Now or Never For Newport Central Catholic?

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    To answer the question......I would say Yes. They will continue to be a very good team and very competitive in the All-A ranks but it is very difficult for a small school to win the 9th region. There is usually one or more large schools with just as much talent and more depth. Add in luck of the draw, injuries etc. that are all hard for a small school to overcome and ....well you just do not get that many shots. Not impossible in the coming 5 years but not as likely as in the last 5 years when they have made Regional Finals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qryche11 View Post
    So let me get this straight....Just because its Ronnie Dawn's grandson he will be 6'6. Who is the Daddy and how tall is he? As far as Iles goes I know he has an Uncle on the mom's side who was 6'5 but not sure about the other side. There is already an Iles in 10th grade...is he expected to grow to 6'6 or is the height clearly set aside for the 6th grader. I'll hang up and listen.
    Never met the pangallo kids real dad but heard he was 6'5"... Iles boy is built exactly like his uncle on moms side... Wearing a size 11 shoe in men's in the 6th grade... Iles boy mom is 2nd cousin to Dave cowens... So there is where the height is coming from! Older Iles is 6' might reach 6'3 if lucky!

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    Sure, every team wants to win region every once in a while, and though the Breds have only done so twice in the last 32 years, you can still count on them year after year to be a top competitive team in the region.

    I can't say that I ever recall them not being in the thick of things, so that in itself is a great accomplishment, and a great reflection on their school, and its basketball program.

    It might be rough in the next couple of years to take the crown with some other teams in the region being crowded and blessed with talent, but I don't expect that they'll ever be an easy out considering the program's competitive past, and them
    always striving for excellence.

    Perhaps there's no for sure 9th Region champions brewing in the near future for the Breds, but I'm not the least bit worried that they still won't manage to bring to the court some solid sound competitive teams, and who knows with their typical never say die attitude, there's always the chance of them surprising us all and sneaking up and winning it all just when no one expects them to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qryche11 View Post
    So let me get this straight....Just because its Ronnie Dawn's grandson he will be 6'6. Who is the Daddy and how tall is he? As far as Iles goes I know he has an Uncle on the mom's side who was 6'5 but not sure about the other side. There is already an Iles in 10th grade...is he expected to grow to 6'6 or is the height clearly set aside for the 6th grader. I'll hang up and listen.

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    The amount of talent NCC has had over the past 6/7 years is insane. The 2013-14 team might have been the best newcath team in history. Not most successful but most talented arguably. Schulte, Mcdonald, Weyer, Pangallo, Moeves brothers, Freppon, Franzen, etc. Gonna be hard to have another stretch of talent like that....

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    The 2006 team is tied in first in terms of farthest round reached for NCC in the last 15 years. That team was as "blue collar" as a team that successful could be. One dynamic scorer in Gesenhues, a hard nosed point guard in Bueter, and D1 football player at center in Kiernan, a do it all youngster in Lipscomb, and the high IQ and incredible corner distance shooting of George Stoll. No where near the pure talent of the teams that would follow them. But the pieces were there along with a little luck in the draw. My point here is sometimes it's the team with every role masterfully filled that makes it farther than teams with greater talent. Plus a little luck doesn't hurt. So will NCC be as talented as the past 5 years for the next 5? Probably not. Should we count them out. Not a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by World B Free View Post
    As I recall, the Middle School team with Hall / Pangallo, et al was very good (not sure which school?). It seems many were saying they would lead NCC with great results. I know they beat the CCH trio (Mayer/Ruthsatz/Lenihan) a few times (8th grade). Is that class still in tact? (I am not overly familiar with the NCC guys). If so, the idea of a well-balanced team with a lot of experience together, may better serve the program than recent years with more individual type star players.
    Ancient history, but SPX and Holy Trinity split two games in the 8th grade. HT beat SPX in the semis of the St Henry tourney in Nov. SPX returned the favor in the Diocesan Championship game in March. Fun games for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by World B Free View Post
    As I recall, the Middle School team with Hall / Pangallo, et al was very good (not sure which school?). It seems many were saying they would lead NCC with great results. I know they beat the CCH trio (Mayer/Ruthsatz/Lenihan) a few times (8th grade). Is that class still in tact? (I am not overly familiar with the NCC guys). If so, the idea of a well-balanced team with a lot of experience together, may better serve the program than recent years with more individual type star players.
    NewCath had individual stars but did not play like That by any means. They had one of the best team Defenses in the state the last 2 years

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    Posey, Hall, Pangallo, McDaniel, an Iles.. They beat St Pius there 8th grade yr.

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    2007-2009 I thought NCC was good enough to win your normal ninth region. Holmes had a lot of talent in those years though.

    07 lost to Holmes in the region in a very good game. Had the big kid who went to Louisville.

    08 Was the only team to beat Holmes in the ninth all year long, but drew Highlands the first night of the district and lost.

    09 Lost to Holmes in the regional semis by about six or seven.

    Those were three really good teams that had a tough draw every year come tourney time and had Holmes on a very good three year run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruckerpark View Post
    2007-2009 I thought NCC was good enough to win your normal ninth region. Holmes had a lot of talent in those years though.

    07 lost to Holmes in the region in a very good game. Had the big kid who went to Louisville.

    08 Was the only team to beat Holmes in the ninth all year long, but drew Highlands the first night of the district and lost.

    09 Lost to Holmes in the regional semis by about six or seven.

    Those were three really good teams that had a tough draw every year come tourney time and had Holmes on a very good three year run.
    2011 lose a 4 OT thriller in the Regional finals.

    2012 in the flukiest, ugliest Regional Final game ever, lose to Boone. NewCath was down 2. They tip a pass and two NewCath players collide going for what would have been a break away layup, Boone comes down, misses a 3, gets a long rebound and hits a 3. From there they went 4 corners offense for 6 minutes and hit almost every free throw. Very clutch at the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawnboy13 View Post
    1984 & 2000
    1984....2000....2016? Every 16 years? Huh? You with me?

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