Keeping Up With the Clash 

2016 Clash News

Clash Silver Finishes 3rd at Central Ohio Classic
Congratulations to the 10th Grade Clash Black for finishing 3rd in the Cougar Classic 10/11th Grade Division.  All three high school Clash teams advanced out of pool play into the Championship Bracket and made it to the quarterfinals on Sunday.  The Black advanced to the semi's before falling by four in the semifinals.  #ClashFamily

Clash Black Finishes 3rd at Cougar Classic 
Congratulations to the 10th Grade Clash Black for finishing 3rd in the Cougar Classic 10/11th Grade Division.  All three high school Clash teams advanced out of pool play into the Championship Bracket and made it to the quarterfinals on Sunday.  The Black advanced to the semi's before falling by four in the semifinals.  

9th Grade Girls Finish as Runner-Up at Tiffin Classic  
5th Grade Boys Place 2nd in Pool Play at Worthington

Only two Clash teams played this weekend and both fared well.  The 8th/9th grade girls finished as Tournament Runner-up at the Tiffin Classic while the 5th grade boys continued to improve and placed 2nd in their pool at the Cardinal Classic.  Congrats to both teams!  Improvement Never Stops!  #ClashFamily 

Clash Teams Win Tournament Championships
Congratulations to the Clash 10/11 boys team and 8/9 girls on winning tournament championships this past weekend.  The girls went 4-0 to win the Owens Express title in Perrysburg while the boys went 4-0 in tournament play on Sunday to win their bracket at the Pickerington Classic.  The Clash also had two other 10/11 boys teams advance to the semi-finals in their brackets as well as the 8th grade boys. The 9th grade boys made the Shootout Championship at Pickerington too.  Good job and good luck to all our teams!  Individual and Collective improvement is the goal!  #ClashFamily

9th Grade Boys Finish Third at Marysville
Clash HS Green Makes the Semi-Finals

Congratulations to the 9th Grade Clash who went finished 3rd at Marysville this weekend. The 10/11 Green finished the weekend with a loss in the semi-finals at Lancaster.  We also had a pool champion (10/11 Silver), a tie for first in their pool (10/11 Black) and two other second place teams (9th girls and 7th grade boys).  Continue to get better every day!  Winning is great but it is about individual and collective development as players! 

9th Grade Girls Place 2nd at Ashland Tip Off Classic 
Boys Team Win Pool Play at Lima Bean City Challenge

Congratulations to the 9th Grade Girls team who went finished 2nd at the Ashland Tip-Off Classic.  Congrats also to the 10/11 Boys' Green team for winning their pool and making it to the quarterfinals of the championship bracket at the Bean City Tournament in Lima.  The 10/11 Black team also tied for 1st in their pool and advanced to the semi-finals in their tournament bracket.  Several other Clash teams finished 2nd in their pool play.  Continue to get better every day!  Next week we go to Marysville, Lancaster, and Westerville! Good luck to all the Clash teams!   #ClashFamily​

10th/11th Grade Wins OYB State Championship!
Congratulations to the 10/11th Grade Girls team who went undefeated over the weekend to claim the OYB State Championship!  The Clash boys' won it last year & the girls came through with a title this year! Great job ladies! #ClashFamily​​
Congrats to the 10/11 Boys Green team who won three games on Sunday to finish as the runner-up in their bracket.  The 10/11 Silver won two games in tournament play to make it to the semi-finals and the 10/11 Black made it to the quarterfinals in the Division II bracket.    On to Lima and Ashland!

2015 Clash News

17U goes 3-0 in pool play at Nationals - falls to eventual Final 4 team in tournament play.

The Clash Black went to the GRBA Nationals and went 3-0 with three impressive wins in pool play.  Playing in the top bracket, the Clash led for most of the game before falling to a team that went on to make the Final 4 of the National Tournament.  Congratulations to the Clash Black and all our teams on another amazing season.   There are great things ahead for our organization and the young men and women who play for the Clash!

