2017 BOYS GOLF PREVIEW...
This is the 12th season at the helm for coach Bill Wise and after finishing near the bottom of the CCC he is looking for improved results.
"After a year of experience we should be a little better," he said. "We only lost one senior, but we only have one again this season (Andrew Slusher)."
Slusher will be a force in the league this season and should vie for player of the year honors. He was Covington's top performer a year ago and has worked all summer on his game.
This years juniors, Jack Shell, Hunter Alexander, and Thomas Kuether, have also improved from last season and Sophomore Dylan Lucas has been hitting the ball well and will be one of the top golfers on the team.
"We hope to challenge teams in the league this year," Wise said. "There's some tough teams in the CCC this year."
Wise has a group of freshmen who he hopes will contribute to the success.
"Our incoming freshmen, David McCool, Randy Anthony, Job Morgan, and Grant Humphrey are looking pretty good and should all find some playing time this season," he said of his younger kids.
Newton and National Trail should be strong long with Miami East and Franklin Monroe.
But Wise isn't looking at the strength of the opponents. He's more focused on his own team.
"Our goal is to improve over last season and gain more valuable experience," he said. "If we can improve from day to day, we should be pretty solid by the end of the year."