It has been a spectacular year so far for both boys and girls varsity basketball. The boys have had a stellar season with a solid 14-14-1 record prior to their game on February the 18th against Pulaski County. Coach Kelley has high hopes for them, and he is optimistic about their chances to make it to regions. District play for boys basketball will begin on February 26th at Mercer county.
Moving on to girls basketball, they have had nothing less than a remarkable season. Not only do they have the best record in the history of WJHS girls basketball, with 19 wins and 7 losses, but they have even managed to achieve this through many hardships that they have faced over the year. Varsity 2-guard, Bethany Hamilton, describes the difficulties they have endured as follows: “As a team, our roughest spot has probably been injuries. We have had 2 ACL tears, 3 concussions, sprained ankles, a broken finger, and even walking pneumonia. Through all of this, however, we have managed to stick together.” Bethany hasn’t been spared from the injuries either, as she has just recently recovered from a PCL injury. Despite all of this, our girls basketball team is a force to be reckoned with. They hope to attain their twentieth win against East in the fast-approaching district tournament and go to regionals. If hearing about the accomplishments of our basketball teams has filled you with Colt pride, please come out to the district games and support our outstanding boys and girls basketball teams!