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Boys Look to Make it Back to the Well

Thomas Duysen, Staff Reporter

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The Treynor Boys’ Basketball Team officially started practice Monday, Nov. 12 after coming off a successful season last year. The Cardinals finished with 26 wins and one loss after an undefeated regular season. The culture is the same with head coach Scott Rucker entering his 13th season.

Expectations are high on this team. After falling in the state championship last year, this year’s team is ready to come back for more.

“From our perspective, expect our team to strive to get better every day in practice,” said Rucker, “If we do that and get a little better every day, the results will take care of themselves.”

Seniors Jerry Jorgenson and Kyle Christensen take over leadership roles this year after a strong senior class from last year. The goals remain the same from the competitive spirit of both of these multi-sport athletes. Jorgenson is also involved in cross country and track, and Christensen also participates in football, track, and baseball.

This year’s seniors have already set high goals for the team.

“This season, I expect our team to win conference, to make the state tournament, and to compete for a state championship,” said Jorgenson, “With consistent hard work throughout practices, that all is definitely achievable.”

This season Rucker says this team has a high ceiling for success. He wants the team to play fast, and he thinks they have the potential to be a very good defensive and rebounding team. Although personnel has changed to a degree, the team also returns underclassmen that had significant roles last year who now will take the leadership roles of upperclassmen.

Junior Jack Stogdill hopes to keep the feeling of success of last year’s team as a motivational tool for this year’s squad.

“I am most excited to get back on the court with my friends and get going on a great season,” said Stogdill, “My expectations for the season are to follow up last year’s sensational season with another good year, hopefully making it back to the state tournament.”

Tipoff for the first game is Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at AHSTW.  The Cardinals hope to start the season off on the right note with a win against an AHSTW team that had a record of 16 wins and seven losses last season.

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Boys Look to Make it Back to the Well