DIETERICH
BY JACK BULLOCK
The Dieterich Movin' Maroons have some important players back who could be the biggest threat to St. Anthony in the National Trail Conference this season.

Head coach Josh Krumweide starts his second campaign in charge of Dieterich and he returns a lot of players back from a 16-15 team that surprised some teams down the stretch in route to a regional championship.

After a 6-11 beginning of the season, the Maroons went 10-4 the remainder of the season, which was culminated with a 54-52 win over Oblong to snag the 1A Dieterich Regional title.

A loss to Patoka at the Nokomis Sectional ended the season but not the hopes of this coach and squad that returns for the second season together as a group.

Krumweide has every player back from last season as not a senior could be found anywhere in the program, which will bode well as this season begins.

Callaway Campton, a 6-foot-1 junior, was a starter last season as was 6-foot senior Ryan Radloff.
Six-foot seniro Devin Flach, 5-foot-9 senior Bryce McClain and 6-foot-3 senior Tyler Higgs rounds out the five that was on the floor a lot as juniors.

The bench was solid last season with 6-foot-2 senior Dalton Bloemer and 6-foot-6 senior Clayton Mellendorf coming in when needed.

Also Evan Bohnhoff, a 5-foot-9 junior, and 6-foot-3 sophomore Cole Niebrugge were also important and return this season.

Dieterich has some immediate medical issues, with Mellendorf coming off of an ACL injury. He was hurt last January and Coach Krumweide is hoping he will be back by Christmas.
Travis Will, a 6-foot-1 junior, tore his ACL this summer so he will likely miss the season.

The Maroons, besides their regional title, took home the consolation title at the NTC tournament and all things point to a much improved team heading into the 2017-18 season.“Our school is quickly approaching the 1,000 overall win mark (started in 1958), and we expect to get it this year. We also have two players who we expect to reach the 1,000 point milestone this year as seniors,” said Coach Krumweide, a Carrollton grad who is in his third season as a head coach and second season at Dieterich.

“With everyone from last year returning from a regional championship, our expectations for this season are high. We now have an experienced group of seniors who will lead the way and will set examples for our young guys. We currently have 24 players on our complete roster, and I am proud to see an incoming group of freshmen of ten players. With an improved defense and the ability to score in many different ways, there is much excitement about the 2017-2018 season.”


OUTLOOK – Dieterich picked the right young man to lead their program and it is paying off already. The second half of the season served notice that they were getting better. After having a full summer with this group, this coaching staff has the Maroon moving forward. They are a threat to repeat their regional title this season while also being in the hunt for the NTC titles.

2017-18 VARSITY SCHEDULE

N20-25

Toledo Cumberland Turkey Tourney J12 Farina South Central
N28 @ Cisne J16 @ Oblong
D1 @ Windsor-Stewardson-Strasburg J22-27 NTC Tournament @ Altamont
D5 Neoga J30 St. Elmo-Brownstown
D8 Cowden-Herrick-Beecher City F2 @ Lousville North Clay
D15 Effingham St. Anthony F6 Sandoval
D26-28 Dieterich Holiday Tournament F8 Flora
J5 Altamont F10 LOVC/NTC Shootout
J6 Effingham St. Anthony Shootout F16 @ Patoka
J9 @ Toledo Cumberland F19-23 IHSA Regional TBD