Boys basketball season preview: New Knoxville Rangers



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Coach: Josh Lisi

Years, career record: 2, 9-15

Division: IV

Last year: 9-15, 3-6 MAC (seventh)

Returning letterwinners (* returning starter): Nick Topp* (Sr., 6-0, guard); Jonah Lageman* (Jr., 6-0, guard); Nathan Tinnerman* (Jr., 6-0, forward)

Promising newcomers: Ben Lammers (Jr., 6-0, guard); Nick Thobe (Sr., 6-2, forward); Jared Osborne (So., 6-0, forward); Jack Bartholomew (Jr., 5-9, guard); Nathan Merges (Jr., 6-2, forward)

Team outlook: The Rangers can get to the basket well in their motion offense, but there’s still work to be done on their pack line defense. Still, they have three returning starters, including second team All-MAC choice Nick Topp. “The most important aspect within our team is to be able to play and support each other,” coach Josh Lisi said. “As the season goes forward, we will grow to where we want to be as a team.”


Dec. 3 Fort Loramie 7:30 PM

Dec. 9 at Waynesfield-Goshen 7:30 PM

Dec. 10 Anna 7:30 PM

Dec. 16 at Parkway 7:30 PM

Dec. 17 at Shawnee 7:30 PM

Dec. 23 Spencerville 7:30 PM

Dec. 30 at St. Marys 7:30 PM

Jan. 6 Coldwater 7:30 PM

Jan. 7 Ada 7:30 PM

Jan. 13 at Delphos St. John’s 7:30 PM

Jan. 14 at Jackson Center 7:30 PM

Jan. 17 Wapakoneta 7:30 PM

Jan. 20 St. Henry 7:30 PM

Jan. 21 at Botkins 8:00 PM

Jan. 27 at New Bremen 7:30 PM

Jan. 28 Fort Jennings 7:30 PM

Feb. 3 Versailles 7:30 PM

Feb. 10 at Minster 7:30 PM

Feb. 17 at Marion Local 7:30 PM

Feb. 18 at Crestview 7:30 PM

Feb. 24 Fort Recovery 7:30 PM



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