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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Boys basketball hitting the hardwood for new season


December 7, 2022

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Assistant coach Robbie Marshall, right, watches members of the Wrangell High School boys basketball team as they run drills last Thursday. The team is working on defensive maneuvers and passing plays. About seven team members are still competing in wrestling and will join the squad once that season is finished.

This year could look very different for the Wrangell High School boys basketball team.

Already, the team is comprised of anywhere from 17 to 20 players, allowing coaches to modify their training routine. But first, many of their players have to finish wrestling, making it the first challenge the team faces this year.

"We have ... kind of a big group that are still wrestling," said head coach Cody Angerman. "The crossover is tough on both (programs). It's tough on the wrestling program because you have kids itching to play basketball, and then you've got a lack of athletes for (basketball)...

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