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Boys Basketball: A glimpse around the area

Cannon Falls Bombers

2014-15 season:

10-18 overall (5-11 in the Hiawatha Valley League). Lost to Rochester Lourdes in the Section 1AA-West finals.

First Game:

Nov. 24 at Hayfield.

Key Returners:

Tanner Carlson, sr. (13.9 ppg, 5.2 apg, 4.3 rpg, 2.1 spg); Dylan Dirckx, sr. (12.1 ppg, 3.1 apg); Kyler Banks, sr. (7.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg).

Key Losses:

Jordon Flemmons, Kameron Holst.

From Head Coach Josh Davisson:

“(We have) hard-working, coachable players wanting to improve on a strong finish to last season.”

Ellsworth Panthers

2014-15 season:

4-16 overall (4-10 in the Middle Border Conference). Lost to Osceola in the opening round of the WIAA Regional playoffs.

First Game:

Dec. 1 at Osceola.

Key Returners:

Drake Flom, so.; Matt Campbell, sr.; Ted Mark, sr.; Spencer Schroeder, sr.

Key Losses:

Michael Koch, Noah Whalen.

From Head Coach Tim Dahl:

“(In order to be successful this season, we need to) take care of the basketball and play as a team on both ends of the floor.”

Goodhue Wildcats

2014-15 season:

23-8 overall (13-3 in the Hiawatha Valley League). HVL Blue champions. Section 1A-West champions. Lost to Rushford-Peterson in the Section 1A finals.

First Game:

Nov. 27 vs. Bethlehem Academy.

Key Returners:

Jacob McNamara, jr. (10.5 ppg); Jacob Pasch, sr. (6.1 ppg); Calvin Peterson, sr. (5.8 ppg).

Key Losses:

Tyler Schumacher (12.9 ppg, 3.1 apg, 4.0 rpg, 1,000-plus career points); Riley Augustine (8.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg).

From Head Coach Matt Halverson:

“We would like to be in the top half of the HVL Blue Conference and in the top half of sub-section. We have a good core of players coming back, but also some inexperienced juniors that will have to become accustomed to the varsity level quickly to add depth.”

Lake City Tigers

2014-15 season:

22-4 (14-2 in the Hiawatha Valley League). HVL champions. Lost to St. Charles in the Section 1AA-East semifinals.

First Game:

Nov. 23 vs. Winona Cotter.

Key Returners:

Brady Kuchinka, sr. (18.3 ppg, 5 rpg, 4 apg); Eli Custer, sr. (9.8 ppg, 8.2 rpg); Jesse Oliver, sr. (10.8 ppg, 5 rpg).

Key Losses:

Matt Lanning, Luke Hartzell.

From Head Coach Greg Berge:

“We will have three three-year starters in our senior class. We have other players who have very valuable roles as well. We want to continue to play very unselfish team basketball.”

Zumbrota-Mazeppa Cougars

2014-15 season:

1-23 overall (0-16 in the Hiawatha Valley League). Lost to Rochester Lourdes in the Section 1AA-West quarterfinals.

First Game:

Friday at Dover-Eyota.

Key Returners:

Alex Nelson, sr.; Zach Sanborn, sr.; Noah Erickson, sr.

Key Losses:

Jacob Forrey.

--Compiled by Joe Brown, sports editor

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