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Bulldog fan

Independence, KS

#1 Dec 17, 2011
How is everyone liking the girls this season for basketball? They are young, but have so much talent.#30 the freshman has a lot of potential and Hignight couldn't be better. They need to pull it together, get tough and win some games as far as i'm concerned.
Keep your head up ladies

Parsons, KS

#2 Dec 17, 2011
Yes, they are very young. I agree #30 will be a player. Along with the Hignight girl, she just needs court time, and experience....She works hard. I thought the Yackshaw girl played well too. The Welch girl does ok, also, bbut thats about as far as it goes.....no depth!! They need lot's of fundamental work, and they NO TALENT at all inside. I think I seen 3 6 footers in the program, hopefully, Gina can get them on track as the season moves forward.......

As for Dale, he should resign - ASAP!! I dont care if they made it to the playoffs last year or not, he flat out SUCKS!! I dont think he knows shit from cookie dough!! Keep your heads up ladies, listen to Gina, and work hard!!! Good luck
Parent

Kansas City, MO

#3 Dec 18, 2011
Personally, I hope any references to players by name should only be positive. The Coach has used the "young" excuse for many years. He tosses the freshmen and sophomores into the mix too early and they never have positive experiences. Only one senior this year? He chased the rest off. Look how many times a young player does well and never gets better. Dale is a good guy. Dale wants to win very badly. But Dale is not a coach. It is time for the parents to speak up loudly and the school board meet their responsibility. We have accepted mediocrity for too long.
Concerned Citizen

Chester, OK

#4 Dec 18, 2011
Parent wrote:
Personally, I hope any references to players by name should only be positive. The Coach has used the "young" excuse for many years. He tosses the freshmen and sophomores into the mix too early and they never have positive experiences. Only one senior this year? He chased the rest off. Look how many times a young player does well and never gets better. Dale is a good guy. Dale wants to win very badly. But Dale is not a coach. It is time for the parents to speak up loudly and the school board meet their responsibility. We have accepted mediocrity for too long.
Maybe some of the people complaining about Dale should be the coach.
Independence KS

Independence, KS

#5 Dec 18, 2011
I was definitely impressed with freshman Sarah Derrick. She just needs some more court time. She will be first team all SEK in a few years if she keeps it up. Her and Hignight could be a very powerful force.
a indy fan

Wichita, KS

#6 Jan 3, 2012
Parent wrote:
Personally, I hope any references to players by name should only be positive. The Coach has used the "young" excuse for many years. He tosses the freshmen and sophomores into the mix too early and they never have positive experiences. Only one senior this year? He chased the rest off. Look how many times a young player does well and never gets better. Dale is a good guy. Dale wants to win very badly. But Dale is not a coach. It is time for the parents to speak up loudly and the school board meet their responsibility. We have accepted mediocrity for too long.
It wont do no good to talk to them.They think Dale is god or something.But he has his fav players and that all he cares about.He dont care about the girls enough to take time with them and make them a better player.
Hard to watch

Independence, KS

#7 Jan 6, 2012
Come on. Are you kidding me? 1-6?
Outsider

United States

#8 Jan 6, 2012
I went to the game tonight. Not a parent. First time I have been in the gym and first time I have seen a local girls basketball game. Several observations I will share. Horrible coaching. Officiating was terrible all around but had no influence on the game really. Indy coach seemed to substitute without ryhme or reason. Terrible fundamentals. Some talent on the court and should be playing better. They are young but not really muych of an excuse. A tall girl came off the bench early and got a bunch of rebounds. Looks like she just needs some coaching encouragement and more playing time. Several others looked like they could be good ballplayers but they need better coaching. Just an opinion for a lady who played high school and juco ball and one year of four year basketball before the knee gave out.
sorry

Wichita, KS

#9 Jan 6, 2012
Agree, to random of substitutions,.. Allows for no cohesion.. Way too many turnovers from poor fundamentals, IE, pivoting, passing, and protecting. Was 8 pts down with 4 mins left, no press and no 3pt shot plays, no intentional fouling to stop clock. Dale you are a great guy, but its time to step aside in my opinion.
Softball Parent

Coffeyville, KS

#10 Jan 7, 2012
It has been time for him to step aside for quite some time. Complaints to school board, principle, and athletic director have been made with no results. The true determination of whether or not a coach is successful or not with a young or an experienced team is whether or not the team improves throughout the season. It is plain to see that our girls are digressing as the year goes on.

We have to rememeber this same group of girls has played together for years under Mark Vining and won consistently. The same thing happens to the girls softball teams, win all summer and get to high school and can't compete.

