Minico vs. Wood River Highlights

Congrats to the Minico Spartans on their 2014-2015 season. They finished second in their conference in the regular season and made it to the state play-in game where they came up short against an experienced Bishop Kelly team that shot an astounding 68% from the field. Minico has a bright future, losing only one senior starter.

Middle School Madness: West Minico 7th and 8th grade teams were regular season league champs, with the 7th grade finishing 20-0 and the 8th graders finishing 18-2, with one of those losses coming to East Minico in OT. East Minico 8th graders came up big in the final season tournament again, beating West in the semifinals and coming up just short in the championship. East Minico 7th graders also had a solid year, finishing 4th in the league. Congrats to Paul Afiaki, Dennis Haynes, Mike McManus, and Rudy for great seasons!

Mark your calendars! The Minico Boys Basketball camp will be held June 1st-4th for grades 3-8. The camp for grades 9-12 will be held May 18-20. Registration forms will be posted soon.

Spring basketball registration through Spartan Hoops (a competitive non-profit travel basketball club) is available here and must be postmarked by March 2nd.

Here are the highlights from their final home game in districts vs. Wood River, followed by some inspiring words from Stephen Curry:

Minico vs. Jerome Highlights

Good luck to the Minico Girls Basketball team tonight in the district championship @ Twin Falls. Tip-off is 7 p.m. The Minico Boys travel to Hillcrest Friday night for their last regular season game. The boys secured the 2nd seed in the Region 4 District Tournament. The Spartans will host the winner of the Jerome @ Burley game on Saturday, February 21st at 7 p.m. for a trip to state.

Air Cinderella


This was a project for Mrs. Shippen’s Interactive Media: Video I class by Matthew Brumley, Larry Vega, Karson Schenk, and John Perrigot.


Point Guard College Coming to Ogden!

Just announced, Ogden will be hosting a PGC Essentials Camp this summer! This camp will be held June 29th-July 3rd at Weber State University, the week following the AAU Big Mountain Jam at the South Towne Expo. To learn more, watch the video below, and visit the PGC Web Site.

Course Overview:

The PGC Essentials basketball camps provide an intense, rigorous basketball training experience that teaches you what to practice, and how to practice, to excel on the court. You will learn all the habits and skills necessary for you to be effective against bigger, faster players. You will also discover how to train more effectively, so you don’t practice and practice without getting results. We’ll teach you how to train smarter and harder so that your efforts pay off.

Basketball, or any competitive sport or endeavor, will eventually challenge you in many different ways. How will you respond to setbacks, losing, injuries, being benched, unfair treatment, and all the other things that can (and probably will) happen in your basketball career? The things you’ll learn at PGC Essentials will help you with the tangible rewards of basketball—making teams, getting more playing time, and winning championships. But it will also help you with the intangible things—enjoying the game more, bouncing back from disappointment, learning to lead and influence others, and learning to thrive in the midst of adversity.

Air Cinderella: A Minico Spartan Fairy Tale

Starring Minico Boys Basketball Players Larry Vega as Air Cinderella and Matthew Brumley as himself.
Featuring Ty Shippen as Coach Charming, John Perrigot as himself, and Karson Schenk as “Fairy Swag Father”

Preston Highlights

Highlight courtesy of Nikki Kay, KMVT Reporter:



1st Annual 4th-6th Grade “New Year’s Blast” Basketball Tournament

Information about the New Year’s Blast Tournament on January 3rd is available here:

Congrats to the Minico Spartan Hoops 6th Grade Boys for winning the championship of their 8 team division!


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!