It was a learning experience for New Holstein boys track and field coach Sam Wallace in 2018, his first as head coach, replacing long-time coach Stuart Dewhurst.
Throwing a wrench into things this spring is baseball at NHHS, now a spring sport after over 50 years as a summer sport. Wallace and the Huskies took a bit of a hit from that, but look forward to the season.
The NH boys track preview:

Head Coach
- Sam Wallace

2018 RECORD: Sixth at EWC Championships; Seventh at WIAA Division 2 New Holstein Regional; No state qualifiers.

2018 REVIEW: They came close, but New Holstein was not able to send any athletes to the WIAA State Boys Track and Field Championships. Oren Kestell was the nearest miss taking sixth in the high jump. Only the top four advance to state. Brad Guell took 15th in the shot put and was 16th in the discus. Kadyn Judkins was 16th in the 100 meter dash and the 4x800 relay team of Michael Volz, Jeff Cramsey, Teddy Schnell and Boyd Davis came in tenth. Guell, Kestell and Davis were seniors. Other key losses are Mitch Ditter, Colton Roepke and Brad Paulson.

Although baseball is now a spring sport, track isn’t totally hurt by it. Several athletes will try and compete in both sports like Schnell and Judkins. Several newcomers will also be two-sport athletes.
Volz, Judkins and Schnell are solid veterans while other top returnees include pole vaulter Max Freund, jumper Breyden Bruns, long distance runners Jarod Henschel and Josh Dewhurst, throwers Mitch Diederich and Devyn Birschbach, and sprinter Jon Sesing.
Coach Wallace is starting to rebuild the program and the numbers are back up to 20 this season with just five being seniors.
Conference is wide open. Valders, Kiel, Brillion, Two Rivers and Sheboygan Falls are the early frontrunners.