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Raiders prep for season under new coach

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 November 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – New Barker boys varsity basketball coach Josh Kraft, right, meets here with three of the Raiders veteran players Kyle Secor, Eddie Wasnock and Nate Luckman.

A quartet of veteran players provides the nucleus and new Coach Josh Kraft the leadership as Barker preps for the upcoming boys basketball season.

Seniors Michael Snell and Kyle Secore along with juniors Nate Luckman and Eddie Wasnock anchor the lineup for the Raiders.

The Barker lineup also includes senior Jared Ginther along with juniors Jake Arnold, Kyle Moeller, Shawn Callaghan and Devon Mangan.

“This team is working hard and our motto is to win each day and every day and improve as a team,” said Craft who takes over the Raiders reins from Dave Carson. “I want to help this group get better anyway I can. I’m here for them and I’m as excited as can be.”

The Raiders are scheduled to begin tuning up for the Niagara-Orleans League season by visiting Kendall on December 1 for a non league contest.

Barker’s Schedule:
Dec. 1 – at Kendall, 7 p.m.
Dec. 3 – Elba, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 12 – at Byron-Bergen, 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 14 – Oakfield-Alabama, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 16 – at Akron, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 18 – Medina, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 22 – at CSAT, 6 p.m.
Dec. 30 – Pembroke, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 5 – at Albion, 7 p.m.
Jan. 8 – at Wilson, 6 p.m.
Jan. 12 – Newfane, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 14 – Roy-Hart, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 19 – Akron, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 22 – at Medina, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 26 – CSAT, 6 p.m.
Jan. 29 – at Lyndonville, 7 p.m.
Feb. 2 – Albion, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 4 – Wilson, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 9 – at Newfane, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 11 – at Roy-Hart, 6 p.m.