South Albany Boys Basketball

South Albany Boys Basketball


I believe in all of you!
Today is Kenyon's little sister's birthday. Coach Tim Matuszak and the other coaches took time out if practice today to sing her happy birthday ♥️ This video is awful since she FREAKED out but it meant so much to me. The majority of the varsity boys have been in her ENTIRE life and she hates missing any of the games. Thank you fellas for doing this for her today!!!
What day and time are tryouts
Great game today Rebels! The announcer had nothing but GREAT things to say about our "young coach Justin Smith". But we all ready knew that!

South Albany's Boys Basketball. Find out about upcoming events, open gyms, games, fundraisers, and all things related to the program.

Payton Pritchard's Stationary Ball-Handling Routine

Stay sharp at home over the break. There are a lot of great training videos online to keep your skills dialed until we can get back into the gym.

South Albany Boys Basketball's cover photo

[03/12/20]   For those of you who haven’t heard, today the OSAA initially decided to postpone the state tournament at Gill Coliseum, and then ultimately decided to cancel the remainder of the 4A, 5A, and 6A tournaments all together.

While I respect the decisions that have been made to ensure the health and safety of everybody, I am sick for our nine seniors whose high-school basketball careers are now completed, and for the rest of our varsity team who will no longer have the opportunity to compete with them. It was one of the tougher conversations I’ve had to have; there's no handbook for that one. I know that many 4A, 5A, and 6A coaches of both girls and boys programs in Oregon that woke up this morning preparing for a game feel the same way. The same can be said for all of the college basketball players, seniors, and programs across the country who received similar news.

Last June, we sat around a bonfire in Seaside and set some high goals for this season, allowed ourselves to become vulnerable with one another, and prepared a blueprint for the journey that ultimately led us to a 20-6 season, a home playoff win against Parkrose, and earned a trip to the state tournament. WOW! As I told our seniors around the table this afternoon, I refuse to allow this state tournament and the last couple of hours to define this season. We’ve accomplished so much as basketball players, students, young men, and together as a family. We've had a lot of ups and downs individually, but we began to peak as a team last Saturday at the perfect time. We’ve grown on and off the court, all of our seniors are on pace to graduate in June, and our younger players are in a great position to move the program forward into the future.

My only disappointment is that our team did not have the opportunity to step on the court this morning to earn a piece of hardware that would remain in this school forever. And while I know how important this week was to our players, their legacy won’t be compromised because of the decisions made today.

As a coach, you’re never completely prepared to say goodbye to your seniors. As a senior, you’re never prepared to say goodbye to the game. Today has been hard.

I will send out information soon about banquet plans. Our school-wide winter sports awards ceremony that was scheduled for Monday evening has been postponed, but I would like to plan a basketball-specific banquet sometime soon to celebrate the successes of all three of our teams this season.

Thank you to all of our players and parents for everything this season.

- Coach Tim Matuszak

A disappointing way end to one of the most successful seasons in school history. Thankful to our nine seniors for their dedication to the program, and to me as their Head Coach. I am forever grateful.

After consulting with schools and venue partners, the OSAA is canceling all remaining Winter State Championships; more information to follow.

[03/12/20]   Today’s state playoff game has been postponed. Has to do with the Pac-12 canceling their tournament and the availability of their facilities. The OSAA is working on a new location and date for the tournament to continue. I will update as I know more.

NFHS Network

OSAA Playoff Alert: South Albany takes on Willamette Thursday at 10:45am. Watch LIVE Oregon high school basketball all postseason long on the NFHS Network!

See you tonight!!!

See you tonight!!!

[03/09/20]   Hoping to accumulate as many videos and photos as possible from Saturday evening's game to put into a shared album that all parents, players, and families will have access to. If you have photos and videos from Saturday evening that you don't mind sharing, PLEASE either email them to me at [email protected], or upload them into the comments of this post. Doesn't matter if you have 2 photos/videos or 200. We would love to see the entire week from all angles!. Please continue this through the week while we are at Gill Coliseum, AND PLEASE SHARE THIS POST!

[03/08/20]   South Albany 61
Parkrose 59

Winners Found A Way.

See you at Gill Coliseum!!

South Albany Boys Basketball

[03/07/20]   We had some players receive all-league recognition at our yearly meeting this week!!!

Isaiah Gilliam- 1st Team
Ayden Foster- 2nd Team
Kenyon McGlothan- Honorable Mention
Evan Benson- Honorable Mention
Arbey Mercado- Honorable Mention

HUGE playoff game at home tomorrow vs Parkrose High School. Tip-off is 6:00pm. We hope to see you there!!!

