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SWOB - Winter League Pope Athletics (Pope)

December 1 - March 13, 2022
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Hi coaches, as the second weekend of bracket play approaches, please make sure to check game times and locations as brackets have been updated with all scores we have recieved so far. We look forward to seeing everyone for their game this weekend!

3/4/2022 7:40 PM

Hi coaches, updates have been made to the schedule and the brackets are now final. To view your schedule you can use the following link:

https://basketball.exposureevents.com/174969/swob-winter-league/schedule

Please make sure to check your game times and locations as they may have changed during the updating process. We look forward to seeing everyone for our post-season league tournament!

2/24/2022 3:17 PM

Hi coaches, due to some oversights by the league, there are changes that will have to be made to some brackets. However, we are not making changes to bracket placements at this time. We are going to keep the changes as minimal as possible and try to keep most games scheduled as they are now. Please make sure to check back by 3 PM on Thursday for a Final Bracket Play schedule

2/22/2022 5:41 PM

Hi coaches, bracket play has now been posted, please use the following link to view official game times and locations:

https://basketball.exposureevents.com/174969/swob-winter-league/schedule

We look forward to seeing everyone for our post-season league tournament!

2/22/2022 3:55 PM

Hi coaches, we have had to add a few more games to our list of games to fill for this weekend. The times and locations are as follows:

-2nd Grade Boys- February 19th @ 9:30 AM @ Friars
-8th Grade Boys- February 19th @ 11:00 AM @ OCA
-5th Grade Girls- February 19th @ 1:30 PM @ Friars
-Jr. High/High School Girls- February 19th @ 2:00 PM @ Landmark
-6th Grade Boys- February 19th @ 2:00 PM @ OCA
-2nd Grade Boys- February 19th @ 3:00 PM @ OCA
-7th Grade Boys- February 19th @ 7:00 PM @ Landmark

-6th Grade Girls- February 20th @ 12:00 PM @ OCA
-6th Grade Boys- February 20th @ 1:00 PM @ Landmark
-4th Grade Boys- February 20th @ 1:00 PM @ Sports of All Sorts
-4th Grade Boys- February 20th @ 2:00 PM @ Landmark
-4th Grade Boys- February 20th @ 2:00 PM @ Burlington Readiness Center
-5th Grade Boys- February 20th @ 2:30 PM @ Friars
-Jr. High Girls- February 20th @ 3:00 PM @ Landmark
-6th Grade Boys- February 20th @ 4:00 PM @ Anderson HS
-5th Grade Girls- February 20th @ 4:00 PM @ Sports of All Sorts
-6th Grade Boys- February 20th @ 5:00 PM @ Landmark

if you would like to fill in for one or more of these games, please email me as soon as possible at jdeaton.athletics@gmail.com

2/18/2022 3:40 PM

Hi coaches, we have had to make some updates to our available games for this upcoming weekend. The times and locations are as follows:

-6th Grade Boys
- February 18th @ 6:00 PM @ Landmark

-2nd Grade Boys- February 19th @ 9:30 AM @ Friars
-2nd Grade Boys- February 19th @ 11:00 AM @ Elder HS
-Jr. High Girls- February 19th @ 11:00 AM @ Landmark
-8th Grade Boys- February 19th @ 11:00 AM @ OCA
-7th Grade Boys- February 19th @ 12:00 PM @ Boys and Girls Club
-7th Grade Boys- February 19th @ 12:00 PM @ Friars
-Jr. High/High School Girls- February 19th @ 2:00 PM @ Landmark
-2nd Grade Boys- February 19th @ 3:00 PM @ OCA
-5th Grade Boys- February 19th @ 6:00 PM @ Elder HS
-3rd Grade Boys- February 19th @ 6:00 PM @ Landmark
-7th Grade Boys- February 19th @ 7:00 PM @ Landmark

