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    Union @ Wise Central

    Here’s the link to the 2012 state tournament bracket: http://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/FWCZnl5XEeGDlQAmVebEWg/OI-v8F5YEeGDlQAmVebEWg/basketball-winter-11-12/2012-virginia-boys-state-basketball-playoff-brackets--vhsl-division-ii.htm
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    Union @ Wise Central

    You can keep saying that but it’s a lie. That was the first year of Union, the next year they lost in regional semis to GC and they beat Grayson last year. Someone make lying matter again!
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    Union @ Wise Central

    I don’t think playing in college makes you Coach K but, I think Moore, Cussano and Donnie Jordan have a good track record. Jordan was a college assistant for years and a head coach of a high school at one time. Who are these outstanding coaches in our area that never played the sport they coach?
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    Union @ Wise Central

    Union has won 4 regional games, won two district regular season titles, two district tournament titles and made one state tournament. Their first season of basketball was 2012, so again, can any of you all show me a team in AA Region D not named GC that has performed better. The only one I can would be Graham and that’s based off their final four run last year and they get a big benefit of playing in a league where the toughest competition (Richlands) has one regional win ever.
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    Union @ Wise Central

    Not sure what planet you guys are on but I was at the state tournament game against Fort Chiswell. We lost to Va High in Region D Finals. Tyler Vernon and Colby Addington were the best players on the team. Fort Chiswell had a D1 football player on the team if I remember correctly. This idea in our country that you can make stuff up and people believe it has gotten way out of hand.
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    Union @ Wise Central

    I’m well aware of the history. Union currently has three men on their boys basketball staff that played collegiate basketball.
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    Union @ Wise Central

    Tyler Garrison.
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    Union @ Wise Central

    He has faults, like anyone. Most notably the low roster this year, that’s totally inexcusable. Those 9th graders on the JV need to be moved up, I really have no logical explanation why this was not done immediately after Slagle injury. That said, the point remains outside of GC, he’s ran the most successful AA program in Region D.
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    Union @ Wise Central

    It’s been years so I may be off on exact years but think about this, under Moore PV/Union: Lost potential all-state post player Sam Vaughn yet made regional Lost potential all-state forward Wes Slagle and was one game from state tournament Took over a program that hadn’t made a regional tournament since Preston Mitchell in the 90s, he made it first year won a crazy three team playoff. Endured consolidation and first year of new school made state tournament Has never had a losing season Only team from Wise Co to ever win a game in the Arby’s When they play in that tournament at UVA-Wise they always win Tyler Vernon, Tyler Garrison, Jordan Martin and James Mitchell have all scored 1,000 points. Go look at the 1,000 point scorers at PV the previous era. So Union faithful, you want to throw that away and be Central who has one regional win ever? How about Richlands and the problems they’ve had? Better yet, Ridgeview? How about John Battle who hasn’t had a good team since the late 90s? Lee, you want to have Lee’s success? Tazewell, Ridgeview, who? I know Va High, let’s have a rotating door as head coach? You people are fools.
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    Union @ Wise Central

    Tyler Vernon, Colby Addington team made state tournament and were a total collapse away from Final Four. Some of you guys lie more than Trump and are delusional.
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    Union @ Wise Central

    I’ve been around for decades and have no clue what you’re talking about.
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    Union @ Wise Central

    What talented players have they lost?
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    Union @ Wise Central

    Last time I checked it took more than one regional win to make a state tournament?
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    Union @ Wise Central

    Coach Moore is yet to have a losing season either at PV or Union, routinely makes the regional tournament, has made the state tournament and was one game away from the state tournament last year after losing his best player to injury. I’m not sure what you expect? Outside of GC, can you show me a more consistent AA Region D boys program over the last 10-12 years better than PV/Union?
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    Union @ Wise Central

    Big game for both, bigger for Central. Key is if Union can limit second chances, I expect a very physical affair. I’m not sure Union and Central have ever played a basketball game, it’s usually extremely physical and one of the few times a year I think officiating matters. The Central fans will be raucous, if things go well their fever pitch will be aimed at the opposition if they lose..... God help us all.
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    M7 Boys Games (January 8)

    Alex Rasnick’s coming out party? 31 big ones in a huge win vs Lee for Union as the Bears win 78-62 RV 59 Central 41 - What happened here? Ridgeview had been struggling mightily and Central had been playing fairly well. I’m shocked, this makes Central’s game with Union Friday huge. A loss and the Warriors are two back already of second place. Heard Counts played well for Wolfpack, anyone attend this and can give updates? GC 70 Abingdon 48 - Seems like GC is getting back on track and Dean/Ervin are getting more help. My report had George playing his best game of the year. Again, feedback much appreciated.
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    M7 Boys Games Tonight (January 4)

    Wow! Central survives a buzzer beater attempt at Lee. GC struggles with Battle. Union survives Abingdon. i was at the Union game, Bears came out fast and then looked awful in their half court offense. Justin Falin cams off the bench and made some big offensive plays. I was really worried about this one, we have no depth and were playing our 3rd game of the week. A lot of shots hit the front of the rim, a sure sign of fatigue. AHS had chances late, they missed a wide open 3 that would’ve tied the game with about two minutes left. I think we’re in for a wild season in the league, GC is the class of the league but seem to be sleep walking, everyone else seems beatable on any given night.
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    M7 Boys Games Tonight (January 4)

    I’m not sure I would label them as solid post players. Falin is an athlete and has the ability to step out and make a jumper, Giza is a big body that can rebound and score in close. If you’re expecting either one of those to score double digits nightly, you’re going to be disappointed.
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    M7 Boys Games Tonight (January 4)

    Union is totally dependent on the 3 point shot. We got that way after Wes went out, given our depth we are going to struggle on weeks when we play more than two games.
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    M7 Boys Games Tonight (January 4)

    Seems like the only team GC plays to its potential against is Central. Not sure it will matter Region is so weak.
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    2018 Arby's Classic Thread

    I’m fairly certain the gentleman you are referencing is a college (NAIA) official. He’s regarded as one of the premier officials in the area.
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    2018 Arby's Classic Thread

    Who is Fred? The only Fred I know that officiates quit a few years back, moved to be closer to his family if memory serves?
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    Zac Ervin 2000

    What does this have to do with the post? Ervin is a tremendous player and in my view a better shooter than McClung. McClung is a better athlete and is more talented in other facets of the game. If GC wins Region D, I hope he plays enough games to have a chance of catching McClung.
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    Random score from across SWVA

    I don’t think Union would beat GC with Slagle but, boy would it be fun to watch. Credit Zach and the coaches for the defense in the first period, it had GC befuddled. Of course, they figured it out and we didn’t have the firepower to score with them. I would like to see us play a bit slower in the half court, force GC to play defense next time around. Credit Ervin and Dean they kill you on the foul line, I bet GC shot two to three times as many free throws as Union last night. Overall, we are getting better. These next three games are huge for our season. If they somehow get through that stretch 3-0 watch out, the game at Central won’t be easy. Also, I’d like to mention Union’s JV squad. Best JV team I’ve seen at Union/PV since the early 2000s when Robbins. Zirkle, McKinney, etc were at PV and this bunch is better. That team was a bunch of football players trying to play, this team has basketball players. Should be fun to watch the next 3-4 seasons.
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