Basketball Media Day 2018

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Kamryn Torr

Basketball players come together at Twisted Taco for annual media day.

 

McIntosh, Fayette County, Our Lady of Mercy, Sandy Creek, Starr’s Mill, Whitewater, East Coweta, Newnan, Northgate, Spalding, and Griffin attended Basketball Media Day, at Twisted Taco in Fayetteville. The Media Day began at 12 and lasted until around 1:30 on Monday, October 8.

Each school was represented by both their girls’ and boys’ teams. Each was separated at a different table so media could walk around and ask specific questions to each coach and player.

McIntosh was represented by both the boys and girls team. Senior girls that attended include Anna Muh, Kennedi Miller, and Rylee Calhoun. The boy’s team was represented by seniors Naj Ashley-Emory, Bruce Carpenter, and junior Cam Lyons.

New girls coach Rick Fontaine has been teaching at McIntosh for two years and has been a basketball coach and teacher in Michigan 21 years. “I came down to coach football, basketball and softball here at McIntosh,” he said.

The girl’s team has had three different coaches within the past four years.

“It’s been a very tough transition,” Miller said, “but he’s made it very easy for us to adapt to his style.”

 

The boy’s team had multiple key players graduate last year. When asked what they need to do in order to step up without them, junior Cam Lyons said, “Get the new guys that are coming up. Get them in the system with the returning guys and just have our team chemistry there the best it can be.”

Both girls and boys players are going to have a big impact on McIntosh’s success this upcoming season. The teams will start off their season with an annual MacMadness against Landmark on November 8. The regular season will begin for on November 13 when the teams will compete against East Coweta at home.