MMC girls golf team excited about new season
MARCUS - Four returning letter winners will be looked at to carry much of the load for this year's Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls golf team, again under the titelage of veteran coach Beth McDermott Ebert.
Among those letter winners are seniors Alissa McDermott and Kayla Theisen, and sophomores Sarah McDermott, and Allison Meehan.
Also at the ready to impact the Eagle varsity squad are senior Jilliam Letsche, and freshman Paige Rolfes.
The MMC girls won their Class 1A District meet last season and are very excited to play this season if only the weather allows them to get in their matches and War Eagle Conferenmce play.
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Lettermen, depth key to MMC boys track and field
MARCUS - Ten returning varsity lettermen and 16 more promising newcomers, including seven freshmen, have hopes bright for the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys track and field team this year.
The Eagles will be coached by Kyle Oswald, who will be assisted by Lisa Spieler and volunteer coach Kirk Letsche.
Those returning lettermen with varsity experience include Erik Nelson, Zach Reuter, Levi Letsche, Jacob Spieler, Nathan Ruba, Zack Kellogg, Reece Jackson, Andrew Hoefling, Isaiah Petersen, Jared Gross, and Michel Bush.
"I'm encouraged by the numbers we have in order to compete well as a team in our meets," said Oswald. "It is a huge strength to be able to fill all the relays and have quality individuals also."
MMC girls track and field team deep, talented
MARCUS - Longtime assistant coach Lonnie Boekhout takes over the reins for the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls track and field teams this season, following the retirement of veteran track and field coach Ric Collins who served capably in that capacity for more than 20 years.
Boekhout is pleased with the "great numbers" out for the sport, with 27 girls providing a good mix of throwers, runners, and jumpers that will lead to many team points and keep the Eagles in the War Eagle Conference title hunt.
A featured athlete will be state qualifier Nicki Schwarz, a school record holder who will compete in her specialties again this season - the 800, 1500, and 3000 meters.
Boekhout sees middle distance and thowing events keying the MMC team as he will be able to double up in all those events with the outstanding depth the Eagles possess.
Add to that formula a talented freshman class and things are looking great for the MMC track and field program.
Boekhout is assisted this year by Lisa Spierler and volunteer throwing coach Randi Kosters.