, Joe Kostechko, Dylan Thompson, Jake Zier, Graye Parnell and Manager Mackey Cardinell. Middle row: Liam Nutt, Jay Zier, Steven Bodenhamer, Doug Smith, Jack Russillo, Daniel Briggs, Pasha Bullock, William Coe. First row: Coach Rich Maden, Herbie Sisson, Rylan Date, Devon Stanzione, Jack Gates, Dimitri Pence, Chase Drake, Egil Sweet, Gwydion Marreth, Coach Josh Mayson. - Melanie Flint photo
Back row: Manager Soren Sweet, Ray Doss, Zach Kostechko, Joe Kostechko, Dylan Thompson, Jake Zier, Graye Parnell and Manager Mackey Cardinell. Middle row: Liam Nutt, Jay Zier, Steven Bodenhamer, Doug Smith, Jack Russillo, Daniel Briggs, Pasha Bullock, William Coe. First row: Coach Rich Maden, Herbie Sisson, Rylan Date, Devon Stanzione, Jack Gates, Dimitri Pence, Chase Drake, Egil Sweet, Gwydion Marreth, Coach Josh Mayson.
— image credit: Melanie Flint photo

The Vikings are starting the season with new Varsity Coach Rich Maden, who brings years of coaching boys and girls middle school and “Swish” basketball. Maden is optimistic about the season and has one goal: “for them to understand to play team ball.”

To reach this goal Maden wants to see the players get in basketball shape and learn to pass. Josh Mayson is coaching the junior varsity boys.

The varsity team includes seniors Daniel Briggs, Rylan Date, Chase Drake, Herbie Sisson, Devon Stanzione and Jake Zier with juniors Wayne Foster, Jack Gates, and Jack Russillo and sophomore Dimitri Pence.

The Vikings dropped their season opener against an improved Bush Academy Blazer team 63-46 on Nov. 30. The Vikings were unable to match the excellent outside shooting from the Blazers and struggled offensively with ball control. Leading the Viking scoring was Zier with 23 points, Gates with 7 points and Briggs and Stanzione with 4 points each. The boys played Friday Harbor on Dec. 7 and lost, 58 to 54.

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