|2007 COVINGTON BUCCS GOLF TEAM...
With an increase in participation the Covington Buccaneers look to climb the latter in the Cross County Conference.
In spite of struggling to last season with a 12th place finish in the league, boys golf coach Bill Wise has every reason to be excited about the direction of the golf program.
That's because this years team consists of 16 players, the most Covington has had in recent years.
"I think this may be the most kids we've had out for golf - ever," said Wise during his team photo session. "It's good to see this many kids out here."
The fact that Covington has 16 on the roster is amazing considering only four players return and last years top golfer Clark Manson is now playing football.
Those returning are senior Kody Thiebeau along with Travis Miller and Zach Reck.
Thiebeau will lead the way as the lone senior on the roster as he will provide Wise with the necessary leadership needed on a young team.
"We have a lot of young guys," Wise said. "That's not a bad thing because they have a lot of time to become pretty good if they stick with the game."
With that many kids on the team there will be plenty of competition for playing time, which will only make the team that much stronger.
A stronger team is what the program needs to climb from the depths of the Cross County Conference.