New coach to take reins of young, experienced team

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Members of the Washington County High School boys basketball team are front row, from left, Paris Yungeberg,
Ke’shaun Vernon, Brayden Johnston, Jerrod Hoover, Joe Stegman, Brayden Hubbard, Jarred Otott, Jae Eaton; middle,
Kris Gloodt, Hunter Kier, Nathan Welch, Dawson Miller, Kyle McGatlin, Hunter Johnson, Andrew Tiemeyer, Wyatt
Durst, Levi Gauby, Eric Miller; back, Matt Small, Evan Ouellette, Dylan Nelson, Taylor Metz, Zach Otott, Cole Thompson,
Neal Ehler, Braden Eaton, Matt Bekemeyer, Tristan Miller. (Not pictured, Marlin L’Ecuyer, Christopher Wright)

By dan thalmann/ Publisher
 
Washington County High School head boys basketball coach Lyle Thompson takes the reins of a Tiger program this year that returns a lot of varsity experience and a lot of depth on a large team. Just two seniors graduated from last year’s squad and this year’s team has just one senior, so Thompson will be looking to a younger squad to step up their game. There are three starters and seven letter winners returning, which will help jump start Thompson’s tenure after 17 years of head coaching experience. “We are not tall, but we have speed and athleticism on our roster,” said Thompson, who said he plans an up tempo style of play for the Tigers. “We must defend and rebound in order to be able to use our speed on offense. We must take care of the ball on offense as well.”.
 
 
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