Sizz Basketball: Welcome

This is a site for players, parents and fans of the Western Sizzlin Pee Wee Basketball Team of Goldtrap/Gardner Boys Club in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Our mission is to teach the kids solid basketball fundamentals that will enable them to improve their skills and enjoyment of the game. Although we will attempt to be competitive in all our games, our number one goal is for the kids to have fun, whether we win or lose. Our second goal is to develop an understanding of the importance of being a TEAM. We want them to know that we win as a team and we lose as a team. Hope you enjoy the site!!

Sizz Week 5 - Player of the Week - Drew Buergler



Our player of the week for week 5 of the season is Drew Buergler. He had a really good game versus Dale Crampton on Tuesday night. Drew finished with 4 points and 6 rebounds in the game. I have really been challenging Drew to step up and be aggressive on the boards and he responded in a big way in this game. Drew is a very sharp kid and is a joy to be around and coach. Great job Drew, we are very proud of you!




Sizz puts Dale Crampton "down for the count", 31-12!


Our defense was clicking tonight in this game. We forced Dale Crampton into so many turnovers and mistakes, I lost count. The result would be a very convincing 31-12 win by our kids. Let's see how it all went down.

The opening quarter we came out and attacked Dale Crampton on both ends of the floor. We were passing and cutting to the hole on offense as good as we have all season long. Our kids were setting on the ball screens all over the floor and it led to some easy baskets. Ty Jones would knock down three free throws in the quarter and a jump shot to give us a 5-4 lead. Ashton Alston would score on a couple of put backs off offensive rebounds to extend our lead to 9-5. Kobe Branham would grab an offensive rebound of his own and score to give us a 11-5 lead after one quarter of play. Let me mention a kid that does not score a lot but really does some good things for our team. Jacob Teague always plays very tough on defense and he sets screens for Ty and others on offense that lead to some of their baskets. He is a true team player. Great job Jacob!

The 2nd quarter our defense rose to a whole new level. Jayden Brown and Trey Grant made things tough on the Dale Crampton guards at the top of our zone. Trey got several easy layups off steals to extend our lead to 17-5. Drew Buergler and Mathew Rashidi was doing a good job in the paint guarding their man and Dale Crampton really had nowhere to pass the ball. We cut off all passing lanes and forced turnovers on most trips down the floor. Jayden would score three points in the quarter and Drew would score on a jump shot in the lane to extend our lead to 23-5 by the half. Trey had a couple of amazing passes in the quarter that made everyone in the gym say "wow!"

The final two quarter we made sure all the kids got to play plenty of minutes and we would coast to an easy 31-12 win. The win moves us to 4-1 on the season. We will return to action on Tuesday night, January 27th @ 7:30pm versus a very good Army Surplus team. This is the team that we scrimmage a lot in practice so it should be lots of fun! See you all on Monday night at practice.



Goldtrap League Pee Wee Basketball Scores

Week 1     (Non-conference Games)

Western Sizz - 42                 Preferred Office - 11

Graduate Sales - 37               National Family - 25

Army Surplus - 34                 Optimist - 14

Western Sizz - 26                 Custom Awards - 18   


Week 2     (Non-conference Games)

Army Surplus - 31                  Dale Crampton - 11

National Family - 28              Optimist - 21

Graduate Sales - 34              Preferred Office - 12     

Graduate Sales - 33              Arkoma - 11   


Week 3     (Conference Games begin)

Army Surplus - 40                 Preferred Office - 13

Dale Crampton - 31               Optimist - 10 

Western Sizz - 36                National Family - 22

*Army Surplus - 52              Arkoma - 35 


Week 4     

National Family - 28             Dale Crampton - 26

Graduate Sales - 34             Western Sizz - 32

Optimist - 17                        Preferred Office - 16

*Optimist - 23                       Arkoma - 34 



Week 5     

National Family - 42             Preferred Office - 21

Western Sizz - 31                Dale Crampton - 12

Graduate Sales - 35             Army Surplus - 23      

*National Family - 41            Arkoma - 40 




Sizz Week 4 - Players of the Week - Jayden & Kobe



This week we couldn't select just one player of the week, because both of these guys did a great job in our game versus Graduate Sales and gave us a chance to pull off the win. Jayden and Kobe had the huge task of guarding one of the best players in the city, David Sorg. He had been averaging around 20 points a game and Jayden and Kobe held him to just 8 points in the game tonight. They both did an incredible job guarding David. I told them after the game that I couldn't have held him to just 8 points. We're very proud of both of these guys. They are both great kids to be around and coach. Awesome job you guys!



Shot at buzzer rims out, Sizz falls 34-32


I've been coaching at the club for 20 years and over the years there are a handful of games that stick in my memory a while. This was one of those games. It was a battle against the two best teams in the league and man was it a lot of fun. It was one of those games that neither team deserved to lose. But in the end, Graduate Sales got a couple more rebounds and just one more basket than we did and that was the difference in this one.

The opening quarter saw both teams playing tough defense and struggling to get the ball in the hole. Trey Grant gave us an early 4-0 lead with a couple of baskets from the wing. Graduate was able to knock down a couple of shots from the wing and this one would be tied up at 6 by the end of the quarter. 

The 2nd quarter was back and forth the entire way. Graduate Sales has one of the best guards in the league in Kolton Kennon. He hurt us in the quarter with his ability to slice thru the lane. He would knock down three shots in the quarter. Ty Jones did a great job for us attacking the basket and got to the free throw line a couple of times. He hit 3 of 4 from the line to give us a 13-12 lead at the half. Jayden Brown's defense against the best big man in the league in David Sorg, was the reason we were able to stay in this game.

The entire 3rd & 4th quarter was a battle. We kept the lead for the entire 3rd quarter as both teams found scoring at a premium in this one. Baskets were hard to come by due to both teams playing very good defense. Trey was able to slice his way thru the defense to score 6 points in the quarter and give us a 20-19 lead heading into the last 6 minutes of the game. Our defense against David was awesome. Jayden and Kobe were outstanding guarding the paint for our club. Ashton Alston, Trey and Ty were really good guarding the perimeter and kept this one close.

The final quarter we kept the same stragety against David, but he was able to hurt is with a couple of big baskets off offensive rebounds. Graduate took their first lead of the game at 28-26 with 2 minutes left. After a missed basket on our end, Graduate scored inside to make it a 30-26 lead. A free throw on their next trip would give them a 31-26 lead with a minute left in the game. Trey Grant then knocked down a 3-pointer for us to pull us within 31-29. We were forced to foul Graduate and they would knock down a couple more free throws. Ty Jones then hit a long 3-pointer for us to pull us within 34-32 with 12 seconds left in the game. Graduate went to the line and missed the front end of the 1&1 and we got the rebound. We set up a triple screen for Ty who got off a good looking shot at the buzzer that rimmed out and Graduate had survived a late rally by our team. Wow, what a game.

I told the kids after the game that we could not be prouder of them and their effort in this one. They played their hearts out and gave us 110%. Very proud of them!  




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Upcoming Games
Date Event Time Location
Tue 1/27 Basketball Army Surplus vs. Western Sizzlin 7:30 PM Goldtrap Boys Club
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Tue 1/20 Basketball Western Sizzlin: 31 - Dale Crampton: 12 6:30 PM Goldtrap Boys Club
Upcoming Practice Schedule
Date Event Time Location
Mon 1/26 Swish Sizz Practice 7:00 PM Goldtrap Boys Club