January 27, 2020
Spotlight Teams of the Week

Boys 1/2 Hornets: ' The Hornets played a tough Wizards team this weekend, we battled tough and never gave up, but were not able to come out on top.  The Hornets continue to work on sharing the ball, rebounding, playing defense and working together as a team.  We are looking forward to our next couple of games.'- Coach Jake Venable

Girls 1/2 Dragons: ' The Dragons of the Girls 1/2 Division have had a tremendous year so far, becoming good friends and having a ton of fun along the way! This weekend all of the girls played great in an exciting game against the Golden Rams. Way to go Dragons!!' - Coach Jack Dugan

Boys 5/6 Jayhawks: ' The Jayhawks have had a year full of exciting and close games and Sunday was another one. After a slow start, we were able to get the offense going and held off repeated comeback attempts by the Razorbacks to pick up the victory and improve to 4-5. The Jayhawks are excited for the upcoming playoffs.'- Coach Mike Woodard

Girls 5/6 Monarchs: 'T his team is so much fun to coach! The girls have a great attitude and are having a great time. Our team is really starting to gel, as we've won 4 of our last 5. The girls are playing great team basketball, they're sharing the ball on offense and working together on defense. Their rebounding paid off this weekend as we got multiple shot attempts in the final seconds until leading up to the game winning shot as time expired!' - Coach Will Walsh
Ivy Experience GVBL HS Division

Great Valley Pool Service Light Blue is the league leader.

Luke Miller (Great Valley Pool Service Light Blue) is the league Leading Scorer with 23.5 PPG.

STANDINGS, SCHEDULES and SCORES are always available in the GVBL app!
Playoffs are Approaching!
Playoffs are a big time here at GVBL!

Had a 20 point game or a made a buzzer beater to win the game?

Send us a short blurb and picture after your playoff game to be featured on GVBL's Facebook page.

Game highlights can be sent to info@gvco.org
Future Stars Summer Camp 2020
The GVBL Future Stars Summer Camp is for boys and girls entering grades 1st through 4th in the Fall of 2020.

Camp Information:

June 15-19 9AM - 12pm
GVBL Center, 19 N. Bacton Hill Rd., Malvern, PA 19355
$130 per player

Camp will be led by Shawn Werdt, Head Coach at Germantown Friends School. GVBL Alumni and current GVHS players will also act as counselors.

GVBL Tournament Teams
4th Grade Girls - DIAMONDS
The team is continuing to practice and focus on fundamentals in preparation for their first tournament.

The teams had a very competitive weekend, ending up 1-2. The Knights won their ICBA home game, the Raiders lost a good game to Norchester, and the Dragons played hard in a close loss in the Malvern League. Ryan Wilsher, Chase Wiggers and Andrew Moss were stand out players for the Dragons this week. 
5th Grade Girls - STORM
The Storm had a successful weekend going 3-0 in ICBA and Malvern League games. In ICBA play, the Storm defeated Whitpain by a score of 29-7. Whitman came into the game with a 6-1 record, but the relentless defense and pressure of the Storm held them in check. In the other ICBA game, the Storm defeated a tough Hatboro-Horsham team by a score of 21-14. In Malvern League, the Storm took down St. Agnes by a score of 19-11. The team has a full schedule this coming week, squaring off against Towamencin on Thursday evening in ICBA action. Towamencin is currently 7-0, the only other undefeated team in the division. On Saturday, the Storm play Paoli, a team with a 6-1 record. The team will also have a third ICBA game, as well as a Malvern League contest. 

6th Grade Boys - 2026ers
The 2026ers White Team played very well on Sunday. They worked together as a team and pulled out a win.
The 2026ers Blue Team overcame a slow start in Saturday's game against Springford. With really good defense and precision offense in the 2nd half, they slowly caught up and took the lease to a 7 point VICTORY! This week in practice they will focus on minimizing turnovers and having fun.

6th Grade Girls - LIGHTNING
It was a mixed weekend for the Lightning. We started the weekend strong on Friday night, winning our first ICBA game of the weekend. But Sunday was a different story. We were neck and neck with one of the stronger ICBA opponents, but lost steam in the last quarter of the game. Later that evening, we did not recover and also lost our Malvern league game by one basket. The girls are not discouraged, however. We've shown we can be competitive with both of the top 2 ICBA teams and led both teams in the second half. This week at practice, while wearing our new practice pinnies, we'll be working on putting together 4 consecutive strong quarters.
7th Grade Boys - PATRIOTS 2025
The 7th Grade White Team lost in an overtime buzzer beater. The boys have greatly improved their defensive effort. Caleb Biddle and Jack Renehan led the team with 8 points each.

The 7th Grade Blue Team also lost in an overtime buzzer beater. Last minute turnovers plagued the team but the game was worth the ride as it was a back and forth battle til the end.  

