GOESSEL — The Goessel High School golf team will look to mix three returning starters with three newcomers in the upcoming season.
Chad Lindeman returns for his eighth season as the Bluebirds coach.
The team graduated two from last year, including its sole state qualifiers Braden Roby.
Returning letterwinners include junior Dylan Lindeman, senior Kendall Hiebert and senior Christopher Strecker.
Top newcomers include junior Alyssa Burkholder, junior Renee Nolte and senior Cierra Nolte.
Others listed on the roster are senior Hailey Shipp; junior Daniel Uhlig; sophomore Eddie Gaeddert; and freshmen Skyler Wuest, Gunnar Davis, Bane Spurlin, Logan Sterk and Caiden Duerksen.
“This will be a rebuilding year for the Bluebirds as we will only be returning three regular varsity players from last year,” Chad Lindeman said. “I am excited to see what the Bluebirds can do this year as we will be lacking varsity experience but looking toward some of our underclassmen to improve and possibly fill those roles. We hope to improve with every tournament. It should be very competitive to put together a group of four to six to fill the Varsity spots. I expect the team to work hard and get better every day. I expect Dylan Lindeman to be competitive at every meet, as last year he was in the low 90s most tournaments and broke 90 in one. Hopefully he can consistently improve on his scores and post some good scores. I also expect Kendall Hiebert and Christopher Strecker to improve on their scores from last year and be competitive in meets and be more consistent this year. It should be exciting to see what we can accomplish this season.”
April 2 @ Herington Inv. (Herington GC) 1 p.m.
April 5 @ Hillsboro Inv. (Hillsboro GC) 3 p.m.
April 8 @ Hutchinson Central Christian Inv. (Carey Park) 1 p.m.
April 18 @ Remington Inv. (Fox Ridge GC, Newton) 3 p.m.
April 22 @ Pretty Prairie Inv. (The Links) 3 p.m.
April 30 @ Marion Inv. (Marion CC) 3 p.m.
May 6 HOPL-WSL @ Herington CC 1 p.m.
May 13 @ Regionals TBA
May 20 State @ Salina Municipal GC TBA