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Friday, December 19
Christmas practice schedule
Varsity Practice Schedule for Christmas Break
(JV and Freshmen Teams go with what your coach has given you.) (Some JV players will be joining Varsity practice Coach Allison will let them know who and when)
Sunday   12/21 6-8pm Bring Weight Lifting Records
Monday   12/22 3-5 pm
Tues.       12/23 10am-12:30 Bring Weight Lifting Records
Weds      12/24   No Practice
Thurs.      12/25   No Practice
Friday      12/26  2-4 pm 
Sat.         12/27   no practice
Sunday    12/28  4-6pm Bring Weight Lifting Records
Monday    12/29  8-10am
Tues         12/30  8-10am
Weds.       12/31  8-10am Bring Weight Lifting Records
Thus           1/1    No practice
Friday          1/2   2-4pm
Sat.             1/3    No Practice  
Sunday         1/4   6-8pm Bring Weight Lifting Records

Tuesday, December 9
For tonight's game at FH Mercy we will have only 1 way bussing. There will be no bus home. Parents are responsible for transporting their child home. . Other arrangements must be communicated to the coach and have written permission from the parents. Under no circumstance will a player be allowed to travel home with a boyfriend, sibling under 21, girlfriend. The coach should be informed of any travel arrangements which do not include parents. Siblings over 21 can with parents written permission transport players. Coaches are not allowed to transport players. If a player does not have transportation at the contests end then the coach will wait with the player until a parent can pick them up for transport. 
Lets get everyone home safely this season:
Thanks for your cooperation,
Waterford Kettering Coaches

Saturday, December 6
Spinal column publication
2008-09 Hoops Preview traking hoops preview section
Defense a key for Kettering
New league will create fresh rivalries for Lady Captains
Angela Niemi


Waterford Kettering's 2008-09 team features some new players that should play big roles this season, according to Coach Jim Batcha. Their contributions, along with those by the veteran, returning players could result in another strong post-season run for the Lady Captains. (Spinal Column Newsweekly photo/Amy K. Lockard)    
December 03, 2008 - Waterford Kettering's Lady Captains managed to accomplish what they set out to do last year — they won a district championship. However, it wasn't handed to them. They first had to defeat Lake Orion, a team that was ranked third in the state. Then they had to beat cross-town rival Waterford Mott, who had claimed the district championship from Kettering the year before on a last-second layup. Kettering's strong run in the state playoffs finally came to a close when they lost to state quarter-finalist Rochester in the regionals.

This year the Lady Captains would like to win another district championship and be the inaugural winner of the Kensington Lakes Activities Association (KLAA) title.

"We should have another really good run this year," said Coach Jim Batcha. "We have some new pieces to the puzzle this season, and we look to improve defensively. If we have a great defense, we should have a great season."

Dec. 2 vs. Grand Blanc, 7 p.m.

Dec. 9 at Mercy, 7 p.m.

Dec. 12 at Rochester, 7 p.m.

Dec. 18 at Novi, 7 p.m.

Jan. 6 vs. Clarkston, 7 p.m.

Jan. 9 vs. Hartland, 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 13 at Brighton, 7 p.m.

Jan. 16 vs. Pinckney, 7 p.m.

Jan. 20 vs. Lakeland, 7 p.m.

Jan. 23 vs. Waterford Mott at Oakland University, 6 p.m.

Jan. 27 vs. Walled Lake Central, 7 p.m.

Jan. 30 at Walled Lake Western, 7 p.m.

Feb. 3 vs. Walled Lake Northern, 7 p.m.

Feb. 6 at Lakeland, 7 p.m.

Feb. 10 vs. Waterford Mott, 6 p.m.

Feb. 13 at Walled Lake Central, 7 p.m.

Feb. 17 vs. Walled Lake Western, 7 p.m.

Feb. 20 at Walled Lake Northern, 7 p.m.

Feb. 24 at KLAA Crossover, TBA.

Feb. 27 at KLAA Crossover, TBA.
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Some of these "new pieces of the puzzle" include Caitlin Cooperrider, Sarah Stinson, and Julie Porter.

"We think that Sarah and Julie will play big roles on our team this year, and we expect Caitlin to be a big part of our defense," Batcha said. "She's the best defender on the team."

Cooperrider is a junior that will split time at point guard with returning senior Kailey Gueglic, a disciplined guard who is very good at controlling play. Gueglic will play a pivotal leadership role along with the other seniors on the team, especially post player Chandler Levitt.

"Chandler has a lot of experience and will provide a lot of stability in game situations with her leadership," Batcha said.

Alexa Henleser also will be a key contributor to the team, as this will be her third year on the varsity squad; and Krissy Lavake is a diverse player who can play any position on the floor and will contribute a lot with her strong rebounding ability.

According to Batcha, it's hard to tell which teams will become new rivals in the KLAA. However, he said he knows the teams in Kettering's division can play, as he was able to see some of them over the summer.

Nevertheless, the only team that Kettering is really familiar with is cross-town rival Waterford Mott, which is in the same division of the KLAA and is always a big game for the Lady Captains. This year both the Kettering girls and boys teams will play Mott's teams at Oakland University.

Although Batcha said he's not really familiar with his team's new competition, he said he's looking forward to being in the KLAA.


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"We are excited to be in the KLAA because it will give us some stability," he said. "In the OAA Division I, we would realign every two years and play different teams. Now we get a chance to play the same teams year in and year out and establish those long-standing rivalries."

Angela Niemi is a contributing writer for the Spinal Column Newsweekly

Monday, December 1

Brian and Jim: Rick Dorn is having a professional photographer come in on 12-4-08 to take a couple of pictures of our boys and girls varsity basketball teams for a Backyard Battle poster that will go to community businesses to promote the game.  They will be here ready to go at 2:30 so please have your teams in your away game uniforms ready to go.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks.

Mike Butterfield

Kettering High School

Athletic/Activities Director

Friday, November 28
Printable 2008 2009 game schedule and calander are posted in the handout area. 

Tuesday, November 25

Tuesday, November 25
We need a 50-50 sales person for Varsity games.  Easy job Just walk around and ask folks . It may be one of the best jobs and it gets you out of concession work. E-mail me. We can have 2.