East Atchison golfers are swinging toward the start of the 2016 Girls’ Golf season. Pictured at golf practice on Thursday, August 11, 2016, at the Tarkio Golf Course are golfers, from left to right, Jae Barnett and Kaely Kirwan, Bree Barnett, and Chloe Bruns. (Photos by Megan McAdams)

A small, but strong group of girls are taking to the golf course as the East Atchison Girls’ Golf Team, coached by Aaron Behrens.
Six girls are on the team this year with five of those girls having golfed competitively for years. The girls have been working on golfing in all different areas of the course, such as the sand pits and high grass. Having competed in both high school golf season events as well as summer camps and tournaments, the girls should do well this season.
The 2016 girls’ golf schedule follows:
Aug. 22 – At Plattsburg Tournament, 8:00 a.m.
Aug. 23 – At Maryville with Northeast Nodaway, 4:00 p.m.
Aug. 25 – At Savannah, 4:00 p.m.
Aug. 31 – At Stanberry, 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 6 – At Maryville, 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 7 – At Stanberry,
4:00 p.m.
Sept. 12 – At Albany Best Shot Tournament, 9:00 a.m.
Sept. 13 – At Tarkio vs. Auburn, 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 15 – At Tecumseh Tournament, 9:00 p.m.
Sept. 20 – At Tarkio vs. Rock Port, 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 21 – At Maryville Best Shot Tournament, 9:00 a.m.
Sept. 22 – At Rock Port, 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 26 – Districts, TBA
Oct. 3 – Sectionals, TBA
Oct. 10-11 – State, TBA