Practice got underway for winter prep sports officially this past week. There’ll be some familiar faces on the bench, but they’ll be joined by some new ones as well.
In Mapleton the boys and girls basketball teams will be coached by the husband wife team of Adam and Charnae Decker. In Florence, Neil Wartnik returns as the Viking Wrestling coach and Aaron McNeil will once again be at the helm of the girls basketball team. Jack Butler joins the lineup as the boys basketball coach.
Viking Basketball opens the pre-season Monday, December 3rd against the Marshfield Pirates with the girls at home and the boys in Coos Bay. The Mapleton Boys open November 28th against Falls City, the Sailor boys and girls then host Powers on November 30. Siuslaw Wrestling opens on the mat December 7th and 8th in North Bend.