Varsity Basketball

AREA GIRLS CAPSULES

Argonia

Coach: Dixie Brewster, fourth season. League: South Central Border. Last season: 25-1. Players to watch: Davi Peetoom, 5-8, sr., F; Ashton Stansbury, 5-8, jr., F; Ali Brewster, 5-7, jr., G; Brooke Boatright, 5-7, jr., G; Rachel Simon, 5-6, so., G.

Attica

Coach: Bret Ricke, first season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 2-17. Players to watch: Kristine Casper, 5-6, jr., G; Heather Fly, 5-3, sr., G; Jessie Murphy, 5-4, so., G.

Burrton

Coach: Tyler Hoopes, second season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 13-8. Players to watch: Valerie Walsten, 5-7, jr., G; Kayley Gardner, 5-5, jr., G; Miranda Day, 5-9, so., F; Mariah Friesen, 5-9, so., F.

Caldwell

Coach: Cory Ward, third season. League: South Central Border. Last season: 9-12. Players to watch: Kati Lebeda, 5-8, sr., F; Brae Halling, 5-8, sr., G; Mary Lebeda, 5-7, so.., G; Logan Rice, 5-8, jr., F; Ashlynn Lebeda, 5-10, jr., F.

Canton-Galva

Coach: Barry Fritz, sixth season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 10-12. Players to watch: Tara Scott, 6-0, sr., F; Kimmy Voth, 5-3, jr., G; Alyson Bressie, 5-8, so., G.

Central-Burden

Coach: Gregg Mettling, second season. League: South Central Border. Last season: 6-15. Players to watch: Sarah Tatum, 5-10, jr., C; Shelby Moore, 5-8, jr., F; Kelsie Martin, 5-6, sr., G.

Centre

Coach: Alan Stahlecker, first season. League: Eisenhower. Last season: 9-13. Players to watch: Shelby Deines, 5-6, sr., G; Carlye Simons, 5-4, sr., G; Allison Shields, 5-8, jr., F; Ripley Howard, 5-8, jr., G.

Cunningham

Coach: Eric Meyers, first season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 7-14. Players to watch: Ashley Albers, 5-7, sr., F; Kristen Fischer, 5-7, sr., F; Sami Schwerdtfeger, 5-10, sr., C.

Eureka

Coach: Bret Howard, second season. League: Tri-Valley. Last season: 9-12. Players to watch: Taylyn Schwartz, 5-6, jr., G; Haley Pitko, 5-8, so., G; Randee Coins, 5-5, so., G; Kayla Rader, 5-8, sr., F; Kathleen McKenzie, 5-11, sr., F.

Fairfield

Coach: Tracey File, first season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 5-17. Players to watch Kelcey Dunn, 5-5, sr., G: Kaylyn Powers, 5-8, sr., P; Lydia Cole, 5-7, sr., G.

Flinthills

Coach: Murray Knox, first season. League: Lyon County. Last season: 0-21. Players to watch: Hope Marsh, 5-5, jr., G; Chelsea Fullerton, 5-2, jr., G.

Goessel

Coach: Ryan Hoopes, third season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 7-14. Players to watch: Aspen Frey, 5-6, sr., G; Karis Janzen, 5-10, sr., F; Kendra Fleming, 5-7, jr., G.

Halstead

Coach: Jason Wilson, third season. League: MCAA. Last season: 14-9. Players to watch: Marissa Vermillion, 5-4, sr., G; Kirsten Sooter, 5-6, sr., F; Kalee McGee, 5-6, sr., G; Jill Armendariz, 5-4, sr., G.

Haven

Coach: Dwight Roper, 14th season. League: Haven. Last season: 21-2. Players to watch: Noell Nordstedt, 5-6, sr.; G; Claire Foraker, 5-8, sr., F; Sheridan Stefanski, 5-6, sr., F; Tessa Reynolds, 5-1, sr., G; Rachel Miller, 5-6, jr., G.

Hesston

Coach: Matt Richardson, fifth season. League: MCAA. Last season: 16-6. Players to watch: Rachel Hageman, 5-6, sr., G; Mallory Schroeder, 5-6, sr., G; Mollie Nebel, 5-7, jr., F; Samantha Scott, 5-8, so., F.

Hillsboro

Coach: Nathan Hiebert, third season. League: MCAA. Last season: 14-10. Players to watch: Candace Weinbrenner, sr., G; Dakota Kaufman, sr., F; Allie Faul, jr., G; Franny Gottsch, so., F.

Hutchinson Central Christian

Coach: Erin Patrick, fourth season. League: Heart of Plains. Last season: 19-5. Players to watch: Lauren Patrick, 5-10, sr., F; Diane Krehbiel, 5-9, jr., F.

Hutchinson Trinity

Coach: Vance Lee, 10th season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 13-8. Players to watch: Lizzie Degner, 5-4, jr., G; Kennedi Smith, 5-7, so., G.

