As the Randolph boys basketball team gets ready to open up their season they have their sights set on a Trailways West Conference championship and deep run in the postseason tournament.
Randolph returns a plethora of talent from last year’s squad that went 23-3 and shared the league crown with Markesan. We the Rockets last saw the hardwood for a game, they knocked off Monticello in the D5 Sectional Semifinal but never got a chance to play the Sectional Final because of COVID-19. Tyler Fischer’s squad returns four starters off of last year’s team including 2nd Team All-Trailways West pick junior Travis Alvin (14ppg, 8rpg). Fellow junior Sam Grieger (13.3ppg) was an Honorable Mention all-league pick as a sophomore. Also back in the starting lineup are seniors Brayden Haffele (9.5ppg) and Parker Kohn (8.5ppg).
Not only will the Rockets be working their way through the rigorous Trailways West scheduled this year, they have higher profile non-conference games scheduled against Sheboygan Lutheran, Beaver Dam and Cuba City.
“Our Athletic Director (Vince Propson) has been doing a great job finding games, getting games lined up. I know he went outside our typical area and got some pretty good competition scheduled actually, so we are excited for that, excited for the challenge. It’s probably the toughest schedule I’ve seen since I’ve been around so we’ll have our hands full and the guys are looking forward to it.” Fischer told DailyDodge.com. “You know our conference is very solid this year, so we will have our hands full night in and night out and I wouldn’t expect anything different in the Trailways West and hopefully get some good experience outside the conference to keep that energy going.”
Randolph is ranked 3rd in Mark Miller’s Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook Preseason Division 5 rankings and are picked as the favorite to win the Trailways West championship.
The Rockets open their season tonight with a non-conference tilt at Columbus.
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