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Monday, April 29, 2013

MMC girls golf team excited about new season

Members of the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls' golf team are, left to right, Sarah McDermott, Alissa McDermott, Alison Meehan, Kayla Theisen, Jill Letsche, and Paige Rolfes. Absent, coach Beth Ebert.

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.

Members of the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys' golf team are, front row, left to right, Austin Robinson, Jacob Letsche, Conner Hanson, coach Joe Mohning, Mathew Peck, and Mitch Galles. Back, Alex Ebert, Ben Specht, Jared Gross, Isaiah Petersen, Andrew Hoefling, and Ben McDaniel. Absent, Hunter Leavitt, Michael Bush, Michael Deichmann, Dereck Hayes and Nathan Crouch.

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Lettermen, depth key to MMC boys track and field

Members of the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys' track and field team team are, front row, left to right, assistant coach Kirk Letsche, Joe Peters, Reece Jackson, Zach Reuter, Ben Specht, Conner Holmes, Mark Peters, and Austin Whited. Second row, Michael Bush, Isaiah Petersen, Zack Kellogg, Nathan Ruba, Jesse Rose, Erik Nelson, Derek Erdman, Roman Galles, and Matt Henke. Back row, Jacob Simonsen, Andrew Hoefling, Sam Hueser, Levi Letsche, Jared Gross, Jacob Spieler, Tyler Schuck, and Derek Simonsen. Absent, head coach Kyle Oswald. Photo by Nathan Vrieze

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.

Members of the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls' track and field team team are, front row, left to right, Kaya Hantsbarger, Sarah Dreckman, Brooklyn Treinen, Jasi Vasher, Ashley Hurd, and Kassi Kellogg. Second row, Marissa Moats, Angeleah Hoefling, Savannah Sweda, Grace Galles, Alexis Cave, Hailee Roberts, Gabby DeLaCruz, Louisa Hansen, and Samantha West. Third row, Sarah Bird, Bethany Specht, Taylor Schneider, Nicki Schwarz, Haley Moser, Rachael Meehan, and Maddie Phillips. Back row, Kayla Brady, Amber Neisius, assistant coach Lisa Spieler, head coach Lonnie Boekhout, assistant coach Randi Kosters, Liz Henke, and Dawn Henderson. Absent, Monica DeLaCruz. Photo by Nathan Vrieze

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.

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