Golf Tournament July 17th

Sponsorship Opportunities and team sign-ups are still available for the Annual Minico Basketball Fundraiser Golf Scramble on July 17th at Rupert Country Club.

Here is the letter and the team registration form:

2014 Golf Scramble Letter / Sponsorship Information

Team Registration Form 

Call Ty Shippen at 208.390.9719 or Terry Merrill at 208.431.7236 for more information.

All College Skills Basketball Camp June 30th-July 3rd

This is a fantastic local basketball camp! The high school sessions run Monday, June 30th – Thursday, July 3rd at Burley High School.  The cost is $85 and includes a reversible jersey. 9th-12th grade girls go from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 9th-12th grade boys go from 2 p.m. –  6 p.m.  Siblings receive a $20 discount.  (Advanced 8th graders may attend as long as they can compete with the high school players.)

Jerrod Dastrup and his staff bring knowledge and experience as current and former players and coaches from the collegiate level, including: Southwestern Oregon Community College, Salt Lake Community College, Westminster University, Utah Valley University and BYU Hawaii. The coaches are highly qualified and trained to provide some of the best personalized instruction from the collegiate level needed in order to make the basketball gains each athlete desires at the high school level and beyond.

Click here for the All College Skills Camp Flyer. (You can register at the door.)


Jerrod Dastrup has been the principal at Raft River Elementary. He has taken a position as a school administrator in Wyoming for the 2014-2015 school year.

Reminder: Western Montana Basketball Camp, July 13-16

Coach Shippen will be on staff at this excellent camp in Dillon, Montana for grades 4-12. Coach Shippen says the participants will shoot more shots at this camp than just about any camp in the country. Having been to camps all over the west, including BYU, U of U, Westminster, and Gonzaga, this is one of the best values around for an overnight camp. You can get the team discount with the Minico group. Contact Coach Shippen at 208.390.9719 if you have any questions.

Click here for the flyer.

ISU Basketball Team Camp Schedule

Please click here to view the schedule for the ISU Basketball Team Camp June 13-14.

The next practice is Thursday, June 12th, from 8-9:30 p.m. at Minico.  Go Spartans!

Buhl & Boise Tournament Information for Grades 9-12

Updated Tourney Schedules:

Buhl Tournament 2014, June 6-7

Boise Shootout 2014 NEW SCHEDULE!, June 19-21 (Updated Wednesday, June 18, 10 p.m.)

(ISU Tournament Schedule for June 13-14 is still TBA.)

May 9-10 Tournament Information

Click here for information on the May 9-10 basketball tournament.

Varsity and JV Players: Click here for your scorekeeping assignments. Remember, this will help pay for your summer ball tournaments! Thank you!

May 3rd Basketball Tournament Announced

The Minico Spartans would like to announce a one day basketball tournament to be held on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 with 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th/JV divisions. Click here for details.

2014 Summer Basketball Camp and Summer Program Information

Minico Spartans Summer Basketball Registration Form (Grades 9-12)

Click here for the Summer Ball Calendar (Grades 9-12)

Sparta Camp at Minico for Grades 9-12
(Mandatory for those playing summer ball!)
May 20-22nd from 5-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Spartan Camp for Boys in Grades 5-8
June 2-5
1-4 p.m.
Cost: $45 at the door
Earlybird: $40 if registered by 5/31

Little Spartans Basketball Camp for Grades 1-4
June 3-4
5-8 p.m.
Cost: $30 at the door
Earlybird: $25 if registered by 5/31

Click here for the 2014 Minico Basketball Camp Registration Form (Grades 1-8)

5th Grade & Up Travel / AAU Basketball Tryouts To Be Held After Spring Break

Tryouts for Minico Spartans Spring Travel / AAU Basketball Teams will be held on March 31st and April 3rd at Minico. 5th-8th Graders will practice from 5:30-7 p.m. and 9th-11th graders will practice from 7-8:30 p.m. Pre-registration is not necessary, but you can click on the link below for the registration form which has more information. (Note: The registration form will be available for you to fill out at tryouts if you aren’t able to complete it beforehand. Some coaches who are helping are not yet listed on the form.)

Please click here for the registration form. 



Minico 47 Canyon Ridge 44

TWIN FALLS – Down by one in overtime, Minico’s Brian Christenson drained a 3-pointer and then the Spartans got a defensive stop on the other end to steal a 50-48 Great Basin Conference road win at Canyon Ridge on Wednesday.

Isaiah Harris led Minico with 19 points and Christenson added 12 for the Spartans, who shot 42 percent from the floor.

Read the full article in the Times News here.

Coach Shippen has a tradition of taking his teams to watch a college basketball game each season. On Saturday, the Spartans traveled to Boise to watch the Boise State vs. Wyoming Game at Taco Bell Arena.  The team would like to thank Boise State men’s basketball for their hospitality!  It was a great game that went down to a last second shot.   This video shows some of the Minico players jamming out on the jumbo screen during a timeout:

Minico 69 Wood River 52

Three Spartans scored in double digits on Wednesday in Minico’s 69-52 win over Wood River.  Isaiah Harris led the way with 24 points, and Josh Pilling and Nico Chavez combined for 24 points off the bench. Chavez played his first game of the season for the Spartans, returning from an achilles injury that occurred during football season. Pilling played in just his second varsity game after an impressive performance in two quarters vs. Kimberly.

The Spartans are 1-0 in conference and 2-3 overall.  They face Hillcrest in Idaho Falls on January 2nd.


Box Score

Minico 69, Wood River 52

Wood River 7 12 13 20 —52

Minico 14 13 19 23 —69


Bingham 4, Nordsieck 14, Brugger 6, Scott 6, Carter 9, Hernandez 11, Gomez 2. Totals 20 11-24 52.


Chavez 10, MacKay 2, Bailey 6, Crystal 6, Christensen 1, Pilling 13, Brumley 4, Barclay 3, Harris 24. Totals 25 14-25 69.

3-point goals: Wood River 1 (Hernandez); Minico 5 (Chavez 2, Pilling 2, Crystal). Total fouls: Wood River 19, Minico 23. Fouled out: Carter, Hernandez; Brumley.