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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. Girl’s basketball in the Jackson area starts next week.
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Columbia Central finished just under .500 last season. The Golden Eagles will open their year on December, 4th in Parma. The Panthers of Western will play host for the opener of Columbia’s season. They’ll then be home on the 11th as the Titans of Lumen Christi travel to the outskirts of Brooklyn. Columbia Central finished 10-11 last season.
Concord is one of many area MHSAA teams opening their season on December, 4th. Like the Golden Eagles, they’ll open on the road. They’ll be in Hanover-Horton before returning home two days later to host Grass Lake. Concord is poised to improve on last year’s 9-13 final record.
East Jackson is set for a turnaround season, after finishing 4-18 last season. The team will open two days later than most, on the 6th. They’ll be at home twice to start the year, first playing host to Whitmore Lake, and then the Pirates of Napoleon on the 13th.
Grass Lake had one of the better area records a year ago- momentum they’ll be hoping to carry into their season opener on the 4th. The Warriors were 18-5 last season. They’re the host for the first of two matches, before hitting the road. First at home, as Springport comes to town- and then on the road in Concord. They’ll play on the 4th and then again on the 6th.
Hanover also will play on a two game separation to start the season. They’ll play one on the road, but open at home as Concord comes to town. After that they’ll be in Homer for their next contest. Hanover-Horton was again one of the better area teams last season, posting a final tally of 16-9.
Jackson Christian is in the driver’s seat, as they look to forget a 6-14 record just a year ago. They open on the road at Leslie on the 4th, before playing host to Waldron on the 7th.
Jackson High finished just under .500 last season. The Vikings are in a position to make great strides this year as they’ve had time assess and build off of that record. J High will open the year on the road on the 4th at Grand Ledge. They’ll then have a ten day break before their home opener against Ypsilanti.
The Titans of Lumen Christi begin the year with two road games. They’ll also have a slightly later start than most teams. Their season begins at Pennfield on the 7th before they travel to just outside of Brooklyn and battle the Golden Eagles of Columbia Central. They have a lot of potential, and are looking to wipe the slate of last year clean, after going 4-17.
Michigan Center was dominant. They recorded a 23-3 mark on the season last year and will look to test Lenawee Christian to open the year. They’ll be on the road on the 4th and take a six day break before playing host to Concord on the 10th.
Napoleon is on the rebound this season. They posted a record of 3-19 and have a tough schedule to open the year. They’re on the road twice to start things out. First at Onsted and the East Jackson. The Pirates will be hoping to start hot and work off of that.
Northwest was premier last season. 25-2 was their final tally as they starred on the court for their school. They have a later start than most teams. First on the 7th they host Western. Then they hit the road and travel to Mason on the 11th.
Springport got a nod at 18-5 last season. They’ll look to continue their success as they play two home games to start the season. Vandy comes to town on the 4th and then the Spartans host the Reading Rangers on the 6th.
Vandercook Lake will set aside memories of a 4-17 season last year as they hit the court at home against Homer on the 4th. They’ll then host the Panthers of Stockbridge on the 6th.
Western is hoping to be on the upswing this season. They finished under .500 last year at 6-15 and do have the fortune of opening at home on the fourth. They’ll host the Golden Eagles of Columbia Central before hitting the road on the 7th to play against Northwest.
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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