Another example of whether or not a person is a good coach is whether or not they have the respect of their players. "RCSI," the name of a dodgeball team in our most recent dodgeball event put on by the booster club for girls bball. The team was primarily made up of girls on the hs softball team. Reynolds Can Suck It
getoverit

Chanute, KS

#11 Jan 7, 2012
Independence KS wrote:
I was definitely impressed with freshman Sarah Derrick. She just needs some more court time. She will be first team all SEK in a few years if she keeps it up. Her and Hignight could be a very powerful force.
I agree, she is gonna set school records but the time she is a senior. Go Sarah.
balls out

Independence, KS

#12 Jan 8, 2012
wow. as much as i would like to argue for the coach, the one senior thing doesn't look good. however if i had some one calling for my job in a public forum i would hope they had balls enough to not do it anonymously. kind of makes you look like the chicken sh&t and the coach look like the good guy. opinions on the substitutions are fine but if you are going to call for any persons job, do it like a decent human being. don't hide behind "sorry" or "indy fan". that's pussy style there. would you want some one doing the same to you? all pussified like that? WWJD? just sayin'
a indy fan

Wichita, KS

#13 Jan 8, 2012
balls out wrote:
wow. as much as i would like to argue for the coach, the one senior thing doesn't look good. however if i had some one calling for my job in a public forum i would hope they had balls enough to not do it anonymously. kind of makes you look like the chicken sh&t and the coach look like the good guy. opinions on the substitutions are fine but if you are going to call for any persons job, do it like a decent human being. don't hide behind "sorry" or "indy fan". that's pussy style there. would you want some one doing the same to you? all pussified like that? WWJD? just sayin'
Well I don't see your name on here.So take a hard look in the mirror.And if you do say something to him he takes it out on the kid,so there for he is no man if he has to get back at you though your child.
a indy fan

Wichita, KS

#14 Jan 8, 2012
a indy fan wrote:
<quoted text> Well I don't see your name on here.So take a hard look in the mirror.And if you do say something to him he takes it out on the kid,so there for he is no man if he has to get back at you though your child.
Ps. And look how you was talking.So let's see WWJD!!!
Mindless Drivel Detector

Wichita, KS

#15 Jan 8, 2012
a indy fan wrote:
<quoted text> Well I don't see your name on here.So take a hard look in the mirror.And if you do say something to him he takes it out on the kid,so there for he is no man if he has to get back at you though your child.
Another person with a poor comprehension of the English language. Nearly everyone who posts on Topix does so anonymously. Only a few of those anonymously post about people using there real names. Like many before, you obviously don't seem to understand the difference. So I probably wasted my time even posting this.
Mindless Drivel Detector

Wichita, KS

#16 Jan 8, 2012
Should have said their real names.
Basketball Fan

Parsons, KS

#17 Jan 8, 2012
Heres my take, and before I continue, I am NOT A FAN of Coach Reynolds!!

But the talent annd lack of simple knowledge of the game is a HUGE problem with this team. The Derrick kid, will be a good player with a little more experience, which she will gain this year. Next year she should be really good. But, I really dont think, Phil Jackson, could win win this team.....

A huge part of the lack of respect by the player for this coach, is parents. Parents believing their little girl is the next, Geri Kay Hart, well Parents there isnt a kid out there that has half of her talent. Those kids dont come along very often. Also part of the blaming the coach for lack of fundamentals, is kinda silly, because we as parents should have already taught those. We seem to blame every coach from pee wee to high school varsity, for that. When in my opinion, we as parents should be doing alot more teaching/coaching of the fundmentals of the game.

So in my opinion instead of telling the kids the coach is horrible, he sucks, or whatever you are telling them, we need to support him, and make sure our kids do the same. If we show the kids that we are behind him 100% and believe, then maybe, just maybe the girls will have a different attitude and play better. We dont have to like him, and God knows we need him to step down, but for the girls sake, the team sake, at least for now lets support him, and the team, and keep our negative to ourselves or adult conversations.....Just my take!!
a indy fan

Wichita, KS

#18 Jan 8, 2012
To Basketball fan I tell my child to stick it out,and do what he tells them to do. I said before I would not want to be a coach and I look up to them that do.But To have are kids to have a good attitude and support him in not going to always happen.They are the ones that come home with a bad attitude because of what he has done.So as a parent it's hard to see your child so mad at a adult. But it is what is so we have to roll with it. And I have also said there will not be kids from here that going to make it big.So why not play everyone and help make a better player and maybe get in to university for there sport.

Since: Jul 09

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#19 Jan 10, 2012
How about those Indy girls tonight. I watched them play an awesome game against a more aggressive Wichita team. They hung in there the whole time. Bully for them!
Not a fan

United States

#20 Jan 11, 2012
Last night was the best game I have seen the girls play in several years. They ran what appeared to be an offense, passed the ball, not an excessive number of turn overs and the substituting appeared to make some sense. The opposition was not a patsy. Big girls, well-disciplined, worked hard. Great names. Really pushed that sorry excuse for an announcer. We had a big lead, lost it, went behind but were able to come back and seal the deal. I am guessing those foreign girls were "gassed" by the end and could no longer keep up with the pace. Does anyone know anything about this school???

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