Baldwin boys open practice season

Panthers hope to have two teams

Baldwin basketball coach JJ Eads gets ready for a practice this week.

Baldwin basketball coach JJ Eads gets ready for a practice this week.

Pioneer photo/John Raffel

 BALDWIN – The first day of boys basketball practice was on Monday and Baldwin coach JJ Eads has high hopes for the season.

“It was kind of a rough start,” Eads said. “We have guys dealing with some eligibility issues. Numbers weren’t great overall but it should get better in the next couple of weeks. We’re hoping once everyone gets their grades up and we get other things resolved, we’ll have enough for two teams.”

Baldwin practices every day after school. There are scrimmages lined up at Tri County on Nov. 29 and at Evart on Dec. 2.

Among the top returning players for Baldwin is expected to be Carmelo Lindsey. He’s a junior point guard who will be in his third year as a starter.

Baldwin will tip off the season at Pentwater on Dec 9 and will be at home on Dec. 14 with Marion and on Dec. 16 with Manistee Catholic Central.

There’s a game at Crossroads on Jan. 6. A nonleague game will be home on March 1 with Morley Stanwood.