(2009 - 2010) - Basketball Boys

Varsity Boys Head Coach:  Bryan Garmroth

MAVS Booster Rep -  Wanda Wallace

MAVS Website Reporter - Gail Broome, Paul Dawkins 

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09-10 Varsity Basketball Schedule




Dec. 1 **Laurens 8:00
Dec. 4 **Greer 7:30
Dec. 7 **Clinton 7:30
Dec. 8 Eastside 7:30
Dec. 11 T.L. Hanna 8:00
Dec. 15 Greer 7:30
Dec. 17 Clinton 7:30
Dec. 18 **Eastside 7:30
Dec. 22 Laurens 6:00
Dec. 28-30 Hillcrest Christmas Tourny TBA
Jan. 5 **T.L. Hanna 8:00
Jan. 8 **Dorman 8:00
Jan. 12 **Spartanburg 8:00
Jan. 15 Boiling Springs 8:00
Jan. 19 **Byrnes 8:00
Jan. 22 Hillcrest 8:00
Jan. 29 Dorman 8:00
Feb. 2 Spartanburg 8:00
Feb. 5 **Boiling Springs 8:00
Feb. 9 Byrnes 8:00
Feb. 12 **Hillcrest 8:00

**indicates Home Games



Welcome Coach Harrelson!


Mauldin basketball hires Berea's Harrelson

By Bob Castello • Staff Writer • March 22, 2010

Jeff Harrelson, the boys basketball coach at Berea High School, has been hired to the same position at Mauldin High School.

Harrelson, who led the Bulldogs to four region championships in his nine seasons, replaces Bryan Garmroth, who resigned after five seasons at Mauldin.

“The thing is, I'm completely happy here at Berea,” Harrelson said. “But there's just something about that job that kind of intrigued me. It's an area that's growing. It's a big school, a 4A school. There's good community support and a strong booster club.

“I met with my team this morning, and it's probably the toughest thing I've ever had to do in my life. If you've been somewhere long enough, with the relationships you build, it's not easy. But professionally, I thought it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up.”

Harrelson will remain at Berea as a teacher and the boys golf coach until the end of the school year.

Congratulations to Anthony Stephens who has been awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship.  He was presented the award during last week's celebration banquet.  Also congratulations to all the varsity players for back to back wins against Boiling Springs and Byrnes.




***Varsity Boys Basketball will play Eastside High School in a make-up game at home on Monday, January 4, at 7:30.   Everyone come and support your Mauldin Mavericks at all three home games this upcoming week.

 Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Basketball team for winning 2 out of 3 games in the Greenville County FCA Christmas Tournament.  Also, congratulations to Kirby Broome for being selected to the all tournament team.  The boys continue their regular season schedule on Tuesday, January 5, at home against TL Hanna at 8:00 followed by the opening of region play Friday, January 8, against Dorman at home.  The boys continue to play hard and improve each game.  So everyone come out and support your MAVS!!




Ferguson (Obadiah) Farley (Photo credit Gwinn Davis)

Farley's commitment paying off

Mauldin basketball player becoming force

Published: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 2:00 am

By Ann Green
Contributing writer

When he looks at his roster, Mauldin High boys basketball coach Bryan Garmroth can't help sometimes playing the what-if game.

What if, for example, senior post player Ferguson Farley hadn't had so many interests besides basketball competing for his time early in his high school career?

But Garmroth quickly shelves that game and knows that Farley's diverse interests are what make him the well-rounded student-athlete any coach would be proud to have on his team.

“He's a musician, gets tremendous grades, does a lot of different things,” Garmroth said. “He's a really special kid. You can't discredit him for having a lot of interests.”

Garmroth said Farley has been in the program since the ninth grade, but he could see Farley's devotion to basketball intensify around the 11th grade. Last summer, things really picked up.

“He was working out in June, lifting weights. He's committed to being on the court every day, working and practicing,” the coach said.

The extra time in the weight room and on the court has paid dividends.

Heading into Mauldin's game Tuesday against Laurens, the 6-foot-7 Farley led the Mavericks in scoring in their last three games.

“He'll get stronger, and we're expecting him to have a good year,” Garmroth said.

Mauldin's Dec. 18 home game against Eastside was postponed because of bad weather, leaving the Mavericks with a 3-4 record. Garmroth said the game has been rescheduled for Jan. 4.




December 2, 2009

Mauldin at moment of truth with team light on experience

By Ann Green
Contributing writer

Mauldin High’s exciting run in the 2009 football playoffs meant a loss of practice time in the gym for athletes who traditionally trade in their football cleats for basketball sneakers as autumn approaches winter.

Heading into Thanksgiving weekend, the Mavericks had been together as a boys varsity basketball team for one week, said Mauldin coach Bryan Garmroth.

The plus side of the equation is that these two-sport athletes are in good shape. The minus side is that Mauldin will need to rely on these players early, and many of them are moving up to varsity basketball just this year.

In addition, the team had played in no pre-season games with a three-game homestand to open the season looming: Tuesday’s opener vs. Laurens, Friday vs. Greer and Monday vs. Clinton.

“We’ve got five guys who were even on the varsity last year, and only two of them played substantial minutes,” said Garmroth.

Last season, his Mavericks fought back from injuries to make a short trip into the playoffs, and Garmroth picked up coach-of-the-year accolades in Region 2AAAA, his second such award in four years with the Mauldin program.

Garmroth said he knows it would take a combination of factors to get his team ready to compete at a high level. Mauldin will rely on senior leadership from Anthony Stephens, Kirby Broome and Ferguson Farley. Junior Alex Hyman is expected to be back this season, but he sustained a concussion in practice, Garmroth said, so his status for the early games was uncertain as of late last week.

E.J. Reddick, who moved up to the varsity as a freshman to help out as the injuries piled up at the end of the 2008-09 season, is part of a sophomore-heavy roster. Football players in this group include C.J. Young, Devon Rice and Jordan Hallums.

Harrison Hudson could give the Mavs help inside, and Quintin Miller and Andrew Shuba are among the players who could be forced to grow up quickly on the Mauldin varsity.

“It’s going to be a tall challenge with so much inexperience. It will revolve around how quickly our players develop and whether they can get their confidence up and learn how to compete,” Garmroth said.



Congratulations to Mauldin Senior student athletes Alexa Neiling (Cross Country/Track) and Anthony Stephens (Football/Basketball) on being named Mauldin High's 2009 Wendy's High School Heisman winners! 

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