Boys’ Golf continues season with big goals

  

By Cassie Pontius, Sports Editor

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.

   Because they 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.

   “We’ve had 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.”

   Along with 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.