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HOOPS NEWS ARCHIVE

 

CLASS OF 2026 DEBUTS

September 5th, 2017

Kinder Dads, Class of 2026, made their HNS Hoops debut last night but came up short, losing to 6th Grade in a hard fought battle, 56-43. Despite the loss, Kinder players were in high spirits as they sported the trademark Kinder pink jerseys.

PRETTY JERSEYS GIVE PAUSE

September 5th, 2017

While 6th managed to hold off Kinder, 56-43, it wasn't that easy according to several 6th players. Center Tony Grizelj reported problems focusing.  "The pink jerseys are meant to be a gag, but it may actually be helping these new dads" said Grizelj.  In a picture of 6th's bench, you can clearly see the "Kinder Effect" where opposing players remain in a mesmerized state for 2 to 3 minutes at a time.

1ST AND 7TH COLLIDE IN EXCITING SEASON OPENER

August 27, 2017

After an undefeated 2016 regular season that ended with a bitter defeat to 2nd Grade in the championship game, 7th hoped to cleanse their palate with an opening win.  Alas, they were denied by a dynamic 1st Grade squad, 56-46.  In all, an exciting opener to a season which many say features the highest caliber basketball talent of recent years.

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

August 27, 2017

Perhaps the highlight of opening night was the technological tour de force on display by 1st Grade. More than one member of 1st dazzled their opponents with an array of light emitting diodes (LED's) embedded in the soles of their metallic sneakers. It's unclear if this distracted 7th, many of whom still lace up Chuck Taylor All Stars. When asked as to whether he was blinded by the light, 7th Grade power forward Paul Borrelli responded "revved up like what?"


Several HNS members with jobs in the semiconductor equipment industry hailed the move as a disruptive technology that may provide significant revenue growth to companies throughout Silicon Valley.

 

2017 CHAMPIONS

A Dynasty and an Upset

2nd grade (class of 2024) completed their quest to "three-peat", beating 4th Grade in a hard fought final.  


John Figone was crowned 3 point champion, dominating the 3rd and final round.  Three-time winner and 2016 champion Christo Ortega graciously handed over the trophy. 

 

2016 CHAMPIONS

A year for repeats

In 2016, 1st grade (class of 2024) completed their quest to become repeat champions, beating 6th Grade 66-44.  They are favored again coming into 2017 but watch out for new talent entering the league.  


Christo Ortega proved his dominance in the 3 point challenge, winning his 3rd straight title. Now starts the debate:  3 Point GOAT?

 

2019 SEASON PREVIEW

HNS Hoops - Dare to Dream, Dream to not get injured

As a new season of HNS Hoops dawns, many wonder what's in store.  Surely there will be the same passion, the same athleticism and the same excitement.  Will it be 4th Grade again this year?  Will Kinder be a force?  Only time will tell.