Coach: Chad Hoidal
Last year: Finished sixth in the Northwest Conference standings. Won the 2A Northwest District Tournament and sent five golfers to state.
Players to watch: Kristjan Toivola (sr.), Dillon Gorum (sr.), Kenny Wilson (jr.), Dennis Kashubin (jr.), Casey Schmidt (jr.), Matt Multop (jr.)
Outlook: The Mountaineers return two of their five state golfers from last year in Toivola and Wilson, though they are still waiting for Toivola to finish out the NORPAC hockey season with the Bellingham Blazers. Kashubin is the team's other returning varsity player from last year, and Hoidal said the team is relatively young. "Right now it's all about improving," Hoidal said in a phone interview. "That's our goal each week. ... Our goal is to finish in the middle of the pack and improve our scores every week. Once everybody does that, things will turn out just fine." That plan worked great for Mount Baker last year, as the Mountaineers were a surprise district champion. "Hopefully we can do something similar to that again," Hoidal said.
Reach ANDREW LANG at firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 862.