To play or not to play: Coaches always have a variety of reasons for playing or not playing in holiday tournaments.
Somerset boys coach Scott Close took a somewhat different path.
The Golden Eagles played three games in Wise, Va., finishing with a 1-2 mark and are 5-3 overall.
“We have faced some quality teams with some top-notch athletes down here,” Close said. “We also have faced some adversity and we are learning a lot about ourselves. It should help us as we prepare for a tough Laurel Highlands schedule.”
Cory Isenberg is a sports writer for The Tribune-Democrat.