A few area sports teams participated in the Pinnacle Bank Winter Sports Media Days which was hosted at various sites during the week of November 15th. The event was organized and sponsored in part by Nebpreps.com. Among the teams that participated was the Anselmo-Merna girls basketball team. The team was represented by third year head coach Trent Kirchman along with seniors Hadlee Safranek and Jaide Chandler. AM returns a strong core of players that were part of a team that finished 17-7 last year. Coach Kirchman was asked about his outlook for the upcoming season.
The Lady Coyotes have played in a district final the last two seasons but have come up just short falling to BDS last season 41-36 in the D1-6 final and falling to Sterling in the D2-7 final 39-35 in 2020. When asked what their goals were for this season, Safranek and Chandler were both quick to talk about making it to the state tournament.
The Anselmo-Merna girls will begin their season December 2nd when they face off against Paxton at North Platte Community College. This week, Central Nebraska’s Sports Source will continue to feature other area teams that participated in the Pinnacle Bank Winter Sports Media Days.