Orcas Christian School basketball teams building toward future

Submitted by Orcas Christian School.

As the season begins, the Orcas Christian School boys’ team looks to build on making the playoffs from last season. While they are still a young team, (the oldest player, Corey Aragon, is a junior), they are full of talent. David Klein is one of the league’s best deep threats, able to knock down 3-pointers from anywhere at anytime. Michael Mullan has been working in the off season, and looks to be a force on the boards. Sophomore players like Ryan Schnieder, Owen Lucas, Gabe Sturk and freshman Michael Barnwell will keep the offense moving forward. New players to the team, such as Diego and Nick Rivera, and young talent like Matthew Eggenberg and T.J. Liblik are going to build the team’s defensive skills. Leading all these players is coach Jay Sack. Previously, he was head coach of our Lady Saints and assistant for the boys’ team. Assistant coach is Cameron Aragon. The team’s first home game was Nov. 30.

The Lady Saints are also building toward the future with new players Karis Comrie and Mya Vanderwoude. Maddie Pollock (junior) brings some needed height to help second-year player Tori Plunkett on the backboards. Keeping defensive pressure on the opponents with her speed and agility is Satine Tyree. Point guard Katie Kemmerer (senior) will be charged with dishing out assists, which means that Emma O’Neal (sophomore) will have to spread the floor with her 3-point shooting. Long-time assistant coach Troy O’Neal will be taking on more responsibility, leading the team in a new offensive direction. The Ladies’ first home game is Dec. 6 at 3 p.m.