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Coach: Gary Manasco, 23rd season

2017: Fourth in N10

Returning letterwinners: Senior Blake Miller. Juniors John Margraf; Jay Shock. Sophomores Andrew Kalb; Turner Bridgford; Jake Forehand;

Others: Senior Rickie Lacy. Junior Andy Bauman.

Outlook: Manasco has young experience back this season, and plenty of high expectations.

“First, we want to win the league this year, that’s one of the kid’s goals, next is to do well in sectionals and get out to districts again; they want to get back up to Bowling Green, and make a run at better numbers. We’ve been able to get up there, we just haven’t been able to get out to state.”

Mansasco — who is entering his 23rd and final season as Tigers’ coach — described his squad simply.

“Young and good,” he said. “My top three, Turner, Jake and Andrew played heavily as freshmen and did well… Right now, all my youngsters are the ones. I’m looking forward to watching them this year.”

Manasco said Forehand will be the team’s No. 1 player. He shot a 78 in a tournament earlier this week. Manasco said he’s been pleased with how well his team has performed at big tournaments with teams from higher divisions.

The coach said the Tigers acquitted themselves in Clyde Monday.

“I think we’ll be doing just fine, playing competition above our level,” he said. “And yet, we weren’t that far out of the ballpark, we did well for ourselves.”

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