|2014 GOLF PREVIEWS...
The boys and girls golf teams head back to the course with high expectations in 2015.
Bill Wise returns for his 10th season as coach.
Returning for the Buccs are seniors Joe Slusher, Ty Boehringer and Jacob Blair and junior district qualifier Levi Winn.
Joining the team are freshman Andrew Slusher and James Grilliot
The Bucc finished 35-67 overall last year and 10-10 in the CCC.
"This year, we expect to compete for the league championship," Wise said. "It will probably come down to Miami East and Arcanum for the top three spots in the league. Newton has to be respected as well, due to the fact they edged us out for a team district spot last year."
Wise hopes to qualify for district as team, as well as winning the CCC title as a team.
Ron Schultz returns as coach of the Lady Buccs.
Schultz started the boys golf program in 1971 and has been coaching the girls since 2005.
Covington graduated Allison Ingle and Morgan McReynolds off a team the finished third in the CCC last year.
Returning letterwinners are senior Sadie Canan and sophomores Kelsey McReynolds and Addison Metz.
Rounding out the team are senior Alex Gast, juniors Mariah Dysinger and Sydney Blanton and sophomore Megan Alexander.
"We have a very young and inexperienced team, so our goal is to have continued improvement of golf skills throughout the season."
Schultz sees the CCC as a wide-open race.