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Minerva-Newcomb boys basketball

Austin Williams, center, plays hard against Crown Point in a game last season. He is expected to be a team leader. “He’s probably going to be our heart and soul this year,” said Coach Glenn Lang. The Mountaineers begin their season with a Dec. 4 game in Crown Point against the Panthers.

Austin Williams, center, plays hard against Crown Point in a game last season. He is expected to be a team leader. “He’s probably going to be our heart and soul this year,” said Coach Glenn Lang. The Mountaineers begin their season with a Dec. 4 game in Crown Point against the Panthers. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— Second-year Coach Glenn Lang drilled his squad hard on fundamentals and the Minerva-Newcomb boys varsity basketball team has already played two scrimmages to get ready for the season.

They played Bolton on Nov. 26 and North Warren on Nov. 27, and as of press time, Lang said he was still finalizing his roster. A team photo was scheduled to be taken on Nov. 28, after press time, and will appear in the Dec. 8 issue of the News Enterprise.

Asked about his hopes and dreams for the season, Lang said, “Our goal should be to play in Plattsburgh.”

With about half a dozen returning players, the Mountaineers will be getting some help from foreign exchange students. The team begins its season on Dec. 4 at Crown Point.

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