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Winter Sports Preview - Ridge View Raptors

Monday, November 29, 2010

Members of the 2010-2011 Ridge View boys basketball team are, front row, left to right, Austin Graff, Josh Mohr, Isaiah Miller, Blake Woodke, Seth Johnson, Kris Alesch. Second row, Marc Meyer, Kyle Wessling, Travis Hoeppner, Paul Bainbridge, Heath Clark, Christian Egger, Joe Tokheim. Third row, Tyler Albers, Michael Currie, Austin Drey, Austin Struchen, Daniel Ramirez Villa, Nick Babcock, Tyler Drey. Back, head coach Shannon Tesch, Ryan Agarthoff, Daniel Jeckell, Mason Johnson, Henry Sippel, Michael Tiefenthaler, Drew VanZweden, assistant coach Bryce Meyer.
Ridge View boys a factor in WVC basketball

HOLSTEIN - Senior lettermen Isaiah Miller, Blake Woodke, and Josh Mohr will be asked to carry much of the load for this year's Ridge View boys basketball team, again under the tutelage of coach Shannon Tesch.

Miller, a 6-6 power forward and three-year varsity regular who can score in bunches, Woodke, a 6-2 small forward, and shooting guard Mohr will man the wings and work hard to keep the Raptors in the thick of things in the tough Western Valley Conference.

A bevy of talented juniors will be on hand to fill in the varsity spots and to step up and be counted this season. They include shooting guards Marc Meyer, Austin Graff, and Travis Hoeppner; point guards Kyle Wessling and Seth Johnson; and power forwards Paul Bainbridge, Heath Clark, and Kris Alesch, with Alesch at 6-3 the tallest of that power forward group.

Two sophomores also will impact coach Tesch's club and they are shooting guard Joe Tokheim, and small forward Austin Struchen.

Slater back to guide Ridge View girls basketball

HOLSTEIN - Ken Slater returns to the helm to guide the fortunes of the Ridge View girls basketball team this season and has six talented letter winners back, including five seniors with ample varsity experience.

Back to carry the load for the Raptors are forwards Egypt Clayton, Nicole Snyder, Roxanne Grundmeier, and Brooke Wiese; and guards Jessica Mathes and Emily Schiernbeck.

Four sophomores with much promise also will be on hand to impact the varisty squad this season, including Dana Hustedt, Kaitlin Wulf, Katie Boyle, and Rachel Hunt. A few freshmen also will be in the mix, according to Slater.

Slater had this to say about his team strengths this season - "The varsity consists of five seniors with considerable experience. They also are coming off a great volleyball season in which they made it to the state tournament. They have set the bar high and they compete extremely hard. It may take some time to covert that volleyball success to basketball success, but I believe that will definitely help the team in the end."

Members of the 2010-2011 Ridge View girls basketball team are, front row, left to right, Kate Mathes, Roxanne Grundmeier, Brooke Weise, Jessica Mathes, Egypt Clayton, Emily Schiernbeck, Rachel Hunt. Middle row, Lexie Johnson, Anna Davis, Katie Boyle, Dana Hustedt, Nicole Snyder, Kaitlin Wulf, Melissa Brandt. Back row, Brianna Mallison, Susan Collier, Jordan Woodke, Jaydn Mohr, Rachel Boyle, Cheyenne Spahr.
Slater admits the team lacks sufficient depth at this time, but said he hopes to get some of the younger girls ready for varsity action as the season progresses.

"This team is very capable and we just need to come together, play hard, and play smart. We do those three things and the wins will take care of themselves."

Slater sees IKM-Manning, OA-BCIG, Lawton-Bronson, and Logan-Magnolia as the teams to beat in the sprawling, rugged Western Valley Conference.

New Ridge View wrestling program has high hopes

HOLSTEIN - With 11 returning lettermen, the Ridge View Raptors should have little trouble filling all the weights for this wrestling season.

The Raptors are comprised of wrestlers from Galva-Holstin, Schaller-Crestland, and River Valley, as the former Aurelia/Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland (AGHSC) program ended when Aurelia agreed to whole grade sharing with Alta.

Those returning Raptor lettermen include seniors Spencer Snyder, Greg Davis, Tyler Kenny, Vance Kreutz, and Adam Spahr; junior Logan Schafer; and sophomores Michael Davidson, Dru Kenny, Cody Kell, Tylar Hansen, and Nathan Myrice.

Members of the 2010-2011 Ridge View wrestling team include, front row, left to right, Don Kelly, Spencer Snyder, Greg Davis, Tyler Kenny, Adam Spahr, Logan Schafer, Michael Davidson, Aaron Shindoll. Back, Dru Kenny, Cody Kell, Tylar Hansen, Nathan Myrice, Daniel Brosamle, Luke Kliegl, Jason Kenny, Dillion Kunneke, Michael Perrett, Matt Wandrey. Absent, Vance Kruetz, Adam Schirmer, Tanner Cobb, Zach Naberhaus, Dillon Fluke.
Other wrestlers who will compete for spots on co-coaches Scott Phelps' and Doug Davidson's squad are seniors Daniel Brosamle and Dillon Fluke; juniors Tanner Cobb and Michael Perrett; sophomores Aaron Shindall, Dillon Kunneke, and Adam Schirmer; and freshmen Matt Wandrey, Zach Naberhaus, Luke Kliegl, and Jason Kenny.

"We feel we have a good mix of upperclassmen and youth on our squad and if everybody works hard on a daily basis, we can put a competitive team on the mat," said Phelps. "We are excited about the season as we start another new era this year.

"We will have seven weights where we have some experience, and seven weights where we are going to be young and inexperienced, so we'll see how they improve and gel together."

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