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Sorge takes over Beaver girls hoops

CALCUTTA — Beaver Local’s girls basketball program is calling upon Tony Sorge to lead the way.

Sorge, hired recently by the school district, replaces Stephanie Coie, who guided the Beavers to a 78-84 record in seven seasons, including a 13-11 mark last season. Sorge has been coaching for nine years and most recently was with the 8th grade boys basketball program.

“I am excited for the opportunity to move up and be apart of the Beaver Local community even more,” Sorge said. “At this point, I am just real anxious to get started and sit down and meet with all the players.”

Sorge said he just wants to take it one day at a time due to the state of high school sports in the current pandemic.

“Hopefully we have no interruptions but we will see,” Sorge said. “We are just looking to have a good winning season and build with this lineup.”

Building was something that coach Sorge emphasized as a key to his first season, including his first year expectations.

“We are just looking to have alot of involvement and grow the program for the youth level to the high school level,” Sorge said. “We want to work with the youth programs and the junior high and really build the program from the ground up.”

Sorge, who has been a real estate broker for the past two years, said that he is confident in the returning group of letterwinners.

“We lost some valuable seniors but we got a good, young group and hopefully can work with them and start building early,” Sorge said.

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