NJB Concludes Season

The Scripps Ranch Chapter of National Junior Basketball (NJB) recently completed its seventh and most successful year. More than 600 boys and girls from grades 3 to 8 played on 62 teams from November to March.

Closing ceremonies were held before a packed house at SRHS. Thank you to all the players, coaches, and parents for making this another exciting year.

Post-season all-star teams were selected from each grade level and competed quite successfully in the San Diego Regional Tournament in March.

  • 8th grade boys, coached by Hal Schweiger–1st place;
  • 7th grade boys, coached by John Montanile–1st place;
  • 6th grade boys, coached by Darryl Steinhause–1st place;
  • 5th grade boys, coached by Nils Madden–2nd place;
  • 4th grade boys, coached by Tom Wolfe–2nd place;
  • 3rd grade boys, coached by Fred Phillips–1st place;
  • 8th grade girls, coached by Frank Devaney and Chris Johnson–1st place;
  • 7th grade girls, coached by Andrew Gale–4th place in the 8th grade tournament;
  • 6th grade girls, coached by Jim Peterson–1st place;
  • 5th grade girls, coached by Doug Means–automatically qualified for the national tournament; and,
  • 4th/3rd grade girls, coached by Jim Tomey–1st place.

Congratulations to these all-star teams, their players, and coaches. Most teams advanced to the National Championships. Go, Scripps NJB!