Shelby was one of two county teams (Pentwater the other) that didn't get to find out how far it might have gone in last year's postseason. The Tigers' district title game against Evart was a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic, a big loss for a team that played its best at the end of the season.
Walkerville’s boys basketball team showed flashes of brilliance last season, and hope to extend those flashes a little bit longer in 2021.
Pentwater had a tremendous season last year, earning a share of the West Michigan D League championship. The Falcons, though, were denied a shot to win the district title when COVID-19 shut down high school sports one day before they were set to play for the trophy.
Pentwater will have a lot of work to do in the 2021 season as the Falcons try to replace most of their starting lineup.
Walkerville will enter the 2021 season with high expectations, returning all five of its starters back from last season’s West Michigan D League championship team.
Hart came within a whisker of swiping a West Michigan Conference title last year, and repeated as district champions. The Pirates hope they’re on course to bring home more trophies this season.
Shelby’s girls basketball team enjoyed a winning season last year, but with many of the Tigers’ top performers back, their sights are set higher in 2021.
The MHSAA announced a revised winter sports calendar Wednesday afternoon, operating under the assumption that the current Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) orders will expire as scheduled at the end of the day Jan. 15.
Hesperia’s boys basketball team had a rough 2019-20 under first-year coach Andrew Worcester, not winning a game. However, Worcester consistently praised his team’s effort that year, and he hopes with some more hard work, things will improve this season, whenever it begins.
Hart struggled in the win column last season, earning just four victories, and the Pirates will have to fill in a lot of scoring from their top graduated seniors to improve on that mark this season.