You’ll have to excuse Steelville High School varsity girls basketball Head Coach Seth Collins for having a big smile on his face headed into the 2020-21 basketball season. The Lady Cardinals won a district championship a year ago and they’ve got every player back.
The Steelville High School varsity boys have been seeded fourth for the FCNB Bank-It Championship basketball tournament, which will get underway on Monday, November 30, at Sullivan High School.
Heading into the 2020-21 season the Steelville High School varsity boys basketball team has just one starter back from a team that went all the way to the district championship game a year ago. This year’s squad, however, is not without some players who have significant varsity experience.
The St. James Lady Tigers may want to invest in plenty of good basketball shoes this season. Because with perhaps their deepest roster in years, St. James figures to be wearing out a lot of sneakers with its pace this season.
Ben Smith wants to avoid the dreaded “R” word. But however one slices it the St. James High School boys’ basketball squad will indeed be in some sort of rebuilding mode this winter. St. James is scheduled to open the season in the Sullivan Tournament Nov. 30-Dec. 4.
With some key returners in place, the St. James High School wrestling team are optimistic despite the road blocks thrown into the season by COVID-19.
The Tigers’ season-opener at Osage Beach, scheduled for Monday, Nov. 23, was canceled Friday evening, Nov. 20. However, a replacement meet was quickly scheduled and now St. James is to travel to Rolla High School Tuesday, Nov. 24 to open against Rolla and Bolivar (5:30 p.m.).