Friday, 16 March 2018 16:49

AUDIO Mark Dente, Copley Ready For Solon

Mark Dente, head coach of the Copley Indians spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about their upcoming matchup with Solon on Saturday.

 

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Sam and Brad spoke with Mark Dente of Copley to talk about the upset win over Hoban and their upcoming game with Jackson on Wednesday at 6:15pm in Cleveland. 

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Friday, 09 March 2018 15:17

AUDIO Copley Preparing For Hoban Knights

Copley head coach Mark Dente spoke with Sam and Brad on a Feel Good Friday ahead of their matchup with the Archbishop Hoban Knights on Saturday.

 

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Copley head basketball coach Mark Dente spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the upcoming matchup with Walsh Jesuit Saturday at 5 p.m.

 

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The districts are now here in high school basketball and the Copley Indians will be taking on the Jackson Polar Bears in the Division I district semifinals at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.

Mark Dente, the head coach of the Indians boys' basketball team spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday to talk about the psyche of his team heading into the matchup with the Polar Bears.

 

For the full interview with Coach Dente, click here.

 

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 14:54

AUDIO Copley Basketball Ready For Tournament

Head coach of the Copley Indians Mark Dente spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell Tuesday to talk about his team's seeding in the upcoming state tournament in the Division I Canton district.

 

The undefeated Indians will take on Aurora tonight in a Suburban League contest.

For the full interview, click here.

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Friday, 10 February 2017 15:16

AUDIO Undefeated Copley Ready For Highland

Copley head basketball coach Mark Dente spoke with Sam and Brad Friday to talk about his undefeated squad taking on Highland tonight.

 

Coach Dente also talked about the tournament drawings as well.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 15:12

AUDIO Copley Hoops Undefeated At 9-0

1590 WAKR's Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell caught up with Copley head boys' basketball coach Mark Dente Wednesday to talk about his undefeated team after a defeat of Nordonia last night.

 

For the full interview, click here. 

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Thursday, 15 December 2016 18:10

AUDIO Copley Ready For Minutemen Friday

Coach Mark Dente of the Copley Indians talked with Sam Bourquin Thursday ahead of their game Friday with Revere.

 

The Indians are coming off a nice win over Alliance and are led by senior guard Austin Brenner, along with Jacob Williams and Brian Roberts.

For the full interview, click the link below.

 

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Tuesday, 01 March 2016 17:34

AUDIO Copley Indians Ready For Lake

District semifinals are approaching and the undefeated Copley Indians will be preparing to face the Lake Blue Streaks on Thursday.

Mark Dente the head coach of the Indians joined the Sam Bourquin Show Tuesday to talk about Tom McBride's team and what the young men can expect from the Blue Streaks in a couple of days.

"It's a tough district semifinal, no doubt about it," says Dente. "It's going to be a contrast of styles, they're trying to slow the game down, we're trying to speed the game up, so we'll see what happens."

Copley (23-0) feels like they will have to keep Lake in the low 60's in order to have a chance to win at the end, and even though they are undersized, they will get after it with anybody.

 

Dente says he knows his young men are excited to lace em' up and bring their 'A' game against the Blue Streaks.

"They don't feel pressure, they just want to go out and just keep winning," he says.

 

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Monday, 22 February 2016 17:32

AUDIO Copley Indians 22-0, Still Working

The Copley Indians are now 22-0 on the season after their defeat of Green last weekend, a big boost for his squad as they head into the playoffs.

Mark Dente, the head coach of the Copley Indians' boys basketball team joined the Sam Bourquin Show Monday to talk about the season, preparing for the playoffs, and the special group of young men who made this season special.

"It was definitely pretty exciting," said Dente. "I mean obivously it's something you dream about, but don't ever expect to have happen."

He said it was special to be able to get the seniors a standing ovation as they walked off the court, and that by beating Green, who is a tough opponent, served as an exciting conclusion to a special regular season for the Indians.

 

Dente said the home crowds at Copley have been great and he appreciates the support of the community and the student body throughout this season. The Indians have East coming up Wednesday, and he knows they're going to get the Dragons' best effort.

 He says that the kids have done a great job handling their business on the court, and that they are prepared for tournament play.

"I sense that this (22-0) is not enough for them, and I know they're going to be ready for the tournament."

 

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Thursday, 11 February 2016 23:15

AUDIO Copley Indians Keep Rolling

One of the teams to watch in area high school basketball is the undefeated Copley Indians, who are coming off a win against North Tuesday.

Mark Dente, the head coach of the Indians joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about his club and what they've been doing to stay healthy, keep improving, and look for ways to improve on the mental aspect of the game.

They will be playing the Aurora Greenmen tomorrow, but over the last couple weeks, many players have stepped up for Copley.

"Austin Brenner, our junior guard has been putting up some amazing stats, with 19 points against Highland," Dente said.

Even with an undefeated record, the Indians still have some more work to do.

"We're not very big, so we'll have to get out and run, work on our rebounding, and we'll be fine."

 

 Copley is currently the #2 seed in the Division I Alliance district.

 

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