Saturday, December 20, 2008

Last Game before the Holidays

Taylors next game is TODAY! Saturday, 12/20/08 at 10:30 am Eastern time.
The game is vs Gandia and starts at 4:30 in the afternoon in Spain which is 10:30am Eastern time; after the game the team bus rides back to Alicante; Taylor packs for his flight home for Christmas; and leaves at 6am (Spain time) Sunday morning to fly back to Boston Sunday evening. He will have one week to spend with friends and family and enjoy Christmas, leaving to return to Spain the following Sunday.

We can't wait tohave him home!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Taylor's Interview

Is up at Lucentum blogging! Check it out HERE!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

An Interview with Taylor

will soon be posted on the Lucentum blog! We'll let you know when it's up!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Spanish Circus

Taylor had a friend visiting over the Thanksgiving holiday so we've got a couple of pictures to share from one of his games and when they went to see the Spanish circus. As you can see, Taylor was a participant in the activities. :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Taylor's Next Game

Taylors next game is Saturday, 12/06/08 at 2:30 pm Eastern time.
Here is a link to the video stream:
find the list of games on the right side; click on the "Lucentum Alicante" game; that will open up the video of the game inside the TV screen. Taylor is #15, usually wears high white socks with black ankle braces...!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Picture of Taylor in the Newspaper

Taylor featured in Alicante Newspaper

An interview with Taylor was published in the local newspaper- - you can check it out

It's in Spanish, you can use to translate!

Also- Taylor is featured on an Alicante blog again, you can check that out HERE!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Lucentum Blogging

Ramon over at Lucentum Blogging has posted about the game last night- - it's in Spanish, but there' s a great picture of Taylor!

Check it out!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Game on Friday

Taylors next game is Friday, 11/21/08 at 4:00 pm Eastern time. They are playing in Tenerife, which is in the Canary Islands, and the Canary Islands are only 5 hours ahead of Eastern time.
Here is a link to the video stream:
find the list of games on the right side; click on the "Lucentum Alicante" game; that will open up the video of the game inside the TV screen!

Good luck Taylor!

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Note from Mr. Coppenrath (Taylor's Dad)

When Taylor and I were leaving the facility after today's game there was a small crowd of fans waiting for him, and a line of young children with pens looking for his autograph (see photos ); one of the young women said to me, "he is our best player!" and I said, "he is my son!"... ;-)

Love that! :)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Today's Game

It was a victorious day today for Alicante and Taylor!  They beat Melilla 104-75!  Taylor played 22 minutes and scored 12 points!  Taylor's father, George, was at the game today and has sent pictures... look for those tomorrow!

Congratulations Taylor and Alicante! :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Game on Sunday!

Taylor's Dad sent an email making it easy for everyone to watch Taylor's next game, it's a big one!

Taylors next game is Sunday, 11/16/08 at 6:30 am Eastern time. They are playing Melilla which is the number 2 team in the League (Alicante is currently #1); also former team mate Keith Waleskowski now plays for Melilla.
Here is a link to the video stream:
find the list of games on the right side; click on the "Lucentum Alicante" game; that will open up the video of the game inside the TV screen. Taylor is #15, usually wears high white socks with black ankle braces...
click on "El Equipo" (the team in Spanish) on the left to see the roster there...
Also there is an interesting website that I open and place beside the video stream on my monitor; it provides play by play narrative and a live box score; with several other tabs of data at the top...
click on the En Vivo button in the middle of the scoreboard and it will open up the live play by play, etc. for that game. You can pick the screen that gives you the best analysis; I like the live box score with running narrative under it; you can scroll back in the narrative if you miss something.
Sometimes one of the feeds is ahead of the other... makes it more interesting...
And finally, here is a link to the schedule (calendar) of games; be sure and change the season to 2008/2009 at the top right; you can see the dates and times of all future games; and by clicking on the tiny notebook in the front of games all ready played, you can view the box scores for that game:

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Happy Birthday to TAYLOR who celebrated yesterday!~  We hope he had a FABULOUS day in Spain!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Note from Taylor

Hi everyone, Our home game this weekend was conflicting with a soccer game in Alicante so they changed the game to Saturday night at 830 pm. So for those of you who cant convert the time it would be 230pm eastern time. Hope everyone can watch!

