Tri-Valley all-time leading scorer and girl’s basketball coach Bob Felty Jr. takes his team thru another vigorous practice. The Lady Bulldogs are coming off a district championship season where they finished (28-1). And with two 1,000 point scorers back in 6’4″ Tara Nahodil and speedy point guard Juli Weber the skies the limit.
“Every group I coach is a special group of kids. This group is special in their basketball abilities-there just that talented girls. They are competitive girls and they’ve done some really special things for our program,” said Bob Felty Jr.
“We’re all really close. We’re like a family. I couldn’t ask to play for a better group of girls,” said Tara Nahodil.
“On and off the court we’ve been bonding together. We’re each others best friends. We have each others backs. We’ve been thru everything every win and every loss together. There’s no one to blame,” said Juli Weber.
In four years these girl’s managed to win 85 times with only 15 losses. That’s incredible. It shows the dedication and team unity between them.
“Are you looking forward to the next couple of months obviously Schuylkill league and districts and all that stuff? Yes definitely. I mean who wouldn’t be excited about hopefully winning the championships,” said Taylor Troutman.
“I feel like it was just yesterday and I was playing in my first varsity game. I can’t believe it’s our last year already. We’ve been working a lot on our fast break and we’re trying to get better-better than we’ve been,” said Chelsea Stutzman.
As the season unfolds Tri-Valley hopes to accomplish one goal and that’s winning a state title, but along the way in the next few months either Juli Weber or Tara Nahodil will become the school’s all-time leading scorer both passing Kayla Oxenriter to become #1.
“Of the four of us it’s upsetting to watch us all leave with colleges and stuff, because we’ve always been the four best friends and we’ll always support each other no matter what,” again said Juli.