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By, Gabriel Schray | JTV Sports | November 27th, 2018
Jackson, Michigan– The Jackson Area had a great fall season of High School Athletics. It ended just days ago, but now fans, athletes and parents are gearing up for what should be a great year of winter sports. Boy’s basketball in the Jackson area starts tonight.
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Napoleon got their season started last night with a big win over Jonesville, a final tally of 65-37. They’ll play again on the 30th in Onsted. Napoleon posted a final record of 16-9 last season and they’ve continued their winning ways to start this season.
Northwest is getting their year started on the road tonight. They’ll be at Charlotte with a 7pm tip off. They’ll be back in action on the 30th as they play the Panthers of Stockbridge. They’re hoping to bounce back after going 8-12 last season.
Concord gets things started tonight and will have their hands full with Hanover-Horton. They’ll be home and their contest will begin in 7pm. They’ll again be at home at 7pm for their next contest against Vandercook Lake on the 30th. They’re hoping to reverse their record, after falling to 4-17 over the course of last season.
Grass Lake will be doing battle with the Blackhawks of Leslie. The Warriors will be at home twice in a row to open the year. They’ll tip off at 7pm tonight, and again on the 30th, as they play host to Ovid-Elsie. They were over .500 last year and want to continue their winning ways, after posting a final record of 12-10.
East Lansing is in Parma tonight to get Western’s season started. The Panthers begin play at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door. They’ll play the Golden Eagles of Columbia Central next. Western was excellent last season, notching a final record of 18-7 on the year.
Springport begins their year at home tonight. They’ll be matched up with Vandercook Lake High School. After their match against Vandy at 7pm tonight, they won’t be back in action until the 7th of December, when they hit the road to play Quincy. This team is on the rebound, after a final tally of 3-17 to end last season.
Hanover-Horton starts their season at Concord tonight. The Comets are only on the road for the opener before playing host to Marshall right after on the 30th. Both contests are at 7pm. They were dominant last season, going 22-3. Hanover will want to continue their winning ways in the 2018-2019 season.
Vandercook Lake is getting started tonight. Vandy is on the road to start the year, as their first contest is at Springport High School. They turn around and play again on the 30th, this time at Concord High School. Vandercook posted a final record of 2-19 last season. Something they’ll be looking to forget moving forward.
East Jackson won’t begin their season until tomorrow, the 28th. They’ll open with a game against. Jackson Christian. That’ll be followed with a match against Whitmore Lake. A year ago the Trojans went 16-7. A record they’ll look to build off of. Jackson Christian will move from their contest with EJ to play at Waldron. Jackson Christian was 5-17 last season. A record they’ll look to dispel.
Columbia Central won’t tip off for the first time until the 30th. They’ll open against Western and then compete with Concord. The Golden Eagles will look to build off a nice 10-9 season they put together over the course of last year’s schedule.
Michigan Center was one of the better area teams last season. They finished 18-4. They won’t start their season this year until the 3rd of December. They’ll open at home against the Comets of Hanover-Horton and then hit the road to play the Pirates in Napoleon.
The Titans of Lumen Christi won’t begin until the 4th of December. Neither will Jackson’s Vikings. Lumen Christi will be looking to reset after posting a final record of 6-17 just last season. They’ll begin the year at Pennfield before hosting Hastings.
Jackson High had a flashy 12-9 record last season. Something they think they can build on with some of the best athletes in the area. They’ll play two home games in a row to open the year, starting with Central out of Battle Creek on December 4th. They’ll then be off until Ann Arbor’s Pioneer comes to town.
The 13 area teams had some great seasons, and some not so great seasons last year. For a schedule of what games we’ll be carrying on JTV and JTV.TV, follow us on social media. You can get connected with JTV Sports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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