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Winter Sports Preview - River Valley

Friday, November 30, 2012

2012-13 River Valley Boys Basketball - Front row (left to right): Jason Oliver, Noah Peterson, Ryan Redinus, Adam Schirmer, Brennan Riedemann, Josh Pansagrau, Darrell Jenkins, Dylan Georgopoulos Second row: Tyler Paulsen, Trevor Norris, Jordan Droegmiller, Morgan Carstens, Devon Byers, Wyatt Fitch, Mason Alitz, Sam Briese, Nathan Utesch.
Riedemann must lead young River Valley boys squad

CORRECTIONVILLE - Five talented varsity lettermen are back to guide the fortunes of the River Valley Wolverines boys basketball team this season, including three juniors and two sophomores, with no seniors impacting the varsity squad.

Junior guard Brennan Riedemann, a starter since a freshman for the Wolverines, is the lone returning starter and must provide the experience and leadership required of all "veteran" players in a team sport like basketball.

Joining Riedemann and contending for varsity spots are juniors Mason Alitz and Nate Utesch, and sophomores Sam Briese and Wyatt Fitch.

Among the promising contributors to the team, according to veteran coach Dean Norris, are Briese, Fitch, and Devon Byers. Several other underclassmen also can impact the varsity team this season, as experienced depth is a shortoming this year for the Wolverines.

Riedemann was an All-Western Valley Conference honorable mention pick last season as a sophomore.

"We'll be a very young but quick team this year," said Norris. "We have great attitudes on this team so that will help as we grow."

Norris will be assisted by Rob Hullinger this season.

No returning starters for River Valley girls basketball

CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley girls have an inexperienced team this winter, but Coach Matt Jenness feels that the team, which has no returning starters, but returns four letter winners, will grow as the season progresses.

The River Valley girls posted a 4-3 mark in the Western Valley Conference last season and a 17-8 overall mark.

2012-13 RV Girls Basketball - Front row, (left to right) - Bailey Fitch, Alysa Georgopoulos Middle row - Abbie Miller, Jordain Volkert, Carley Burke, Olivia Goettsch, Keila Preuss Back row - Jenna Knaack, Caitlyn Redenius, Payton Goettsch, Alison Brown, McKenna Petersen, Paige Korver, Ashley Hunwardsen, Hailey Klaschen, Christina Martin, Taylor Goettsch, Gabby Todd, Coach Matt Jenness Absent - Assistant Coach Brian Bode
Those four returning letter winners are seniors Bailey Fitch and Alysa Georgopoulos, and juniors Olivia Goettsch and Jordain Volkert.

Junior Carley Burke is seen as a promising newcomer to the team mix this season

Coach Jenness feels the team's strengths this season will be their half court defense and their post play.

Jenness will be assisted by Brian Bode.

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