Varsity Basketball

Other area high school basketball preview capsules

Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League

Boys

Arkansas City

Coach: Anthony Brantley, second season. Last season: 8-13. Players to watch: Keegan Murphy, 5-10, jr., G; Cody Hollister, 6-1, sr., G; Wes Brantley, 6-2, jr., F; David Boxman, 6-2, jr., F; Cody McNulty, 6-3, sr., F.

Buhler

Coach: Dennis Wahlgren, first season. Last season: 12-10. Players to watch: Trevor Torgerson, 5-10, jr., G; JP Lohrentz, 6-3, jr., G; Brandon Givens, 6-1, jr., G; AJ Temel, 6-3, sr., F; Drew Pankratz, 6-4, sr, F.

Hutchinson

Coach: Nathan Henry, second season. Last season: 11-12. Players to watch: Ronald Boyd, 5-9, jr., G; Scott Weber, 6-0, sr., G; Trevor Turner, 5-7, so., G; Jerome Roehm, 6-5, jr., F.

McPherson

Coach: Kurt Kinnamon, 16th season. Last season: 22-3. Players to watch: Christian Ulsaker, 6-6, sr., F; Jack Pyle, 6-1, sr., G; Jordan Hart, 6-0, jr., G; Parker Hambley, 6-1, sr., F; Cory Horton, 6-1, sr.

Salina Central

Coach: Doug Finch, seventh season. Last season: 12-9. Players to watch: Shay Wooten, 6-2, sr., G; Scottie Gardner, 5-11, sr., G; Devon James, 5-10, sr., G; Haushun Norwood, 6-3, sr., F; Aaron Davis, 6-3, sr., F.

Salina South

Coach: Matt Renk, fourth season. Last season: 4-17. Players to watch: Cody Neuburger, 5-10, sr., G; Andy Wiechman, 5-11, sr., G; Devin Smith, 6-2, sr., F; Demetrias Jones, 6-3, sr., F; Trent Forrester, 6-2, sr., F.

Wellington

Coach: Brian Buchanan, seventh season. Last season: 8-13. Players to watch: Ryan Jenkins, 6-4, jr., G; Levi Gurley, 5-10, jr., G; Levi Anderson, 6-2, sr., F; Taylan Ybarra, 6-2, jr., F; Dylan Heath, 6-5, sr., F.

Winfield

Coach: Troy Lallemand, second season. Last season: 11-10. Players to watch: Taylor Satterthwaite, 6-0, sr., G; Bradon Millers, 6-3, sr., F; Evan Haney, 6-5, sr., F; Jeremy Groene, 6-2, sr., G, Chris Yzquierdo, 6-4, sr., F.

Girls

Arkansas City

Coach: Roxi Bratcher, third season. Last season: 2-19. Players to watch: Kelsey Stewart, 5-7, jr., G; Rakiyah Taylor, 5-5, jr., G; Caitlynn McVey, 5-6, jr., G; Asia Budd, 5-3, jr., G; Mary Brantley, 6-2, jr., F.

Buhler

Coach: Brennan Torgerson, sixth season. Last season: 12-11. Players to watch: Stephanie Patterson, 5-7, sr., G; Kim Patterson, 5-5, jr., G; Sarah Goertzen, 5-9, sr., F; Josie Williams, 5-10, so., F; Hailey Dunning, 5-6, sr., G.

Hutchinson

Coach: Tom Clark, fourth season. Last season: 8-13. Players to watch: Taylor Mayes, 6-0, jr., F; Bri Starks, 6-0, jr., F; Haley McCue, 5-6, jr., G; Rachel Seitz, 5-10, sr., F.

McPherson

Coach: Chris Strathman, sixth season. Last season: 20-3. Players to watch: Casyn Buchman, 5-8, sr., F; Sarah Gaeddert, 6-0, sr., F; Leigh Loving, 5-6, sr., G; Tanner Hein, 5-2, jr., G; Kirsten Holle, 5-10, jr., F.

