Boys basketball season preview: Kalida Wildcats


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Coach: Ryan Stechschulte

Years, career record: First year at Kalida, 67-31 overall

Division: IV

Last year:13-10, 6-1 PCL (champs)

Returning letterwinners (* returning starter): Trent Siebeneck (Sr., 5-8, guard); Noah Lambert (Sr., 6-2, guard); Collin Nartker (Sr., 6-4, forward)

Promising newcomers: Jeffrey Knueve (Sr., 6-4, forward); Austin Nartker (Sr., 6-3, guard); Braden Decker (Jr., 5-8, guard); Kevin Hamburg (Jr., 6-1, guard); Josh Klausing (Jr., 5-10, guard); Trevor Lambert (So., 6-2, forward); Grant Laudick (So., 6-4, forward); Owen Recker (So., 6-3, forward)

Team outlook: Former Columbus Grove coach Ryan Stechschulte replaces Dick Kortokrax as Kalida’s head coach, making him the first fresh face there in decades after replacing the all-time wins leader in Ohio history. The team is working with a motion offense and man-to-man defense, with seniors likely to start. “Improving on a day by day, week by week basis will be the key to the Wildcats’ success this season,” Stechschulte said.

SCHEDULE

Dec. 2 at New Bremen 7:00 PM

Dec. 9 at Ada 7:30 PM

Dec. 10 Archbold 7:30 PM

Dec. 13 Pandora-Gilboa 7:30 PM

Dec. 16 at Holgate 7:30 PM

Dec. 17 Delphos Jefferson 7:30 PM

Dec. 23 at Upper Scioto Valley 7:30 PM

Dec. 29 at Lincolnview 7:30 PM

Dec. 30 Spencerville 7:30 PM

Jan. 7 McComb 7:30 PM

Jan. 13 at Fort Jennings 7:30 PM

Jan. 14 at Tinora 7:30 PM

Jan. 21 at Columbus Grove 7:30 PM

Jan. 24 at Van Wert 7:30 PM

Jan. 28 Leipsic 7:30 PM

Feb. 3 Ottoville 7:30 PM

Feb. 4 Wayne Trace 7:30 PM

Feb. 10 Miller City 7:30 PM

Feb. 11 at Ayersville 7:30 PM

Feb. 17 at Continental 7:30 PM

Feb. 18 Van Buren 7:30 PM

Feb. 24 Fairview Sherwood 7:30 PM

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