17U Clash Black Makes the Elite 8 at the All-Ohio Nike Super Sixteen Tournament
After finishing second in their 4 team pool, with their only loss coming by 12 to All-Ohio Red, the Clash Black team defeated Greenwood Elite from Michigan by 13 before falling in the quarterfinals to the Toledo RoughRiders by four points.  It was a great showing as the "Clash family" continues to gain respect throughout the state.

Clash Claims Two Championships at Bluffton and One at Sylvania
Mother's Day proved to be good to the Clash again this year as the 6th Grade Black, 9th Grade Black and 11th Grade Black all took home championships.    The  Clash Silver (10/11th) placed 3rd in the tournament and the 10/11th Green made the Elite 8 and were defeated in the first game of the tournament, in overtime, by the Clash Black team.

Two Championships and a Runner-Up Finish at the Tyger Classic.

The sixth grade teams and the 10/11th grade Clash teams headed to Mansfield for the 13th annual Tyger Classic. Three teams won their pool play and two others finished second. On Sunday, the only team to beat any of our teams were other Clash teams.

The sixth grade black defeated the Clash silver on their way to winning the sixth grade championship. The 10/11th grade black defeated the silver in the first round of the tournament before later defeating the Clash green in the championship game. Our high school teams made up 3/8ths of the championship bracket!  Improvement never stops! ‪ #‎Clashfamily‬

King James, Pickerington Classic, and War at the Orr!
The high school teams made their way to Akron for the King James Classic - taking on teams from around the U.S. and Canada in one of the premier events on the AAU circuit.   The five Clash teams combined for seven wins on the weekend. The 17U Black team placed 2nd in their pool, defeating a team from Tennessee and another from Michigan.  The Black lost in pool play to the eventual overall runner-up - WeR1 from the state of Delaware.  In the silver bracket tournament, the Black lost to eventual tournament runner-up Nova Village from Columbus.  The 17U Silver lost several close games before getting hot in tournament play, winning to straight before falling in the Copper Bracket championship.  The 16U Green won their first tournament game over a team from Maryland and the 16U White topped a Canadian team Saturday afternoon in pool play.  The 15U freshmen team defeated a team from Ontario, Canada.  They also lost their first game of the weekend to the eventual overall champion, North Georgia Elite.  It was a great effort by our players and teams - especially the 16U and 17U teams who played most of the weekend with 5 or 6 players only - as we were missing players this weekend due to proms, injuries, etc.  

At the Pickerington Classic, the sixth grade Black won the Shootout Bracket while the 6th Grade Silver placed second in their pool.  At the War at the Orr in Orrville, the 8th Grade Clash girls went 1-2 in pool play before falling in tournament action.  

The 6th grade teams and 10/11 teams will all be in action at the Mansfield Tygers Basketball Challenge this upcoming weekend.  All the other teams have a weekend off.

9th Black Wins the Clash of Champions Tournament Championship
Playing at "home", the 9th Grade Black defeated the Mansfield Tygers on a basket with two seconds remaining to capture the 1st annual Clash of Champions tournament championship.  The Tygers had not lost on the season and had beaten the Clash by 17 in pool play earlier in the day.  The other Clash teams in grades 6-9 competed hard and came up just short in several games, including a triple overtime loss.  The 6th Grade Black lost in the semi-finals by one point to the Extreme Heat who went on to win the championship by over 20 points.  On the girls side, the ladies played really well on Sunday to capture the Shootout Championship at the 9th Annual Top 10 Classic in Reynoldsburg.  Next stops:  Orrville for the girls, Pickeringon for boys in grades 6-8 and King James Tournament in Akron for our high school boys teams.  Go Clash!  #ClashFamily

