National Predictions

National Predictions

Postby OHIOSO on Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:10 pm

Well after last years thrilling competition who do you think will show up this year?
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Re: National Predictions

Postby sewforlife on Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:42 pm

I think it might be a bit early to tell. that's my opinion
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Re: National Predictions

Postby AlphaTauri on Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:48 pm

I can already predict who's going from PA. National teams for this year: Shady Side and Bala Cynwyd or Strath Haven. There's almost no possibility of any other team going.
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Re: National Predictions

Postby brobo on Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:47 pm

Beckandorf is most likely going from Texas. They swept the medals at the Cy-Falls tournament.
WCJH is pretty motivated this year, but there are definitely schools than us. We just need to practice more, and we might get to Nats (big if, though we are hoping...)
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Re: National Predictions

Postby sciolykid101 on Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:00 pm

OHIOSO wrote:Well after last years thrilling competition who do you think will show up this year?

Definitely Centerville. Solon and Mentor are up for grabs... LASA will definitely be for TX. Don't know whether Kingwood or Cypress Falls will be going. For TN, it seems its up for grabs as well. Oak Ridge is a contender but it isn't certain that they will get in... For PA, Penncrest and Harriton for sure... since Sewickely isn't in competition anymore (confirmation?) Bala Cynwyd most definitely, but the runner up will be up for grabs... Just my opinion.
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Re: National Predictions

Postby EastStroudsburg13 on Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:27 pm

sciolykid101 wrote:For PA, Penncrest and Harriton for sure...

I wouldn't say that, Bayard Rustin was only 13 points behind in 3rd last year, so it's a good possibility that they pull ahead. And Conestoga's not going to be bad either. They may be favorites, but they're not shoo-ins.
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Re: National Predictions

Postby amerikestrel on Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:05 pm

EASTstroudsburg13 wrote:
sciolykid101 wrote:For PA, Penncrest and Harriton for sure...

I wouldn't say that, Bayard Rustin was only 13 points behind in 3rd last year, so it's a good possibility that they pull ahead. And Conestoga's not going to be bad either. They may be favorites, but they're not shoo-ins.

In my opinion, you shouldn't make these kind of predictions, or at least wait until later in the year. You never know, a school that hasn't done very well at all in previous years could suddenly gain a lot of good people and do very well. ;) Or it could be the opposite; a good school could loose a lot of people and become much weaker.
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Re: National Predictions

Postby penclspinner on Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:21 pm

I'll throw in Troy's name.
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Re: National Predictions

Postby Phenylethylamine on Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:25 pm

amerikestrel wrote:In my opinion, you shouldn't make these kind of predictions, or at least wait until later in the year. You never know, a school that hasn't done very well at all in previous years could suddenly gain a lot of good people and do very well. ;) Or it could be the opposite; a good school could loose a lot of people and become much weaker.
You have a point, but some things are virtually certain: Fayetteville-Manlius will almost certainly be going from NY this year, just like every year for the past who-knows-how-long. Who else from NY will go is far from clear, but FM will be one of the two teams, pretty much definitely.
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Re: National Predictions

Postby AlphaTauri on Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:18 pm

amerikestrel wrote:You never know, a school that hasn't done very well at all in previous years could suddenly gain a lot of good people and do very well. ;) Or it could be the opposite; a good school could loose a lot of people and become much weaker.
True, but if last year is anything to go by, it's going to be SS, BC, and Haven (not neccessarily that order) a huge gap, then everyone else. And if someone does upset them, I can already tell you it's not going to be Hershey. We lost all the awesome people and now we're just...bleh.
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Re: National Predictions

Postby soobsession on Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:00 pm

Well...from NJ the only name known from B Div. is West Windsor Plainsborough Community MIddle School.
Churchill and Montgomery are always, if by some miracle it happens, a possibility.

For C Div. Both of the West Windsor Schools are possibilities.
Again, if by some miracle it happens, Princeton and Montgomery are also (slim) possibilities.

But I agree that it's a bit too early in the season to tell who's going to Nats and who isn't.
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Re: National Predictions

Postby starpug on Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:12 pm

penclspinner wrote:I'll throw in Troy's name.

Someone give this man a cookie, that's brillant :lol:
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Re: National Predictions

Postby winneratlife on Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:11 pm

starpug wrote:
penclspinner wrote:I'll throw in Troy's name.

Someone give this man a cookie, that's brillant :lol:



Cookie.

Anyway, Troy from which state?
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Re: National Predictions

Postby rfscoach on Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:52 pm

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Re: National Predictions

Postby jazzy009 on Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:48 pm

Triton from Minnesota!? some no name team that claimed to me they were working hard. Though I suppose in our state we were a no name team last year...should be an interesting year in the land of 10,000.
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