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SENTINEL TRIBUNE FALL SPoR'rs ROUNOUP Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Page 9 Charger volleyball brings back seven letter winners After posting a 9-1 second place conference record last year, hopes are high to win the conference and go deeper into playoffs Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WWG -- Coach Cathy Baumann is expecting her experienced squad to do well this season. She is assisted by Sue Herding and Stephanie Comnick. There is 25 girls out for the sport this year. Returning letter winners are, Dayna Comnick, Madison Takle, Alexa Byers, Abby Herding, Shiney Her, Jordaan Joel, and Elizabeth Woelber. Baumann notes Comnick is a seasoned outside power hitter. She is a consistent all- around player, aggressive both offensively and defensively. Abby Herding is coming into her second season starting in the setting position. She is a hustler on the floor and does a fantastic job keeping a fast offensive tempo on the court as well as mixing up the offense. She is a great defensive player and shows great precision from the serving position. When asked about her teams strengths, Baumann said, "We run a quick tempo offense with strong hitting power outsides. We have strong blocking on defense and hope to see some strong defensive plays at the net. We have a lot of talent on this team, which gives us a lot of options, so we are excited about that. As the season progresses Baumann hopes to see her team improve on passing accuracy, to offer several offensive options. "We are also looking to add a couple new plays, as well as develop our middle hitting options," she said. Baumann said, "we have been in the sec- ond spot in the Red Rock Conference for the past two years, and would like to stay up at the top. We definitely have the potential for great things this year!" Baumann is very optimistic about the upcoming season. "MCC, SWC, and SWU always seem to be our biggest competition in the conference. However, we go into every game knowing that if we want to come out with a win, we must put 110 percent of our effort on the court, no matter who is on the other side of the net, she said." Back row from left: Madison Takle, Dayna Comnick, and Jordaan Joel. Front: Elizabeth Woelber, Alexa Byers, Abby Herding, and Shiney Her. Chargers look to veteran leadership Nineteen juniors and seniors return to Charger football Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WWG -- With 19 juniors and seniors returning co-head coaches Carter Ross and Leo Theisen are looking forward to a com- petitive season and hope to be in the hunt for a conference championship. Carter Ross with 16 years as co-head coach and Leo Theisen with 30 years coaching overall are looking forward to a great season. They are assisted by Eric Larson, Michael King, Adam Kletscher, and Steve LeBoutillier. The Chargers hope to improve their 4-4 conference record and go farther into the playoffs after losing their first playoff game to Fulda 20-16. Returning senior letter winners are: Shane Buchman, Matt Otto, Eli Gundermann, Austin Olson, Andrew Pederson, Levi Bunting, Sean McCroskey, and Tyson Berg. Juniors; Mitchell Jarmer, Tristan Joel, Logan Weis, an Tyler 'Schoborg. ...... Coaches Ross and Theisen look for Jake Otto, Andrew Benson, Matthew Benson, Brady Williams, Trey Kockleman and Anthony Koch to contribute heavily in the teams success. The co-head coaches feel with 19juniors and seniors returning this year, it will pro- vide great depth. "The team will have more size than we have had in recent years. Hopefully the combination of size and depth will lead to our success this year," they said. When asked what the team needs to do to improve this season, they replied, "defen- sively we have given up too many long TDs the past several years. If we can improve our tackling and pass coverage -- we will be an improved team. We need to be better on first down offense, we had to many mis- cues on first down, and we need to be more consistent," they said. Both coaches feel with the talent and size coming back they expect to challenge the top teams in the conference. Edgerton Eilsworth, and Mountain Lake look to be the favorites in the conference. "If we stay healthy, we can compete with anyone," said the co-head coaches. They also rank ,Etgexton..Ellsworth l:tills :Beaver Creek Mountain Lake Area and WWG in the mix for the conference. Seniors, back from left: Andrew Pederson, Brady Williams, Shane Buchman, Levi Bunting, Tyson Berg, Sean McCroskey, and Austin also0 rant" Matthew Bjns,.Qn, Eli G.u0.dern']apn, Trey Kocen, Matt Otto, and Andrew Benson. I SENTINEL TRIBUNE FOOTBALL CONTEST STARTS NEXT WEEK Watch for the entry form in next weeks Sentinel Tribune. J3in your friends ar00a win Cash, It's Fun and it's PREE! r. Good . 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