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I-270 Family loses a legend - Coach Dave Griffin

On Sunday June 18th, 2017 the I-270 family lost a legend in coach Dave Griffin who passed away after a courageous two year battle with cancer. Griff led the Darnestown Area program to several I-270 championships over the past decade culminating with the 2017 Quince Orchard HS Varsity boys finishing as 4A state finalists. Each starter on that team played in I-270 and Griff coached them starting as Juniors in I-270 through JV at QO as well as an assistant Varsity coach. That team and his commitment exemplify what the I-270 program is all about: Dedication, Community, and Excellence. Griff will always be remembered for his generosity, sense of humor, intelligence, competitiveness, and of course that booming voice.

In honor of his service to the I-270 community we are dedicating our Citizenship award in his name thus starting in the 2017-18 season we will recognize a player who has demonstrated dedication to his team, school, and community as the Dave Griffin Citizenship award recipient.

Griff's full obituary can be found here.

We'll miss you Griff...

I-270 Youth Basketball Welcome

I-270 Youth Sports Club is the preeminent longest running competitive basketball program in Montgomery County.

The I-270 Youth Sports Club believes in developing our communities youths to have a strong sense of community spirit, to be people of high character, have a sense of fairness, and a relentless desire to achieve their fullest potential.

We achieve this through our competitive sports league which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has served Montgomery County youth for nearly forty years of competitive basketball. I-270 Youth Sports serves over 300 players from ages 8 to 15 yrs in three divisions across nine (9) areas: Bethesda, Clarksburg, Darnestown, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney, Potomac, Redland, and Rockville communities. Our league is unique in that we have strong and close relationships with the local high school basketball coaches. So much so that several high school varsity coaches serve as Area Directors and team coaches. I-270 is a competitive feeder program into the local high school basketball programs that focuses on teaching basketball fundamentals as well as competitive fair play and sportsmanship. Many I-270 players go on to play for their respective high school programs. The league also has seen numerous former players excel at the collegiate level as well as several who have reached the professional ranks.

I-270 is sponsored by Dick's Sporting Goods. Games are played in area school gyms and officiated by IAABO referees. There is a 16 game regular season followed by a single elimination playoffs where all teams make the playoffs and are seeded based on their regular season standings. Trophies are awarded to the Champions in each division. There is also an all-star game for each of the 3 divisions at the end of the season.

Tryouts are held in early October with games starting in early November culminating with the Championships in mid-February.

If you have a child serious about developing their basketball skills and competing against some of the top talent in the area then I270 is for you - come join us!

 

 

2017 Bantam Champions - Olney

 

 

Olney capped off an outstanding season with a decisive win in the championship game against a tough Gaithersburg team coached by Dave Dabbadannzza. Both teams finished the regular season with 14-2 records and they split in their two meetings with each team winning by just 1 point. But in the championship it was the outstanding play of MVP Elijah Wilson and the overall play of Olney that made the difference in their victory.

Congratulations to coaches Dr Bob Wilson, Bob Clayton and Mike Plainte.

 

 

2017 Junior Champions - Clarksburg


 

 

The Clarksburg Juniors finished atop one of the most competitive Junior Divisions in I-270 history with 4 teams finishing the regular season with identical 11-5 records.

Led in the playoffs by Nate Yelle, Elliott Joppy and Championship MVP Mason Jones coach Tony Crawford and team were able to hold off a well schooled Potomac team coached by Nick Charles to claim the Junior championship.

Congratulations to coach Tony Crawford and his Clarksburg Juniors!!

 

 

2017 Senior Champions - Gaithersburg

 

The Gaithersburg Seniors were able to revenge a mid-season loss to Potomac to claim the Senior division championship. Tough defense and clutch play by game MVP Kordell Lewis, Joseph Crespo and Chris Kouemi gave coaches Paul and Padon Levine their second championship in 2 years.

Congratulations Coaches Paul Levine and Padon Levine!!

Weather Cancellations

In the event of inclement weather Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF) makes the decision on whether MCPS facilities are open or closed.
If there is winter weather, please check:

<www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cupf/info-cupf/emergency.html>

for closing status of Montgomery County Public School facilities.
We will update the website as well when we know of news.


