Dale Forstner coached Stockbridge to one of its best boys basketball seasons in school history a year ago. Forstner hopes to bring some of that magic to New Holstein as he takes over for Jason Hoerth as varsity head coach. He faces a bit of a rebuilding job, but the Huskies will be athletic.
The New Holstein boys basketball preview:
NEW HOLSTEIN BOYS BASKETBALL
Head Coach: Dale Forstner (1st Season)
2020-21 RECORD: 4-9 Conference (5th place); 6-11 overall.
2020-21 REVIEW: COVID played a major role as several non-conference games had to be postponed. Sam Casper and Cameron Olson each were voted Honorable Mention All-Eastern Wisconsin Conference. They were seniors as were Cooper Olson, Sam Cady, Jacob Kremer, Trevor Roehrig, Kent Blatz, Adam Scholz and David Rojas. The Huskies upset Cedar Grove-Belgium in their regional opener before falling in a tight battle to Kiel in the regional semifinal.
2021-22 PREVIEW: Of the 14 players on the pre-season varsity roster, only four are seniors, so the Huskies will be rather inexperienced. Lettermen Jadon Braun and Henry Schnell join Tyler Gebhart and Logan Gulig. Phillip Casper is a junior lettermen and the main man inside. Other juniors are Logan Kremer, Sean Floyd, Hunter Boldt, Will Zimmerman, Conner Woelfel, Noah Hausler and Mason Schmitz.
Keaton Wagner and Austin Kremer are sophomore prospects.
Forstner’s style is usually uptempo which will make the Huskies fun to watch. Manitowoc Roncalli, the defending champ, is the team to beat with Brillion and Valders considered strong challengers. That leaves NH with a chance to be the surprise team in the conference.
New Holstein Huskies Schedule
(Varsity games at 7 pm; JV1 at 5:30 pm unless otherwise indicated)
Nov. 23- Home vs. Campbellsport
Nov. 30- Home vs. Lomira
Dec. 2- at Kiel
Dec. 7- Home vs. Manitowoc Roncalli
Dec. 10- at Sheboygan Falls
Dec. 13- Home vs. Kewaunee
Dec. 16- Home vs. Chilton
Dec. 20- at Sheboygan South, 7:15 pm
Dec. 21- Home vs. Two Rivers
Dec. 29- vs. Manitowoc Lutheran (at Random Lake), 5:30 pm
Dec. 30- vs. Random Lake (at Kiel), 5:30 pm
Jan. 4- at Howards Grove, 7:15 pm
Jan. 7- at Valders
Jan. 10- Home vs. Winnebago Lutheran
Jan. 13- Home vs. Brillion
Jan. 21- Home vs. Kiel
Jan. 22- at St. Lawrence Seminary, 3:15 pm
Jan. 25- at Manitowoc Roncalli
Jan. 31- Home vs. St. Mary’s Springs
Feb. 4- at Chilton
Feb. 10- Home vs. Sheboygan Falls
Feb. 15- at Two Rivers
Feb. 18- Home vs. Valders
Feb. 24- at Brillion
March 1- WIAA Division 3 Regional First Round
March 4- WIAA Division 3 Regional Semifinal
March 5- WIAA Division 3 Regional Final
March 10- WIAA Division 3 Sectional Semifinal at Chilton, 7 pm
March 12- WIAA Division 3 Sectional Final at Two Rivers, 7 pm
March 17-19- WIAA State Tournament at Madison