Arcanum scrimmages well at Covington

by | Nov 23, 2021 | Arcanum, Basketball, Darke County News, Sports

Arcanum 6'1" senior guard, Jake Goubeaux drills a Trojans three-pointer in scrimmage action at Covington. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We have some seniors that have been there before and they’ve been doing a great job leading us,” Arcanum Coach Roger McEldowney

COVINGTON – The Arcanum Trojans traveled to Covington to take on the Buccaneers and Miami Valley in a preseason varsity boys basketball scrimmage.

“We did some good things in all of our scrimmages this year,” said Arcanum veteran coach, Roger McEldowney. “We also we can tell we have some things to work on.”

The Trojans had no trouble putting points on the board and displayed good defense on the night as demonstrated with a 27-2 win over Miami Valley in a single 12-minute period with a running clock.

“We have some seniors that have been there before and they’ve been doing a great job leading us,” Coach McEldowney stated, “and we have a good mix of young kids too that are getting their first taste of varsity basketball.”

“We’re trying some different combinations and figuring out what works so it’s going to be a work in progress but we feel like we have a good foundation,” added McEldowney. “We are getting better every time out – so that’s what’s important.”

Arcanum returns the Trojans’ 2019-2021 leading scorer in 6’1” senior guard Jake Goubeaux along with seniors; 5’9” guard Chad Pitzer, 6’1” guard Ian Baker, 6’0” forward Isaiah Gilmore and 6’5” forward Chase Werling. Also returning is 6’5” junior forward Nick Sharritts to team up with Werling giving the Trojans a strong inside game.

Arcanum travels to Greenville for a Saturday night season opener against the Green Wave.

Trojans 6'5 senior, Chase Werling goes to the free throw line in preseason scrimmage with Miami Valley. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Veteran Arcanum boys basketball coach, Roger McEldowney talks with team during scrimmage timeout at Covington. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Arcanum senior, Chad Pitzer buries a trey in the Trojans scrimmage at Covington. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Arcanum senior, Isaiah Gilmore scores in the paint for the Trojans in scrimmage play at Covington. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Arcanum 6'5" junior forward, Nick Sherritts scores for the Trojans in preseason scrimmage with Miami Valley. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics.

Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award.

Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at or 937-459-9547.

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