Winter athletics at Browning this year had its up and downs. The varsity Panthers struggled at times during the season, which I believe was partly due to the fact that the team consisted of eight Form III boys who had grown used to the shorter seasons with half as many games. The long season took its toll on the squad, but with such a young team and a solid core, the future is promising.
Coming off a very difficult 2013 season, the junior varsity team improved a great deal throughout the season. With many boys playing basketball for the first time at Browning, the team started the season having difficulty scoring; however, by season’s end, the boys had found their rhythm and competed at a much higher level. Forms I and II were divided into two separate teams, the Red team coached by Dan Ragsdale and the Black team led by first-time Browning Coach Glenn Walker assisted by another new coach, Andrew Wolf. Both teams played a full schedule of games, allowing more playing time for all the boys, with both having winning records.
Special congrats to the 7/8 Red Squad for bringing home a co-regular season championship! The fifth and sixth grade teams had great success as well, both finishing 8-2 and 10-1, respectively. All and all, it was a great season, and I am very confident that we will put Browning basketball back on the map in the very near future. For now, it’s time to break out the bats, gloves, clubs, rackets, and track shoes, as it’s time for spring! View photos from Varsity Basketball, JV Basketball, 7/8 Basketball, Grade Six Basketball and Grade Five Basketball. –Andrew West '92