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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, September 9, 2009 Page 3 I Coaches cite depth and athletic ability as strengths of this years squad Charger volleyball returning several letter winners Chargers will have veteran experience on the court By Tom Merchant Sentinel.Tribune Football captains, from Patrick Schweim, Steven By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WWG -- With 18 letter winners and 41 boys out for football co-coaches Carter Ross and Leo Theisen are looking to contend in the Southern Confederacy conference. The Chargers will start a new series with the Southern Confederacy Western division. Last year the Chargers won the new Southern Confederacy Conference with a 7-1 record (9-2 overall). After winning the conference, the team defeated Wheaton and Edgerton in the sections, then loss a close one to Clinton Graceville Beardsly 7-8 in the sec- tion finals. CGB went on to be state runner up. Ross and Theisen are assisted by Eric Larson, and Rick Mischke (volun- left, Mason Comnick, Pfarr, and Kyle West. teer). Returning letter win- ners are Mason Comnick, Steven Pfarr, Garrett Amundson, Mitch Comnick, Kyle West, Patrick Schweim, Dalton T a y 1 o r , Evan Madson, Spencer Knott, Levi Brummer, Aaron Theisen, and Jake Comnick. The coaches listed Nick Lehnhoff, Jared Lindaman, Zach Otto, Caleb Cohrs, Oolin Vosberg, Shane Martin, Shane Schoborg, Scott Wenniger, Cameron Waters, Josh Benson, Caleb Merrick, Levi Horkey, and Sam Knutson as promising prospects. Depth, team speed, and athletic ability are listed as the strengths of the team by its coaches. Coach Theisen said "our size is not as big as last year, however we do WWG -- Head coach Natalie Ross, in her t2th year of coaching, is optimistic about her '09 squad, despite losing All Conference, All Area player Audra Schmidt Ross feels they have enough talent to make a run in the Red Rock Conference. Returning letter winners are Sara Jarmer, Taylor Elzenga, Molly Jarmer, Kylie Erickson Channel Madson, Kristie Hoffman, and Frankie Jensen. Having a good core of returning seniors and letter winners will be an asset for the Chargers this season. Ross sites Sara Jarmer as a key player as a setter. Taylor Elzenga will be a force in the front line with her height. Elzenga will have big shoes to fill as she takes over the mid- dle spot at the net. 2009 Volleyball returning letter winners - back row from left, Kylie Erickson, Alexis Quade, Chanel Madson, Morganne Knakmuhs, Lindsey Grams, and Taylor Elzenga. Front row, Sara Jarmer, Molly Jarmer, Kristi Hoffman, and Melody Horkey. Veteran hitter Frankie Jensen, who has an issue with a knee, is expected to help out a lot as the season progresses. Channel Madson, Alexis Quade and Maddie Frank will help out as outside hitters. Kristie Hoffman will anchor the back row as a Libero. She and Molly Jarmer will see a lot of action in the back row. Other players expected to help out are Melody Horkey, Amber West, and Morganne Knakmuhs. Ross cites Murray County Central as a favorite for the conference, with Southwest Star and Southwest Christian as strong picks. The Red Rock have good team speed to work with ." Coach Ross said "we expect to contend for the conference and it would be nice to win it three years in a row." WWG, Edgerton, and . Alden Conger are listed as conference contenders. JWP and Nicollet could surprise some people. Coach Ross is in his twelfth year at WWG, has four conference cham- pionships, two section titles, and one state cham- pionship. He also was assistant coach for two years. Coach Theisen also in his twelfth year at WWG, has four conference championships, two sec- tion titles and one state championship. He also was head coach at Walnut Grove for seven years, and assistant for seven years. Buy, Sell, or Rent in the Classified ads Sentinel Tribune Ph. 274-6136 1,800-410-1859 Volleyball captains, Hoffman. Sara Jarmer, and Kristi 2009 returning letter winners - Front row from left, Evan Madson, Garett Amundson, Mitchell Comnick, Steven Pfarr, and Kyle West. Back row, Levi Brummer, Mason Comnick, Jacob Comnick, Patrick Schweim, Dalton Taylor, and Aaron Theisen. All yo r Excavating Needs ONKEN BACKHOE SERVICE Complete Farm Drainage Ditch Cleaning Dozer Work Basement Digging All Types of Trackhoe & Backhoe Work Septic System Design & Installation Mike Onken Westbrook Shop Lyle Onken 507-274-6649 507-734-3150 507-836-1049 Area news briefs Fulda -- Three break-ins were reported Monday to the Fulda Police. A pry bar was used to gain access to the interior of the Town and Country Golf Course club house. Numerous items were taken, the storage shed door was kicked in at St. Gabriel's Catholic Cemetery, and the main entrance of Fulda Auto Service, LLC, was broken into. Lamberton -- A scarecrow, entered by Anna Belle Kelsey and James Yackley, is champion at the MN State Fair. The scarecrow was chosen Over the 28 scarecrows in the competition. The state winning scarecrow will be on display at Lamberton during the upcoming Iron Pour Days. Slayton -- United Prairie Insurance is on the move. Sandy Gertsema, agent, with the help of several, has moved out of her cubical at United Prairie Bank to a new space just one block down the street, the former Pavlis Auction Building. Tracy -- A groundbreaking ceremony marked an offi- cial beginning to Sanford Tracy's $1.2 million improvement project Thursday. The goal is to create a single entry point for all hospital, clinic, and outpa- tient services, and provide more space for outpatient services. Windom -- Commissioner of Education Alice Seagren presented 12-year-old Carissa Sargent of Windom Area Middle School with a framed copy of her winning logo design and a scholarship during the 2009 Gathering of Champions at the Mall of America recently. Sargent original design was chosen by the public from nearly 70 entries. It appeared on promo- tional and event materials for the 2009 Gathering of Champions, which included magnets, T-shirts, pro- grams and banners.