-High School Boys- February 20th @ 10:00 AM @ OCA
-6th Grade Boys- February 20th @ 1:00 PM @ Landmark
-4th Grade Boys- February 20th @ 1:00 PM @ Sports of All Sorts
-4th Grade Boys- February 20th @ 2:00 PM @ Burlington Readiness Center
-6th Grade Boys- February 20th @ 3:00 PM @ Anderson HS
-Jr. High Girls- February 20th @ 3:00 PM @ Landmark
-5th Grade Girls- February 20th @ 4:00 PM @ Sports of All Sorts

If you would like to fill in for one or more of these games, please email me as soon as possible at jdeaton.athletics@gmail.com

2/17/2022 1:29 PM

Hi coaches, we have many games that we are looking to fill for multiple grades for this coming weekend. The Times and Locations are as follows:

-6th Grade Boys
- February 18th @ 6:00 PM @ Landmark

-2nd Grade Boys- February 19th @ 9:30 AM @ Friars
-2nd Grade Boys- February 19th @ 11:00 AM @ Elder HS
-Jr. High Girls- February 19th @ 11:00 AM @ Landmark
-8th Grade Boys- February 19th @ 11:00 AM @ OCA
-7th Grade Boys- February 19th @ 12:00 PM @ Boys and Girls Club of West Chester
-7th Grade Boys- February 19th @ 12:00 PM @ Friars
-5th Grade Girls- February 19th @ 1:30 PM @ Friars
-Jr. High/High School Girls- February 19th @ 2:00 PM @ Landmark
-5th Grade Boys- February 19th @ 2:00 PM @ Landmark
-2nd Grade Boys- February 19th @ 3:00 PM @ OCA
-5th Grade Boys- February 19th @ 6:00 PM @ Elder HS
-3rd Grade Boys- February 19th @ 6:00 PM @ Landmark

-6th Grade Girls- February 20th @ 12:00 PM @ Lakota East HS
-6th Grade Boys- February 20th @ 1:00 PM @ Landmark
-4th Grade Boys- February 20th @ 1:00 PM @ Sports of All Sorts
-Jr. High Girls- February 20th @ 3:00 PM @ Landmark
-4th Grade Boys- February 20th @ 3:00 PM @ Burlington Readiness Center
-5th Grade Girls- February 20th @ 4:00 PM @ Sports of All Sorts

If you would like to fill in for one or more of these games, please email me at jdeaton.athletics@gmail.com

2/16/2022 8:24 PM

Coaches,

As we enter these final weeks of the winter league there have been many challenges again. There are several games that have been or still need scheduled de to COVID, Bengals success in the playoffs and so on.

James is working to fill and schedule some games this weekend. Please check your email or notify James at jdeaton.athletics@gmail.com and he can try to get you on the schedule at Landmark. He also has some games needing filled this weekend so check his list and let him know if you can play one of these games.

The post season tourney this year will be held from February 25 - March 9. IF YOUR TEAM IS NOT PLAYNG YOU MUST EMAIL US OR YOU WILL BE PLACED ON THE SCHEDULE. The schedule will be posted around Monday February 21st. It is a one and out tourney. Teams are placed in brackets based on the leagues discretion and seeded to the best of our ability. It is not an exact science as teams will be moved up and down accordingly. Teams are responsible for ref fees still of $25 per game.

If you are a gym coordinator and want to host games you can send your availability for the tourney. We are not guaranteeing you will get games but we would know by the weekend prior.

League champion trophies will be handed ot the last weekend of February at Landmark. We will notify you if your team will be receiving league champion trophies.

If you have any questions email James or Tom Sunderman with them.

