Norfolk Catholic boys basketball to start 2018-19 season under new leadership
The Norfolk Catholic boys’ basketball team gets their season underway on Thursday, November 29th when they host Omaha Gross as part of the Grand Island Central Catholic Tip-Off Classic.
The Knights, who are under new leadership in Kevin Manzer, will then play an opponent to be determined the following Saturday in Grand Island. Manzer, who was an assistant coach at Lincoln Pius X for three years, replaces Shane Anderson. The team returns five players with starting experience from last year’s 9-15 season. Norfolk Catholic’s home schedule includes games with Omaha Gross, Bishop Neumann, Battle Creek, Pierce, Crofton, O’Neill, West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic, and Hartington Cedar Catholic. The Knights will also compete in the Great Northeast Nebraska Shootout in Wayne December 27-29. On Sportstalk on 106 KIX last Saturday, coach Kevin Manzer talked about defense being the team’s focus.