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Rob Kiser/Call PhotoVersailles golfer Jacob Watren chips the ball at the Homan Memorial.
Rob Kiser/Call PhotoVersailles golfer Jacob Watren chips the ball at the Homan Memorial.
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Adam Miller is back for his second season as football coach.


Graduating off last year’s 3-7 team were Nick Campbell, Brandon Christian, Mitch Gigandet, Jared Heitkamp, Joey Hoelscher, Craig Lengenkamp, John Marchal, Michael Marchal, Evan Phlipot, Damian Richard, Wyatt Roberts, Grant Toops and Jacob Wenning.


Returning letterwinners include seniors Kyle Dieringer, Jace Barga, Zach Steinbrunner, Luke Paulus, Dan Borchers, David Stewart, Mitchell Harshbarger and Josh Kremer; and juniors Corey Dieringer, Kyle Gigandet, Adam Lyons, Kyle Marchal Gavin Mills, Jaren Niekamp, Collin Peters and Andrew Schmitt.


“We are coming into this season inexperienced,” Miller said. “We feel like we have a lot of potential on the rise. The inexperience will open up some great competition for the open positions. This competition will keep us sharp and improve our team as a whole. Our goal is to make the playoffs.”


The Tigers hope to finish in the top three in the MAC.


Boys Golf


Pete DiSalvo returns for his 35th season as coach.


The Tigers finished 10-1 last year, tying for second in the Midwest Athletic Conference.


Graduating off that team was first team All-MAC player and state qualifier Ryan Knapke.


Also graduating off that team were second team All-MAC Tyler Drees and Alex Stucke and third team All-MAC selection Mitchell Stover.


The returning letterwinners include juniors Griffen Riegle and Jacob Watren and sophomores Nicholas Litten Stonebraker and Kyle Cotner.


“We are young and inexperienced,” DiSalvo said. “With only eight overall team members, we will see how it progresses. We have potential; we will just have to see how it works out.”


DiSalvo hopes to contend for the MAC title.


Girls Golf


Joe Harmann takes over as Versailles girls golf coach.


The Lady Tigers were 13-0 overall last season and 7-0 in the MAC, winning the MAC tournament as well.


Graduating off that team were Brooke Wehrkamp, Elizabeth White, Katie Heckman and Emily Harman.


Returning letterwinners include seniors Morgan Middendorf and Kaitylyn Middendorf; juniors Hannah Niekamp and Madison Covault and sophomore Lauren Heitkamp.


“Obviously, every coach wants to be first in the league and win a state title,” Harmann said. “I don’t think I am any different than any other coach in any sport. The goal is to win the league title and win the state championship.


“However, other goals include setting personal bests for each golfer, getting better as a team as the season progresses, having great cohesiveness as a team and enjoying the process.


“A personal goal for me is to make sure every girls enjoys her experience and takes something they learned from the season into their life.”


Harmann hopes to be among the top teams in the MAC.


Volleyball


Karla Frilling returns as volleyball coach after coaching the Lady Tigers to a D-III state titlle last year.


The Lady Tigers finished 27-2 overall and 8-1 in the MAC.


Graduating off that team were Amanda Winner, Brett Bey, Kristin Shimp, Olivia Schlater, Rachel Kremer and Kayla McEldowney.


Returning letterwinners are seniors Lauren Bruns, Taylor Winner, Christa Puthoff, Janelle Mangen and Emily Ruhenkamp and junior Kristin Langston.


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