wcbsas
The fourth in my series of pre-season predictions. The following predictions are based on returning experienced contributors and playoff/tournament experience. It is my opinion the lower you go in divisions the more important tournament experience and coaching is to the success of teams aspiring to the state tournament

The Question:
Is it possible to predict next year's D4 State Qualifiers?

The Criteria:
Does prior year tournament experience matter?
Does returning experience players matter?

The Data:
Of the 4 teams in 2006 to qualify
- 1 was at State the prior year (Oshkosh Lourdes)
- 2 made it to sectionals finals (Eleva-Strum, BCC)

Sectional #1
Champ - Gilman, strong returning core
Contender - South Shore, Mercer
What happened to - Abbottsford - 1,000 point scorer Frank is a big loss

Sectional #2
Champ - Oshkosh Lourdes, the Seymour of D4
Contender - Hilbert, Marshfield Catholic, Suring

Sectional #3
Champ - Cassville
Contender - Barneveld
What happened to - Eleva-Strum, lose too much height

Sectional #4
Champ - BCC, got to go with last year's experience
Contender - Randolph, Faith Christian
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thecrackerjack
i like ur picks except i think that randolph will take bcc this year
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TQ_old
You might regret not picking Eleva-Strum. All the starting seniors last year for them had younger brothers on the team. The younger brothers now grew. E-S has plenty of height but no one saw that last year because they had a core group of guys that played. Two good guards that are both 6'2''-6'3''. A few post players that are 6'4''-6'5''. E-S may not be as smart without the real senior leaders but they will be more athletic than last years team.
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wiscott90
Plum City and Blair-Taylor will be ready and have something to say in the Cardinals half of the sectional. []
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sportsfan12
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Plum City and Blair-Taylor will be ready and have something to say in the Cardinals half of the sectional. []


those two teams are pushovers.......es has no competition in the sectional.
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wckn_old
Marshfield Columbus is looking very strong. They only lost 2 players with their top 5 scorers back. They have much experience after last year. MC does not have much height but more speed than most teams in D4. Last year they had a rough start but ended strong in the postseason. I predict MC over Oshkosh Lourdes.
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thecrackerjack
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Plum City and Blair-Taylor will be ready and have something to say in the Cardinals half of the sectional. []


those two teams are pushovers.......es has no competition in the sectional.


i would have to disagree with u...i think there are alot of quality teams in the sectional including...augusta if they stop underachieving, barneveld, cassville, seneca, river ridge, and hillsboro




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zephyrs123
For 2006-07, it is schools under 223.
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sparky40_old
Seneca...
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spartan_22_old
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The fourth in my series of pre-season predictions. The following predictions are based on returning experienced contributors and playoff/tournament experience. It is my opinion the lower you go in divisions the more important tournament experience and coaching is to the success of teams aspiring to the state tournament

The Question:
Is it possible to predict next year's D4 State Qualifiers?

The Criteria:
Does prior year tournament experience matter?
Does returning experience players matter?

The Data:
Of the 4 teams in 2006 to qualify
- 1 was at State the prior year (Oshkosh Lourdes)
- 2 made it to sectionals finals (Eleva-Strum, BCC)



Sectional #2
Champ - Oshkosh Lourdes, the Seymour of D4
Contender - Hilbert, Marshfield Catholic, Suring





ok common now, oshkosh lourdes is not the seymour of D4 cuz they made it 2 years in a row.. thats quite a ridiculous comment right there
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legendoflambeau
What is the enrollment for D4 schools?
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sportsfan12
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What is the enrollment for D4 schools?


i'm guessing schools under 210
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thecrackerjack
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First of all, Augusta has many more problems than just underachieving. Most of it isn't school related, and I'll leave it at that. People need to lay off of them, the fact that some of the are just graduating is an accomplishment for most of those young men.

Second, I don't think you understand how good those 2 guards from ES are, they were the best players on the team all year long. Walker got a lot of the publicity, but ask any coach that played them and they will tell you that the guards were what made that team go. They are both 20 pt. scorers and are shut down defenders, they are also 2 point guards that they can run the offense through. The main problem for ES will be depth and size. They will be loaded in the backcourt with the JV kids they have coming up, but they will be thin up front. I look for ES to run A LOT more then they did last year, and walk through the sectional. They have 5 kids returing that played significant roles on last years team.

But anything can happen, I'll guess we'll have to wait for March to see if our predictions come true.


the guards from es are good, yes, but i bet i can name some that are just as good and better in d4....walker got publicity because he was the leading scorer and the first option on offense....with the 20 point scorers comment i think u mean they have the potential to be 20 point scorers because they arent yet...not having size could be a problem because if ur not hitting from the outside, ur screwed...i dont think they will walk through the sectional...with all that being said against es, i think they will make it to the sectional finals where they will lose a close game to, call me homer, but i think barneveld
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