Amity has started the season with five straight wins behind the efforts of Sophomore Josh Wart and Senior Tyler Parr. This will be a fun year for the Warriors as they look to get back to Coos Bay after a years absence. Amity will be facing a really good 2A Columbia Christian team tonight in the Westside Winter Jam Championship Game. Columbia Christian is lead by highly touted D1 prospect Ben Gregg. If Amity is able to keep this game close, it would be an indication they are on the right track, as their league rival Dayton lost by 14 last night to the same foe.
Sophomore Josh Wart said, “You can’t name a single leader, an MVP, or anything like that for this team. Most of us have played so long together that the chemistry is such that there is no single figurehead, there’s just the team. That’s our biggest strength, our chemistry on the court.
Going into league play, Amity will have a tough matchup with rival Dayton, a rivalry that has been in the forefront of high school athletics in Oregon for generations.
Josh Wart said, “I’m looking forward to the Dayton game cause we are evenly matched throughout the lineup and because, obviously, it’s a rivalry.”
Great teams always have a guy that is a role player that does all the dirty work that doesn’t get noticed on the stat sheet. Josh wart was quick to identify a fellow sophomore as the warrior's scrapper,“ that guy is Landen Distler without doubt, he’s our best defender coming off the bench, and has a motor that is unmatched in this area of the state. He’s possibly the hardest worker out of anyone on the team, and is as selfless a person you’ll ever meet.”
This Amity team is looking to get back to Coos Bay, a place that’s very familiar. They missed Coos Bay last season for the first time in four years, and are an early favorite to make it back.