CFHS Boys Basketball Takes CVC Title


Photo by Photo Journalist Senior Sidney Roush

The CFHS varsity boys basketball team was recognized as the Chagrin Valley Conference district champions on February 7, 2020. The team currently has a record of 14-5 with two games left in their season. 

The Tigers won the CVC title after their 58-35 win against Hawken. 

“This recognition means a lot because it is not easy to win a championship, especially in basketball with the difficult conference that we are in,” said Coach Bargar. 

The CVC consists of 22 school districts within the area. 

Although it is very difficult to do, this is not the team’s first CVC title. 

“When I first took over it had been 25 years since Chagrin had won a championship. Then, we won three in a row starting in 2013. However, it has been four years since we won the last one before this year, so it’s not easy to do,” added Bargar.

Winning a CVC title is a great accomplishment for not only the coaches and players, but also the school district as a whole. 

Since it has been four years since the CFHS boys basketball team won the last title, this makes the recognition even more important to the team. 

“I think the biggest change between last year and this year is our chemistry as a team and how we play with each other,” said junior Josh Norton. 

Improving the bond between the team has led to greater teamwork on the court. 

In fact, the team was able to win against some of their biggest competitors due to their tight connection as a team. 

“Our first game when we beat Twinsburg was a big one and I think we wanted that game so bad that we all played really well. Also, when we beat Orange for the first time that was a big win for us because that was another difficult team we wanted to beat,” stated junior Xavier Perez. 

Despite the other many competitive teams in the CVC, the Tigers pulled themselves together and came out strong.  

Although winning is important, it is not all it takes to win a championship. 

“What winning CVCs truly came down to was our consistency, we took it one game at a time and played hard. Also, our unselfishness and competitiveness set us apart from other teams in our district,” said Norton.

Everyone on the team puts a lot of time and effort into basketball and during games. 

Therefore, all of the hard work put in allows the team to be successful during the season. 

“I really like this team. They are a great group of kids, they work extremely hard, and the best thing about them is that all of them are unselfish and play together as a team,” said Coach Bargar. 

A connection between not only the players and their teammates, but also with the coaches is important to ensure everyone understands and is comfortable with each other. 

Additionally, it remains essential to stay optimistic for the remainder of the season and postseason. 

“We feel that we can win some games no matter who we play, we always have an opportunity to beat them,” stated Bargar.