|Hoehn has 12 golfers for 16th season for Musketeers|
|Saturday, August 10, 2013 12:02 AM|
By JIM METCALFE
FORT JENNINGS — Todd Hoehn seems to be slowly building the numbers for the Fort Jennings boys golf team.
He had nine two years ago and 11 in 2012.
This year, he hopes the number 12 (as in total number of participants) is a lucky one.
The 16th-year head coach has only one player to replace due to graduation a year ago: 4-year varsity player Kurt Warnecke; as well as one senior-to-be who chose to not compete this fall.
That leaves four veteran starters back for another season, led by the most experienced player on the roster and the likely number one golfer in his third year, senior Josh Wittler.
The other veteran starters include senior Luke Luebrecht, senior Nate German and junior Nick Von Sossan.
A fifth letterwinner is senior Kaylynn Noriega, the only Lady Musketeer.
“We have good numbers this fall; that should help in providing challenges for positions,” Hoehn said. “We have some experience, depending on their individual improvement during the summer. That will determine where our team will go.”
The remainder of the roster that Hoehn will look to in hopes of providing solid depth behind the expected first five has senior Ryan Rau, senior Alex Ketcham, junior Collin Wieging, sophomore Alex Sealts, Griffin Morman, Sam Vetter and Jordan Neidert.
“We lost a wonderful leader and player in Kurt Warnecke but hopefully, our seniors can lead us in a positive direction,” Hoehn added. “For us to really be successful, we have to do the little things, most importantly in the short game, as well as be consistent.”
The Musketeers began their season Aug. 6.