New coach leads Morrill boys’ golf
     2016-04-01      By Jerry Purvis    news@geringcitizen.com
Courtesy of The Mitchell Index Members of the 2016 Morrill boys’ golf team are, from left in back row: Josh Harvey, Ryan Aratani, Ryan McMackin, Brandon Williams, Caleb Ewing and Nick Haney. Front row: Jerry Tarin, Philip Soto, Andrew Avila, Braeden Struempler and Jacob Strecker. Not pictured are Holden Schleve, Anthony Medel, Santiago Hernandez and Daniel Donnelson. 
Bobby Weigel, Morrill’s new boys’ golf coach, said his rather large team of 15 players are showing promise as they prepare for their first tournament in Bayard on April 5.

“The team is pretty balanced with about seven seniors and another six or seven freshmen,” Weigel said. “Two of the freshmen are actually on the varsity team, so they’re playing well so far.”

Weigel said the challenge for his team is to stay consistent throughout the season. Seniors expected to play leadership roles include Ryan McMackin, Ryan Aratani and Josh Harvey. All of them have played before, but none were on the team last year as they were on the track team.

“There’s good competition everywhere in the valley,” he said. “Every tournament we attend has teams like Scottsbluff and Gering, Sidney, Bridgeport and Bayard. They all bring strong teams.”

Morrill plays in both the Western Trails Conference and the Panhandle Athletic Conference.

“We’re looking for a good season this year,”Weigel said. “We had a good turnout of players this season, so we’d like to do well and send the seniors out on a good note.”

Morrill Boys Golf schedule

April 5 at Bayard Invitational 9 a.m.

April 12 at Mitchell Invitational 9 a.m.

April 14 at Bridgeport Invitational 9 a.m.

April 19 Home Invitational 9 a.m.

April 25 at Scottsbluff Invitational 9 a.m.

April 26 Western Trails Conf. at Kimball 9 a.m.

May 3 Panhandle Conference TBA

May 5 at Kimball Invitational 9 a.m.

May 12 at Crawford Invitational 9 a.m.

May 16 District meet TBA

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