Although one of our usual spring colors has been slow arriving during a cold March, that might be the operative term to describe the 2013 Boone Central/Newman Grove boys golf team.
Veteran Cardinal Coach Dennis Walters took a very inexperienced squad into action this week. (The season was scheduled to begin Tuesday, weather permitting)
“We will certainly be inexperienced, but we should do okay,” Walters commented. “Really uncertain right now who may step up.”
With 2012 state tournament qualifier Kade Leetch graduating, Boone Central/Newman Grove will have just three returning letterwinners to build around this spring – senior Hunter Henry, junior Jackson Meyer and sophomore Chris Ketteler.
Other Cardinal team members in 2013 are seniors Brock Donelson and Jesse Zwiener, juniors Nathan Hemmer, Bryce Paulson, Luke Johnson and Jacob Atwood, sophomores Robin Repoli, Ben Bowman, Tanner Pelster, Robbie Johnson and Parker Wallin, and freshmen Blake Olnes, Jared Zwiener and Joel Meyer.
The Cardinals, members of the Mid-State Conference, will compete in the Class B ranks again this season. BC/NG is scheduled to see its first tournament action Friday at the Ord Invite.