Also... remember to VOTE today!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Update from Taylor

We won at home over the weekend by 15 points or so! We played better in the second half then in the first to keep the lead and win the game. It is our 6th straight (I think?) win! A couple of the players and their wives, children and families went out to eat after the game on Sunday. We had some cidra which is like hard apple cider. It was a lot of fun to get to know the guys more and meet their families!

We won the game before this home one by two in Vic. This Friday we are playing against Pat Carroll's team. He played with us last year.
Also? Our clocks have changed!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Close Game a Winner for Alicante!

A basket by Berni Hernandez in the final seconds secured an Alicante win against Breogan 79-78!  Taylor also had a three pointer in the game!  We caught in on Feb Tv and it was awesome!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Games in Spain

From Taylor:

We won at home on Sunday and played good defense. We are leaving today to travel to Lleida to play a game tomorrow which should be on again. If you are able to watch it the game will be at 3 pm eastern time. This trip is about 6 and a half hour bus trip. We practice today, then eat as a team and leave to arrive at 10 pm!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


All of us here would like to wish Drew (Coppenrath) luck this weekend as he attends training camp for the Vermont Frost Heaves. After a very successful four years at University of Southern Maine we know he'll do well!

To see the article in today's Free Press, click HERE.

Good luck Drew!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Update from Taylor- First Game

We won friday night against Los Barrios, we struggled on offense but played good defense. It was a very close game but a win is a win. It was a long bus trip. We left after the game around 1130 and got back in Alicante around 7 in the morning. Our next game is home this coming Sunday. The game on Sunday will be at 630 in the morning eastern time zone. If you are interested in watching it online go to .

Thursday, September 18, 2008

It's Game Time Folks

Taylor's game should be online tomorrow at 3 pm Eastern Time. Just go to click on Los Barrios vs. Lucentum Alicante!

Good luck Taylor!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Update from Taylor

Hey everything has been going well. I arrived back in Alicante, Spain on Wednesday August 20th. I had to stay in a hotel until the same apartment I had last year was ready. I didn't move in until Sept 1st. We are just finishing preseason with another scrimmage on Sunday. We have played about 4 scrimmages this preaseason and have won all of them. I have played pretty well averaging double digit scoring. I am enjoying myself and getting to know the new guys on the team and continuing my friendship with the ones who returned. We have had to do some running and lifting and even some workouts in a swimming pool. The weather is great and looks like a great start to the season.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Back At It

Hello again,

August was a quiet month with Taylor working hard to prepare himself for the upcoming season in Spain. He is back in Spain and settling in. He just moved into his apartment (the same one as last year!) last week and has a few scrimmages coming soon.

We'll keep you posted and good luck to Taylor and Alicante this season!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

It wouldn't be a vacation...

Without a little Wii competition! :)

Friday, July 25, 2008


Hi All,

Taylor is on his summer vacation in Maine for the next week but this weekend he's off to Vegas for a UVM basketball reunion!

In case you haven't heard the news yet, Taylor has signed with Alicante (his team from last year) for another year! Here's to a great year in SPAIN! :)

Way to go Taylor!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Coppenrath Summer Slam

Starts today! It's not too late to sign up! 9am at Winooski High School!

We'll keep you updated as the week progresses!

Have a great time everyone!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Winooski Riverfront Celebration!

Hi All! Taylor will be out and about in Winooski this Friday evening at the Winooski Riverwalk Celebration! If you've been waiting for a great, low-key time to catch up with him...this is it! He'd love to see everyone there and is planning on being there around 5pm!

Let us know if you have any questions!

Hope to see you!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Turn the Radio Up!

"...for that sweet sound!" Come on. Like you don't remember Eric Carmen.

Just wanted to let everyone know that Taylor will be chatting with Corm and the Coach (101.3) tomorrow morning at 8:05 (TJ is to follow so don't miss it!) THEN at 9:10 he'll be visiting the other side of Colchester and speaking with Charlie and Ernie! (WVMT am 620)

so... "Turn the radio up!"

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Coppenrath Summer Slam!

If you haven't signed up yet- - there's still time!

Questions? Contact Jeff Paul at 862-8993 x 201.
To register, contact the YMCA business office at 862-YMCA (9622)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Taylor is on his WAY HOME! :) He arrives in Burlington this evening after a great year in Alicante, Spain! Welcome home Taylor~

Stay tuned for his summer plans and information about the Summer Slam!

