Boys golf preview
4A GREATER ST. HELENS LEAGUE
Coach: George Konzek
Key players: Mark Fong, sr.; Matt Pattie, sr.,; Logan Kapaun, jr.,; Bryce Buchanan, so.
Outlook: The Plainsmen lost seven players from last year’s team, so the focus this season will be on rebuilding.
Coach: Dwight Patterson
Key players: Michael Hibbs, sr.; Spenser Hamilton, sr.; Christian Brett, sr.; Nick Regalano, jr.; Marcus Blake, fr.
Outlook: Hibbs was a second-team all-league player last year.
Coach: Eric Estes
Key players: Mario Alongi, sr.; Garrett Kooistra, jr.
Outlook: Kooistra was a first-team all-league pick, who placed fourth at district … Alongi was a second-team all-league who qualified to state.
Coach: Gary Mills
Key players: Alstair Docherty, jr.; Andrew Spicer, sr.
Outlook: The Titans are solid at the top, with Docherty and Spicer being two of the top players in the county … Docherty shot a 33 in the jamboree … Titans are looking for other players to step up to fill out the lineup.
NO REPORTS: Battle Ground, Heritage.
3A GREATER ST. HELENS LEAGUE
Coach: Ed Givens
Key players: Ben Gibson, so.,; Cosmo Peng, jr.; Daniel Patterson, jr.; Brandon Waudby, so.; Michael Neff, sr.
Outlook: The Papermakers lost some key players to graduation from last season’s district championships squad, but Camas figures to be in the mix again this year. … Gibson is a new arrival from Rochester, N.Y., who has been the team’s best golfer in the preseason. … Peng was a district alternate to the bi-district last year.
Coach: David Long
Key players: Eric Sjorgren, sr.; Brandon Barnes, fr.
Outlook: Sjorgren was a 2010 state qualifier … Barnes is a talented freshman who shot 1-over par in the first league match of the season. … Lineup is young, consisting of one sophomore and two freshmen.
Coach: Jim Peterson
Key players: Taylor Smith, so.; Jacob Heiser, sr.; Ryan Yeh, so.; Nico Magistrale, so.
Outlook: The 4A GSHL champions in 2009, the Thunder make the move to the 3A GSHL. … The Thunder lost key players to graduation, but are loaded with talented sophomores who can shoot in the 30s. … Sophomores Smith and Yeh are co-captains.
NO REPORT: Fort Vancouver, Hudson’s Bay, Kelso, Prairie.
2A GREATER ST. HELENS LEAGUE
Coach: Sam Tilton
Key players: Fritz Hanseler, sr.
Outlook: Hanseler is the lone senior on a young varsity team with potential. … The Monarchs are looking to compete with Hockinson and Washougal for the league title.
Coach: Brian Anderson
Key players: Connor O’Neil, sr.; Beau Scott, so.; T.C. White, sr.; Robi McGuffie, sr.
Outlook: The entire roster from last year’s team returns, led by O’Neil and Scott. … O’Neil won the 2A state championship at Apple Tree in Yakima. … Scott placed 21st overall at state. … White and McGuffie are three-year varsity team members.