2/3/2022 5:00 PM

Hi coaches, we still have many games available for this coming weekend for multiple grades. The times and locations are as follows:

- 8th Grade Boys- January 28th @ 8:45 PM @ Landmark
- 3rd Grade Boys- January 29th @ 11:00 AM @ OCA
- 2nd Grade Boys- January 29th @ 11:00 AM @ Landmark
- 5th Grade Boys- January 29th @ 12:00 PM @ Landmark
- 4th Grade Girls- January 29th @ 12:00 PM @ NLA
- High School Girls- January 29th @ 2:00 PM @ DCHS
- 4th Grade Boys- January 29th @ 2:00 PM @ C4S
- 7th Grade Boys- January 29th @ 7:00 PM @ OCA
- 7th Grade Boys- January 29th @ 8:00 PM @ OCA
- 5th Grade Girls- January 30th @ 12:00 PM @ Seton
- 3rd Grade Boys- January 30th @ 12:00 PM @ OCA
- 8th Grade Boys- January 30th @ 1:00 PM @ Landmark
- 7th Grade Boys- January 30th @ 1:00 PM @ OCA
- Jr. High Girls- January 30th @ 2:00 PM @ Alter

If you would like to fill in for one or more of these games, please email me at jdeaton.athletics@gmail.com

1/27/2022 3:20 PM

Hi coaches, due to continued success by the Bengals in the NFL playoffs, we have had many conflicts arise for games starting at or after 3:00 PM on Sunday. Due to this, we are looking to adjust the schedule in order to accommodate plans that people may have for the AFC Championship. We are looking at moving some games to Saturday and earlier in the day Sunday off of the time of the Bengals game. If you have any problems with your game time for Sunday, please email either Tom or myself before 10:00 AM Tuesday morning, my email is jdeaton.athletics@gmail.com. From there we will be making adjustments to try and accommodate everything that we can and ensure everyone will be available for their game this weekend, so please be sure to check your schedule periodically throughout the week for any changes that may occur. We will have any and all schedule changes finalized by Thursday at 3:00 PM. Thank you!

1/24/2022 6:39 PM

Hi coaches, we have had a few teams pick up some extra games for this weekend, but we still have many left to fill for various grades. If you would like to fill in for one of the following games please email me at jdeaton.athletics@gmail.com

- 6th Grade Boys-
Saturday, January 15th @ 11:00 AM @ Landmark
- 5th Grade Girls- Saturday, January 15th @ 1:00 PM @ Springdale Rec
- High School Girls- Saturday, January 15th @ 1:30 PM @ Friars Club
- 8th Grade Boys- Saturday, January 15th @ 2:00 PM @ Springdale Rec
- 5th Grade Girls- Saturday, January 15th @ 3:00 PM @ Landmark
- 7th Grade Boys- Saturday, January 15th @ 4:00 PM @ OCA
- 7th Grade Boy- Saturday, January 15th @ 7:00 PM @ OCA
- 4th Grade Boys- Sunday, January 16th @ 4:00 PM @ Landmark
- 6th Grade Boys- Sunday, January 16th @ 5:00 PM @ OCA

1/13/2022 11:15 PM

Hi coaches, we have some available games for this coming weekend that we are looking to fill for various grades. The game times and locations are as follows:

- High School Boys- Saturday, January 15th @ 11:00 AM @ Landmark
- 6th Grade Boys- Saturday, January 15th @ 1:00 PM @ Wyoming Rec
- High School Girls- Saturday, January 15th @ 1:30 PM @ Friars Club
- 8th Grade Boys- Saturday, January 15th @ 2:00 PM @ Springdale Rec
- 5th Grade Girls- Saturday, January 15th @ 3:00 PM @ Landmark
- 6th Grade Boys- Saturday, January 15th @ 4:00 PM @ Landmark

If you have any availability and would like to pick up one of these games, please email me know as soon as possible. My email is jdeaton.athletics@gmail.com

1/12/2022 5:15 PM

Coaches,

PLEASE READ!!!

Last week we had 14 last minute cancellations and 12 no shows. This is unacceptable, as there are kids who want to play that are getting games taken away from them. We completely understand there is a jump in COVID cases but not all of these are that and some teams are using this as their fall to.

This weekend we have already had several teams cancel due to scheduling conflicts, but everyone but one has fallen around and during the Bengals game. As a 31 year season ticket holder I nderstand the excitement behind the game and people wanting to watch it. The problem s there are again several kids who will be disappointed if they don't get to play basketball. This is not a proper reason to misss a game.

