The Cardinal

Conor Crogan
From middle school to high school, Conor Crogan has had his eyes set on basketball, and has played at all levels on the court.

“It’s more competitive and Coach Muck yells more… You are going from being the star on the team to playing not nearly as much as you used to,” said Crogan when asked about the difference between playing on JV to Varsity.

“The speed of the game is faster and the competition is more fierce,” Crogan said.

Basketball may be considered a job to some players. The season does not start until mid November, but the team assembles weeks in advance to prepare mentally and physically for the upcoming season.

Crogan said, “Our team goes to a camp (Huggins) each summer which helps us see what we need to work on during the preseason.”

From workouts to open gyms, the boys works together to develop a bond which strengthens the team to prepare them for their toughest competitors.

Out of the teams on the schedule, Crogan believes TTOE (The Team Out East) is the Cardinal’s biggest competitor.

“Our biggest competition is Poland. The week of the game, Coach blares crowd noises during practice so we are more comfortable during the actual game,” Crogan stated.

Poland has been Canfield’s biggest rival for decades. Each year the players, coaches, and students anticipate the big game.

Crogan hopes the team can bring home a win for the Cardinals when they face the Bulldogs Friday, February 16!

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