This year the Skyhawks are starting fresh with a team full of incoming freshman. “We are full of great local talent this year and I
believe we should end up being a pretty solid team,” stated Coach Jed Johnson who is also joining the Skyhawks for his first year as
the Head Coach. “Dave Williams really made this transition easy for me and set us up for immediate success while he prepared to
step down,” Johnson added. Dave Williams, the long-time golf coach and instructor at Sauk, retired this year from the program and
has left the program in great shape for the upcoming year.
Ryan Dixon is a standout from Dixon, and will help lead the Skyhawks as one of our top players. Another Dixon graduate, Austin
Thomas, put up some solid performances for Dixon this past year and looks to continue to improve. Jarred Hippen, a standout athlete from Rock Falls who also pitched for the University of Iowa, has decided to pursue another of his passions and play golf this year. “It is a pretty special situation for Jarred having the chance to come back home and play college golf alongside his younger brother,” Johnson stated. Jarred’s younger brother, Trace Hippen, has played solid golf for Rock Falls High School and looks forward to playing with his older brother.
Sterling High School’s Trevor Sisson and Austin Cook had solid seasons for Sterling and are looking to make an immediate impact
this fall for the Skyhawks. The final player for the Skyhawks is Graye Freeman. “Freeman has come a long way already this fall, and
we look forward to seeing him continue to improve and compete for a spot in our top five,” shared Johnson. With this young and
hungry group, we could see this team competing at a high level. Should be a fun group to get out and see!