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Pirates set sail for hoops treasure

By on November 29, 2017 at 2:22 pm

Members of the 2017-18 Valmeyer High School boys varsity basketball team are, from left, front row, Collin Ford, Riley McCarthy, Cole Juelfs and Phillip Rinehardt; middle row: Jacob Rowald, Ryan Brinkman, Adrian Crossin, Logan Siedler and Braden Mille; and back row: Michael Chism, Owen Miller, Andrew Whipple and John Fausz. (Corey Saathoff photo)

The Valmeyer High School boys basketball team returns a solid crop of starters from last season’s squad that went 14-14.

Many team members were key components of the baseball squad that enjoyed success in the spring.

“We have four returning starters in Michael Chism, Phillip Reinhardt, Cole Juelfs and Owen Miller,” Valmeyer head coach Rick Crossin said.

Freshman Jacob Rowald is also impressing the coach in the early going.

“We have a freshman in Jacob Rowald that shows great promise,” the coach said.

A 6-foot-3 senior, Chism is a lanky left-handed-shooting forward that can light up a scoreboard on any given night. He averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds per game last season while shooting 42.3 percent from three-point range.

Fellow senior starter Miller is a consistent scorer for the Pirates. He averaged 11.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game last season…>>>

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Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.