Inman

Coach: Jeff Friesen, second season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 12-11. Players to watch: Mishaun Pfannenstiel, 5-8, sr., F; Kenda Ely, 6-0, sr., C; Chelsea Goble, 5-11, jr., C.

Madison

Coach: Glen Stout, third season. League: Lyon County. Last season: 16-7. Players to watch: Shelby Buster, 5-11, sr., C; Morgan Stout, 5-10, sr., F; Brittney Schanklee, 5-7, sr., G; Chelsei Schankie, 5-7, sr., G.

Marion

Coach: Randy Savage, third season. League: MCAA. Last season: 12-9. Players to watch: Kayla Heerey, 5-9, sr., F; Lindsay Hett, 5-8, sr., G; Julia Zeiner, 5-9, sr., F.

Moundridge

Moundridge did not respond to multiple requests for information about its team.

Nickerson

Coach: Lynn Vick, second season. League: MCAA. Last season: 11-10. Players to watch: Shelby Morford, 5-8, so., G; Brandy Mader, 5-10, jr., Post; Claire Childs, 5-6, jr., G; Ashley Almquist, 5-7, so., G.

Norwich

Coach: Mike Klaver, first season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 11-11. Players to watch: Paige Goebel, 5-10, sr., F; Molly Poe, 5-7, jr., F; Megan VanGieson, 5-3, jr., G; Rachel Henson, 5-3, so., G.

Oxford

Coach: Romney Runyan, first season. League: South Central Border. Last season: 3-17. Players to watch: Sarah White, 5-7, jr., F; Katie Norris, 5-5, jr., G; Missy Swanson, 5-4, jr., G.

Peabody-Burns

Coach: Darren Schroeder, seventh season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 2-19. Players to watch: Danielle Savage, 5-10, so., F; Julie Wedel, 5-8, sr., F.

Pratt

Coach: Dean Rausch, second season. League: Mid-State. Last season: 5-16. Players to watch: Cheyenne Becker, 5-2, so., G; Brooke Blankenship, 5-10, sr., F; Ashton Neumann, 5-5, sr., G; Dominique Staats, 5-7; so., F; Aubrey Hoover, 6-0; so., F.

Pratt Skyline

Coach: Jimmy Lee, first season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 18-6. Players to watch: Natali Jones, 6-0, sr., F; Amy Jo Maphet, 5-5, sr., G; Sadee Kumberg, 5-10, sr., F; Lindsey Lykins, 5-5, sr., G; Audra Howell, 5-8, sr., G.

Pretty Prairie

Coach: Emily Stucky, first season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 15-7. Players to watch: Annie Elpers, 5-7, jr., F; Bre Tallant, 5-5, jr., G; Jessy McCutchen, 5-5, sr., G.

Remington

Coach: Ben Wertenberger, seventh season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 12-9. Players to watch: Katie Regier, 5-8, sr., F; Kylee Frazell, 5-5, sr., G; Quin Tulletson, 5-10, so., F; Jessie Green, 5-9, so., F.

Sedgwick

Coach: Shannon Murphy, fifth season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 10-12. Players to watch: Riley Busenitz, 5-11, sr., F; Jaimy Dovier, 6-0, so., F; Sandra Dovier, 6-0, so., F; Konner Davidson, 5-6, jr., G; Brooke Grattan, 5-5, so., G; Megan Cordell, 5-7, jr., G.

Smoky Valley

Coach: John Darrow, second season. League: MCAA. Last season: 6-15. Players to watch: Jordan Sherwood, 5-6, sr., G; Lori Dauer, 5-11, jr., C.

South Barber

Coach: Steve Roberts, 17th season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 22-3. Players to watch: Sara Molz, 5-4, sr., G; Dru Hitchcock, 5-3, sr., G; Erin Merklein, 5-9, jr., F; Amee Stapleton, 5-5, sr., G.

South Haven

Coach: David Hughes, 14th season. League: South Central Border. Last season: 16-7. Players to watch: Breanna Bryant, 5-5, sr., G; Cassie Dvorak, 5-7, sr., P: Christa Curl, 5-7, sr., G; Katelyn Edward, 5-5, sr., G.

Sunrise

Coach: Terry Michael, fifth season. League: Independent. Last season: 16-9. Players to watch: Brianna McGuire, 6-0, sr., C; Jaimie Dungan, 5-6, sr., G.; Rachel Lumbert, 5-6, sr., G; Jeriel Adair, 5-8, so., G.

Udall

Coach: Josh Ybarra, second season. League: SCBL. Last season: 10-10. Players to watch: Courtney Adams, 5-7, sr., F; Jamiee Grinstaff, 5-7, sr., F; Bekkah Venzin, 5-3, sr.,G; Chanea Sawyer, 5-5, sr. F; Abby Mettling, 5-4, jr., G; Brandy Smith, 5-4, jr., G.

Word of Life

Coach: Terrance Michaeux, first season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 0-8. Players to watch: Breanna Albright, 5-9, sr., G: Dakota Greathouse, 5-8, sr., P: Alexis Belle, 5-11, so., P; Debonique Knowles, 5-9, so., G.

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