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High School Girls' Basketball
Instructor: Mr. Hrbacek and Mr. O'Hara   
Announcements
Spring basketball
Hello all,

We will NOT have enough girls to enter the Doherty basketball tournament this spring.
Look for information on summer basketball at Wasson!

Andrew Swanson
Trip to Monte Vista on 4.11.17
Hello all,

A consent and release form will be handed out to all HS basketball athletes today regarding Saturdays trip. The form can also be found on the FUSION page under uploaded files. Please have these forms filled out and returned to the front desk by noon on Friday, February 10th. This form requires NO additional fee.

Andrew Swanson
High School Girls Basketball - Busy Week!
Here is our schedule for the coming week:

Saturday, February 4: Practice @ CSCA - 9:00 to 10:20 a.m.
Monday, February 6: Practice @ CSCA - 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Tuesday, February 7: Practice @ CSCA - 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Wednesday, February 8: Games vs. Peyton at Peyton - First game @ 4:30 p.m., second game @ 5:30 p.m. (probable early dismissal - I will ask Mr. Swanson and we will provide notice as we get it)
Thursday, February 9: Practice @ CSCA - 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, February 10: Game vs. Legacy at Lewis Palmer Middle School - 5:30 p.m. (probable departure from school)
Saturday, February 11: Games vs. Creede High School at Sargent High School - First game @ 2 p.m., second game scheduled to start around 5 p.m. (depending on earlier games) (we will meet at Thomas MacLaren @ 10:00 a.m. and we have a 15-passenger van rented to transport all of the girls on the team; we can caravan with other families who are interested in coming)

We know this will be a busy week! We are hopeful that the multiple games will be a reward for the girls for all of their hard work these past few weeks.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Thanks!

Pat Hrbacek (and Paul O'Hara)
Early release for week of 1.16.17
Tuesday the girls will be dismissed at 2:45pm

Andrew Swanson
High School Girls Basketball - Practice Canceled
Dear Parents,

First, due to the weather, today's practice is canceled. Our next practice is tomorrow (Friday) from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Second, we have two games on Saturday at The Colorado Springs School (address: 21 Broadmoor Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906; phone: 719-434-3580). The first game is at 11:00 a.m. and the second game is at 1:30 p.m. The girls should arrive to Colorado Springs School by 10:30 a.m. We also suggest that the girls bring a snack to eat between games (similar to what we did for the James Irwin tournament). If rides are an issue for anyone, please feel free to contact Coach Hrbacek (719-822-5132) and we will try to help make arrangements.

Finally, we were proud of how the girls played at the games in Pueblo last night. They worked hard and played well! We look forward to seeing continued improvement in the coming weeks!

Thanks,

Coach Hrbacek (and Coach O'Hara)
High School Girls Basketball Games Postponed
Today's games vs. Vanguard have been postponed due to the weather. We will attempt to re-schedule and will notify everyone of the new date. Thank you and be safe! Mr. Hrbacek
Early release for week of 12.12.16
The HS girls basketball team will be released at 2:45pm on Tuesday the 13th for their game @ Manitou.

Andrew Swanson
Update and Upcoming Events

Dear Parents,

We wanted to provide an update after our first game action of the season. Thank you to everyone who came to support the team over the weekend – much appreciated! Overall, we were very pleased with how the girls played. They hustled, they improved and they never quit. And, hopefully they had some fun! While we know it can get discouraging looking at the scoreboard sometimes, we hope the girls had a good experience at the tournament. We are very young compared to the other teams against whom we competed and yet we still remained plenty competitive. We also have some areas where we know we can get better.

You will see that our practice schedule is a bit modified this week. We have practice scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. both nights. We recognize that Thursday may present a conflict for some people due to the junior performance. For that reason, we plan to treat Thursday an optional open gym for those who are able to attend.

Finally, as reflected in the most recent schedule, our upcoming games are as follows: Tuesday, December 13 at Manitou Springs at 4:00 p.m. (one game - we'll treat as a varsity game); Saturday, December 17 at Vanguard at Noon (JV) and 1:30 p.m. (Varsity). We look forward to some good games heading into break!

Again, we appreciate how hard the girls are working and how much they are improving. We hope you can see the improvement as well. As always, please feel free to contact us with questions.

Sincerely,

Coach Hrbacek and Coach O’Hara
Early dismissal for Friday's game
The girls basketball team will be playing their first game @ James Irwin @ 3:30pm tomorrow, Dec. 2nd.
They will be dismissed at 2:10pm and should be on their way to the game no later than 2:20pm so as to arrive at James Irwin by about a quarter to three.
The Girls will have games at 3:30pm and 6:30pm tomorrow and Saturday's game times will be determined by Friday's results.

Andrew Swanson
Tournament information
Hello all,

I wanted to update everyone on the tournament this weekend.
James Irwin has had a low number of girls come out for their basketball program. Because of this, they only have 7 girls that will be playing in the JV game this weekend. We are still going forward with the game so the schedule on the attached form below will not change; however, I wanted to let everyone know that they only have 12 girls for both Varsity and JV and will be playing with shallow benches for the tournament.

Andrew Swanson
Welcome to the Season!
Dear Parents,

Thank you for supporting your daughters’ participation on the high school basketball team. The girls have been working hard!

Paul O’Hara has kindly agreed to help coach as well. We wanted to give a little more information about the upcoming season.

As explained at the initial meeting, there is only one high school team for the girls this year. This is why we had tryouts. At the conclusion of tryouts, we made the decision to invite all the girls who tried out to be a part of the team – so we will have a roster of 14 players. We believe each person can and will contribute to the team and we are excited to see how these girls will grow and improve, both individually and as a group.

We explained to the girls that, because we are competing at the high school level (and at times against older and more experienced players) we cannot guarantee playing time for everyone. So, there will be games where not everyone plays and games where playing time may be minimal. We wanted to be open about this so that the girls would have this understanding from the beginning. All that said, one of our goals will be to develop each member of the team. This means a lot of development will take place in practice. We believe each player has an important place on this team and we will do our best to treat each player that way.

Everyone should have a hard copy of our practice and game schedule - see attached for an updated version. Please let me know if you need a copy and I will get it to you. As a bonus, for many of our scheduled games, there will actually be two games, as we will play against both JV and Varsity teams for some schools. We will use our full roster for both games where we can.

Our first games will occur in the James Irwin Tournament (at James Irwin), December 2 and 3. We play at 3:30 and 6:30p.m. on Friday, December 2 and on Saturday, December 3 our game times will depend on the outcomes of the Friday games. Please see the flyer. It should be a fun experience!
Please feel free to contact me (or Coach O’Hara) with any questions, concerns, etc. Here is our contact information:

Pat Hrbacek
phrbacek@spencerfane.com
719-822-5132

Paul O'Hara
pohara33@gmail.com
908-313-4845

We're looking forward to a fun season!
Tournament information attached
Please see the attached tournament information for the James Irwin tournament starting on December 2nd.
Andrew Swanson
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