Upcoming Games/Practices

Sunday, Nov 19
Bantam Teams
Potomac @ Silver Spring1:00pmNeelsville Middle School
Redland @ Olney1:00pmRocky Hill Middle School
Gaithersburg @ Bethesda4:45pmNeelsville Middle School
Clarksburg @ Germantown Hardknocks4:45pmRocky Hill Middle School
Junior Teams
Potomac @ Silver Spring2:15pmNeelsville Middle School
Redland @ Olney2:15pmRocky Hill Middle School
Gaithersburg @ Bethesda6:00pmNeelsville Middle School
Clarksburg @ Germantown Hardknocks6:00pmRocky Hill Middle School
Senior Teams
Potomac @ Silver Spring3:30pmNeelsville Middle School
Redland @ Olney3:30pmRocky Hill Middle School
Gaithersburg @ Bethesda7:15pmNeelsville Middle School
Clarksburg @ Germantown Hardknocks7:15pmRocky Hill Middle School
Saturday, Dec 2
Bantam Teams
Gaithersburg @ Olney10:00amNeelsville Middle School
Darnestown @ Bethesda1:45pmNeelsville Middle School
Germantown Hardknocks @ Potomac5:30pmNeelsville Middle School
Junior Teams
Gaithersburg @ Olney11:15amNeelsville Middle School
Darnestown @ Bethesda3:00pmNeelsville Middle School
Germantown Hardknocks @ Potomac6:45pmNeelsville Middle School
Senior Teams
Gaithersburg @ Olney12:30pmNeelsville Middle School
Darnestown @ Bethesda4:15pmNeelsville Middle School
Germantown Hardknocks @ Potomac8:00pmNeelsville Middle School
Sunday, Dec 3
Bantam Teams
Silver Spring @ Bethesda1:00pmNeelsville Middle School
Darnestown @ Germantown Hardknocks1:00pmRocky Hill Middle School
Potomac @ Gaithersburg4:45pmNeelsville Middle School
Rockville Orange Alliance @ Clarksburg4:45pmRocky Hill Middle School
Junior Teams
Silver Spring @ Bethesda2:15pmNeelsville Middle School
Darnestown @ Germantown Hardknocks2:15pmRocky Hill Middle School
Potomac @ Gaithersburg6:00pmNeelsville Middle School
Rockville Orange Alliance @ Clarksburg6:00pmRocky Hill Middle School
Senior Teams
Silver Spring @ Bethesda3:30pmNeelsville Middle School
Darnestown @ Germantown Hardknocks3:30pmRocky Hill Middle School
Potomac @ Gaithersburg7:15pmNeelsville Middle School
Rockville Orange Alliance @ Clarksburg7:15pmRocky Hill Middle School
Saturday, Dec 9
Bantam Teams
Clarksburg @ Potomac10:00amNeelsville Middle School
Germantown Hardknocks @ Rockville Orange Alliance1:45pmNeelsville Middle School
Silver Spring @ Darnestown5:30pmNeelsville Middle School
Junior Teams
Clarksburg @ Potomac11:15amNeelsville Middle School
Germantown Hardknocks @ Rockville Orange Alliance3:00pmNeelsville Middle School
Silver Spring @ Darnestown6:45pmNeelsville Middle School
Senior Teams
Clarksburg @ Potomac12:30pmNeelsville Middle School
Germantown Hardknocks @ Rockville Orange Alliance4:15pmNeelsville Middle School
Silver Spring @ Darnestown8:00pmNeelsville Middle School
Sunday, Dec 10
Bantam Teams
Rockville Orange Alliance @ Gaithersburg1:00pmNeelsville Middle School
Bethesda @ Olney1:00pmRocky Hill Middle School
Redland @ Potomac4:45pmNeelsville Middle School
Silver Spring @ Germantown Hardknocks4:45pmRocky Hill Middle School
Junior Teams
Rockville Orange Alliance @ Gaithersburg2:15pmNeelsville Middle School
Bethesda @ Olney2:15pmRocky Hill Middle School
Redland @ Potomac6:00pmNeelsville Middle School
Silver Spring @ Germantown Hardknocks6:00pmRocky Hill Middle School
Senior Teams
Rockville Orange Alliance @ Gaithersburg3:30pmNeelsville Middle School
Bethesda @ Olney3:30pmRocky Hill Middle School
