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CHS Girls Golf tees up season today

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By TR HARLAN

When you return five of your top six players, you expect to be a veteran group.

Coach Dale Hewitt’s CHS Girls Golf team isn’t.

“We’ve got four of five starters back and they’re playing well,” Hewitt said. “Add in a freshman Elise Stasil and we’re going to be pretty good.”

The Trojans top six players will feature Stasil, along with four sophomore’s and a junior (Grace Davis).

The sophomore’s included returning No. 1 player Cara Kroeger, Andrea Hanas, Lexy Hanas and Kaylee Casbon.

“Cara’s a good leader by what she does on the course,” Hewitt said. “She’s not an upperclassmen, but she acts like it.”

Chesterton opens the 2014 season today as they head to Lafayette for the Lafayette Jeff Invitational at Battleground Golf Course, site of the IHSAA Regional.

“I think it’s big that we get to see the Regional course again,” Hewitt said. “We’ll see a lot of really good teams. Our goals are the same as always. We want to get back the DAC title. I think we have a shot at Sectional and Regional titles and a chance to get back to State.”

The Trojans will be six deep for most of the season with some talented junior varsity players that are waiting in the wings if needed.

“We’ll be pretty solid,” Hewitt said. “We have some JV kids that are pretty good and will get some good experience. All of our kids played a lot during the summer and are very dedicated and self-motivated.

“They know what it takes to get to the next level.”

And the future doesn’t look to bad either.

“Top to bottom, this is one of the better teams we’ve had all the way up and down the line,” Hewitt said. “We’re going to be good for a few years, but we’re really just worried about one day at a time.

“They don’t even talk about the future.”

 

Posted 8/5/2014