U12 Boys' Team Captures HoopFest 2019 Championship

posted Aug 3, 2019, 9:46 AM by Mark Mahon

An NVYB U12 boys' team won their HoopsFest division! The team went 7-0 including a great come-from-behind victory in the Championship game. After being down 2-9, they came back to win it all on a 14-2 run with a score of 16-11. Left to Right – Charlie Yartz, Mike Lower, Nick Kewitt.

Fall 19 Girls' 6-8 Grade Team Tryouts

posted Aug 1, 2019, 3:15 PM by Mark Mahon

A tryout/evaluation for fall 2019 girls' 6th - 8th grade teams will be held at Mount Nittany Elementary School on Thurs., August 8th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. The tryout/eval will be for one of our fall teams which are expected to practice once a week and play in a league in either Altoona or Philipsburg. Practices are expected to begin in August. The practice and game days are TBD. Cost for the tryout is $20 (check payable to "Nittany Valley Youth Basketball") for new players and free for the evaluation of current NVYB players (those who have participated in 2019). If your daughter ends up participating on a fall team, the $20 will be applied towards their fall fees. If your daughter is interested in trying out or being evaluated or if you have questions, please RSVP to mark.mahon@nvybball.org. We look forward to seeing you there!

U12 Team @ USJN National Hershey Showcase

posted Jun 26, 2019, 5:23 PM by Mark Mahon   [ updated Jun 26, 2019, 7:19 PM ]

The Nittany Valley Legends U12 Tournament Team participated in the USJN Hershey National Showcase this past weekend -  one of the premier mid-Atlantic tournaments with high level teams from 14 states. The team finished with a 4-1 record, missing out by only 6 differential points across 5 games on the championship playoffs. Their only loss was against the eventual tournament championship team. The Legends played excellent teams from DE, NY, NJ, PA, and VA. Additionally, we were the only team in our age group (18 teams total) to land two players on the Pool All Star team: Tori Risha and Sarah Tate. Congrats to all of the players for rising to the next level and showcasing their talent in such a challenging environment! Pictured - Frist row: Tori Risha, Sarah Williams, Jess Hawbaker, Morgan Roan; Second row: Coach Mahon, Love' McGriff, Lydia Tate, Lily Williams, Sam Mikesic, Sarah Tate, Coach Carrie Mahon; not pictured: Annika Bechtel and Coach Michael Dogal).

6/7 Grade Team Championship

posted Jun 26, 2019, 5:17 PM by Mark Mahon

The 6/7th Grade Legends took home the Championship of the Legendz End of Summer Hoopsfest (June 1-2) at C3 Sports in State College in a 6 team bracket. The Legends finished a perfect 4-0 defeating Next Level Strong 29-23 and Spring Cove 24-20 in pool play on day 1, and then, playing only with 5/6th graders, defeating Next Level Strong 24-18 in the semi-finals and Spring Cove by a solid 37-19 to take home the Championship!

Girls' Tournament Team Tryout!!

posted Feb 27, 2019, 6:24 AM by Mark Mahon

A tryout for an elite girls' 6th/7th grade tournament team will be held at the Hawbaker's gym at 324 Hard Rock Lane, Stormstown, PA from 12pm - 1:30pm on Sunday, March 10. The tryout is for committed players in grades 5, 6, and 7 who want to challenge themselves by playing at a high level in select tournaments in the mid-Atlantic and surrounding areas. The team will expect to practice once a week during the spring and early/mid summer with the possibility of extra preparation before tournaments. There is no cost for the tryout. If your daughter is interested in trying out or if you have questions, please RSVP to mark.mahon@nvybball.org. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tryouts for Fall '18 Girls' teams

posted Jun 8, 2016, 5:06 AM by Mark Mahon   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 6:41 PM by Thomas La Porta ]

Tryouts to form girls travel basketball teams for fall and winter tentatively scheduled for: 8/8. 6:30-8:30 at Mount Nittany Elementary School.   Date subject to change, so please check back. Please contact coach Tom La Porta (tflaporta@gmail.com) to register.

2018 Open Gyms

posted Jun 8, 2016, 5:05 AM by Mark Mahon   [ updated May 12, 2018, 7:59 AM by Thomas La Porta ]

Open gyms for girls entering 3rd-9th grade: 4/20 at Mount Nittany Middle School, 5/22 at Grays Woods Elementary, 6/12 at Mt. Nittany Elementary, July  18 at Mt. Nittany Elementary, and July 25 at Mt. Nittany Elem, all times 6:30-8:30PM.  $5 fee.  Please contact coach Tom La Porta (tflaporta@gmail.com) if you are interested in attending.

Cross Training - Lax it up!

posted Jul 29, 2015, 10:19 AM by Mark Mahon

In an effort to continue to encourage healthy athletic development NVYB is promoting a girls' lacrosse clinic being held here in State College at Tudek Park. Kristen Selvage, the award-winning head coach at Lock Haven University and fresh off of a National Championship appearance, will be holding two clinics for 6th-8th graders and 9th-12th graders on Tuesday, August 4 and Wednesday, August 5. Check out what a great sport lacrosse is and give yourself an opportunity to grow through involvement in additional sports!  Here is the link with all of the information: http://www.abcsportscamps.com//lhulacrosse.

2015 Summer Open Gyms: Girls

posted Jun 29, 2015, 4:35 AM by Mark Mahon   [ updated Jun 30, 2015, 10:02 AM ]

Open Gym, 4th-7th grade, July 9, 2015, 6:00-8:00 at Ferguson Township Elementary, $5.  Please contact Tom La Porta (tflaporta@gmail.com) if you plan on attending

2015 Elementary Girls' Team Tryouts:

posted Jun 29, 2015, 4:30 AM by Mark Mahon   [ updated Jun 30, 2015, 10:02 AM ]

Tryout, 4th-6th grade (entering), August 6, 2015, 6:00-8:00 at Mount Nittany Middle School.  Please contact Tom La Porta (tflaporta@gmail.com) if you will be trying out)

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