The 7th Grade ICBA Team won both of their games this weekend with their defensive intensity getting tougher each game. On Saturday they played the #1 team and held them to 7 first half points. Defense has proven to be their best offense. They move to first place in their division for ICBA play.

7th Grade Girls - TITANS
The Titans split their ICBA games this weekend beating Somerton 29-25 and losing a tough game to Torresdale. In Malvern play, the girls lost a close game to the Unionville Indians 23-18.
GVBL Skills Academy
GVBL Skills Academy is currently working on a new agility clinic that will be offered in February at Driven Strength and Fitness in Exton.

There is an open house scheduled for 2/8.

More info coming soon!
GVMS Basketball
GVMS Boys Basketball
The 8th and 7th grade boys basketball teams kicked off their 2020 season on January 22nd against North Brandywine. Their hustle and hard work earned both teams a win. The 8th grade team won 40 to 39, and the 7th grade team won 34-33.

The teams traveled to Patton Middle School on Friday January 24th. The outcomes were split, with the 8th grade coming up with a tough loss and the 7th grade securing a win.

Next up for the Patriots, Stetson Middle School on Monday January 27th.
GVHS Basketball
GVHS Girls Basketball
The Great Valley Girls Basketball Team celebrated GVBL Night and all of the upcoming Lady Patriots with a 58-17 win over visiting Sun Valley.

The team improved to 14-2 with a non-league victory over Chester High School. The JV improved to a 11-1 with another win over Chester's JV team. The Lady Patriots wore pink in support of "Unite for Her" night.

The girls got their 15th win for this season when they beat Upper Merion 53-24. Both teams played extremely hard but the Patriots came out on top. JV also beat Upper Merion earning their 12th win this season!

NEXT GAME : Tuesday, January 28th at 6:00/7:15
Great Valley
GVHS Boys Basketball
GV Boys Basketball is on a 4 game winning streak after two big wins this past week. The Patriots beat Sun Valley 65-58 at the opposing court.

The boys also pulled out a big win against Avon Grove on Saturday winning 60-44. Two huge wins for the Patriots while they were on the road!

NEXT GAME : Tuesday, January 28th 5:30/7:00
Great Valley

Mark your calendar for the Annual GVBL Fundraiser! Everyone is welcome! Bring your friends!
Toss & Tailgate 2020
When: March 6, 2020
Where: The Desmond Hotel

Huge Cornhole Tournament, Beer Pong Challenge, Live & Silent Auctions, Great Food & Drinks.

GVBL Upcoming Events

  • February 1st - Toss & Tailgate 2020 Tickets On Sale
  • February 15th - 1/2 Round Robin
  • March 6th - GVBL Fundraiser -- Toss & Tailgate 2020
  • March 14-15th - Great Valley James McKay Basketball Tournament 2020
  • June 15th-19th - Future Stars Basketball Camp

GVCO Sponsors
The Chuck Barbera Team of REALTORS/ RE/MAX Partners with GVCO in “REALTORS Giving Back” Program
Over the next year, for anyone who contacts the Chuck Barbera Team at RE/MAX Fine Homes and signs them to serve in the purchase or sale of their next home, GVCO will receive 10% of the real estate commission received!

Just mention the "REALTORS Giving Back" Program and GVCO in order to qualify for this generous donation to GVCO. Refer friends and family to the Chuck Barbera Team at RE/MAX Fine Homes as well!

Great Valley Community Organization
Register Now for Spring 2020!
GVGYL is open to girls in 1st thru 8th grades residing in Great Valley School District.
No prior lacrosse experience necessary.

Registration is now EXTENDED through February 7th, 2020.
Crew Season is Here!
Spring is our Scholastic Rowing Season!

Come join us!! Open to Great Valley High School students grades 9 to 12.

Regattas will take place in Philadelphia, Upper Merion, New Jersey and Delaware and against other high schools from all over the state, region and beyond!

Important dates to start the SPRING 2020 season:
February 3 - Information Meeting 6-7:30
February 7 - Deadline for Registration
February 19 - First Practice

Open House Dates Feb 24, 26, 28, & 29
Come and give rowing a try for free! No prior experience necessary!

GVBC Project Updates
"It takes a village" - Part ll" 

Jan 23 2020:   Another long time GV resident and local business owner, Doug Buettner, is pictured in his "Brush hog". He and his company, Malvern Courts LP, donated a days worth of time clearing the site of all brush and tree limbs.
New GVCO Community Center
SEE What The New GVCO Community Center Will Look Like - Inside & Outside
Give a little...GET A LOT!
GVCO has reached a major milestone & surpassed $2M raised for the new community center! The current total for the capital campaign is now $2,283,381 !!