Peabody-Burns, Marion unite for ?Warrior? golf

The Warrior golf team is comprised of the following athletes from Marion and Peabody-Burns: front row) from left, William Holt, Brent Buller, Kaden Gibson, Jarrett Johnson, Austin Molleker, Ezra Darnall; back row, coach Jim Pohlman, Jason Brewer, Jade Corona, Jared Hague, Lauren McLinden, Ian Orrock, Jayton Scott. Not pictured: Dylon Ehrlich. The Peabody-Burns and Marion golf teams will combine as one this season under the direction of Peabody-Burns coach Jim Pohlman, who is beginning his 11th year of coaching.

Since the schools share a common mascot and color, the team will be known as the Warriors and will compete in royal blue.

The team returns one letter-winner in senior Jared Hague of Marion.

The Warriors return three additional players with prior experience in competition: senior Lauren McLin?den and sophomore Jade Corona from Marion and junior Brent Buller from Peabody-Burns.

Nine additional members complete the team: senior Jason Brewer of Marion, juniors Kaden Gibson and Ian Orrock of Peabody-Burns, sophomore Austin Molleker of Marion, and freshmen Jarrett Johnson, Ezra Darnall and William Holt of Marion and Jayton Scott and Dylon Ehrlich of Peabody-Burns.

The team will practice and host tournaments at the Marion Country Club. Upon reaching regional and state competition, Marion athletes will compete in Class 3A, while Peabody-Burns athletes will compete in Class 2A.

?This will be a building year with so many of the team having never played before,? Pohlman said. ?Some of the beginners are showing real possibility of becoming very good players, and the upperclassmen will need to step up and be leaders.

?Jared Hague has the most experience, and he will be taking that role. He will be a very good possibility for a state-bound player in May.?

The Warriors will open competition at Herington Tuesday at 1 p.m.

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