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Basketball is officially here

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor

The first official day of high school basketball practice officially started on November 1, but it’s a wait and see thing for the Johnson County boys.
Coach Austin Atwood has several key players still on the gridiron and none are expected back until Monday. And that’s only if they lose in the playoffs at CAK on Friday.
Cody Bailie, Bud Icenhour and Jose Guzman are all returning starters. Guzman is currently out with an injured arm and his return date is yet to be determined.
Nathan Arnold is another player who will log plenty of playing time in addition to Brandon Vannoy, the team’s punter.
Vannoy was a starter last season but left the team after Christmas. His return will definitely add some much needed depth after the departure of standout forward Chase Phillips now at Milligan College.
Four freshmen will vie for a couple of varsity spots. Blake Atwood, Zach Eller, Nathan Lane and Troy Arnold are still on the gridiron too.
Atwood played well at the summer camps and adds quickness. Atwood loves what he sees in the other three.
“I hope the football players win it all,” said Atwood. “We’ll try and have them ready when the conference schedule begins.”

Hardees Classic
Johnson County boys will play in the Hardee’s Classic at David Crockett which begins on Tuesday, November 24. The tournament drawing will be held on November 12.

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