Alder Creek hoopsters hit the hardwood |

Alder Creek hoopsters hit the hardwood

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The boys basketball season has begun at Alder Creek Middle School. The sixth- and seventh-grade team and eighth-grade team will play an action-packed schedule with 10 games and a championship tournament all in six weeks, ending Dec. 14.

In the first week of action, the Cougars played a scrimmage against North Tahoe on Nov. 6. Both Alder Creek teams were victorious.

Hosting Carson Valley the following day, Alder Creek’s seventh-grade team got off to a slow start before warming up as the game went on. The Cougars could not hold off Carson Valley, however, and suffered their first loss of the season.

Alder Creek’s eighth-grade team played Carson Valley tough, with both teams battling back and forth before Carson pulled out a close win.

The Cougars played at Pau-Wa-Lu in Gardnerville in the second league game on Wednesday.

The seventh-grade squad came out playing tight defense to give Pau-Wa-Lu a hard time. Bradon Waters and Cole Roberts both had outstanding games, leading the Cougars to a one-point victory in overtime.

The Cougars’ eighth-grade team used a zone press that gave their opponent fits. Mitch Nelson and Colin Christian led the Cougars to victory with stellar play.

After the first week, both Alder Creek squads are 1-1 in league play.


1 Tony Rodriguez

2 Morgan Nevin

3 Mitch Nelson

4 Colin Christian

5 Tanner Churich

10 Bryan Reed

13 Ben Bolton

21 Nate Tanner

23 James DePew

25 Dillon Sheedy

31 Tim Parks

32 Phillip Smith

33 Nolan Fisher

Coaches: Noelle Nelson, Kerry Sheedy

Sixth- and seventh-grade

1 Nash McMullen

2 Reed McMullen

3 Cole Roberts

4 Graham Christian

5 Mitchell Schildge

10 Jon McCormic

12 Pat Shaffer

13 Max Blinoff

21 Griffin Brown

23 Trevor Auldridge

25 Trent McMullen

31 Brian Smith

32 Bradon Waters

Coach: Mike Griffin