Moving forward SWOB will not reschedule games unless we have an easy fix. The policy for the rest of the season is ether find a team to swap games with. If you cannot find a team to swap with, the league will send out a list of games on Thursday night that need covered. If you can pick up one of the games that would be great! IT WILL STILL COUNT TOWARD LEAGUE RECORD AND YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REF FEES. THE TEAM TURNING N THE GAME WILL LOSE THEIR GAME AND CAN PICK P A GAME MAYBE ANOTHER WEEKEND THAT S AVAILABLE.

Please note, any team missing a game without proper notification and not payting the no show fee will be banned from the post season tourney. We hate to put this penalty out there, but the number of games being cancelled again is unacceptabe. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE SCHEDULE TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT SCHEDULE.




1/12/2022 10:17 AM

Coaches,

With the widespread of Covid cases comes the cancellations. I know this is extremely frustrating, but our hands are becoming somewhat tied. The CDC and local health departments are constantly changing the guidleines and people are becoming unsure.

In the last 12 hours we have had 14 teams email or call to cancel due to Covid. Tonight alone after 9pm we had 4 teams cancel. The problem with these late notices is trying to get teams to cover games. We apologize for the inconvenience this creates and also the costs involved, we just have to do the best we can to work together. Saturday morning some teams might be getting some last minute calls due to this. ,More will come out this weekend on how we will handle these situations the remainder of the year.

1/8/2022 12:48 AM

Hi coaches, we are looking for some teams to fill in for some games today, December 19th.

The grades and times/locations are:
2nd/3rd grade girls @ 4:00 PM @ Sports of All Sorts
5th grade girls @ 4:00 PM @ OCA
4th grade boys @ 5:00 @ Landmark
6th grade boys @ 5:00 @ OCA

If you have any availability and would like an extra game, please let us know as soon as possible, it would be greatly appreciated. My email is jdeaton.athletics@gmail.com

12/19/2021 1:19 PM

We need a 5th or 6th grade girls team for 1:00 sunday at Plains Jr High jn Lakota. pleade text Tom Sunderman at 235-9007. please
helomus out if youncsn olay the game!

12/18/2021 11:03 PM

Coaches,

Last we I sent an email with our winter league schedule conflict / reschedule policy. Basically we are trying to avoid rescheduling games as it creates disruption for 30 - 40 families' lives and creates havoc.

I undertsand everyone wants to be there to coach their teams or to have their full rosters, but these are not acceptable excuses. We need to follow the schedule at hand as it creates too much moving of so many families weekend plans. The first 3 weekends we have had 53 schedule requests changes for December.

If you are looking for extra games let us know and you czan grab one of these games. Please make sure to be at your games or else we will have to penalize your team. I will send more details out in next couple days


Tom Sunderman

12/17/2021 12:25 AM

Hi coaches, we have some open slots that we are looking to fill for this upcoming weekend. The grades and times are:

3rd Boys- Saturday, December 18th at 12:00 PM at Wyoming Oak Park
5th Boys- Sunday, December 19th at 10:00 AM at Lakota East High School
8th Boys- Sunday, December 19th at 1:00 PM at Landmark
7th Boys- Sunday, December 19th at 4:00 PM at Landmark
3rd Boys- Sunday, December 19th at 4:00 PM at Landmark
2nd/3rd Girls- Sunday, December 19th at 4:00 PM at Sports of All Sorts
6th Boys- Sunday, December 19th at 5:00 PM at Landmark

If you have any availability and would like to get an extra game, please let us know as soon as possible. You can email me at jdeaton.athletics@gmail.com

12/15/2021 4:28 PM

Hi coaches, we have 4 game times that we are looking to fill tomorrow. If you have any interest in playing one of these games please let us know as soon as possible. You can email me at jdeaton.athletics@gmail.com

Jr. High Girls 10:00 AM at Landmark
Jr. High Girls 1:00 PM at Landmark
6th Grade Girls 3:00 PM at Woodlawn Rec Center
5th Grade Girls 4:00 PM at OCA

12/10/2021 6:52 PM

Hi coaches, we've had about 250 teams confirm that they have seen their final schedules. If you have not yet confirmed that you have seen your final schedule, please do so and email me at jdeaton.athletics@gmail.com with your team name and grade.

