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6th-grader sets scoring mark

March 14, 2013

If playing basketball is a job, Josh Ritchey gets a lot of overtime. “I put in a lot work,” said the Marietta Youth League standout. “I shoot a lot in my driveway....

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MaryPoppins

Mar-14-13 7:55 AM

Dollar to a donut he does not play his senior year.

Good luck son, keep working hard, but try to remember to be a kid in the mean time.

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begame

Mar-14-13 11:28 AM

Cograts to him! I agree with MaryPoppins....he better hope that Secrest is gone by the time he gets to be a Jr-Sr or he may just be a bench warmer while the underclassmen get the playing time!

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begame

Mar-14-13 11:29 AM

*Congrats

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underdog

Mar-14-13 12:02 PM

Why all the negative remarks? Be happy for the young man. He obviously has found an activity that he loves to do. Keep up the hard work Josh. Remember coaches , at all levels , want to win and the players with the most talent on offense and defense will be on the floor.Stay positive !

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NewsJunkie5

Mar-14-13 12:26 PM

Keep it up the good work Josh. Playing sports as a youth brought me some of my best memories. Have all the fun you can because before you know it, you'll have to slam two Advil every morning just to get out of bed with bad knees, LOL! Maybe he'll change his mind and want to play for VanderWal?

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TheMagicMuskie

Mar-14-13 12:57 PM

I want to preface my comment by stating that it's great to see a young man like Josh enjoy the fruits of his hard work. However, it seems to me that they put more emphasis on Josh achieving a 6th grade scoring record over instilling the virtues of team play. Furthermore, the coaches should be developing players at that level. "At one point this season Josh scored a career-high 35 points, in a game where his team scored 49." That's just sad.

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Fudgelover

Mar-15-13 9:36 PM

NO offense but if your going to brag on the point of him scoring 35 of their 49 points in one game..PUT up the stats of how many times he shot the ball.........if he plays selfish and shoots it all the time big deal.

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MaryPoppins

Mar-19-13 11:54 PM

If you think sports are more important to life than becoming a person of good character, take a look north of us on Route 7 about a 100 miles.

Not to worry about who the coach is in 5 years or so for this young man,(more than likely we will change coaches several times by then, and maybe even leagues); his father needs to teach him how to be a respectful moral person, as do other dads.

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