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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!!



2016 FSBGC Pee Wee GOLD Tourney

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The FSBGC Pee Wee GOLD Tourney will be held Feb. 20-27. The 1st round games will be played at Evans, with the rest of the tourney being played at Jeffreys Boys & Girls Club.

We are the #1 seed from Goldtrap and get a 1st round bye in the tourney. Our first tourney game will be played on Monday, Feb. 22 @ 5:30 at Jeffreys. We will play the winner of the #3 seed from Evans versus the #4 seed from Jeffreys.

Click the file below to see the complete tourney bracket.
 

Handout: 2016 FSBGC Pee Wee GOLD Tourney

Sizz game 10 - Player of the Game - Josh Rashidi

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Our player of the game for this week's game versus Graduate Sales is Josh Rashidi. Josh had a couple of rebounds in the game but what was so impressive was his defense. He had 4 or 5 steals in the 1st quarter alone. He really played great defense on the wing and helped us hold Graduate Sales to just 3 points in the opening quarter. Josh is one of several good 3rd graders we have on the team and he has improved as the season has gone along. Great job Josh, we are very proud of you!

 

 

 



Sizz clinches League Title with 26-18 win over Graduate Sales!

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 We needed a win in this game to clinch the Goldtrap Pee Wee League Title and secure a #1 seed in the up-coming city tournament. We played Graduate Sales earlier in the season and squeaked by with a 20-14 win. This time it would be just as tough. They are a very good team and well coached by UAFS basketball coach Chris Popp.

We flipped the lineup to start the game to combat what they do with their lineup. The result would be a lot of 3rd graders on the floor at one time. There was not a lot of scoring from either team, but both teams were playing really tough defense. Alex Flake would knock down three free throws in the quarter and that would be all the points we would tally on the board. Our defense was really good and we held Graduate to just three points of their own. Players like Josh Rashidi, Kenna Dale, Mathew Rashidi really stepped up big time on defense in the quarter. Alex and Luke Maxwell controlled their guards and the quarter would end with the game tied at 3.

The 2nd quarter both teams got their offenses going. Trey Grant would quickly score a couple of baskets to give us a 7-3 lead. After a basket by Graduate Sales, Trey would convert a short jump shot and then score off a steal by Lilly Gilbert to give us a 11-5 lead. Graduate would knock down a 3-pointer and then hit a free throw to make it a 11-9 game by the half.

 The 3rd quarter our defense was all over the place. Graduate was forced to take long shots from the perimeter and very few went in. Trey would score on a 3-point play and Kobe Branham would score off an offensive rebound to give us a 16-11 lead. Graduate would hit a few free throws but Alex responded with a basket along the baseline. Kobe was a man-child in the paint as usual and he would score another two points to extend our lead to 20-14 by the end of the quarter.

In the final quarter we got our fast breaks going a little bit, as Luke would hit a driving lay-up and Trey would do the same to extend our lead to 24-16. With about 2-minutes to go in the game we went into sort of a stall mode and let Trey dribble around and run off some clock. Graduate decided not to foul until there was less than a minute to play. They would never get the ball back the rest of the game as our offense played keep away and ran out the rest of the clock. The game would end with us clinching the league title with a 26-18 win. The win moves us to 10-0 overall and a perfect league mark of 6-0.

We return to action on Saturday at 1pm in a non-conference game against Arkoma. We will be the #1 seed from Goldtrap in the city tourney and will not play our first game until Monday, February 22nd @ 5:30. The game will be played at Jeffrey's. Also we will not practice on Monday night due to Goldtrap having Midget league games that night, but we will practice on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7pm instead.  

 

 



Goldtrap Pee Wee Standings - Week 8

                                Overall / League 

Western Sizz             10-0  /  6-0   League Champions

Dale Crampton             6-2  /  4-1 

Graduate Sales            5-4  /  3-2

Army Surplus               5-4  /  3-2

Preferred Office         5-4  /  2-3

Optimist                       2-7 /  0-5

National Family             1-8  /  0-5 

 

 



Sizz game 9 - Player of the Game - Alex Flake

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Our player of the game in our game versus Murphy USA is Alex Flake. He really played well against Murphy and deserved to be our player of the game. He scored 6 points and grabbed down 8 big rebounds in the game. He played very good defense and was a big reason that Murphy had trouble getting good shots off against our defense. Alex is one of the better 3rd graders in our league and has become one of the leaders of our team. Congrats Alex, we are very proud of you! 

 

 

 



Sizz runs Murphy USA out of gas, 34-18!

