(Exira-EHK) While Exira-EHK loses several key players from last year's state qualifying team, the Spartans also have a number of varsity players returning.
Seniors Dayton Rasmussen, Zach Himmelberg, Preston Waymire, and Spencer Smith all played important roles in leading the Spartans to the State Tournament a year ago. Himmelberg is the leading returning scorer and should be a versatile force this season. Outside of those four seniors, the Spartans will also have a few seniors with less varsity experience that will see playing time. Coach Doug Newton says Cole Anderson, Kael Hoflen, Dylan Parker, and Nolan Parker are all players that will have increased roles on the team.
The Spartan's start the 2011-12 season Tuesday night when they take on Glidden-Ralston.
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