Trojan Volleyball Primed For Big Season
Following another great season for the Cambridge Trojan Volleyball squad, they look to build off of a state tournament appearance in the 2021 campaign. And they have every right to be looking for another run towards the state tournament as they return five starters from a team that went 27-7.
"With experience coming off of a state appearance we have our sights set on another good season, " says third-year head coach Lauren Carpenter. The Trojans have three players that have started at least three years including Breelle Miller, a 5'8 senior setter, who recorded 854 assists, Jacey Kent, a senior middle blocker who stands at 5'9, had 183 kills on the season, and junior Jalen Kent, a 5'9 junior outside hitter, who totaled 241 kills.
Carpenter mentioned Southwest, Hayes Center, and Alma as other teams to watch on the RPAC this season.
Cambridge will start the season on Thursday, August 25th at Wallace.
Trojans Return Solid Group of Runners on XC Squad
The Cambridge Trojan Cross Country team is poised to have another solid Cross Country team entering 2022. The reason being, they return a number of runners from last years team that won a number of medals. On the girl's side, they bring back three previous state competitors in Kori Koeppen, Brenna Deterding, and Rachel Harris. That core helped the Trojans capture four team finishes in the top three, including a second place finish at RPAC a year ago.
On the boys side, it appears to be a young group but, head Coach Peter Bogardus mentioned that his team as a whole has looked solid. "It will be fun to see how many trophies we bring home and how many make it to state this season."
Cambridge will begin the season on Thursday, August 25th at the Dundy County Stratton invite.
High Expectations are set for Cambridge Girls Golf
For the Cambridge Girls Golf Team, it is a season that comes with some big goals. The Trojans return a solid group of golfers to the squad and ninth year Head Coach Lyle Calvert says that should lead to success this year. "I have high expectations for the girls this season. We are returning 4 letter winners from last year's team. These Trojans have the talent, experience, and dedication to qualify for the state tournament this season."
One of the key Trojan golfers is Macy Jones. Jones is a senior, a three-time state qualifier and tied for 17th last season at the state tournament. Her scoring average was 95 last year. Jordyn Cross will play a big role for Cambridge as she won two medals last season and had a scoring average of 109.4 a year ago.
The Cambridge Girls Golf season will begin on Thursday, August 18th with a home quad at 2:00 P.M.
Skilled Positions a Big Time Strength for Trojans this Season
Following a 4-5 2021 season, the Cambridge Trojans are looking to build momentum going into this year. Second year head coach for the Trojans Catlin Rice, will have to fill some spots on the defensive side, specifically the line, but the Trojans will be strong when it comes to skilled positions. "On offense our skill positions are going to be a major strength as we have five kids coming back who saw major time or started at those positions," said Rice.
Some of those skilled players on the offensive side to watch for are Kohan Grindle, a senior, had a nice year with 464 yards rushing and 207 yards receiving in 2021. Carson Trompke looks as if he will fill the role his brother, Derek, held in recent seasons at quarterback. Carson threw for 366 yards and four scores last year.
On the defensive side, Will Taylor will look to hold things down as he had 88 tackles in 2021.
Cambridge will begin the season on Friday, August 26th at North Platte St. Pats.