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:
Enjoy these highlights from the freshmen, j.v., and varsity games at Buhl on 12/6/2013:
Sparta will be decked out in RED for the first home boys basketball game versus the Preston Indians on Dec 4th. Wear your red jerseys, t-shirts, sweats, etc and come cheer on the Spartans!
Monday, November 25th is the First Annual Spartan Basketball Meet the Players Fundraiser from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Main Gym.
Adult tickets are $10 each and include admission, a hot dog, chips, a drink, and entry into the raffle which includes Utah Jazz tickets, a season pass to home games, and Minico gear. The event includes a JV vs Freshman scrimmage, a performance by the Minico Cheerleaders, the Varsity Moms vs JV/Freshman Moms game, and the Red and White Varsity Scrimmage.
Adult tickets are available from any Minico boys basketball player. Kids 18 & under get in free. Food will be available to purchase for the kids if desired. Go Spartans!
Minico Boys Basketball will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, 11/6 at 7 p.m. in the Main Gym for 9th-12th graders interested in trying out for basketball. This meeting is also for parents. Open gym will be held after the meeting.
Minico Boys Basketball Coach Ty Shippen and his Minico basketball players are excited to offer this new developmental program for kids in the 4th through 8th grades. Participants will work on important fundamentals including footwork, ball handling, shooting technique, fast break concepts, and defense. Each player will receive a nice Spartan basketball jersey. The kids will also have the option of
scrimmaging at halftimes of some Minico home basketball games,
Skills Clinic & Parent Meeting (for 4th – 8th Graders)
Monday, October 28th from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Minico High School.
(A brief parent meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the main gym.)
4th-8th Grade Open Gyms:
Mondays from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Nov 4th. Dec.2nd
Program Cost: $30
(Note: The cost for this fun fall program is only $25 if you are
registering for the Tri-Cities Youth Basketball League!)
Click here for the registration flyer.
Minico Basketball will also be holding a FREE clinic for boys and girls in grades 1-6 on Monday, October 14th from 6-7:30. Meet in the main gym. Please help spread the word!
Open gyms for Grades 9-12 are Tuesdays from 6:30-8 and Wednesdays from 8-9:30 at Minico.
A record number of teams will tee off for the annual Minico girls and boys basketball golf scramble at Rupert Country Club on Thursday, August 1st. Registration starts at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:50. Questions? Call Coach Ty Shippen at 208.390.9719.
Click here for a list of our awesome tournament sponsors!
All players participating in the Buhl/Utah State/Boise Camps and Tournaments need to attend this team practice. Please also pay for tournaments Thursday as well, if you have not already done so. Buhl is $20, Utah State is $150, and Boise is $40. Thank you and look forward to a fun June! Go Spartans!!