Coaler golfers win at home


MATT MISEWICZ watches his putt head for the hole during Coal City’s match at Cinder Ridge. The Coalers faced Plano and Manteno, picking up wins over both. Photo by Brent Sumner.

    The Coal City golf program hosted their first home conference match on Thursday agianst Plano and Manteno, where both divisions picked up wins.
    On the varsity level, the Coalers shot a 174 to defeat Manteno with a 204, while Plano didn’t have a team score since they had only three varsity golfers.
    Matt Misewicz had an outstanding round of golf, taking the top score of the meet with a 37 overall.
    Cam Lander and Cade Mueller followed, both scoring 45’s, and Ben Sorensen rounded out the top four with a 47.
    Russell Gomien and Keegan Gagliardo also played well, finishing with 47 and 51, respectively.
    “Matt Misewicz has been doing a tremendous job being our leader this year,” said Coal City coach Harlan Kennell. “Cam Lander and Cade Mueller did a great job of stepping up tonight to be two of our top four scores.”
    The junior varsity team also secured a win over their opponents, as the Coalers finished with a score of 212.
    Manteno followed with a 252, while Plano’s score didn’t count towards the overall team finish.
    Paving the way for the junior varsity Coalers were Miranda Rhoder and Layne Hopper, who both finished with 50’s on the day.
    Beau Wills and Mickey McDowell roundd out the top four, both shooting 56’s.
    Zach Gagliardo earned a 59 on his round, while Tyler Johnson finished with a 64.
Peotone 176,
Sandwich 178,
Coal City 181

    The Coalers traveled to Green Garden Golf Course last Tuesday, where they competed in a conference match with Peotone and Sandwich.
    Coal City wound up taking third on the day, despite Misewicz earning the top overall score with a 39.
    Gomien finished with a 46 for the Coalers, while Ben Sorensen and Keegan Gagliardo followed with 48’s.
    On the junior varsity level, the Coalers crushed the competition, finishing with a 180 for the round.
    Peotone followed with a 217, while Sandwich earned a 219.
    Mueller earned the low score, shooting a 41, while Micky McDowell earned a 43.
    Rhoder and Johnson rounded out the top four, both finishing with 48’s.