Father, son head House hoops honchos

William Thompson

The House Cowboys basketball team, coached by Steve Foust, returns three seniors this season and the Cowgirls, coached by Marc Foust, return with two starters and a senior. Both coaches say their teams will be competitive.

Boys
The Cowboys will be led by seniors Jon Widmark, Shannon Byrum and Nathan Foust, another of the sporting Foust family. Foust has already been mentioned as possibly the best player in the district. Coach Foust noted his son’s strengths. “Nathan has a good court sense, He’s a smart player,” said Foust. “His teammates sometimes make him look better than he is.”

Other returning starters are Joe Ben Snipes, Lee Griggs and Henry Corcio. Coach Foust said they are ready to have a big year. They will need to have a big year to withstand Grady. The Bronchos were undefeated last year in district play. Logan and San Jon also are expected to be be tough.
“This district is very competitive. Clovis Christian is always tough and Mosquero plays hard every night.,” said Foust.
Coach Foust said his team will push the ball up the court at every opportunity. The cowboys open the season at home Nov. 23 against Dora.

Girls
First-year head coach Marc Foust said his Cowgirls are young but have some starters returning. “Sara Lee and Shannon Lane will add leadership experience to the team,” said Foust. “Lindsy Lee is our senior. She is a very smart player and she can go the whole game. She know the system really well.” Foust said his biggest challenge is taching the game to the younger girls. “The girls have a will to win,” said Foust. Last year we made it to regionals and I think we will be very competitive in district play.”
Foust said Grady stands in the way. “Grady returns more starters than any other team in the district,” said Foust. “They were district champions last year. Our girls have to play smart against Grady. We can’t get into playing Grady’s style of game.”

Foust said he want his cowgirls to run a fast-paced style of play. The Cowgirls open at home against Dora Nov. 23.