[03/04/20]   RedHawks 67
Spartans 61

Winners Find A Way.

See you at our HOME playoff game on Saturday 💪🏼

South Albany High School

Huge road win tonight against North Salem! Go RedHawks!

ALBANY, Oregon -- The South Albany boys rolled to a 69-49 Mid-Willamette Conference home win against the Central Panthers on a night that honored nine senior RedHawks.

South Albany (17-5) came out strong with an 18-10 lead after the 1st quarter, and a 36-26 lead at the half. The RedHawks buckled down defensively in the 3rd quarter, holding Central to only eight points and extended their lead to 53-34 going into the 4th quarter.

The RedHawks had eight different players contribute to their scoring attack.

Ayden Foster had a double-double with a game-high 19 points and 13 rebounds. Isaiah Gilliam contributed 15 points with 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Evan Benson pitched in 13 points with two 3-pointers. Chase Mello had eight points in the 1st half, with six of those coming from behind the arc early in the 1st quarter. Rounding out the scoring was McGlothan (6), Mercado (4), Worthen (2), and LaDelle (2).

Defensively, McGlothan found three steals, Caleb Cosler corralled four rebounds, and Kaleo Sugioka grabbed five rebounds. Sugioka also dished out four assists on the evening.

There were hustle plays to be found all over the floor on Tuesday night. 14 RedHawks contributed to the stat sheet on senior night.

As a team, South Albany scored 22 points off of 18 turnovers. The most impressive stat of the night were the 16 assists that the RedHawks accompanied with their 27 made field goals.

With the win on Tuesday night, South Albany secured their playoff berth on March 7th. They carry their 3-game winning streak into Salem on Friday evening to play North Salem (at South Salem High School). Their regular season schedule concludes next Tuesday at Corvallis.

JV Boys: 4:00pm @ SAHS
Frosh Boys: 5:30pm @ Calapooia
Varsity Boys: 5:30pm @ SAHS

FREE shirt to the first 200 students!!
FREE RedHawks sticker to all of our younger RedHawk who wear their summer camp t-shirt!!


[02/04/20]   Tomorrow's stacked game schedule against Dallas:

4 pm: JV Boys
5:30 pm: V Boys
7 pm: V Girls

@ Calapooia:
4 pm: JV Girls
5:30 pm: JV2 Boys

It was great to see so many of our future RedHawks at the game last night supporting us! 5 of our next 6 games are at home. We hope we can continue to pack our house and see as many of you as possible. THANK YOU!

[01/29/20]   Home game tonight at 7:00pm!!! Bring yourselves and bring your friends but most of all BRING YOUR KIDS!!!

An ambassador of the game of basketball, both men’s and women’s, and a hero to children and fans of the game all over the globe. We lost not only a legendary player, iconic man, unconditional loving father and husband....but also his beautiful 13-year old daughter, Gianna. Hug your loved ones today and pray for all of the families involved.

Albany Democrat-Herald

Congrats to our alumni Seth Cullison on a season high tonight at Portland Community College!!

LBCC's Seth Cullison scored a season-high 15 points, but Portland Community College topped the Roadrunners 69-56 in NWAC South Region men's basketball action Saturday evening.

Oregon Amateur Basketball

The RedHawks take the 6th Grade Silver Championship 🏆🏀


Our program is running another Coach’s Salsa fundraiser just in time for SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!!

We ran an incredibly successful fundraiser last June to kick off our summer, and we couldn’t think of a better time to offer you a chance to support both a local business and our boys basketball program!!

If you’ve tried their stuff, you know how good it is. "Coach's Salsa" produces all of their vegetables on their family farm, and package all of their products at their FDA-licensed food production facility in the Eola Hills. Coach's Salsa is now being offered in 18 local stores, 41 restaurants and delis, and will quickly be expanding into 1400 stores across the western United States!

Flavorful Mild, Zesty Medium, Savory Hot, and Pico de Gallo are the flavors available through our fundraiser.

We would love for you to consider helping the program and making a purchase. Please find a boys basketball player in our program to place an order! We will be accepting orders between now and January 20th so that we can have orders delivered to you the week before Super Bowl Sunday!

Thank you for helping our kids and continuing to support not only OUR program, but Coach Risen and his family, who after 20 years in education and coaching, continue to find ways to give back to the youth in our communities.

South Albany High School

Huge win tonight against Marist Catholic High School! Go RedHawks!

For those of you who would like to follow our games but can’t make it there, Scott and Katie do a great job with their radio broadcast of both our home and away games! Download the Willamette Valley Sports app and enjoy their broadcast!!

[12/20/19]   Varsity parents- I have made changes to our travel plans for tonight to Elmira HS. Please coordinate with your son about the change in our departure time today for Elmira.

