The schedule of the Bayernliga Herren Süd has been set – and two big hits are waiting for the TV Traunstein to kick off: After the derby at the Wacker Knights Burghausen on the second weekend in October, promoted FC Bayern Munich IV will make a guest appearance at the Chiemgau Baskets on October 16. The TVT basket hunters will prepare for these first highlights of the season with a few friendly matches from September 12th.
In preparation for the season, the Chiemgau Baskets will meet the Austrian second division basketball union Salzburg (September 12) as well as the first regional division Fireballs Bad Aibling (September 18) and Baskets Vilsbiburg (October 2). On October 10, things will get serious with the Bayern League kick-off at the Wacker Knights Burghausen. The “knights” from the neighboring district of Altötting clearly lost out in the 109:39 defeat against the Chiemgau Baskets last season and are looking for revenge. A still unwritten slate for the Traunsteiners will then come to the AKG sports arena on October 16 with FC Bayern Munich IV. The league newcomers from the state capital prevailed in the promotion round from the district league against the TG Landshut and the TSV Vaterstetten. They now complete the league as the 13th team after the Bavarian Basketball Association decided to increase the three Bavarian leagues to 39 teams in June.
These first games of the season will also be the first tests for the young rookie trio Dean Enns, Aris Ipate and Felix Schwankner, who have already been able to sniff the Bayern league air in recent years and will continue to be carefully introduced to the first team. Head coach Luis Prantl describes the youngest of the three, 16-year-old Dean Enns, as highly motivated: »I am very happy that Dean moved here with me from Rosenheim last year. He is developing very well and has grown again so that he can keep up with our other centers. «He likes to see how well Enns has been received by the team. He can now benefit from the experience of the older players – as does Aris Ipate, whom the coach characterizes as a very talented guard with an excellent work ethic. “He trained consistently during the lockdown,” says Prantl happily. “Aris is well on the way to becoming more present.” He sees Felix Schwankner at a similar level, who is also a good thrower from outside. In the guard position, the two 18-year-olds would have to learn to direct, direct the team and make announcements.
“Dean, Aris and Felix are representative of the fact that our program not only takes popular athletes with us, but also offers competitive athletes perspectives,” says department head and sports director Franz Buchenrieder happily about the development of the talents. “This shows once again that our sporty concept ‘New Spirit’ is taking effect, which is based on the pillars of sustainability, integration and organization.”
Sustainability means training properly and intensively, adapted to the respective training group. Integration includes the coexistence of amateur and competitive athletes without exclusion and division. And organization implies reliable structures and rules for those involved in training and match operations.
In contrast to Felix Schwankner, his older brother Lukas will not wear the Chiemgau Baskets jersey in the coming season. The 20-year-old is switching to Bayernliga competitor TSV Jahn Freising in order to be able to train and play closer to his place of study. “We wish Lukas all the best and of course we hope that he will come back to us soon,” Buchenrieder counts on a quick return of the home-grown family. fb