As the Clinton football season winds down over the next few weeks, the sports calendar will soon be turning their attention to the basketball season.
Head Coach of the Maroons basketball program, Clay Haurberg says right now there are open gyms happening and there is good buy-in from players that are not involved in a fall sport. He also calls his coaching staff this year the strongest in his 21-years in coaching.
Speaking to the Clinton Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon, Coach Haurberg has been pleased with the progress of the program in his three years in Clinton.
With the season right around the corner, the team has collectively set goals for this year. Coach Haurberg says they have some achievable goals like finish with a winning record and win the Central Illinois Conference.
The Maroons open their season the week of Thanksgiving at the Cerro Gordo High School Turkey Tournament, followed by a road game at Tri-Valley the final Tuesday of November and then the first of December they play their home opener, hosting Maroa-Forsyth.