Boys basketball preview: Wrenshall Wrens

Wrenshall returns 1 starter; first game Friday, Dec. 6, is at home against Carlton

Wrenshall senior Randy Wimmer dribbles the basketball during a 2019 game against Two Harbors. (Pine Journal file photo)

Head coach: Jon Bartczak

Assistant coaches: Derek Duncan, Tyler Kelley, Eli Krisak

Returning starters: Randy Wimmer

New faces to watch: Austin Larva, Alex Brownie, Joe Bergman

Team strengths: Dedication and hustle, according to head coach Jon Bartczak.


Biggest challenge: Inexperience.

Coach’s Assessment: “The biggest challenge for us is to come together as a team,” Bartczak said. “We have a lot of new faces and a bunch of guys that haven't had a lot of time to play as a cohesive unit. (Randy) Wimmer is a senior and it will be his fifth year as a starter, so he has a lot of experience. Blending that experience together with a crew of hungry new guys is going to be the key to our success.”

Jamey Malcomb has a been high school sports reporter for the Duluth News Tribune since October 2021. He spent the previous six years covering news and sports for the Lake County News-Chronicle in Two Harbors and the Cloquet Pine Journal. He graduated from the George Washington University in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in history and literature and also holds a master's degree in secondary English education from George Mason University.
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