Boys basketball sets sights on new season with veteran core, new talent

Sky Chappell

Off to a running start, the boys basketball team hopes to improve upon their previous season of 1-22. Luckily enough, the returning team has had plenty of time for learning and growing.

“Last year we had a junior-dominant team,” Coach Ryan Adams said. “There were a lot of kids that were still learning in terms of winning games, but we set a very good foundation for this year.”

The boys basketball team welcomes the incoming freshmen as well as one new player, a transfer from Lebanon, Dayton Stills. Stills moved during the last season but wasn’t able to play until this season.

“Riley Korn and Dillan Luttmer helped with building and rebuilding of the foundation, but a lot of the guys are returning players,” Adams said.

So far, the boys have won a game against Elmira, 53-46, and lost a game against Cottage Grove, 55-60. But the coaches maintain high hopes for a high-scoring season this winter. With the blend of experienced players and fresh talent, the team is focused on developing a strong, cohesive unit.