Tim Debevec, the head coach of the Jackson Polar Bears spoke with Sam and Brad Monday after their state championship clinching win over Moeller 39-38 in Columbus.


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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 19:23

AUDIO Jackson Ready For Columbus, St. Ed's.

Jackson High boys basketball coach Tim Debevec spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday live from the Wingstop in Wallhaven as the Polar Bears prepare for Lakewood St. Edward's later on this week in Columbus.


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Tim Debevec, head coach of the Jackson Polar Bears boys' basketball team caught up with Sam and Brad on a Feel Good Friday to talk about his team's 80-59 win over Medina.


The Polar Bears advance to the Regional Final to take on Toledo St. John.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 15:22

AUDIO Jackson Polar Bears Keep Rolling

Jackson head basketball coach Tim Debevec joined the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday to talk about his team's dominant win over Perry as well as their season thus far.

The Polar Bears are 12-1 during the 2016-17 season thus far.


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Monday, 22 February 2016 17:55

AUDIO Polar Bears Ready For Tourney

The Jackson Polar Bears have put the cap on an impressive 2015-16 campaign, and they are ready for a deep run in the Division I State Basketball Tournament.

Tim Debevec of the Jackson Polar Bears joined Sam Bourquin Show on Monday to talk about how his club has done this season, and how their challenging out-of-conference slate has helped them get ready to face some tough teams in D-I.

 "I thought we had a tremendous year with the schedule we had, the non-league schedule, it was disappointing not to win the (Federal) League this year, but at least we won a share, and we'll be ready for the tournament," Debevec explained.

Led by young men like Kyle Young and Logan Hill, the Polar Bears have been coming on strong, but coach Debevec says the fun starts now.

"We're excited about it, and hopefully we can make a long tournament run."


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Monday, 25 January 2016 18:11

AUDIO Jackson Hoops Keeps Rolling

The Jackson Polar Bears are coming off a win against Green on Friday and will have a couple of solid Federal League matchups against Hoover and Lake.

Tim Debevec, the head coach of the Polar Bears' boys basketball team joined the Sam Bourquin Show Monday to talk about his squad and the grind that is the Federal League.

"We're playing well right now ,we have to play better defense, you can't give up 60 like we did against Green, but we scored 81, so we're doing well offensively."

On Tuesday, the Polar Bears will take on the Hoover Vikings, led by coach Todd Blackledge. Debevec says he knows his team will have its hands full with Hoover.

"They have Eli (Blackledge,coach's son), and they have a good group of shooters to go along with him."

The tip between Jackson and Hoover is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Coach Tim says you have to be ready to battle in the Federal League week in and week out.

"It's kind of bunched up there at the top, it's a great league, and we'll be ready to go tomorrow night."

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Thursday, 14 January 2016 18:23

AUDIO Polar Bears, Bulldogs Ready For Showdown

Friday night at the Canton Memorial Fieldhouse, the Canton McKinley Bulldogs and the Jackson Polar Bears will get together for part two of their basketball series.

Rick Hairston joined the Sam Bourquin Show Thursday to talk about the matchup, and the atmosphere surrounding the game.

"We didn't take care of the ball in the first game," Hairston said. "We remember Jackson is a good basketball team, and they have more than just Kyle Young and Logan Hill."

Jackson won the first matchup by ten points in the early part of the season. 

"You really have to play well to beat this team because they play with a certain amount of swagger and confidence."

 The Polar Bears on the other hand are looking forward to getting on the road and playing a solid team. Tim Debevec joined the Sam Bourquin Show as well.

"It should be an exciting night, and you'll see something good from both teams."

He says his team is going to have to play better than they did in their first meeting in order to beat the Bulldogs.

"They have a lot of talent, it's going to be a big game for us.


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Thursday, 10 December 2015 18:43

AUDIO McKinley, Jackson Set For Hoops Battle

Jackson and McKinley will tip things off in boys' high school hoops tomorrow, in what is expected to be a very good matchup of two well-coached and disciplined teams.

Coach Rick Hairston of Canton McKinley joined the Sam Bourquin Show Thursday to talk about the game and how his team is doing so far this young season.

Hairston says senior star LePear Toles is expected to play against the Polar Bears despite sustaining a brusied knee in the game against Green at the Canton Memorial Fieldhouse.

"He's going to be fine," Hairston said. "He made a visit to the doctor, and he shoud be good to go."


Speaking about the Polar Bears, Coach Hairston says that they'll face a stiff challenge from Jackson.

"Tim Debevec does a beautiful job of getting his kids to play the way, the style he wants them to play," he said. "They play the way we do, they press, they have lots of talent."

For the Jackson Polar Bears themselves, Coach Debevec (who also joined the Sam Bourquin Show) said that his players will have to bring their best effort against the Bulldogs Friday night at home.

 "We're excited for that, we've been practicing well,and we should be ready."

"They (McKinley) have a lot of depth, lot of skill, we just have to go execute and see what happens."

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