Morrill fields young team
     2013-04-04      By Jerry Purvis    news@geringcitizen.com
Photo by Mitchell Index - The Morrill boys’ golf team members are front row from left, Brandon Williams, Tyler Gibson, Isaiah Gomez and Richie Blackmon; back row, Joshua Harvey, Lorenzo Mendoza, Ryan McMackin, Steven Sanches and Zechariah Larson. Not pictured: Dillon Hatfield, M’Caleb Hasse, Thalor Mendoza and Coach Cory Gilchriest. 
With only one senior and seven freshmen, the Morrill boys’ golf team hopes to compete well and pick up some wins during this season.

“We dropped to Class D this year, and we’re hoping to get someone to the state tournament,” said coach Cory Gilchriest. “Zach Larson and Dylan Hatfield are our two best golfers so far. We’re a young and enthusiastic team and we’re planning to get better.”

The Bayard Invitational on April 2 was the first outing for the rest of the team and Gilchriest said many of them were “big eyed and nervous” but were playing well.

“We have our own invite coming up in a couple of weeks and we also play at Bridgeport and Mitchell,” he said. “That’s about as far ahead as we’re looking.”

As a Class D-1 school, Morrill competes in both the Western Trails Conference and the Panhandle Conference. And moving down in class may have been a positive for the team.

“We were in Class C last year and that one is incredibly tough this year,” he said. “We would have struggled against some of the better schools like North Platte St. Patrick’s. With districts at Sidney this year, I think we have a legitimate chance of getting some people to state.”

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