Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

December 3, 2012

Scotties open basketball season Tuesday

By SCOTT WILSON
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Last season, the Glasgow High School Scotties advanced to the regional basketball championships with arguably one of the best senior classes in school history.  And with that group now graduated, some may say the Scotties will struggle to match their success of past seasons.

But don’t tell that to first-year head coach John Tinsley. The former Glasgow High School coach, who comes back home from a stint at Grayson County High School, is eager to get the Blue and White back on the court and he’s very optimistic as to what the Scotties have potential to accomplish.

“When you come into a program you have to take a good look at what you have and then build your program around that,” said Tinsley. “You want to contour your style to the players, but you have to be flexible enough to where you don’t change everything. The good thing for me is I am pretty familiar with the kids.

“We lost, arguably, the best senior class at Glasgow High School for probably the last 20 to 30 years. We lost some tremendous kids. But the cupboard isn’t bare. Steely Harris saw a lot of playing time last year and he has a lot of ability. My sons, Trey and Ryne Tinsley, were two-year starters at Grayson County. And then we also have Thomas Kingrey and Milas Norris.”

The Scotties will open the season on Tuesday, Dec. 4, against a traveling team from Maribyrnong, Australia. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

For more informatiion, see Tuesday's edition of the Daily Tiimes.