VARSITY will now depart from SAHS at 5:00pm.

JV travel plans have not changed. Dismissed from class at 1:45pm, depart the high school at 2:00pm.

Game times:
JV @ 4:00pm
Varsity @ 7:30pm

Please email me with any questions.

- Coach Matuszak

[12/12/19]   Our Varsity and JV games against Ridgeview HS have been relocated to LBCC tomorrow evening.
Freshman @ Calapooia MS - 5:00pm
JV @ LBCC - 5:00pm
Varsity @ LBCC - 6:30pm

[12/11/19]   Parents and Players,

As you are all probably aware by now, there was a fire yesterday evening in the new construction portion of the auxilary gym. Although the fire was contained in a small area of the new gym and a new classroom, our current gym was completely engulfed in smoke until the Albany Fire Department was able to arrive and begin ventilation.

I'm working with our Athletic Director and Administration on getting answers about what the next few weeks look like for our basketball program regarding practices and games. For the foreseeable future, our gym will not be accessible. Freshman will continue their practice routine at Calapooia Middle School. The JV & Varsity will be moving to alternate locations. Specifically, we are working on practice arrangements for the next two days- which I will share as soon as I know.

The location of our game on Friday is TBD, although it won't be here at South Albany High School. Whether or not we move it to a different location here in town, or postpone it all together is still up in the air. Again, I will feed you information as soon as I receive it. I will hold a brief team meeting at lunch today with players from both our boys and girls programs to update them on the information I have at that point regarding practice for the next two days.

While we are facing a little bit of adversity this morning and our routines may be affected for the next couple of weeks, our team goals and mind-set must remain the same. We will remind our guys that we must focus on the things that we can control, and that every day is another opportunity to get better.

Please email me if you have any questions and I will answer them the best that I can, as quickly as I can.

- Coach Matuszak
[email protected]

[12/07/19]   RedHawks came out with a win last night against Hood River 52–47.

We are back at it this afternoon at 2 PM against The Dalles!!!

South Albany High School - SA REDHAWKS BASKETBALL GEAR 2019

Our online team store will be open until December 6th! Hurry, shop closes 12/06/2019!

South Albany Boys Basketball

Please take a few minutes to consider supporting our boys basketball program as we start our journey over the next few months! Donations will go towards a variety of expenses to help our boys through the season- including team meals, gear for our players and managers, and hopefully towards postseason expenses as we work our way towards the state tournament! Thank you for always supporting our program. Please hit the SHARE button down down below and help us reach a bigger audience!! Support South Albany Boys Basketball and help us raise $5,000.00.

[11/17/19]   Official tryouts for the 2019-2020 Boys Basketball program start tomorrow at 3:15pm.

Please remember that any student-athlete that wishes to try-out MUST have their Register An Athlete registration completed online and their physical current and cleared through our athletic office. If either of these requirements are missing, the student-athlete will be ineligible to participate in try-outs.

If you have any questions about whether or not you or your student-athlete needs to complete any of their requirements, I can refer to the spreadsheet that I was given by our athletic secretary on Friday afternoon and give you the most up-to-date information that I have. Please just shoot me an email.

- Coach Matuszak​
[email protected]

[10/31/19]   CONGRATULATIONS to our volleyball team on making the state playoffs! They will be hosting Thurston HS on Saturday at 6:00pm. PLEASE COME DOWN TO SAHS AND SUPPORT THEM!!!

South Albany High School

If you are winter athlete, or the parent of a winter athlete, the pre-season sports meeting on November 7th is a great opportunity for you! This is your chance to meet coaches, pay fees ahead of time, turn in forms, and get more information about your sport. We hope to see you in The Commons at 6:00; we are ready for another winter season of RedHawks sports!

[10/28/19]   We encourage all of our 7th and 8th grade boys basketball players to attend Clutch Time Hoops tryouts for their tournament teams this winter. This season, these teams will take the place of the Elite teams that South Albany has ran in the past.

7th Grade Boys - November 21 7:00pm-8:30pm at Clutch Time Gym (2440 SW Ferry St Unit D, Albany, OR 97321)

8th Grade Boys - November 22 7:00pm-8:30pm at YMCA Gym (3201 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, OR 97321)

3rd-6th Grade Boys- The Boys & Girls Club of Albany will be offering both Select teams and Rec level options this winter. Please visit their webpage below for more information regarding evaluation dates/times and fees.

South Albany Boys Basketball

[09/28/19]   We will begin basketball activities for the upcoming season this next week. Please email me at [email protected] if you’d like a schedule or have any questions! Really excited to get started!

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