Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Drew Karpen profiles the Sto-Rox boys basketball team. Click here to read his story.
(Photo: Sto-Rox's Makil Allen reaches over Quaker Valley's Chris Conlan to grab a rebound. John Heller/Post-Gazette)
"The planning and preparation stage for a head coach begins months before the start of the regular season.
For Sto-Rox's first year head coach, Jordan Marks, he started prepping the day he signed his contract. Then he soon realized that there will be bumps in the road, more than he anticipated.
With two weeks remaining in the season, the Vikings are playing with only six of the 12 varsity players with whom they started the season.
Before the season began, Marks started losing players to injuries and a few players he lost to off-court problems."