12/10/2021 2:46 PM

Coaches,

We posted the FINAL SCHEDULE Wednesday night at midnight.

I asked all coaches to email James at jdeaton.athletics@gmail.com to let us know you got your updated schedule. Only 37 of 410 coaches have confimed. Please send confirmation to his email ASAP.

12/10/2021 1:55 AM

If your score is incorrect, or not published, fill out this form on our website:

SCORE

Do not contact Tom in any way regarding the score of your game. If you follow this procedue and it is still not correct - after a week - you may email me at FigmentsFotos@gmail.com. Thanks

12/9/2021 5:21 PM

Coaches,

Attached are the Southwestern Ohio Basketball League rules. Please print a copy and have them on you at all times. Remember referees work in several different leagues and tourneys so they may not remember every league's rules. You may want to review them with the refs before each game.

A few rules of importance:
1. The league plays two 20 minute running halves, with the clock stopping for all dead balls during the last minute of each half. Overtime is 2 minutes and again follows rule of stop and go during the last minute.

2. There is NO PRESSING allowed in the 2nd grade divisions and in the 3rd and 4th grade rec divisions. In the boys 3rd boys athletic divisions you may press only if both teams agree to it before the game. If one team does not want to press, then there is no pressing. In the 4th grade divisions pressing is allowed in the athletic divisions but not the Rec divisions.

3. 2nd through 4th grade divisions shoot their free throws from the short line while the 5th grade and uop shoot from the main line.

If you have not turned in your roster or have not paid your full league fees they must be handled by Monday December 13th. To pay your fees go to our website www.swohiosports.com to pay through Paypal or send them through Venmo to @southwesternohiobasketball.

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12/9/2021 1:37 AM

Coaches,

The Final schedules are posted as of midnight Wednesday December 8th. There have been several changes due to other league schedules, teams that were in the wrong division, and 4 teams that dropped out of the league after schedules were complete.

This past week we spent over 45 hours making these adjustments doing the best we could to provide a good schedule for everyone in our league. At this point the schedules are considered final. Changes will only be made through direct contact from the League to the teams involved. If you have a scheduling issue please read the attached reschedule policy for the upcoming season.

Please understand that when you want to reschedule a game or you no show on your opponent it affects more than yourself. More than 30 families are impacted each time this happens (team families, worker families, referee families, etc). If you have a scheduling issue at this point in the season email James Deaton at jdeaton.athletics@gmail.com.

If you are unable to make a game, first try to find a team who will swap games with you or will play for you. If you can find someone then notify the league so we can make the change on the schedule; this allows everyone including the gym to know who to expect. If you still have no luck then follow the attached policy. If you fail to show up for your games you will be penalized $50 before you can play in the tourney.

Finally email James at jdeaton.athletics@gmail.com to confirm you have received the most updated schedule as of Thursday December 9th with your teams name and grade.

Tom Sunderman

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12/9/2021 1:26 AM

Hi coaches, we still have two game times that we are looking to fill. If you are available and would like to get an extra game then please let us know as soon as possible.

· Jr. High Girls- 12:00 PM Sunday Seton HS
· 6th Grade Boys- 8:00 PM Sunday Anderson HS

12/4/2021 5:49 PM

Hi Coaches, we are still looking for 8 slots to fill for this weekend. If you have any availability with your team and would like to play please reach out to Tom or me. My email is jdeaton.athletics@gmail.com

· 5th Grade Girls- 9:00 AM Boys and Girls Club of West Chester
· 5th Grade Girls- 11:00 AM Wyoming Rec Center
· 4th Grade Boys- 12:00 PM Saturday Landmark Court 2
· 7th Grade Boys- 2:00 PM Saturday Landmark Court 2
· 3rd Grade Boys- 2:00 PM Saturday Wyoming Rec Center
· Jr. High Girls- 12:00 PM Sunday Seton HS
· 5th Grade Boys- 4:00 PM Sunday Landmark Court 1
· 6th Grade Boys- 8:00 PM Sunday Anderson HS

12/3/2021 7:13 PM

If your organization has a home gym, attached you will find an admission sign with the league pricing. You can charge less, but not more. Also, the info to follow your team on Exposure is there to pass on to your parents.

