Vikings look to improve

Staff Report

The 2016-17 Evergreen boys basketball team.

The 2016-17 Evergreen boys basketball team.

Photo courtesy Steve Siefker

2016-17 Roster
2Teagen Pinkelman12
3Josh Dowling11
4Zach Lumbrezer10
5Bryce Hudik10
10Chandler Lumbrezer10
12Phoenix VanOstrand12
20Noah Kreuz11
22Mason Loeffler9
24John Ruth11
32Austin Blanton12
34Nate Brighton9
40Jon Milliken12

Evergreen boys basketball is looking to improve upon last year’s mark of 8-15 overall and 1-7 in the NWOAL when they take the court this season.

“We are going to work hard every day and try to improve in all areas of the game,” said head coach Jerry Keifer.

It will not be easy, however, as they graduated their only all-league performer from a year ago.

Gone from last year’s squad are Nick Etue (honorable mention all-league, District 7), Alec Truckor (honorable mention District 7), and Peyton Pawlaczyk.

However, the Vikings do return letter winners Phoenix VanOstrand, Teagen Pinkelman, Jon Milliken, Josh Dowling, Bryce Hudik and Chandler Lumbrezer. And of those six returning letter winners, three were starters.

Newcomers for the Vikings are Austin Blanton, Nathan Brighton, Mason Loeffler and Zach Lumbrezer.

Evergreen must improve on the boards, according to Keifer.

“We need to work to improve rebounding the basketball at both ends of the court,” he said.

The veteran coach also says that it is a “two pony race” in the league between Archbold and Wauseon.

The 2016-17 Evergreen boys basketball team. 2016-17 Evergreen boys basketball team. Photo courtesy Steve Siefker

Staff Report

2016-17 Roster
No. Name Grade
2 Teagen Pinkelman 12
3 Josh Dowling 11
4 Zach Lumbrezer 10
5 Bryce Hudik 10
10 Chandler Lumbrezer 10
12 Phoenix VanOstrand 12
20 Noah Kreuz 11
22 Mason Loeffler 9
24 John Ruth 11
32 Austin Blanton 12
34 Nate Brighton 9
40 Jon Milliken 12