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By Andrew Christiansen
The Sentinel 

Floor leadership key to success for Pirates


Jeff King

BICKLETON VARSITY BOYS: The 2013-14 Pirates are (front row l-r): Rhys Chapman, Joe Cardenas, Michael Bowers, Andrew Gannon, Devin Holden. Back row (l-r): Assistant Coach Tom Whitmore, Joseph Cummings, Troy Roberts, Clint Strader, Kyle Underwood, Mike Underwood, Riley Brown, Nathan Powers, Cody Strader, Head Coach Jerry Roberts. Not pictured, Kenny Allenton.

In some ways it feels like déjà vu in Bickleton with a good group of young players making another run, hoping to make it to the Regional round of play-offs. Last year was to be the pay off year for the Bickleton Pirates. It was the senior year for a quartet of players who had been together and excelled back to their days as middle school players. While the team showed steady improvement, it couldn't get over the hump and bowed out of districts one spot higher than the previous year, and with an overall winning record at 13-10, quite a turn-around from the 0-16 record that quartet had as freshmen.

This year's squad even has some of the same names, Powers, Roberts and Brown. But, there is...

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