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12/3/2021 5:39 PM

Hi coaches, please be sure to check your schedules for your finalized game times for this weekend. If there are any issues with your game times for this weekend please let us know immediately. Please be mindful that we are still in the process of making changes for the rest of the season. Below is a list of game times that we are still looking for teams to fill for this weekend. If you are available to fill one of these times please notify Tom or me. My email is jdeaton.athletics@gmail.com.

· 6th Grade Boys- 10:00 AM Saturday @ Landmark Court 3
· 5th Grade Girls- 11:00 AM @ Wyoming Rec Center
· 4th Grade Boys- 12:00 PM Saturday @ Landmark Court 2
· 7th Grade Boys- 2:00 PM Saturday @ Landmark Court 2
· 3rd Grade Boys- 2:00 PM Saturday @ Wyoming Rec Center
· Jr. High Girls- 12:00 PM Sunday @ Seton HS
· 6th Grade Boys- 2:00 PM Sunday @ Landmark Court 1
· 6th Grade Boys- 8:00 PM Sunday @ Anderson HS
· 7th Grade Boys- 8:00 PM Sunday @ Badin HS

12/3/2021 4:22 PM

Coaches,

We will be taking down the schedules from 12 - 6 today to do an update. There have been 249 emails the last 48 hours baout scheduling requests. We are going to dot eh best we can but no guarantees.

If you have a conflict this weekend that you have told us about James will be working with you directly and then making the change on website.

I, Tom Sunderman, have been up 7 straight nights until after 3:00 and last night until 5:30 working on these. Please be patient and please no more requests of changes because of minor issues. Havng a function for one member of the team is not valid.

12/2/2021 12:31 PM

Coaches,

We are going to post very tentative schedules right now. We had 4 programs alter their home gym time in the last 12 hours, several teams send us conflicts on Monday, and had 2 programs remove a few teams late Monday night.

We will be makng adjustments through the schedule all day Tuesday. During this time we will take the schedules down again. We will email a copy to all coached around noon Tuesday to review, and then we will send an updated schedule email out to coaches when they are reposted.

Do not call with any questions, conflicts or concerns; but rather send an email to tom_sunderman@yahoo.com AND jdeaton.athletics@gmail.com.

We will also send out rules, schedule conflict policy and any other imprtant notes regarding the league late Tuesday night. Thanks

11/30/2021 3:48 AM

Coaches,

We are about done with the league schedules and will start reviewing them tonight. It takes us about a week to review the schedules. The league schedules will be posted by Monday Nov 29th at midnight. The league will start the weekend of Dec 4 - 6.

If you have not submitted your roster yet you can go online and enter it or email it to tom_sunderman@yahoo.com. All rosters must be submitted before the first game or you will forfeit all games you did not have a roster on file.

If you stil owe your league fees you can go on our website and pay through PayPal www.swohiosports.com, you can also venmo them to @southwesternohiobasketball, and finally you can drop off or mail a payment to Landmark or 1860 Garrett House Ln Fairfield OH 45014. All fees must be plaid or you will not be able to play your first game.

We will send out an email when the schedules are complete along with updated league rules, venue nfo, and so on. We look forward to making our 27th winter league a great success!

Tom Sunderman
Mike Buckle

11/22/2021 1:19 PM

Pope Athletics (Pope)

6th Grade Boys Cincinnati, OH

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All event related questions should be directed to Tom Sunderman at Tom_Sunderman@yahoo.com or call 513-235-9007.