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High school basketball kicks off

By KTVA Sports 2:59 PM December 3, 2013

Tryouts, practices held at gyms across Anchorage

ANCHORAGE – Dec. 2 marks the official start of the Alaska high school basketball season. Teams held tryouts and practices in every gym in Anchorage.

More than 40 boys were at tryouts at West High School. Head Coach Antonio Wyche says today is like Christmas for him.

“They’re enthusiastic,” Wyche said. “It’s something that they love and I hope they put everything into.”

Last season the girls hoops team at Dimond High School fell one game short of the title, losing the championship game to Wasilla.

For this year, senior guard Tara Thompson said they “just need to stay positive and more forward as a team.”

Thompson said even though her team is young, she thinks they have potential.

“Our goal is just to take it one game at a time and focus on the tiny things,” she said. “We can’t make as many mistakes and turnovers and things.”

Ballgames start in two weeks, with Cook Inlet Conference games beginning in January.

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