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As bad as we played on Tuesday night against Optimist, we played just the opposite tonight versus Murphy USA from Jeffreys. We jumped on them early and never looked back. Our kids all played very hard and the lack of energy that was missing on Tuesday night was back tonight with our team. Let's see how it all went down.
 
The opening quarter was the Trey Grant show. Murphy had no answer at all for Trey. He sliced and diced his way through their defense time and time again for easy baskets. Trey would score 15 points in the quarter and his best buddy Kobe Branham would add 4 points of his own. Jacob Brown would add a free throw to give us a 20-7 lead after the 1st quarter of play. Our defense was really good in the quarter. Trey, Lilly and Jacob Teague clamped down on their guards up top and Kobe and Jacob Brown controlled the paint area. It was one of the better quarters we have played all season long.
 
The 2nd quarter group did not let up at all. Our defense was really tough and we forced Murphy into turnovers on most trips down the floor. Alex Flake and Luke Maxwell would each score 4 points in the quarter to help us extend our lead to 28-10 by the half. The Rashidi brothers, Mathew and Josh were awesome on defense. Josh had several steals in the quarter and Mathew kept their big guy in the middle from hurting us too much on the boards. Kenna Dale also played very well on defense and helped Mathew battle their bigger players down low.  
 
The final two quarters we continued to look very sharp on both ends of the floor. Our defense would not let them penetrate our zone and Murphy was forced to jack up long jump shots the entire second half. On offense we were sharing the ball as good as I have seen us do all season. We found the open man on most trips down the floor and the result would be some easy baskets to help us increase our lead. The mercy rule was in effect for the entire second half and we would cruise to a 38-14 win.
 
The win moves us to 9-0 overall and 5-0 in the Goldtrap league standings. We have a huge game Tuesday night versus Graduate Sales. Right now we are all alone in 1st place in the league standings, but a loss on Tuesday night could possibly lead to a 3-way tie for first. I told the kids tonight, we don't want to share our league championship with anyone, so they need to be ready for Tuesday night. See you all on Monday night at practice.
 
 
 
 


Goldtrap Pee Wee Basketball Scores

Week 1   (*Denotes = Non-conference game)

*Western Sizz - 20                Graduate Sales - 14

*Preferred Office - 29          National Family - 23

*Army Surplus - 26                Optimist - 16 

*Western Sizz - 42                Davis Printing - 32 

*Western Sizz - 32                Arkoma - 11

*Dale Crampton - 20               Murphy USA - 26

 

Week 2  (*Denotes = Non-conference game)

*Dale Crampton - 32              Army Surplus - 30

*Optimist - 33                       National Family - 27

*Graduate Sales - 33             Preferred Office - 23 

*Preferred Office - 25         Forsgren - 5 

*Preferred Office - W          Arkoma - L 

 

Week 3

Graduate Sales - 31               Army Surplus - 27

Dale Crampton - 23               Optimist - 17

Western Sizz - 35                National Family - 15

*Army Surplus - 13               Brew House - 30

*Army Surplus - W               Arkoma - L 

 

Week 4

Dale Crampton - 36              National Family - 28 

Western Sizz - 29               Preferred Office - 9 

 Graduate Sales - 30            Optimist - 8

*Gerber - 32                        Optimist - 8 

*Optimist - 32                     Arkoma - 6 

 

Week 5

Graduate Sales - 25             National Family - 17

Western Sizz - 33               Dale Crampton - 23

Army Surplus - 25               Preferred Office - 23

*Sertoma - 39                     National Family - 11   

 

Week 6

Preferred Office - 27        Optimist - 17

Dale Crampton - 29            Graduate Sales - 26

Western Sizz - 32             Army Surplus - 22

*Graduate Sales - 28         Arkoma - 20 

 

Week 7

Army Surplus - 32                    National Family - 23 

Dale Crampton - 36                  Preferred Office - 27

Western Sizz - 29                   Optimist - 22

*Western Sizz - 38                 Murphy USA - 14

*Dale Crampton - W                Arkoma - L 

 

Week 8

Army Surplus - 29                   Optimist - 20

Western Sizz - 26                  Graduate Sales - 18

Preferred Office - 26            National Family - 17 

 

 



Sizz game 8 - Player of the Game - Allison Russell

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Our player of the game for our game this week versus Optimist is Allison Russell. Allison scored her first points of the season late in the game as she knocked down a free throw. Allison has been improving all season long and always gives her best effort in practice and games. She is a very smart kid and while she is usually the smallest kid on the floor, that doesn't stop her from getting in there and battling for rebounds and playing good defense. Great job Allison, we are very proud of you!

 

 

 



Sizz wins in sloppy game versus Optimist, 29-22!

