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Mavericks Basketball 2018-19

Mavericks bring in new yet familiar coach


December 5, 2018


The 2018-19 North Country Mavericks: Top row pictured L to R: Manager Kade Strommen, Head Coach Ralph Ellsworth, Ty Murphy, Dustin Ostrom, Jesse Lee, Beau Simonson, Ryder Jones, Trey Johnson, and Brady Albus. Front row L to R: Jeremy Longtree, Aiden Albus, Randy Gairrett, John McColly, Loden Idler, Cordell Younkin, Jon Rey Taylor, and manager Walker Albus.

The Mavericks 2017-18 basketball season ended on Friday night of last year's Eastern C Divisional Tournament as the team fell to the Mon-Dak Thunder.

This season, the team will feature a new style of play as well as a familiar face leading the charge, as longtime Hinsdale Coach Ralph Ellsworth was named head coach of the Mavericks this season.

"We have fifteen kids, so we have the numbers," Coach Ellsworth said of his team. "We have the speed. There is not a lot of height, but they are coming along good with my system, so I think we will be pretty competitive."

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