Milestones and Achievements 1,000 and 2,000 Points Club Members and More!
(posted Mar 28)
TENNESSEE: Congratulations to Senior Jacob Herriot for becoming the 6th Daniel 1 Academy player ever to score 1,000 points!
Blake VonHagen | Knoxville Ambassadors
• Surpassed 1000 Points Scored
Mark Steigerwald | Front Royal Flames
• Surpassed 1000 Points Scored
Dustin Johnson | CVHAA Patriots
• 2014-15 Single Season VHSL Most 3-Pointers Made
Latest: Photo of the Year Nominee Front Royal Flames
(posted Mar 19) VIRGINIA: Pool play action at the 2015 East Coast Homeschool Basketball Championships. Front Royal Flames vs DMI Defenders at the Vines Center at Liberty University ** Photo of the Year ** Nominee (credit: Sarah Rittgers)
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INSIGHT When a Homeschool Athlete Relocates Times Change - by Jordan Boyd '15
My name is Jordan Boyd and I am a senior guard for the Hampton Roads Cougars. I was born and raised in the state of Illinois. I have been homeschooled my whole life. I started playing basketball with the homeschool team, Illinois Crusaders, when I was eight years of age. Not many people know that basketball was not the first sport I ever played; I had been playing soccer for the past three years prior. I can still remember when I was asked by my mom if I wanted to try out basketball. With all four of my older brothers playing basketball at that time in high school and middle school, I already had some experience on the game of basketball. I decided to give basketball a try. I was not very good the first few years but I kept at it. The summer before the 6th grade, we got a basketball hoop built in our backyard and because of it the backyard became one of my favorite places to be for the next few years. My brothers would help me out with my shooting mechanics. I put up thousands of shots that summer and really found a passion for the game. By 7th grade, coaches saw that I could shoot three pointers very well. From 7th grade through high school, I became known as a ‘three point specialist.’
Fast forward to my junior year (last year); my team, the Crusaders, won our first National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championship in Springfield Missouri. I also entered and won the National 3 Point Contest held at Missouri State University. It was the Crusader programs first ever ‘Gold Ball’ win for basketball!
Last May, just when summer season workouts were about to start back up, I received life changing news... My dad took a job offer in Virginia that would have us move there in September. Till this day, I don’t know what was harder: leaving the team I had been playing with since I was eight years old, leaving all my friends I had met along the way or moving to a state I had never been to.
Now that I am here in Virginia, everything is still very different compared to Illinois. The play style of basketball is different and being around a community of new people is very different for me, but I also enjoy it. God blessed me with a new basketball team to play on (Hampton Roads Cougars).
The Cougars program welcomed me, with open arms, on the first day of practice. I really feel like I am part of this program with the group of guys we have. Everything is still an everyday adjustment, and that’s okay. The way God set up everything so perfectly with the Cougars program and my new teammates really makes me feel that I am supposed to be here.
If there’s anything I could say to another athlete or anyone who can relate to my story: trust your journey and don’t be afraid to adjust. Life is all about adjustments, if you can do that, you can get through anything!
TENACIOUS TRUONG TWINS Freshmen lead 18U Boys in Scoring... (posted Feb 16) This season, as freshman, they are making a much bigger impact on the team. Eric Truong is averaging 22.1 points per game, while Michael Truong is averaging 17.3 per game. full story...
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STATE & CONFERENCE PLAYOFF TIME Tracking Post-Season Play NEW MEXICO (posted Feb 25) Congratulations to the AHSA Angels (Albuquerque) for winning the ACSL Championship Tuesday night. It's the 4th year in a row and the 3rd year being undefeated in ACSL league play.
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INDIANA (posted Feb 21) Indianapolis Wildcats are the 2015 Indiana State Champs!
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NORTH CAROLINA (posted Feb 21) Asheville Trailblazers JVB pulled out all the stops! Western Region Champs!
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SOUTH CAROLINA (posted Feb 14) Carolina Chargers MS Boys are the 2015 State Champs in South Carolina!
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(posted Feb 17) PAC Panthers JV Boys are the 2015 State Champs in South Carolina! In a hard fought game, they beat the Greenville Hurricanes 40-34. Seth McNulty was named tournament MVP.
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GEORGIA (posted Feb 14) The King's Academy Knights Varsity Boys Basketball captures the Division II-AA North Region Championship!, Varsity Girls take 2nd place. JV Boys are
GICAA Division II-AA North Region Championship
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(posted Feb 21) Varsity Lady Knights win their Semi-Final game 66-34 and are on to the Division II-AA State Championship Final 4 next week at Oak Mountain Academy in Carrollton, GA
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ARKANSAS (posted Feb 15) Saline Warriors 18U are STATE CHAMPS!
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(posted Feb 14) This weekend, more than 400 boys and girls from around the state will compete in the annual Arkansas Homeschool Basketball Championships. (courtesy TVH11 News)
LOUISIANA (posted Feb 1) Great Story on the Homeschool Basketball Tournament in Louisiana. (courtesy Channel 7 News)
(posted Feb 2) 2015 Mississippi Homeschool State Champions JV Boys and Girls, Varsity Boys and Girls
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