Boys basketball eyes on postseason

The players at Sweet Grass County High School say there’s a lot of anticipation surrounding the upcoming season, and it’s hard to argue with them.

Four of the five key role players from last year’s squad, which went 4-16 (2-8 District 5), return, and head coach Dan Smart said it’s the returning minutes that are going to make the biggest difference. 

“We have virtually everybody back,” Smart said. “We lost three kids from last year and have about 90 percent of our minutes back. It’ll make the first couple weeks a lot easier.”

Junior Blake Finn will be a three-year varsity player, but is also a two-year starter. While he played a little bit in the last time the Herders went to the playoffs (2015-16), his experience will be pivotal in team’s success this year.

Also joining the squad will be transfer Hayden Mosness, who will help give the Herders some height inside with players such as Ethan Bullock and Shayden King. 

Last year’s woes of the inability to finish close games kept the Herders out of the win column, and the lack of success translated throughout the season, even into practice at times. Kell Schwers admitted one of the most important features to the Herders’ success this season will come straight out of practice.

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By STEPHEN KALB-KOENIGSFELD / Pioneer Staff Writer

 

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