Boys Basketball off to a Strong Start
Going into the 2017 basketball season, the team chose “together” to be their theme, based on Philippians 3:20. This verse explains how we are one body in Christ, and with this, we are stronger than we would ever be on our own.
This year’s team includes six seniors, which gives a good opportunity for leadership towards the underclassman. One of the two team captains, Brennan Nokelby (12), said, “I’m blessed to have one last year with my team. I have always enjoyed playing with the guys in my class and love to play free on the court.”
This is Head Coach Paul McHargue’s second year at the helm, and it is the third year for assistant coach Andy Perdew. Coach McHargue’s expectations for the season are for the team members to improve as basketball players and to grow spiritually in their walk with Jesus Christ.
The team is a good mix of new and returning players. Andy Pao (10), who is new to the sport, said, “This is my first year of playing basketball. It’s hard, but I like when I score.”
Since the beginning of the season, the Eagles are 3-2, and they’ll next face Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family at Lindsay Holy Family on Saturday, December 16. The rest of the season looks promising, as the team has a lot of size and speed, and that could give them a good chance at making state.
Above: 2017-2018 Boys Basketball Team. Row 1: Daniel Myers, Brennan Nokelby, Tim Hofmann, Joel Poppe, Spencer Williams, Ben Griess. Row 2: Head Coach Paul McHargue, Cody Griess, Toby Watson, Noah Boersen, Assistant Coach Andy Perdew. Row 3: Keith Wasomi, Garrett Nokelby, Seth Hower, Elijah Boersen, Jacob Sandmeier. Row 4: Toby Zaruba, Josh Strong, Grant Stuhmer, Aidan Pipher, Gabe Huenefeld. Not pictured: Andy Pao.