Friday, May 30, 2008


From Taylor:

Hey we made it to the Final Four and our schedule will be this. We play on Saturday at 4 pm spain time and so I believe it would be 10 am eastern time. Then if we win we play on Sunday for the Championship at 5 pm spain time and 11 am eastern time. It should be on again. Hope it all works out. I will let you know if anything changes.


***have you signed up for the Coppenrath Summer Slam yet?!?!?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Hi All! Catch Taylor's playoff game today at 2:30EST on!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

See Him On Youtube

There is a video on Youtube of Taylor's last game! Take a look HERE!

(Thanks for pointing that out!)

Hometown Love

There was an article about Taylor's playoff game in the Burlington Free Press this morning! Check it out here!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Play Offs

We have an update from Taylor today about their first playoff game! He writes:

Well the first game didnt go quite as we hoped. We were playing well but needed to get lucky at the end. We were down a few points with a minute or so to go and Alain hit a three. Then we were down three with about a minute and we ran two high screen and rolls for the point guard and everyone collapsed inside and I was left open and took the three and made it to tie the game.

Then next posession, I was called for a foul and had to leave with 5 fouls. They made one of two free throws, we went down and missed a three and got the rebound but was called for a foul again. So the other team made one of two again leaving us down by two with 20 seconds left in the game. Then we ran a play and Martynas was fouled intentionally or unsportsman like and was giving two free throws and we would have the ball with 7 seconds. Their coach started yelling and was given two technicals and ejected from the game. So Martynas made two free throws and Alain made four free throws putting us up four with the ball. We inbounded to Alain and he was fouled again and made both. We won the game!!!

Here is a link to the boxscore....

Way to go Taylor and Alicante!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Play Offs!

Alicante has mad the playoffs and plays today at 3pm EST. We're not sure if it's going to be broadcast online or not, but it's worth a look!

Check it out!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Times... They Are a Changin'

Hi Everyone...

We have some (GREAT!) News! The week of the camp has been moved to accomodate everyone who would like to come! The new camp details are as follows:

When: July 7-11
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Where: Winooski High School
Cost: $100

Registration can be made through the Greater Burlington YMCA. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us through here! We're really looking forward to another great basketball camp this summer and to seeing everyone again!

Also, we have plans for a specialized BIG MAN camp this summer as well! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

vs. Rosalia

Alicante beat Beirasar Roalia 82 - 60 last Friday and Taylor had a great game! He played 19 1/2 minutes; was high scorer with 18 points and tied with 7'2" Martynas Andriuskevicius with 6 rebounds.

But the best part?!?! Taylor hit 3 3 pointers!!!!!

Yes, we said THREE! :)

Way to go Taylor!

Monday, May 5, 2008

vs. Milk Breogán River

Translated from the website:

"The Alicante Coast surpassed its test before Milk Breogán River after a end of infarct. This way, the alicantino set maintains the third seat, Óscar Quintana adds his second consecutive victory and the equipment acquires an injection of self-esteem when surpassing to a direct rival by the fight of the ascent to ACB. Both equipment went to the track to by all. The first minutes were a hand by hand between Taylor Coppenrath and Nacho Ordín. Both players were the ones in charge to maintain the equality between equipment both thanks to their success under the hoop (5-5).

With the new exit of Carroll the alicantinos took the reins from the encounter. The American managed to fit seven followed points and to encarrilar the victory of the lucentino set. The last and decisive quarter was most exciting. Coppenrath was the one in charge to inaugurate the marker. After both minutes of game, those of Alpaca Garci'a followed clogged and without putting in the hoop."

You can check it out HERE!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

100th Post!

Hi Everyone,

This is our 100th post, so... happy 100th to US! :)

In other updates...

Taylor has not solidified any plans of summer league or team camps for this summer. We'll let you know if he does!

Taylor is excited to report that Alicante has a new head coach. (As of last Tuesday.) Taylor reports that he is very positive and has been successfully motivating the team!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

vs. Cantabria

Taylor started in today's game for the first time in 4 weeks and played a little over 17 minutes. During that time he had 11 pts, 6 rebounds and Alicante won 97 - 72!

Way to go Taylor!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Lots of Updates!

Hi Everyone,

It was been TOO LONG! We hope you're all doing well and we have lots of updates for you!