Redland @ Potomac7:15pmNeelsville Middle School
Silver Spring @ Germantown Hardknocks7:15pmRocky Hill Middle School
Saturday, Dec 16
Bantam Teams
Darnestown @ Potomac10:00amNeelsville Middle School
Olney @ Clarksburg1:45pmNeelsville Middle School
Gaithersburg @ Silver Spring5:30pmNeelsville Middle School
Junior Teams
Darnestown @ Potomac11:15amNeelsville Middle School
Olney @ Clarksburg3:00pmNeelsville Middle School
Gaithersburg @ Silver Spring6:45pmNeelsville Middle School
Senior Teams
Darnestown @ Potomac12:30pmNeelsville Middle School
Olney @ Clarksburg4:15pmNeelsville Middle School
Gaithersburg @ Silver Spring8:00pmNeelsville Middle School
Sunday, Dec 17
Bantam Teams
Darnestown @ Rockville Orange Alliance1:00pmNeelsville Middle School
Silver Spring @ Clarksburg1:00pmRocky Hill Middle School
Gaithersburg @ Redland4:45pmNeelsville Middle School
Olney @ Germantown Hardknocks4:45pmRocky Hill Middle School
Junior Teams
Darnestown @ Rockville Orange Alliance2:15pmNeelsville Middle School
Silver Spring @ Clarksburg2:15pmRocky Hill Middle School
Gaithersburg @ Redland6:00pmNeelsville Middle School
Olney @ Germantown Hardknocks6:00pmRocky Hill Middle School
Senior Teams
Darnestown @ Rockville Orange Alliance3:30pmNeelsville Middle School
Silver Spring @ Clarksburg3:30pmRocky Hill Middle School
Gaithersburg @ Redland7:15pmNeelsville Middle School
Olney @ Germantown Hardknocks7:15pmRocky Hill Middle School
Saturday, Jan 6
Bantam Teams
Potomac @ Silver Spring10:00amMontgomery Village MS
Germantown Hardknocks @ Redland1:45pmMontgomery Village MS
Bethesda @ Rockville Orange Alliance5:30pmMontgomery Village MS
Junior Teams
Potomac @ Silver Spring11:15amMontgomery Village MS
Germantown Hardknocks @ Redland3:00pmMontgomery Village MS
Bethesda @ Rockville Orange Alliance6:45pmMontgomery Village MS
Senior Teams
Potomac @ Silver Spring12:30pmMontgomery Village MS
Germantown Hardknocks @ Redland4:15pmMontgomery Village MS
Bethesda @ Rockville Orange Alliance8:00pmMontgomery Village MS
Sunday, Jan 7
Bantam Teams
Redland @ Silver Spring1:00pmGaithersburg Middle School
Gaithersburg @ Clarksburg1:00pmRocky Hill Middle School
Olney @ Potomac4:45pmGaithersburg Middle School
Darnestown @ Germantown Hardknocks4:45pmRocky Hill Middle School
Junior Teams
Redland @ Silver Spring2:15pmGaithersburg Middle School
Gaithersburg @ Clarksburg2:15pmRocky Hill Middle School
Olney @ Potomac6:00pmGaithersburg Middle School
Darnestown @ Germantown Hardknocks6:00pmRocky Hill Middle School
Senior Teams
Redland @ Silver Spring3:30pmGaithersburg Middle School
Gaithersburg @ Clarksburg3:30pmRocky Hill Middle School
Olney @ Potomac7:15pmGaithersburg Middle School
Darnestown @ Germantown Hardknocks7:15pmRocky Hill Middle School
Saturday, Jan 13
Bantam Teams
Darnestown @ Gaithersburg10:00amNeelsville Middle School
Clarksburg @ Redland1:45pmNeelsville Middle School
Silver Spring @ Olney5:30pmNeelsville Middle School
Junior Teams
Darnestown @ Gaithersburg11:15amNeelsville Middle School
Clarksburg @ Redland3:00pmNeelsville Middle School
Silver Spring @ Olney6:45pmNeelsville Middle School
Senior Teams
Darnestown @ Gaithersburg12:30pmNeelsville Middle School
Clarksburg @ Redland4:15pmNeelsville Middle School
Silver Spring @ Olney8:00pmNeelsville Middle School

For a complete schedule listing, click here!