The Clash Rolls in Bean City
Lima proved to be a great host as the Clash teams rolled into the Bean City and emerged with the overall title in the 24 team 10th/11th grade division and a third place overall finish in the 6th grade division.  The 9th Grade Black and 10th/11th Grade Silver teams each won three consecutive games on Sunday to win the Shootout Championships in their respective divisions.  The 10th/11th Green also won both games Saturday to win their pool and advance into the Elite 8 of the tournament.  The 6th Grade Silver and 7th Grade teams also put up impressive victories on Saturday.  With a tough week due to weather conditions and a lack of gym space, it was encouraging to see our teams fare so well.  The 10/11th teams are now off until the King James Tournament in Akron the weekend of April 24-26 where they will face some of the best teams in the nation.  The 6th through 9th grade teams will be playing "at home" as we host our own tournament this weekend at River Valley High School and River Valley Middle School.  Improvement Never Stops!  #ClashFamily

2015 Starts With a Title
The 2015 Season started out with a bang as the U17 Clash Black went 5-0 and won the 18 team OYB State Championships in Hilliard.  The Clash won their first two games 85-29 and 75-69 to advance into tournament play.  The first tournament game was a tight one as the Clash led by double digits before holding on to win by 3. The semifinal game proved to be the highlight of the weekend as the Black squad dominated defensively in beating previously undefeated Team Hype 69-28.  The championship game saw the Black take the title with a 61-48 win over Team Flight.  The weekend was similar to the 2014 OYB State tournament as our U17 Silver team advanced to Elite 8 in 2015, just as they did a year ago.  The 8th grade girls Clash team won their pool on Saturday, going 2-0 and before falling in the semi-finals of the tournament on Sunday to claim a 3rd place finish. Congratulations to the Clash Silver freshmen who played well on Sunday to advance into the Shootout semifinals before falling in that game.  We are elated at the individual and collective improvement of our teams and look for continued improvement as we move forward.  Go Clash!  #ClashFamily


2014 Clash News

Clash Makes It to the Final Four at GRBA Nationals!

 The U17 Clash Black traveled to the GRBA National Tournament in Fort Wayne and made it to the FInal Four of the Silver Bracket.  The Clash opened with a 72-39 win over the Illinois Knights before losing two straight games in overtime to Parallel 45 from Michigan and the Indiana Gym Rats.  The 87-84 overtime loss to the Indiana Gym Rats cost the Clash first place in their pool but they responded by winning three straight games in tournament play - by 21, 25, and 9 points to reach the tournament semi-finals.  In the semi-finals, the Clash fell to Ohio Elite by six points after leading 32-31 at the half in a back and forth contest.   Ohio Elite went on to win the championship game by a score of 82-54.   The Clash pool fared well as the Illinois Knights finished as Silver Bracket runner up and the Indiana Gym Rats made the Final Four in the Gold Bracket.

Ashland Becomes "CLASHLAND!"

The U16/U17 Clash teams wrapped up their spring 2014 season by meeting in the championship game of the Ashland Area Tournament.   Both teams went into the championship game with 4-0 records before the Black pulled out a victory over the Silver in the title game.   Congratulations to the 7th grade Clash for making the semi-finals of the Dragon Shootout at Tiffin University. 
Clash U16/U17 Black Wins Sylvania Challenge as 5 Clash Teams Play in Championship Games  

A special Mothers Day Weekend tournament at the Sylvania Challenge. Thanks to all the Clash moms for spending their special day in the gym with their boys. Great weekend for the Clash - so much improvement from the boys individually and collectively. We are proud of all our teams! A special congrats to the U16/U17 Black for going 5-0 and winning the tournament; the U16/17 Silver for winning their pool; the 8th grade Black for finishing as Shootout Tournament Runner-up; and the 5th Grade Black and Silver for winning their early games today to set up a championship game in the Shootout Tournament in which the Black prevailed.

