Coach: Scott Nunamaker
Last year: Finished 11th in the Northwest Conference. Qualified one golfer for state out of the 1A tri-district tournament.
Players to watch: Alyssa Pieczynski (sr.), Sarah Heinzl (sr.), Ashley Heinzl (sr.), Kilee Anker (sr.), Breanna Compton (sr.)
Outlook: Sickness has hampered the Pioneers early this season, but once they get healthy, they should be able to put five seniors on the course. Three of those five - Pieczynski and the Heinzl twins - played for the varsity team last year. "We're just going to keep working hard on the fundamentals and shore up our short game and work on course management," Nunamaker said in a phone interview. "We want to play some cerebral golf and see if we can't whittle some scores down with experience." Already Nunamaker said he's seeing his seniors grasping the game differently, as they "navigate the course a little differently than they have in the past." "I want us to be playing our best by the end of the year," he said. "There is a new format for district, and if we play well, we can qualify a number of players to move on."
Reach ANDREW LANG at email@example.com or call ext. 862.