Middle School Girls’ Basketball Starts Off Strong


Morgan Rock

Chloe Sipsas, 8th grade, starts the game off by winning the jump ball.

Morgan Rock, Reporter

For those of you who have been to South Shore, or have heard of the school, you know the school is well known for their basketball programs. South Shore starts the year off with middle school girls’ basketball right away. The girls’ teams are known for being very successful in their season. The girls started their practices on August 17 and have been working hard since then.

The team is coached by Ryan Tiberg, the athletic director, teacher  and well-known sports coach at the school. Tiberg has been coaching girls’ basketball at the school since 2012. This year is his fourth year of coaching. He is also one of the head coaches for the track team. Tiberg has been a very successful coach and plans to continue coaching at South Shore. Coach Tiberg has high hopes for his team but tempers that focus, remembering that for the players, much of it is brand new.  “When it’s all said and done, at the middle school level, wins and losses aren’t exactly what I’m looking for. What I’m looking for is effort, having fun, playing hard, and getting better. So at the middle school level, it’s more about development. And I think at the end of October, when the season ends, is when we will see some of that development.” 

The girls’ first game was on September 9th, against Solon Springs. Both the 7th and 8th grade teams took home a win to start the season strong. Their second game was on September 13th, against Bayfield. Both teams dominated the court taking home yet another win. Their previous game was last Friday, the 16th. They went up against the Ashland Oredockers. The 7th grade team lost by only a few points in a tough game. The 8th grade team got the win against Ashland! The game started off good with the winning tip by, Chloe Sipsas. The team won the game by seven points. We wish them luck for the rest of their season! Go Big Red!