Returning Bluebirds ready to take the court

Front: Drew Lindeman, and Dylan Lindeman. Back: Malachi Lewis, Jerah Schmidt, Zach Zogleman, and Jacob Hagewood.
Front: Drew Lindeman, and Dylan Lindeman. Back: Malachi Lewis, Jerah Schmidt, Zach Zogleman, and Jacob Hagewood.
As the Goessel Bluebirds prepare for this season, their returning starters will be in the limelight.

“With four returning letter winners from last year’s team, the Bluebirds will be looking for to them to bring positive leadership and bring great experience to this season,” seventh-year head coach Curtis Guhr said.

Guhr will lean on senior Zach Zogleman, 5-foot-8-inches, who averaged 1.1 points per game and 1.6 rebounds last season, in addition to three junior players: Dylan Lindeman, 6-3, who averaged 10.2 points per game and 5.4 rebounds; Jerah Schmidt, 5-6, 3.2 points and 1.7 rebounds; and Jacob Hagewood, 5-10, 2.2 points and 1.8 rebounds.

“With losing size and some key scoring to graduation, the Bluebirds will look to their returning starters, players returning from injury, and younger players to play a pivotal part this season,” Guhr said. “Defense will be a key focus for the Bluebirds this season.”

The Bluebirds finished 3-18 overall and 2-8 in the Wheat State League.

They expect major league competition from Elyria and Little River this season.

Goessel will start the season off on Friday, Nov. 30, at home against Inman.