Minico Girls Basketball Teams Sweep Burley, Boys Home Opener vs. Canyon Ridge

Congrats to the freshmen, jv, and varsity Minico Girls Basketball teams on their victories over Burley. Freshman Rachel Baliola had 32 points for the 9th grade team, and freshman Saydi Anderson scored 25 for the JV. The varsity girls were led by Shaylee Gilchrist, who scored 15 points in the second half, and Adriana Peralez, who had 11.


The final was Minico 50, Burley 39. 


The students celebrated at the annual “Gift of Green” assembly today to raise money for the Christmas Council. Special guest “Santa Claus” made a surprise appearance.


The boys basketball team takes on conference rival Canyon Ridge Wednesday night, 12/17, in their home opener. JV and Freshmen start at 6 with varsity to follow.



Minico Beats Burley in Early Conference Play

December 10, 2014 1:30 am  • Article by NICK RULAND

Minico staged a furious fourth quarter rally, beating Burley 71-65, scoring 27 points in the final eight minutes to pull the upset. The Spartans crowd rushed the court as the buzzer sounded. Peyton Bailey had eight points and Jeremy Stevenson added seven in the final stanza, much of it coming at the stripe.

“We made some adjustments, kept fighting and got good looks,” Shippen said. “I’m so proud of our kids, they kept fighting and fighting. This gives us huge confidence.” In an electric atmosphere, it was a memorable start to conference play for those on hand.

Minico 71, Burley 65

Minico 15 15 14 27 —71

Burley 20 15 15 15 —65


Jensen 2, Bailey 19, Chavez 4, C. Chandler 3, Brumley 15, Stevenson 12, Pilling 9, Vega 7. Totals: 23 21-32 71.


Cantu 4, Quast 11, B. Page 2, Arteaga 3, Garrard 2, Gibbons 5, Bell 10, M. Del Bosque 12, R. Del Bosque 5, S. Page 11.Totals: 23 9-16 65.

3-point goals: Minico 4 (P. Bailey 2, J. Stevenson, Pilling); Burley 10 (S. Page 3, Bell 2, M. Del Bosque 2, R. Del Bosque, S. Page). Team fouls: Minico 12, Burley 22. Fouled out: B. Page, S. Page.


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Meet the Players Night, Monday, December 1st

The 2nd Annual Minico Boys Basketball Meet the Players Night is Monday, December 1st at 6 p.m. Adult Tickets are available at the door for $10. Includes dinner, admission, and raffle. (They will start serving at 5:40 p.m.) Silent auction, frosh vs. jv scrimmage, the awesome Moms vs Moms game, Spartan Hoops shooting competition, a performance by the Minico cheerleaders, and the featured event, the Varsity Red and White scrimmage. Students 18 & Under get in free to the event and can purchase a meal for $5 if they would like. Here are some highlights from our future Spartans!

Minico Spartans Fall Basketball Camp for 4th-8th Graders

Minico Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Ty Shippen, his staff, and basketball players are excited to offer this developmental program for boys in the 4th-8th grades starting on Monday, October 27th. Click here to download the flyer.

Dates: Mondays, Oct. 27th, Nov. 3rd, & Nov. 10th
4th – ­6th Graders: 5:30 to­ 6:45 p.m.
7th – ­8th Graders: 7:00 to­ 8:15 p.m.
(Check ­In Starts at 4:45 & 6:15 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 27th)
Camp Cost: $15

Uniform Add­ Ons
Reversible Spartan Basketball Jersey: $20
Matching Reversible Shorts: $15

*Note: Monday, Dec. 1st is Minico’s Annual Boys Basketball Meet the Players Night Fundraiser at 6 p.m. Clinic participants are invited to sit as a group and compete in a shooting contest as part of the program. It should be over around 8 p.m.



Success at the June 2014 Big Mountain Jam!

Basketball & Tennis Camp To Be Offered

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Spartan Hoops, in conjunction with Willem Bradford’s Senior Project, will hold a cross training basketball and tennis camp for boys and girls in Grades 4 – 8 on Wednesdays from 4-5:15 p.m. Sept. 10th – Oct. 1st at the Minico tennis courts, located east of the school. The cost is $25. Training will include:

  • Quickness, footwork, and agility drills

  • Basketball ball-handling and defensive skill work

  • Learning tennis strokes (forehand, backhand, volley, serve)

  • Practicing hand-eye coordination and other essential skills

  • Playing fun games, competing, and making new friends!

About the Coaches: Willem Bradford is a senior at Minico and was a 4A state tennis qualifier in mixed doubles in 2014. He will be assisted by other Minico varsity tennis and basketball players, along with Kaly Gillette Shippen, “Coach K”, who teaches business at Minico. She was a NCAA Division I college basketball player and was formerly the head varsity tennis coach at Skyline H.S.

Each participant should bring a tennis racquet, non-marking athletic shoes, and a water bottle. If a racquet is needed, please indicate it on the registration form.  In case of rain, players will meet in the Minico cafeteria gym.

Click here for the registration form. The registration deadline is Friday, September 5th.


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!