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This one was not pretty to say the least. I wouldn't want to do it all over again that's for sure. We missed so many easy shots, I lost count. If we had shot at least 50%, we may have scored 70 points. But the problem was we just wasn't ourselves in this game and we let Optimist hang around way too long.

The opening quarter we missed easy shot after easy shot. Trey Grant would score 6 points in the quarter and Kobe Branham would score off an offensive rebound to give us a 8-2 lead after one ugly 1st quarter. The 2nd quarter wasn't much better. We were getting wide open looks each trip down the floor, but just couldn't get the ball to go in the hole. The Rashidi brothers, Mathew and Josh would both knock down a shot in the quarter to extend our lead to 13-7 by the half.

The last two quarters would somehow be pretty even as we just were not the same team we had been all season on both ends of the floor. Our offense could not hit shots and our defense was just not what it has been all season. We have shut much better teams than this down to under 10 points. I think we thought this one was going to be a walk in the park and Optimist played harder than we did in my opinion. That is the first time all season long I thought our opponent gave more effort than we did in a game. In the end we did just enough to pull out a 29-22 win and move to 8-0 on the season and 5-0 in league play. We return to action on Thursday evening at Jeffrey versus Murphy USA. See you all then!

 

 



Sizz game 7 - Player of the Game - Kenna Dale

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Our player of the game for tonight's game versus Army Surplus is Kenna Dale. Kenna scored 2 points and had 3 rebounds in the game. She played really good defense and is a player that is improving each time she steps on the floor. She is one of several very good 3rd graders that we have on the team this year. She is a great kid and is very willing to learn the game. Congrats Kenna, we are very proud of you.

 

 

 



Strong 2nd half pushes Sizz by Army Surplus, 32-22!

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I knew going in that this was going to be a tough game. Coach Nick and Coach James always do a good job coaching up their team and boy were they ready for us tonight. The 1st quarter saw both teams come out a little different than usual. Both teams started their 2nd quarter team in the 1st quarter and the result would be a lot of 3rd graders on the floor at once. It was a defensive quarter to say the least. Luke Maxwell would get us on the board for an early lead. After back to back baskets by Army Surplus, Kenna Dale would score off an offensive rebound to tie the game at 4. Army managed a free throw before the end of the quarter and they would take a slim 5-4 lead after the 1st quarter of play.

The 2nd quarter would see a lot more points being put up by both teams. Trey Grant sliced his way thru the Army Surplus defense for a couple of baskets to give us a 8-5 lead. A little later, Kobe Branham would score off an offensive rebound to build our lead to 12-7. Our defense was really giving Army fits, as Jacob Brown, Lilly Gilbert and Jacob Teague were all over their man on defense. Trey kept their main scorer in check and Kobe was controlling the paint area. After a basket by Trey, Army would hit a long 3-pointer at the buzzer to pull within 14-12 by the half.

The 3rd quarter we started to pull away. Kobe really took over inside and Army had no answer for the big man. Kobe would grab down 7 boards in the quarter and score 5 points to help us build a 24-15 lead by the end of the quarter. Our defense was awesome the entire quarter. Luke and Alex Flake were shutting down their wing players and little Allison Russell was really playing good defense as well. The final quarter, Army never really got any closer to us than 8 points. Trey would score on a couple of fast break lay-ups and Kobe continued to be a thorn in their side down low. He would score a couple more baskets to make the final score 32-22. It was a hard fought win against a very scrappy team and we were glad to get it.

With Graduate Sales loss earlier in the night to Dale Crampton, we now stand alone in 1st place in the league standings with a record of 4-0. We are 7-0 overall and will face Optimist next Tuesday night. Great job tonight Sizz and hope you all have a great week at school!

 

 



Click here for Sizz Team News page!

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To see any of our old game stories or previous "Players of the Week", click the link above to enter the Sizz News page.

You can also click the links on the left side of the page that gives a recap of our 2007 - 2015 seasons. In those nine seasons we were a whopping 72-12 in league play.







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Here you can find all sorts of information about the Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club. Things such as calendar of events, club hours, membership information, etc. Please take time to visit their site. 








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Upcoming Games
Date Event Time Location
Sat 2/13 Basketball Arkoma vs. Western Sizzlin 1:00 PM Goldtrap Boys Club
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Tue 2/9 Basketball Graduate Sales: 18 - Western Sizzlin: 26 6:30 PM Goldtrap Boys Club
Upcoming Practice Schedule
Date Event Time Location
Thu 2/18 Swish Sizz Practice 7:00 PM Goldtrap Boys Club
Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Sat 2/20 Fast Break Pee Wee City Tourney begins TBA Jeffrey's Boys Club