1. Coppenrath Summer Slam!
Designed for Boys & Girls ages 8-15, the camp will focus on the fundamentals of basketball such as ball-handling, passing, shooting, dribbling, footwork, defense and rebounding.

There will be two sessions of Taylor's Basketball camp this summer. The first will be held August 7, 8, 9 at St. Johnsbury's Middle School gym. $100/camper. (9am-3pm 7 & 8; 9am-12pm 9) Please mail checks to Coppenrath Management Group/ 457 West Main St./ West Barnet, VT 05821. 802.633.2377.

The second will be August 11-15 from 9am-3pm at a local Burlington venue! Please stay tuned for updated registration information this week, but mark your calendars!

2. We have pictures from Taylor's last visitors in Spain and will be posting them shortly!

3. While Taylor did not play in last Friday's game (he is still suffering from a back injury) and the team lost there is some good news in all things Coppenrath Basketball. DREW COPPENRATH was selected to play in the New England Division III senior men's basketball all-star game Sunday at Babson College! Way to go Drew!

We're really looking forward to the camps this summer and to seeing all of you again! Happy Spring!

Monday, March 31, 2008


Hi All,

Taylor is injured so he took the weekend off and spent some time relaxing at home and on the beach! He just had a slew of guests over there between his two brothers, mom and friend! (We're hoping for pictures and an update soon!)

We're also working on finalzing plans for his Summer Slam this August! We'll let you know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE what's going on with that!


Monday, March 24, 2008

vs. Bruesa GBC

In one of the biggest games of the season, Alicante Costa Blanca beat the first place team, Bruesa GBC 90 - 79 in a very hard fought game last week. As a result of that game Bruesa GBC dropped to third and Alicante moved to second place!

Taylor started and, despite getting in early foul trouble and playing less than half of the game (17 mins) he scored 7 points and was the leading rebounder with 6.

Way to go Taylor and Alicante!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

vs. Tenerife Rural

Taylor had another great game!  Taylor started and played a tough 30 minutes against a very big (6'11") strong and dirty player,  Alfonso Albert, from Tenerife Rural.  Tenerife is located in the Canary Islands off of the west coast of Africa.  

Alicante won 89-70.  Taylor played solid defense and had 7 points and 5 offensive rebounds.

Next Wednesday the team plays Bruesa GBF the number one team at this time- - BIG GAME!

Congratulations Taylor and good luck next week! :)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Watch Taylor Tonight!

From Taylor:

Hey everyone the game is online tonight on you have to scroll down till you see alicante costa blanca vs. tenerife.

We can't wait! :) Good luck Taylor!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Taylor Writes...

Hi Everyone!

Things are going well at practice! We have a game on friday and Ethan and my mom arrived safe and sound for their visit. My teammates, Keith and Josh are hurt however, so we will be playing our game without two very talented teammates. Other than that, I think everything should go well and hope we can get the victory!

Congratulations to the UVM men's basketball team and their successful season. I was hoping they would make it to the championship game and head to the tournament.

I am playing now with teammate Pat Carroll and he played with a couple of players on the Vermont Frost Heaves so sometimes we get a chance to talk about how they are doing. It is great now that we have a lot of opportunities for athletes in every sport and are getting more and more competetive in the State of Vermont.

Best wishes to everyone!!


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Coppenrath Summer Slam

Hi Everyone,

We are working on Taylor's upcoming Summer Slam basketball camp! As soon as a few details are finalized, we will give everyone the information! We're really looking forward the summer and another great bastkeball camp!

Thanks for your patience! :)

Monday, March 10, 2008

vs. Baloncesto la Palma

Alicante won Friday night 79-65. Taylor had a great game! He started, and finished with 17 points (include a 3 pointer), and was 6 for 6 from the foul line! Way to go Taylor! We're so excited you recovered so quickly!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

A Break from our Regularly Scheduled Broadcast

We know you love hearing about Taylor and all of his basketball and non-basketball related stories but today we thought it would be fun to shed a little light on someone who is very important to Taylor: his younger brother Drew.

Much like his older brother (and oldest brother and dad...) Drew Coppenrath loves the game of basketball. He has spent the last four years playing basketball for the University of Southern Maine and is well-known as one of the best players in the Little East Conference. As an annual top-rebounder and double scorer he was a leader on and off the court. Drew just finished his collegiate basketball career and we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate him on his many accomplishments.

