The Durham News, Durham, North Carolina, 16 December 2006, At home on the basketball court: Big wins, good friends for homeschool team
Durham Flight is one of 11 homeschool basketball teams in the state and one of only two in the Triangle. With so few teams, Flight players travel up to an hour and a half to practices in Bahama and Durham.
The team started in 2002 with eight middle school boys who “literally practiced at the end of the street in someone’s cul de sac,” said head coach Doug Dahms. Practices moved to a gym the following year, and with that came more players and a full season. The team became Durham Flight in 2004, with one middle and high school squad. Now there are middle school and varsity teams for both sexes and a boys junior varsity squad.
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 19 December 2006, Home-schooled team advantage
Banners recognizing the North Metro Blazers’ past two league championships cannot be found hanging in a gymnasium because the boys’ basketball team does not belong to a traditional school. All of the program’s 23 players are home-schooled.
The program, now in its sixth season, offers players the chance to socialize with others and learn the lessons of discipline and teamwork.
North Metro won the Christian Athletic League — made up of 12 boys’ basketball teams from various parts of Minnesota and western Wisconsin — in each of the past two seasons. Last season, the Blazers’ fast-paced style led to a 25-3 record and an average of 90.6 points scored per game.
Newton Kansan, Newton, Kansas, 21 December 2006, PREP GIRLS Non League Ponca City Saints 37, Newton Panthers 31 … (subscription required)
Friday at Ponca City, Okla., the Panthers lost to the Ponca City Home School Saints 37-31.
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolina, 21 December 2006, South Piedmont football honors out
Boiling Springs Crest’s Saxon Simpson, a state meet qualifier, and Tory Bryant, a home-schooler from Charlotte, signed with Gardner-Webb.
Port Huron Times Herald, Port Huron, Michigan, 25 December 2006, Hojnacki eyes third straight bowling title
Fair Haven resident Clarence Spurr is off to a good start this season with the Sterling Heights Summit Home School. The 6-foot-8, 280-pound center helped Summit win the Springfield Invitational earlier this month.
In the finals, Summit earned a 72-65 win against Lansing Home School.
This summer, Spurr played in the junior national tournament in Ohio. He helped his team finish seventh in the event.
Traverse City Record Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan, 29 December 2006, Suttons Bay sails off with title
Leland went undefeated in pool play with wins over Glen Lake (21-11, 21-15), Pentwater (21-13, 21-10), Benzie Central (21-15, 21-14) and Traverse City Home School (21-7, 21-8) to reach the semifinals.
Daily Inter Lake, Kalispell, Montana, Lady Crusaders whip N. Idaho, move to 10-0
MISSOULA Flathead Valley Home School wrapped up the 2006 portion of its girls basketball schedule with a 48-23 triumph over North Idaho Christian School on Saturday at the Missoula Holiday Classic.
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