Sam Meier

“Progress.” That’s what has been made these past few months since the season ended in heartbreaking fashion last year. Sam Meier, a senior on the Boys Basketball team, is determined and hungry to get back out on the court.
“Of course we were disappointed in the way the season ended last year,” Sam said, “But I know we have the team to bounce back this year.”
Sam is the oldest on the team and uses that to lend wisdom to the younger players. He is one of the senior captains and takes his job as a mentor seriously.
“Everyone on the team has their roles and each has an important job to do. My job is to come in and bring energy, leadership, and 3-point shooting.”
This isn’t Sam’s first rodeo on the basketball court, either. Playing since he was in 2nd grade, he has garnered a love for the game. Everyday, he goes out on the court and pours his heart out on every play.
“I always play each game like it could be my last,” Sam continued,”It’s said all the time, but it’s true. Never leave anything out on the court.”

With enthusiasm ravaging through this hungry team, and a senior leader who is itching to get back on the court, this season is shaping up to be a great one. The team worked very hard this offseason, practicing at 6 a.m. two days a week, and is ready to make a statement this season.

“We know how hard we worked this offseason,” Sam said. “Now we just have to go out and prove it to everyone.”

The beginning of the season is approaching rapidly. Make sure to come out and support your Trojans as they open up the season on December 4th against New Palestine.


Emma Lemasters

Written By Jackson Williams

With the loss of four seniors from last years team, junior, Emma Lemasters, has found herself in a prominent role as a starter.  “I have been playing basketball since I was 6 years old,” said junior Emma Lemasters. She is a major part of this years team with her ability to play lock-down defense, take the ball to the basket, and shoot with range.

“This season has started off slow but our team has really come together this past week or so. We played really well offensively against Warren Central, even though we did not get the win,” said Lemasters.

Although the Girls team has gotten out to a slow start, they had a very strong win against Southport and another win in the first round of the Johnson County Tournament.  

Emma’s favorite memories involving basketball include the pre-game locker room dance offs which she always wins. However, dancing is not her only talent.  

The Girls Basketball team has a lot of talent and great leadership on the floor this year, with one of those leaders being Emma. “Our goal is to keep improving everyday to get as far as we can this season, and I think we will be successful if we continue to play together and and play for each other,” said Lemasters.

Emma and the Center Grove Girls Basketball team will be playing the county tournament this Friday in the Vandy Gym here at Center Grove.