By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Basketball-playing high school seniors try their hand at coaching


January 31, 2024

Courtesy of Kayla Meissner

For their senior project, Kayla Meissner (left) and Mindy Meissner (right) shared their love of basketball by assisting with the Parks and Recreation youth basketball program. Grade schoolers in the program included (back row, from left) Tegan Kuntz, Hudsyn Welch and Mariah Carney; (front row, from left) Titan Churchill, Cyrus Yoder, Dylan Brenner, Connor Blake and Hailey Gablehouse.

For high school seniors Kayla and Mindy Meissner, basketball has been part of their lives since they were very young, starting when they both participated in the annual Elks Hoop Shoot in first grade, later taking part in youth basketball programs and middle school basketball teams. Now, both are experienced players on the Lady Wolves varsity girls basketball team.

Since they both share a passion for the sport and work well together, they decided to approach it from a different perspective than their past years as players.

For their senior project, the Meissners served as assistant coaches...

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