Lady Hawks ready to take on challenging season

The Hiland Lady Hawks Varsity Team includes: Front row (left to right): Managers; Middle (left - right) - Manager,Shelby Miller, Morgan Yoder, Kimberly Miller, Kennedy Schlabach, Morgan McMillen, Sara Keim, Madison Yoder, Brynn Mullet, Manager Krista Troyer. Back (l - r) - Coach David “Cousy” Borter, Coach Nick McMillen, Zoe Miller, Tiffany Weaver, Kelsey Swihart, Kendra Smith, Coach Carly Clark, Coach Dave Schlabach.

*This story originally appeared in The Budget’s 2017-2018 Winter Sports Preview

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For Head Coach Dave Schlabach and his Lady Hawks, the season is definitely a question mark right now.

“There are lots of questions when you gradate four kids including State Player of the Year Angie Troyer,” Schlabach stated. “Only three returnees have had substantial playing time – Kennedy Schlabach, Tiffany Weaver and Sara Keim. Morgan McMillen is out for the season with an ACL tear.”

Yet Schlabach is hopeful, as the season schedule is incredible. “This is the best non league
schedule we have ever had, six Division I schools and one Division II school,” he explained.
“The league is much improved with teams from Garaway, Tusky Valley and Buckeye Trail.”

In terms of new players on the court, Schlabach noted freshmen Zoe Miller, Morgan Yoder,
Kelsey Swihart and Brynn Mullet, as well as sophomores Madi Yoder, Krista Troyer and Kim
Miller will be ones to watch this season.

The Hiland Lady Hawks JV Team includes: Front (left to right) - Gabby Schlabach, Jalyne Clark, Krista Troyer, Shelby Miller, Kyli Horn; Back (left to right) – Brynn Mullet, Kendra Shetler, Kelsey Swihart, Sarah Custer, Abigail Miller, Coach Carly Clark. (Photo by Bev Keller)