The Carroll High
School Boys’ Golf team has set the bar high for their 2016 season as they work
towards achieving their
goal of competing in the Indiana High School Athletic
Association [IHSAA] State Tournament.
finished their final season in the Northeastern Hoosier Conference during the
2014-2015 school year, this year the Chargers were forced to compete as an
independent in most of their competitions. No longer being in a conference has
caused some difficulty for the team, as it becomes increasingly difficult to
schedule meets and find teams that are open to competing with schools outside
of their conference. However, Carroll senior Clark Eby believes in that some
ways having no conference has turned out to be an advantage for the Chargers.
“Since we are not
in a conference anymore, our regular matches just don’t mean as much,” Eby
said. “We’re not necessarily trying to win the most matches when we compete.
We’re just trying to focus on our long-term performance and making it to where
we want to be, rather than just worrying about our short term success.”
This season, the
Boys’ Golf team has plenty of long-term goals in sight, as they hope to eventually
represent Carroll High School in the IHSAA State Tournament on June 14-15 in
Carmel, Indiana. Eby believes that the team’s improvement from last season has
allowed the Chargers a decent shot at making their goals a reality.
some hiccups here and there, but it’s definitely better than last year,” Eby
said. “I know a lot of guys aren’t that happy with how we’ve been this year but
the weather hasn’t been the best for us lately. With what we have been through,
I think we have done pretty well so far.”
competing at State, Carroll has also set goals for their regular season. Eby
hopes that the team will be able to unite together to beat both Bishop Dwenger
high School and Homestead High School, some of Carroll’s strongest competition
in the area.
The Chargers will
be back in action on Wednesday, May 25, at the Brookwood Golf Course to compete
against Bishop Luers High School.