Warriors look forward to 2003-04 hoops season

Warriors look forward to 2003-04 hoops season by Ally Eckert Wakonda's Warriors are eagerly readying for the upcoming basketball season. They're getting psyched to play their chief rival: Anyone who isn't wearing a green uniform that doesn't say Wakonda on it.

With eight returning letter winners, and a conference record of 6-1, the Warriors are ready to take on all their opponents. The returning letter winners are Brett Logue, Nick Skonhovd, Eric Skonhovd, Alex Nielson, Tyler Moser, Brandon Parvin, Shaun Hessman, and Tyler Knudson.

As a member of the Tri-Valley Conference and Class B, they had a record of 13-7 last year.

Their offensive strengths include depth, plenty of weapons, good balance with an inside/outside attack, and experience. Their defensive strengths include depth, experience and good size and quickness.

But what is the key to a successful season? "Staying healthy," said boys' basketball coach Ken Wright, whose coaching philosophy is "Play hard, play smart, play together, and have fun!"

The Warriors will take on their first opponent on Dec. 12 versus Gayville-Volin at home.

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