By Ray Conner
The junior varsity Broncs are ready to make steady improvement as the season goes on.
Second-year head coach Aaron LaFarga is back as he guides his young charges. Last season Kern Valley finished 8-5 and 3-2 in the High Desert League.
He was presented with preview questions and his responses were as follows:
“This will be my second year as the head coach for the Junior Varsity team.”
“My assistant coach this year is Zach Heffner.”
“I have twelve players on my team this year.”
“Tyler Strange 10, Pardae Tuttle 10, Trey Bushling 10, James (Pinky) Davis 10, Kieran McCarthy 10, Jeffrey Carter 10, Micah Johnson 9, Seth McCullough 9, Carlos Martinez 9, Jaison Scruggs 9 and Eli Wertz 9.”
“My returners are Tyler, Pardae and Trey.”
“My goal this season as a coach is to get the kids comfortable with playing organized basketball.”
“My goal for the players this year is to fall in love with the process of getting better every day.”
“My key losses from last year are Davin Lee, Lucas Harris and Ryan Walker.”
“This year I have a lot of promising freshmen and some new sophomore faces that will contribute immensely to this year’s team.”
“During the non-league portion of our schedule. I am looking forward to competing with the teams in Bakersfield.”
“The team to beat in league like it has been the last few years is Cal City.”
“The strength of our team is the ability to push the ball up the floor while spreading out with our shooters.”
“Like most Kern Valley teams we aren’t tall, so our area for improvement has to be boxing out and our overall defense.
We have a lot of new faces on this year’s team and I am excited to see how they do playing our brand of basketball. I believe this year’s team has more talent than last year’s, now we just have to wait and see if they come together as a unit when league comes around.”