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bobcatfan300

Next Year's Top Teams in Single A

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47 minutes ago, bobcatfan300 said:

Pickett County beat Van Buren  in the Substate when Van Buren did have Bouldin by a score of 95-65...AT VAN BUREN.

 

Yeah...I realize that. Seen it. However, Lakelyn was ill that night and fouled out in the third quarter. I am not saying the game was close as it was 20 when she fouled out and likely would have stayed there, but it wasn't like PC knew we would be able to waltz in there and roll. 

 

Now, the same VB team beat Jackson County the very next year...So, my statement stands as I said before stands, the new substate matchup with Moore County's region will be much tougher than it has been for the UC teams (with the exception of the Bouldin led teams her last two years). 

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Moore County should win the whole thing. They may not lose looking at their schedule during the regular season. The upper Cumberland teams will be much better than the teams they will face during the year but they are better than Pickett, Clarkrange and JC this year. All seniors and the best team in southern middle Tn this year.

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11 hours ago, attila said:

Moore County should win the whole thing. They may not lose looking at their schedule during the regular season. The upper Cumberland teams will be much better than the teams they will face during the year but they are better than Pickett, Clarkrange and JC this year. All seniors and the best team in southern middle Tn this year.

Kinda hard to say that MC is better than Pickett, Clarkrange, JC, and everyone else considering nobody's played a single game yet. I do expect MC to be very good though, along with several others.

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22 hours ago, attila said:

Moore County should win the whole thing. They may not lose looking at their schedule during the regular season. The upper Cumberland teams will be much better than the teams they will face during the year but they are better than Pickett, Clarkrange and JC this year. All seniors and the best team in southern middle Tn this year.

 

Moore County will win their region but it will be a steal if they beat Jackson, Pickett or Clarkrange even with one of those 3 traveling to Moore County for the substate. 3 of the top 5 teams in Tennessee in Single A may be in the same district this year, and coaching will probably make the difference for those 3 as they leave their regions and move toward that state tournament. EXPERIENCE IS KEY!!! (both in being in that situation- which most all of the Pickett and clarkrange kids have been), AND in coaching, where all three of those schools have coaches that have been at the state tournament level for several years now. 

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9 hours ago, Play 4 Fun said:

 

Moore County will win their region but it will be a steal if they beat Jackson, Pickett or Clarkrange even with one of those 3 traveling to Moore County for the substate. 3 of the top 5 teams in Tennessee in Single A may be in the same district this year, and coaching will probably make the difference for those 3 as they leave their regions and move toward that state tournament. EXPERIENCE IS KEY!!! (both in being in that situation- which most all of the Pickett and clarkrange kids have been), AND in coaching, where all three of those schools have coaches that have been at the state tournament level for several years now. 

I agree with that.

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On 9/7/2017 at 11:15 AM, Play 4 Fun said:

MC will be loaded up again this year...but they have been for the last couple of years as well. At this point, the only thing left to see is for them to get to the sub state. Honestly, I thought they were good enough two years ago to be at the State tournament and missed a great opportunity, and they were good enough a year ago to be in the substate (even with the injury)...was kinda surprised they didn't get there either year. 

Moore County got rid of the best coach they had in Slatten. I think when it comes substate time that will show up. Just my two cents worth

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4 hours ago, UCSportsFan said:

Moore County got rid of the best coach they had in Slatten. I think when it comes substate time that will show up. Just my two cents worth

Where is Slatten now?

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4 hours ago, gomocs0811 said:

Where is Slatten now?

He is not coaching. Going to watch his kids play. And I agree with UCsportfan excellent coach without a doubt one of the best.

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If slatten was so great, why didn't he ever get anywhere further than substate?  He had some great players and the town has high expectations.   Just wondering,  how many appearances did he make with the girls in the tournament?  I can't recall.

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4 hours ago, Imjustsayinandplayin said:

If slatten was so great, why didn't he ever get anywhere further than substate?  He had some great players and the town has high expectations.   Just wondering,  how many appearances did he make with the girls in the tournament?  I can't recall.

 To even question whether Bruce is an excellent coach or not shows how little some of the posters on here know. To narrow the body of work he compiled as a head coach into 2-3 games is a ridiculous argument. Evèry school he has been at but maybe 1 has gotten to at least the sectional. You have never had to coach against him, I have. You better bring your A+ game. 

I know a lot of excellent coaches who never win a district or make the state, the reality check is that it is hard to make it to state no matter what the expectations or where you coach. He is one of the best at 3 key things: 1. player development, 2. Game prep. and 3. In game coaching. He doesnt always win every game, but he doesn't have many where he is out of it.

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6 hours ago, myteamsonthefloor said:

 To even question whether Bruce is an excellent coach or not shows how little some of the posters on here know. To narrow the body of work he compiled as a head coach into 2-3 games is a ridiculous argument. Evèry school he has been at but maybe 1 has gotten to at least the sectional. You have never had to coach against him, I have. You better bring your A+ game. 

I know a lot of excellent coaches who never win a district or make the state, the reality check is that it is hard to make it to state no matter what the expectations or where you coach. He is one of the best at 3 key things: 1. player development, 2. Game prep. and 3. In game coaching. He doesnt always win every game, but he doesn't have many where he is out of it.

You are spot on about Slatten.  Great coach!  Funny how many people think getting 14-18 year old girls with numerous distractions fundamentally better and to play great WITH each other every night is easy.

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Totally agree!  And no need to base a career off of one stint, some players just don't take to coaches like others. Now let's get back on the thread topic instead of previous coaches. Best of luck to those girls and the current coaching staff. Hope they live up to Moore County expectations....good luck.

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