Here's to YOU Drew, you've made everyone proud!

(if you would like to read more about Drew and his basketball career click HERE)

Monday, March 3, 2008


Hi Everyone. Sorry for the lack of posting lately! Just to update you quickly... Taylor is feeling pretty good! They had a tough game last night and he doesn't feel 100% yet, but he's getting back there!

More to come!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's too ALL! (Near and far!)


Saturday, February 2, 2008

Taylor Writes:

Hey all,
Here is a link to watch the game tomorrow online. My dad said it should be our game on the video tomorrow morning. I know its early but you'll survive! Haha. It will start around 6:30 in the morning. This if from my dad... at game time folks need to click on the highlighted game and it should pick up the game in the tv screen on the left. The link is Hope it works out. Talk to you soon.


Good Luck TAYLOR!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Spanish Cup

Alicante won the first semi-final game of the Spanish cup Friday night 87 - 81! Keith was the high scorer while Taylor was the second high scorer with 13 pts and 7 rbds.

Saturday at 7pm in Spain; (1 pm our time) Alicante played LECHE RIO BREOGAN in the championship game- - game update to come!

Way to go Alicante!~

Monday, January 21, 2008

vs. Barrios

Taylor had a great game Friday night against vs CB Villa de los Barrios. He scored the first 8 points and then the first 14 of 16 including a 3 pointer! (Love. That.) He finished as the high scorer of the game with 22 points and 8 rebounds.

The game was close and exciting but Alicante was trailing by 2 (87-85) in the last 30 seconds. Nick George hit a 3 pointer with 25 seconds left to give Alicante an 88-87 win!

Sounds like a great game! Way to go Taylor and Alicante!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

And Now for Basketball

Taylor only had one game while we were in Alicante, but it was awesome! The fans are totally wild and into the game- - the gym was buzzing with excitement- - and they have a remote-control blimp that flies over the court during time-outs. The game was close (they only won by three points) but they managed to stay ahead the entire second half. Taylor hurt his knee pretty early in the game but he played through it and didn't disapoint us! We hadn't seen him play in a LONG time so it was really fun regardless! (I'm sure we didn't cause any commotion cheering/yelling in English either...) :)

And, we've mentioned this before, but Taylor's teamates are. just. awesome. It was fun to see all of them together on and off the court!

Here are some pictures from the game!

We have pretty awesome video from the game too, we'll post it when we figure out how... :)

Monday, January 14, 2008

Home for the Holidays

Taylor was home, and is back in Spain and we've been there, and there's still LOTS to share, but we felt like sharing a picture of what Taylor did while he was home for the couple days during the holidays...

It wouldn't be a visit home without some Jazzercise.... right? :)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

There's Always Fun in Alicante

The boys on New Years Eve (the outside two are on chairs... )

Sunset. One word. INCREDIBLE.

A view of the beach from the top of the castle. From the top on this point you can see the entire city.

Family dinner! While Taylor practiced, we cooked!

We're BACK!

Expect lots of great stories and pictures SOON! It was SO MUCH FUN! :)

And many thanks your our wonderfully gracious host- - it's not easy when 6 people move in with you for 12 days!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Still Here!

We're still here in Spain and having a great time! The weater has been beautiful and we spent the day yesterday on the beach! We have lots of great pictures and stories to share, but, well... we'd hate to waste any Spanish time on the computer! :) We'll make sure we upload everything when we're back towards the end of the week!

Until then!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Tonight's the NIGHT

We have been having an amazing time with Taylor in Alicante.  We've done lots of sightseeing and yesterday we took a trip north to Benidorm.  If you ever have a chance to come to la Costa Blanca, don't miss it.  This is one of the most beautiful places we have visited.  It's the middle of winter here (although to our Vermont hearts it seems more like spring) so the beaches are empty but we've been enjoying them anyway.  The balcony from Taylor's apartment overlooking the ocean has been the site of many meals since our arrival and provides the perfect backdrop to a Mediterranean vacation.

Today we are heading to el barrio and el porto in Alicante and stopping at the grocery store.  Tonight, Taylor has a home game that we're all attending!  We can't wait to see him and the team in action and are looking forward to cheering them on!  We have lots of pictures to share and will be back with an update of the game later today/tomorrow!

Until then we are celebrating en la estila de espana.  :)