Last updated: July 09. 2014 3:13PM - 392 Views
By Sydney L. Murray smurray@civitasmedia.com

A Preble Shawnee player practices before a game against Dixie High School on July 2.
A Preble Shawnee player practices before a game against Dixie High School on July 2.
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Twin Valley South, Preble Shawnee and Eaton’s varsity basketball teams are participating in an eight-team summer league.

South Athletic Director Tony Augspurger said the league helps his team get to know each other better and play with better chemistry.

Augspurger’s team also went to a team camp for two days and participated in two Saturday shootouts.

“If you’re gonna be competitive in high school basketball in Ohio, you’re gonna be involved in stuff like this,” Augspurger said.

Although Brookville originally began the league in about 1993 0r 1994, Augspurger said South has organized the league in conjunction with other schools since about 1996, when South built their new athletic facility.

Augspurger said the teams are allowed to compete against one another between June 1 and July 31 and coaches are allowed to coach for 10 days during that period.

On July 2, South had seven of their eight varsity members playing, with one out with an injury.

“We have one of our starters injured and not here and other than that, I have the seven guys that will be the bulk of my varsity team here,” Augspurger said.

Each team in the league will play each other once, Augspurger said, with every team playing one team twice. The league will also be organizing a tournament July 10 at Brookville.

Augspurger said he wasn’t happy with how his team played their first game that night against Carlisle High school. South also competed against Dixie High School.

“I think with us more than anything else, our mindset has got to be better,” he said. “That’s kinda why I was so unhappy with us the last game. Our competitive approach to winning has got to be better.”

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