Ballin’ Bobcats

10 seniors represent South in the JCC basketball league


Members of the Bobcats pose for a picture after taking 2nd place in the league last year.

The Ballin Bobcat basketball team is ready and excited for its 5th and final season as a team. 

Players and fans are equally excited for the start of the upcoming season. The Bobcats play in the Jewish Community center varsity basketball league. The first game for the team is Jan. 12. 

The Bobcats finished last season at 7-1 in the regular season. The players say this season they are hoping to continue the past season’s success.  Senior David Passow said he is excited for this season.

 “I liked the way we have practiced this offseason to prepare for another great season,” he said. “We have been in and out of the gym, but mostly out to get ready to make a run at the championship.” 

The Bobcats finished second place in the Jewish Community Center basketball league last year. Passow hopes they can be atop the league this year. 

Another player on the Bobcats, senior Kyle Brown, said he was excited to see how one particular player finishes off his high school career.

“I’m excited to see how well our star player Nevan Valle can play this year,” he said.  

Multiple players on the Bobcats labeled Valle as the team’s best player. After dominating the league last year the team is hoping he can continue his dominance this season.

“I hope Nev can continue to dominate and help us win some games this season,” senior forward Hayden Shaffer said.

Valle said he feels confident that he’ll have another successful season.

“There is no competition for me this season,” he said. 

Even though Valle is very confident in the team this season, both Brown and Passow admit there will be a few tough games on the schedule. 

“We all feel like there is a team that we have some unfinished business with and that is the team that beat us in the championship last season. But we are ready to beat them this time around,” Passow said