Clash U16/U17 Combined Team Goes 1-3 at Run n' Slam in Ft. Wayne 

The U17 Clash Black/Silver combined team went 1-3 in the 20th annual Bill Hensley Run N' Slam Tournament in Fort Wayne.  The Clash lost their first game by 18 to Team Philly, who placed 2nd at the Pitt Jamfest last weekend and is full of Division I recruits.  In the second game, the Clash lost to the Seattle Rotary before bouncing back from a six point halftime deficit to beat the Ilinois Gold Rush from Chicago 80-57.   In tournament play, the Clash lost by 9 to Team Menace out of Indiana.

King James Shooting Stars Classic

The Clash teams were part of 533 teams which converged on Akron for the King James Shooting Stars Classic.  The U17 Silver won their first tournament game and made it to the semi-finals in their bracket.   The U17 Black team also won a game and lost two others by 2 points, including their first round tournament game.   There were teams from  over 20 states and Canada and from as far away as California and Miami.  You get better by playing the best! 

Bean City Hoop Challenge

Congratulations to the U16/U17 Black on winning the Championship and the U16/17 Silver on placing second!  With 19 teams in the tournament, it was great to see our two teams win three games each to make the championship game and play one another!  Congrats also to the 5th Grade Black on their runner-up finish.  Well done!
Pickerington Basketball Classic

Congratulations to the 5th Grade Black team on being runner-up in the 16 team Pickerington Basketball Classic.  Congrats to the U16/U17 Silver team on winning their pool and the U16/U17 Black team on placing 2nd in the 36 team tournament.  Great weekend by not only those teams but by all the Clash teams.   We saw great improvement out of many of our teams - Improvement never stops!  On to Lima…..


Congratulations to the U16/U17 Central Ohio Clash Black on placing second in the Ohio Youth Basketball State Championships.  The U16/U17 Silver won their pool play on Saturday to make the championship bracket as well and finished in the top 8 of the 31 teams from across the state who competed.  The 5th Grade Clash Black won the Shootout Championship and the 7th Grade Clash advanced to the semi-final of the Shootout Championship.


Congratulations to the Central Ohio Clash 5th Grade Black on placing second in the Best of the Best Heidelberg Shootout.














Tournament Championships, Runner-Ups, and Final Fours

2017 Season - Tournament Championships 

Columbus Memorial Classic

2016 Season - Tournament Championships

OYB State Championships

Pickerington Classic

Perrysburg / Owens Express Classic

2015 Season - Tournament Championships

OYB State Championships

Bean City Hoops Challenge (Lima)

Clash of Champions

Mansfield Tyger Classic (2 championships)

Battle of Bluffton (2 championships)

Sylvania Basketball Classic

2014 Season - Tournament Championships

Ashland Area Challenge

Sylvania Challenge

Bean City Hoops Challenge (Lima)


2017 Season - Tournament Runner-Up/Final 4

Willard April Fools Tournament - Runner-Up

Willard April Fools Tournament - Final Four

John Spring Memorial Classic - Final Four

Otterbein Classic - Final Four

​Willie Q. Jones Classic - Final Four

May Classic - Runner-Up

May Classic - Final Four

2016 Season - Tournament Runner-Up/Final 4

Ashland Tip-Off Classic - Runner-Up

​Marysville Basketball Classic - Final Four

​Lancaster Gale Hoop Classic - Final Four

Mansfield Tyger Classic - Runner-Up

Mansfield Tyger Classic - Final Four

Tiffin Classic - Runner-Up

​Cougar Classic - Final Four

Central Ohio Classic - Final Four

Ohio Northern Classic - Final Four

2015 Season - Tournament Runner-Up / Final 4

OYB State Championships

​Bean City Hoops Challenge (Lima)

​Mansfield Tyger Classic

​Sylvania Basketball Challenge

2014 Season - Tournament Runner-Up /  Final 4

Ashland Area Challenge

Sylvania Challenge

Bean City Hoops Challenge (Lima)

Pickerington Basketball Classic

Best of the Best Tournament (Tiffin)

OYB State Championships

Gym Rats National Tournament - Silver Division

 Clash Stories / Tournament Successes



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