Winter Sports

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Off-season conditioning and try-outs are behind them, the winter sports coaches are conducting practices and preparing their teams. Each were asked the same questions about team goals, leadership, talent and culture.

BOYS BASKETBALL

HEAD COACH: Ryan Hintz

ASSISTANTS: Nick Babalola, Don Cameron, Adam Johnston, Todd Kurimsky, Pat Sullivan

RETURNING PLAYERS: Spencer Bain, David Brown, Matt Cairns, Ben Coates, Greg Riddle, Scott Riddle,

O’mar Stanley

          NEW VARSITY PLAYERS:

Jake Cummings, Wyatt Stull, Nick Swarts, Luke Vaughan

COACH’S FORECAST: We want to learn how to win and be able to compete with every team in Kansas. By the end of the season, my goal is to be one of the best teams in the State. We aren’t there right now, but if we have fun and get better each day this season, we could be.

MESSAGE TO FANS: The student-athletes on the boys basketball team have dedicated themselves to improving and representing our school in a positive manner. Our style of play will be fun to watch and we’d love to have the support of the student body. Also, we got new uniforms.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

HEAD COACH: Richard Strecker

ASSISTANTS: Paige Lankford, Jennifer Stanley

RETURNING PLAYERS: Kate Bandre, Lauren DeWitt, CiCi Forcellini, Shaun Holmes, Neva Longhofer,  Alexa Pittman, Hanna Strombom

NEW VARSITY PLAYERS: Liv Ensley,           Brenna Morrison

COACH’S FORECAST: We are looking to continue improving our performance and record, move up the ranks of the Eastern Kansas League and qualify for the State Tournament.

MESSAGE TO FANS:  We look forward  to the continued support of the greatest student body in the state, along with our fabulous cheerleaders, pep band and dance team.

BOWLING

HEAD COACH: Denise Young

PROMISING PLAYERS: Nadia Alam, Hassani Bockelman, Irina Mykos

SEASON MOTTO: Have fun, be good sports and do your best.

*Bowling try-outs are held in mid-December.

Check out bvwnews.com for season updates.

WRESTLING

HEAD COACH: Randy Lowe

ASSISTANT COACHES: Alan Isom,  Mike Nelson

ATHLETES TO WATCH: Logan Caldwell, Logan Cole, Ben Freeman, Ashton Demitt, Sam Kirk, Tate Marcum, Joseph McElwee, Graham Miller, Ryan Schram, Zach Schram, Cade Sumner

Fans should look out for how the team has improved. Check for results from the meet in Nebraska and the JoCo Classic to gauge their potential.

BOYS SWIM & DIVE

HEAD COACH: Tobin Sample

ASSISTANTS: Chris Stack, Russ Ingold (Diving)

RETURNING ATHLETES: Trevor Baier, Sam Foster, Jason Garlett, Kevin Glenn, Dylan Hawley, Ben Kim, Sam Kratochvil, Chase Lane,  Dylan Logsdon, Sam Pankratz, Jonah Park, Lucas Park,    Jake Seager, Trevor Sinclair

COACH’S FORECAST:  We will be in a position to battle with the top teams at the State meet. And I think we will have several State qualifiers this year.

MESSAGE TO FANS: Should be an exciting year for our team. The athletes goals are to break several records and finish as high or higher than previous teams at State and the league meet. We have three home meets this year, Nov. 29, Jan. 10 and Jan. 24.

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