Veteran Coach Mike Sass begins his 14th season as the head boys basketball coach; open season against South Winn

Senior Blake Wettleson shoots for two in the Jamboree held at MFL MarMac.


Veteran boys’ basketball coach Mike Sass is entering his 14th year as the head coach of the Pirates and his assistant, Aandi Deering has been working with the program for 14 years.

The team returns four letter winners in Owen Jacobson, Blake Wettleson, Nick Jacobs and Jacob Steffans who are all seniors. Others expected to see much action on the court are Harrison Dehning, Cole Walch, Collin Bacon, Gabe Loera, Robert White and Collin Malcom.

About his Pirates, Sass said, “I think we have a lot of talent on the team, but how we play together will determine what kind of year we have.”



Last Monday evening the Pirates played in the annual Jamboree at MFL MarMac where several area teams played one half. 

Coach Sass said, “The jamboree was a nice introduction into varsity basketball for our young guys. I thought overall we did well. We really moved the ball and attacked the rim nicely on offense and made some three point shots as well. Our offense was very good. Our defense needs work yet. 

Read the full article in the November 29 edition of the Postville Herald.