Prep golf preview: Barnum Bombers

While the girls are in rebuilding mode, the boys team is expected to make a strong push for a Section 7A title.

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Head coach: Brent Donaldson

Assistant coaches: Trish Manahan

Returning starters for the boys team: All-Great River Conference selections Ryan Manahan and Layne Wickstrom; Brady Coughlin, Jordan Byrd, Alex Nelson and Levi Westerberg.

Returning starters for the girls team: Kira DeCaigny

Biggest Challenge: "The biggest challenge that any spring sports team faces up north here is the weather," coach Brent Donaldson said. "I think every spring sports coach just wants some dry warm weather so that we can get on the golf courses, baseball/softball fields and tracks sooner rather than later. We have a short season as it is, so any delay in getting on the golf courses or canceled matches really hinders our ability to get a full season in."


Coach's assessment

"We are in a rebuilding mode with the girls program ... We are hoping to round out the girls team with some second-year players," Donaldson said. "(It's) always a good opportunity for our younger golfers to step up and get some valuable experience that will help them in the coming years."

"The boys team has the experience and ability to possibly make a run at sections," Donaldson said. "So we will see how the season progresses, and if they can put it together this season as a team."

Jake Przytarski is a reporter for the Cloquet Pine Journal covering a mix of news and sports.
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