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Foote switches to boys at Cedar Valley

Craig Foote nursed the Cedar Valley Christian girls basketball program for seven years, taking them from the verge of extinction to having a respectable team with the great Shelby Hembera.

Now he's accepted a new challenge at Cedar Valley with the boys basketball team, taking the reins of a ballclub that won only two games last year.

Foote is not a martyr, however, and was ready to make the switch.

Foote was an assistant coach with the boys basketball teams at Marion, Lisbon and Cedar Valley before becoming the girls coach at Cedar Valley, so he has a strong background in boys basketball.

Secondly, his son Jackson is a freshman on the boys basketball team at Cedar Valley and this gives him a chance to coach his own kid.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 November 2015 07:42



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Cedar Valley girls nipped by Alburnett

ALBURNETT – Maggie Cach had 18 points and eight rebounds to lead the Cedar Valley Christian girls basketball team in a season-opening 55-52 loss to Alburnett on Tuesday.

Molly Hembera and Candace Wilson had 12 points and four rebounds for Cedar Valley. Emma Slagle added six points.


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Cedar Valley girls aiming higher

Ron Slagle has been coaching many of the girls in the Cedar Valley Christian basketball program since they were in the fourth grade, either on the AAU circuit or at the school itself.

He's experienced all the growing pains along the way, but now thinks the Huskies are ready to a big step forward and compete for a Tri-Rivers Conference title in the next few years.

"We're shooting to be the Tri-Rivers Conference East champion within the next three years," Slagle said Thursday, "and I think it's very attainable on that side of the conference.

"The girls are tied of losing. They want to be considered a valid opponent for anybody and that's the mindset going forward. We want to make sure Cedar Valley gets put on the map before the next three years are over."

The Huskies nearly made it last year when they began the season with a 7-3 record, but superstar Shelby Hembera got hurt and missed the rest of the year. The team finished with an 8-14 record, going 1-11 without her.



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Cedar Valley changes basketball coaches

Jeff Pospisil has stepped aside as the boys basketball coach at Cedar Valley Christian after 23 years as the head coach.

Pospisil, who is the principal at Cedar Valley, was the coach of the Huskies ever since the team was started in 1992.

Craig Foote, who was the girls basketball coach at Cedar Valley for seven years, has succeeded Pospisil as the boys basketball coach. Ron Slagle, who was Foote's assistant with the girls program, has succeeded Foote as head coach.

Slagle has been the club basketball coach for the Cedar Valley girls in the Class of 2018.


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Cedar Valley falls to Midland

The Cedar Valley Christian volleyball team lost to Midland, 25-21, 25-15, 23-25, 25-14, in a match Tuesday night at Cedar Valley.

Maggie Cach collected nine kills, six digs and five assists for the Huskies. Candace Wilson had nine assists and nine digs. Emma Slagle finished with 13 digs.

Hanna Severson had seven digs for Cedar Valley. Nicole Hartman blocked three shots.

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