Boys soccer team looks strong again this year

Print Article

Jakob Grien looks to block a pass by a Belgrade player last season.

The boys soccer team should be right in the postseason hunt again this year.

The squad made it to the state A semifinals last season, losing to Belgrade in the semifinals as they capped off a 12-2-1 record.

The team lost their stellar goalie Brandon Karberg to graduation. In his place is 6-foot-2, 200-pound sophomore Story Stemborski, who doesn’t have to move far to cover the net.

Still, the emphasis this season will be on playing solid team defense, said third-year coach O’Brien Byrd.

Byrd will look for good things from returning starters in junior Jon Gilk, senior brothers Jakob and Tristan Grein and Skylar Chute, to name a few. Chute came off the bench as a freshman last year to score some impressive goals for the Wildcats.

Captain and senior Auguste Emond anchors the midfield with a powerful leg. Emond will also pull double duty as the football team’s place kicker. Football coach Jaxon Schweikert said Emond has the potential to be a college kicker. Junior defender Chance Adams and senior midfielder Alex Garate are the team’s other two captains.

The squad also has size and height in Brayden Stone, Sebastian Hogvill and Jakob Iken, who are all 6-foot-1. The squad also has a lot of speed and should be flexible on the attack.

This year both the girls and boys teams play all their home games under the lights. Over the summer the school added two more lights on the east side of the field. In addition, a section of the old gym bleachers were moved to the field and back stop nets were installed behind each goal.

The team opens the season away against Bigfork Aug. 31 and then hosts Frenchtown at home Sept. 2. Gametime is 5 p.m. for the boys and 7 p.m. for the girls.

Byrd is assisted by Jake Hall, Chris Nagel and Chris Fannon. Thomas Clark coaches the goalies. Hall coaches the JV team.

Print Article

Read More Sports

Swim team competes at state

February 14, 2018 at 8:28 am | Lake County Leader Several Columbia Falls swimmers set their best times of the season at the state meet in Great Falls over the weekend as the both the boys and girls teams finished fourth among Class A competitors. ...

Comments

Read More

Wildcats win at Whitefish, fall at home to Browning

February 14, 2018 at 8:27 am | Lake County Leader The Wildcats will be entering this weekend’s district tournament as the No. 4 seed after picking up a win at Whitefish last week. The Cats picked up their fourth conference win with a 53-43 win ag...

Comments

Read More

Kats to enter district tournament as top seed

February 14, 2018 at 8:26 am | Lake County Leader Despite splitting the final two games of the regular season, the Wildkats will enter this weekend’s district tournament as the top seed. The Kats overcame a slow start to pick up a win at Whitefis...

Comments

Read More

Windauer earns state title, Matcats 8th

February 14, 2018 at 8:26 am | Lake County Leader Ben Windauer needed only just over eight minutues to earn a state wrestling title this weekend as he pinned all four of his opponents to earn the Class A 170-pound championship in Billings. Windau...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 892-2151
PO BOX 189, 926 Nucleus Avenue
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

©2018 Hungry Horse News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X