Sailors News · #VBN 3 Peat as SBC Bay Champs


The #VBN Boys clinched a share of their third consecutive title in the SBC Bay Division this past Saturday with a win over Margaretta. The win brought their record to 10-1 in the conference, and gives them a chance to clinch the outright Bay division championship on Friday at Huron.

Coach Kurt Habermehl said that conference championships are always nice feathers in the cap, but that this team has bigger goals in mind. “It’s great to be able to win games in this tough conference and to compete each year for an SBC championship, but we always try to take it one game at a time and make sure we’re playing our best basketball at the end of the year heading into the state tournament. Especially in our really hard District where several teams only have 2 or 3 losses, and most teams are above .500 on the year. But I’m extremely proud of the boys, they’ve played their tails off.”

Vermilion (17-3) is seeded 3rd in the Northwest D2 District, behind Norwalk (16-2) and Lexington (14-4), and has a first round bye. They will play at Bucyrus on March 1st at 6:15 against the winner of 6th seeded Sandusky and 10th seeded Shelby.

#VBN is getting ready to try and win the title outright on Friday, but for the moment they are enjoying what they’ve accomplished. Senior Jonah Pfeil said, “I feel wonderful. Winning it for a third year in a row and it being our senior year, it shows that hard work really pays off. Basketball is a big thing in Vermilion, it’s like a family.”

Come on out and be a part of the family by watching the Sailors try to win the conference outright at Huron on Friday. Then, come support the 10 Seniors on their night next Tuesday the 19th at home against Clearview.  Stick with the team as they hope to embark on a long state tournament run beginning March 1st.

If you’re interested in purchasing an SBC Champs “THREE PEAT” shirt (below), contact Aimee Colahan.

Congrats to the entire #VBN family for being back on top of the Bay Division mountain!