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Wildcats return experience, gain numbers


Aleta Pearson

The 2016 Wildcat basketball team is pictured above. Front row from left are, James Sandberg, 11, point guard, Cole Blanke, 12, center, Payton Wick, 11, guard. Back row: Eli Wolf, manager, Seth Dvorak, 10, forward, San Juan Whelchel, 10, forward, Micah Wicker, 12, forward, Steven McDonnell, 10 forward, and Coach Cole Wyatt.

Cole Wyatt returns for his third year leading the Banner County Wildcats basketball club after last year's 0-17 season with four returning letter earners and returning assistant coach Trey Mosbey.

The Cats struggled last year lacking both numbers and experience and being forced to forfeit several games.

The team battled through the challenges and played hard at every given opportunity, and begin this season with four returning starters and four more newcomers. Wyatt will expect hard work from his entire team, and adds that his returning athletes will have to lead the team.

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