Both our 7th and 8th grade Macs and our High School Varsity Macs played for their respective Shelby County League championships last night. While our 7/8 team played their hearts out, they came up a bit short at the end. Though it wasn't the result our boys had hoped for, they, under the direction of Coach James Nokes, and the on court leadership of Ariel "J.J" Kampf, had a season to be proud of.
Coming off of their historic success at Yeshiva University's Red Saracheck Invitational Basketball Tournament in New York, our varsity Macs were heavily favored to win their championship game against their rival Bucs. The balance shifted, though, when it was announced that starting center, Brian Itkowitz, would be unable to play to do an injury to his knee. Nonetheless, led by the superb play of captain Eli Osdoba and the guidances of Coaches Richard Lewis and Craig Wiener, the team rose to the occasion and walked away with a fitting cap to a most remarkable season.
Here are all of the pictures from these two championship games: