<em>Klahowya senior Tim Coots (3) drives into the paint during his team’s practice on Nov. 27.</em>
                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Klahowya senior Tim Coots (3) drives into the paint during his team’s practice on Nov. 27. Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Klahowya boys basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Klahowya boys basketball

Head coach: Bryan Thoemke

2016-2017 record: 4-15

Top returning players: Garrett Betzing, senior; Lucas Becker, junior; John Hartford, junior; Jacob Keppert, junior; Gabriel Smith, junior; Nicholas Lewis, sophomore.

Key newcomers: Tim Coots, senior; Jacob Kraft, junior.

Outlook: The Eagles return three starters from last year’s team, yet remain relatively young, which should bode well for the program over the next couple of seasons. The additions of Coots and Kraft gives Klahowya a little more size and athleticism to take on the 1A Olympic League. Thoemke believes the team will be competitive and should contend for a postseason berth.

Schedule: Dec. 1, 7 p.m. at Forks | Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Mount Rainier Lutheran | Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., at Crosspoint | Dec. 12, 7 p.m. at Kingston | Dec. 13, 7 p.m. Charles Wright Academy | Dec. 15, 7 p.m., Chimacum | Dec. 19, 6:30 p.m., Chief Kitsap Academy | Dec. 28-29, TBD, at Crescent High School | Jan. 3, 7:15 p.m, at Port Townsend | Jan. 6, 3:45 p.m., at Coupeville | Jan. 12, 7:15 p.m., at Chimacum | Jan. 16, 3:45 p.m., Coupeville | Jan. 19, 7:15 p.m., at Port Townsend | Jan. 23, 7 p.m., Chimacum | Jan. 26, 7 p.m., at Bremerton | Feb. 1, 3:30 p.m., at Coupeville | Feb. 3, 7 p.m., Port Townsend.

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