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Members of the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn varsity boys' basketball team this season are, front row, left to right, Zach Reuter, Ben Specht, and Jacob Spieler. Middle, Jared Gross, Zack Kellogg, Reece Jackson, and Isaiah Petersen. Back, Andrew Hoefling, Tyler Prunty, Nate Rassel, Dylan Spieler, and Nathan Zubrod.
New MMC boys basketball coach lauds returning talent

MARCUS - New Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys basketball coach Mark Fisher greeted five experienced lettermen, including four talented senior leaders, who will be doing much of the wood chopping this season for the Eagles.

Accompanying All-War Eagle Conference selection junior Dylan Spieler back to the MMC foid this year are senior stalwarts, also with ample varsity experience, in the persons of Nate Rassel, Tyler Prunty, Andrew Hoefling, and Jared Gross.

In addition, Fisher also has a skilled complement of promising newcomers, including seniors Zack Kellog and Nathan Zubrod; juniors Reece Jackson, Zach Reuter, and Erik Nelson; sophomore Isaiah Petersen; and freshmen Ben Specht and Jacob Spieler.

"We should be a talented and very deep team this year," said Fisher. "We are also a very coachable group of guys. All these factors should lead to some very competitive position battles in practice and create a team that plays hard and together."

The Eagles battled to a 12-11 record in the always tough War Eagle Conference last year, and posted a 4-5 WEC mark.

Fisher will be assisted this season by the capable Don Cave.

Varsity experience a concern for MMC girls basketball

MARCUS - With the graduation loss of so many talented seniors who formed the nucleus of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn's girls basketball team the past three years, coach Tim Dreckman has some roles to fill this season with a handful of seniors with a lack of extensive varsity playing time.

2012-13 MMC Girls Basketball Team - Front row (left to right) - Angeleah Hoefling, Nicki Schwarz, Brooklyn Treinen, Ashley Hurd. Middle row - Madison Johnson, Taylor Schneider, Sarah Dreckman, Sydney Roberts, and Amber Neisius Back row - Assistant coach Mark Hurd, Alissa McDermott, Jasi Vasher, Alison Meehan, Sarah Bird, Alex Dreckman, Heather Hoefling, Head Coach Tim Dreckman
Five seniors return to impact the varsity, including Madison Johnson, Alissa McDermott, Sarah Bird, Alex Dreckman, and Taylor Schneider.

Others who coach Dreckman will rely on this season are juniors Heather Hoefling, Nicki Schwarz, Sydney Roberts, and Amber Neisius; sophomores Angeleah Hoefling, Alisson Meehan, and Jasi Vasher; and freshmen Sarah Dreckman, Ashley Hurd, and Brooklyn Treinen.

As is always the case, the MMC Eagles will have to put their best foot forward each time out this season, especially when playing War Eagle Conference opponents - year in and year out, one of the toughest and most competitive basketball conferences in the state.

MMC Wrestling Team - Members of the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn wrestling team this season are, front row, left to right, Jeremy Loutsch, Isaac Jacobson, manager Brooke Pigott, manager Taylor Holmes, Michael Jacobson, and Mark Peters. Middle, Adam Schwebach, Jacob Letsche, Roberto Araiza, Ben Phillips, Jacob Meehan, Levi Letsche, Justin Theisen, and Cole Sand. Back, head coach Nick Dreckman, Austin Robinson, Mathew Peck, Dylan Rolfes, assistant coach Adam Pigott, Conner Holmes, Tyler Schuck, Derek Erdman, Ben McDaniel, and assistant coach James Mayer. Note : We did not receive an MMC wrestling preview.

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