Order On The Court


In addition to many new faces, another new element to the season is that active players will no longer be required to wear masks.

Ben Stewart

WOODBURY – As the leaves turn and Nonnewaug settles into December, winter sports are back and here to stay. Athletes are looking forward to the next chapter as basketball season is soon underway.

Individual athletes have been preparing for their seasons and are continuing to hone in and sharpen their skills. This involves offseason training and hours in the weight room to ensure their chances of doing something extraordinary this year. 

“I’ve been going to the gym a lot, since soccer is over I have a lot of free time before basketball,” said senior Brendan Burke.

Burke is not the only one working on his conditioning and preparing for the new season ahead. Basketball hopefuls have been participating in open gym and are eager to see the winter season begin. 

Turning The Page for Basketball 

As the shoes lace up again, the 2021 boys basketball season will have its own unique challenges. This up and coming season comes with new obstacles, new faces, and more responsibilities. Graduating seniors leave more opportunity for returning players to be leaders and the necessity for the new team to play together.

The introduction of a new coach leaves the door open for potential new players to make an impact this season. Players and coaches will have to adapt to the new environment and come together as a program to make something happen this winter season. 

“I think having everything inside is awesome, and the fans are a lot louder making the game more fun to play,” Brendan Burke added.

The Chiefs come off a successful season last year, and are hoping to keep up the momentum in this highly competitive Berkshire league. 

“One of my goals is to win the league and possibly a state championship,” Burke stated.

Additionally, the JV team is coming off an undefeated season, so the future is looking bright for years to come.