A veteran lineup lends home for Kiel as they look to continue their rise under second year head coach Todd Witt. Can the Raiders challenge five-time defending EWC champ Sheboygan Falls?
The Kiel golf preview:

KIEL GOLF
Head Coach- Todd Witt

2016 RECORD- 6th in overall EWC Standings; 8th at WIAA Division 2 Winnebago Lutheran Regional; No state qualifiers.

2016 REVIEW: A young and inexperienced team did have its moments. Kiel placed fourth at the Brillion Mini-Tour Meet and had a good day at the 18-hole EWC Championships at Branch River where they had another fourth place finish. Individually, Trace Woepse was in line for First Team All-EWC honors, but got passed up on that final meet by a mere one point and settled for Second Team. Justin Dedering and Austin Berenz were honorable mention. Unfortunately, the Raiders struggled in the WIAA regional at Rolling Meadows in Fond du Lac and the season ended after an eighth place finish there.

2017 PREVIEW: All but one golfer from the entire 2016 roster is back led by Woepse. Justin Dedering, Berenz, Darek Dedering, John Irwin, Andy Winkel, Jake Siemers and Ryan Kleinhans, all are returning golfers. Noah Kreis is the lone golfer not returning.
Witt is hopeful some of his newcomers can challenge the vets for varsity spots this spring. That includes Mike Endries. Kevin Kost and Justin Stephany also are in the mix.
As far as the conference season goes, it is the first time in eight years that powerhouse Sheboygan Falls does not have a Bachmann in the lineup, but despite a senior-oriented team of a year ago, the Falcons may still be a slight favorite. Kiel is definitely a team to keep an eye on with its experienced lineup. Chilton and Roncalli will also be threats to Falls.