Boys Basketball Returns Home


HANG TIME: Then junior Kortlen Hilton gets some air while going to the hoop at home against Sugar Salem. This picture was taken during the 2021 season. “I like playing in front of friends and family at home,” said Hilton.

Dylan Johnson, staff writer

When the snow arrives basketball starts and fans crowd inside Braves arena. The close quarters make for loud noise and lots of action.

Like home football games, home basketball games are more than just roundball contests. They provide an opportunity for the community and school to get together in a unique environment and share their love of basketball, the high school, and Star Valley.

“Seeing everyone dressed up and supporting our teams is my favorite part of home basketball,” said freshmen Jase Burton.

Even though the basket is ten feet high in all the gyms the Braves play in, they seem to like their gym the most. “I feel like I’m moreĀ  confident at home, and it’s a lot more fun playing with your school cheering you on,” said junior Jacob Hodges.

The band is an important, and loud, part of the home basketball atmosphere. “I think we add energy to the games, especially when the student section isn’t there,” said pep band leader senior Daxon Gilbert.

It may be cold outside, but the action inside Braves’ gym will be hot all season.