‘Tis a new season

Josh Herriman and Meekley Walden go hard for the ball during Tuesday’s basketball tryouts at Southwick-Tolland Regional High School. (Photo by Marc St. Onge)

SOUTHWICK – ‘Tis the season.
The weather outside might be turning frightful, but the time to fire up delightful jump shots, alley-oops, and behind-the-back passes is nearly upon us.
On Mon., Dec. 11, the Southwick basketball program will tip-off with a home and away contest.
While Southwick girls basketball will host Palmer at 7 p.m., the boys basketball team will open on the road at Frontier at 7:30.

Southwick’s Maura Worster gives a big thumbs up under the watchful eyes of the Ram during basketball tryouts Tuesday night. (Photo by Marc St. Onge)

The Southwick boys basketball team has made huge strides under the direction of head coach Dylan Dubuc. After winning just three games during the entire 2013-14 regular season, the Rams improved to 7-13 the following year.
Last season, Southwick ended a five-year postseason absence by sneaking into the Western Massachusetts Division III tournament with a 10-10 record. Amidst all that goodness, six of those losses were by just seven points or less.
Southwick figures to carry over a lot of that excitement generated by a program on the upswing. The Junior Varsity team posted an 18-2 mark.
Other Southwick openers are as follows: indoor track vs. Greenfield at Smith College (Northampton) Dec. 8 at 3:45 p.m., wrestling at Monument Mountain Duals Dec. 9 at 10 a.m., JV boys ice hockey vs. Greenfield Dec. 16 at 3 p.m., and skiing at Berkshire East (Charlemont) Jan. 4 at 5 p.m.

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