2012 state champions reunite

Lancaster High School celebrated the 10th anniversary of its 2012 Group A, Division 2 state boys basketball championship team Friday, February 4, during halftime of the Red Devils game against Essex. Players, coaches and managers of the team recognized at halftime, included retired head coach Tim Rice and assistants Tyrell Veney, Bill Young, Malcolm Carter, Mark Saunders and Troy Henderson and players Michael Coleman, Tyler Colding, Brian Moody, Keith Craft, Kedrick Lee, Dalton Moore, Aaron Manning, Jovante Davis, Melvin Gregory, Ricky Gibson, Brandon Morris, Kendra Owens, Taj Smith, Jovante Smith and the late JT Walters.
Tim Rice, in red shirt and khaki pants, looked ready to reclaim his spot as head coach of the Red Devils varsity basketball team last Friday. Standing with former assistant coach Tyrell Veney, Rice reminisced with former players as Lancaster High School hosted Essex. Rice, who retired in 2020, returned to LHS to celebrate the 10-year reunion of Lancaster’s 2012 Group A, Division 2 state championship team. Rice coached LHS to two state titles. Photos by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi