Timberline (Boise) High School
Conference: 5A Southern Idaho Conference
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Head Coach: Bruce Logsdon
Years as Head Coach: 4th Season
Previous Experience: Five seasons at Middleton, ten year-assistant at Timberline
Record Last Year: 12-14
Zac Zenner, PG, 11
Kyle Mueller, F, 12
Jack Thornsberry, F, 12
Alex Hamrick, G, 12
Key Players lost from last year:
Brock Rice- Led the conference in scoring
Incoming impact players:
Zach Langford, G, 12
Ayden Callahan, F, 12
Cole Alton, G, 10
Jaron Rillie, G, 10
Andy Ford, G, 10
Ben Arnzen, G, 11
Brandon Baptista, F, 12
Keegan Kerkman, F, 12
Written by: Lucas Gebhart
Zac Zenner is Timberline’s only returning starter from last season. The junior point guard was a member of a Wolves team that won 12 games last season, missing the state tournament after a 20-win 2014-15 season that sent Timberline to the state tournament.
To get back to the state tournament, the Wolves will have to count on a new cast of players that have not seen an abundance of varsity playing time as they lost four starters, including Brock Rice, who lead to conference in scoring last season.
“I'm excited about the opportunity we get to compete,” said head coach Bruce Logsdon. “See how good we can be because we are so inexperienced, yet hungry to perform. We are improving every day.”
Filling the void left by last year’s seniors, the Wolves will have count on the few return roll players and underclassmen for success this season.
“With so little varsity experience to this point, it could be anyone on our roster,” Logsdon said.
One thing is for sure, Zenner will run the point, what is still up in the air and may have a lot of moving part to it throughout the season are the other four positions.
Senior forwards Kyle Mueller and Jack Thornsberry didn’t start last season, but will return to the Wolves as viable weapons.
Senior guard Alex Hamrick also returns to the varsity squad.
Four upperclassmen, three seniors and one sophomore, have made their way up to the varsity level.
Guard Zach Lengford, forward Ayden Callahan, Brandon Bapista and Keegan Kerkman. Junior Ben Arnzen will compete minutes at guard.
Sophomores Cole Alton, Jaron Rillie and Andy Ford will all be added into a crowded Timberline backcourt that has both depth and untapped potential on a team that has shown their coach that they are an unselfish bunch.
“Our strength is our team selflessness, passing and shooting,” Logsdon said. “We want to improve on our attacking the basket and our free throw shooting.”
According to Logsdon, the collective help defense is the strength of the Wolves while rebounding still remains as the top priority of improvement.
“We must out execute, play harder than the other teams, and of course, some good luck too,” Logsdon said.