Canton-Galva boys will use varsity experience

by Eric Clark

The Canton-Galva boys basketball team will use solid varsity experience to try and improve on last season’s 6-15 record.

This year, head coach Jack Koehn enters his 11th season as the Eagles head coach.

Koehn started coaching Canton-Galva in 1984 and coached the Eagles until 1993 before taking a six, year hiatus.

He returned to Canton-Galva in the 2000-01 season and hopes to improve on his 122-99 record over the past 11 years.

“We gained some valuable varsity experience last year,” Koehn said. “Depth is going to be an issue.”

The Eagles were 4-10 in the Heart of America league last season.

Seniors Alex Westbrook, a 6-2 center, and Scott Rohr, a 6-1 forward, will lead a young but talented team.

Juniors Shelby Hoppes, a 5-10 guard, and Ryan Schmidt, a 6-1 guard, will try and help the Eagles soar to a better season record.

Some of Canton-Galva’s toughest games will probably take place inside the HOA league.

According to Koehn, Remington and Peabody are early favorites to win the HOA league title.

The Eagles will travel to Pretty Prairie Friday to open up their season.

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