North Lima, Ohio
|National championships||2010 HSNCT (Small School)|
South Range High School is located in North Lima, south of Youngstown in Mahoning County, Ohio. This team was among the first dominating powers in the area; before Poland Seminary's qualification in 2004, South Range was the team closest to making it to OAC State, finishing fourth in a Northeast Regional in the late 1990s.
It is always hard to determine when a program takes a turn for the worse, but two incidents defined the decline of South Range. First, the program stopped hosting its own Invitational after 2003. The assistant coach fell ill, and as he was the primary editor of the questions, the tournament lost its cost-effectiveness when prices for questions soared. Second, after winning one of the brackets in that last Invitational, South Range participated in the Copley Invitaional in the Blue-Gold division for Regional qualifiers. Playing in the wrong room against the wrong team, and getting soundly thumped by that team (Tippecanoe), led to the program declining to participate in that tournament, and consequently against that level of competition, since.
However, in 2007, led by Sophomore Jarret Greene, South Range made a resurgence, placing 4th in the league Tournament. The next year, they mowed through the Mahoning County's 2nd division, qualifying for the 2009 HSNCT for the first time in school history. The team placed a disappointing 3rd at the East Central Regionals, just missing qualification for OAC State. That said, it was the best regional finish in team history. At the Mahoning County Tournament, they lost to both Poland and Canfield by 5 points. At the 2009 HSNCT, South Range did what no other Mahoning County team had ever done, winning 4 games in the prelims and qualifying for the Small School playoffs, where they were bounced in the first round by Kent City.
In 2010, with a team consisting of seniors Jarret Greene, John Sheffler, Kyle Dickey and juniors Nathan Lotze and Brian Bishop, and sometimes joined by senior Brett Stoll, the team placed high at every tournament it attended, including a 3rd place finish at NAQT State where they lost to eventual state champion Northmont by 5 points in a play-in game. At the 2010 HSNCT, the team went 6-4 and won the Small School National Title after defeating Russell twice in a disadvantaged final.
In 2011, led by the two returning players from the 2010 team and promising freshmen Brianna Prislipsky and Christian Moore, South Range finished 2nd in both the Mahoning County and Mahoning County Tournament and earned trip to HSNCT at tournaments in West Virginia and at Solon. They will attend HSNCT for the 3rd consecutive year.
- Mahoning County Tournament Champions - 1991, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2010
- Mahoning County Varsity Champions - 2010
- 2010 NAQT Small School National Champion
Jarret Greene, 2008 Mahoning County Tournament MVP -- 6-14-0, 230 points, 46.00 PPG
Jarret Greene, 2009 Mahoning County Player of the Year -- 15-83-20, 955 points, 68.21 PPG
Jarret Greene, 2009 Mahoning County Tournament MVP -- 63.33 PPG
Jarret Greene, 2010 Mahoning County Player of the Year -- 35-134-20, 1765 points, 126.07 PPG
Jarret Greene, 2010 Mahoning County Tournament MVP -- 101.25ppg
Jarret Greene, 2010 HSNCT All-Star -- 9-79-15, 77.9 PP20TUH
- Brian Bishop(co-captain), Senior
- Nathan Lotze(co-captain), Senior
- Brianna Prislipsky, Freshman
- Christian Moore, Freshman
- Cody Miller, Senior
- Aaron Wehr, Senior
- Mayim Moore, Sophomore
- Shawn Rast, Freshman
- Keith Bair, Freshman
- Raianne Mason, Freshman
- Taylor Christian, Freshman
- George Colettis, Freshman
- Bradley Shipley, Freshman