Salina Central

Coach: Geoff Andrews, second season. Last season: 11-10. Players to watch: Courtney Wiggins, 6-0, sr., F; Bailey Counts, 5-7, sr., G; Gabby Briggs, 5-7, so., G; Bre Bennett, 5-11, jr., F; Joyce Parker, 5-7, sr., F.

Salina South

Coach: Jason Hooper, fourth season. Last season: 15-7. Players to watch: Sally Thompson, 6-3, sr., F; Logan Antenen, 5-8, jr., G; McKenzie Haynes, 5-9, so., F; Ashley Carey, 5-7, sr., G.

Wellington

Coach: Kevin Hackerott, third season. Last season: 13-10. Players to watch: Dani Anderson, 5-10, jr., G; Ashlyn Whaley, 5-4, jr., G; Madi Becker, 5-10, sr., F; Erma Barnes, 5-9, sr., F; Erianne Adams, 5-4, jr., G.

Winfield

Coach: Heath Elliott, first season. Last season: 6-13. Players to watch: Hayli Jo Smith, 5-10, sr., F; Brittany Estrada, 5-6, sr., G; Jennifer Demarree, 6-0, jr., F; Sydnie Lowther, 5-6, jr., G; Ayla Butler, 5-7, jr., F.

Central Plains League

Boys

Belle Plaine

Coach: Brett Mohr, fourth season. Last season: 5-16, 1-8 CPL (9th) Players to watch: Ben Gooch, 6-1, sr., F; Gabe Stewart, 5-10, jr., G: Dakota Richardson, 5-11, jr., G; Storm Scott, 5-11, jr., F.

Bluestem

Coach: Todd Leed, third season. Last season: 1-21, 0-9 CPL (10th). Players to watch: Dalton Bevin, 5-9, sr., G; Dakota Bevin, 5-9, jr., G; Blake Bolander, 5-9, jr., G: Matt Womacks, 5-9, jr., G

Chaparral

Coach: Josh Inslee, third season. Last season: 11-11, 4-5 CPL (T7th). Players to watch: Justin Wilcox, 6-3, sr., F; Brogy Giesen, 6-3, sr., F; Cade Beckner, 5-10, sr., G; Kirk Williams, 6-1, sr., G; Michael Schrant, 6-1, sr., G.

Conway Springs

Coach: James O'Brien, seventh season. Last season: 10-12, 4-5 CPL (T7th). Players to watch: Jordan Ast, 5-7, jr., G; Austin Pauly, 5-11, sr., G; Matt Seiwert, 6-2, jr., F; Michael Harris, 6-6, sr., C.

Douglass

Coach: Ty Unrau, first season. Last season: 20-3, 8-1 CPL (2nd). Players to watch: Jared Holthaus, 6-3, sr., G; Payton Fraley, 5-10, jr., G; Jason Piha, 6-3, sr., F; Kyle Roberts, 6-1, sr., F; Brad Perkins, 6-3, sr., F.

Medicine Lodge

Coach: Dan Ferguson, third season. Last season: 11-11, 5-4 CPL (T5th). Players to watch: Bryan Hellman, 6-3, jr., F; Kelvin Shinliver, 5-11, jr., G; Bryan Eck, 5-6, sr., G; Zach Larkin, 6-4, jr., F; Drew Ehresman, 6-3, jr., F.

Girls

Belle Plaine

Coach: Brant Brittingham, sixth season. Last season: 3-18, 0-9 CPL (10th). Players to watch: Taylor Scott, 5-8, sr., G; Annmarie Hamersky, 5-7, jr., F; Ciarra Myers, 5-7, so., F.

Bluestem

Coach: Branigun Gomez, first season. Last season: 9-12, 3-6 CPL (7th). Players to watch: Jordan Flowers, 5-6, sr., G; Kelli Kretz, 5-4, sr., G; Tiffani Jones, 5-10, sr., C; Alex Emmons, 5-3, sr., G; Harlee Schiermeister, 5-7, sr. F.

Chaparral

Coach: Justin Hill, fifth season. Last season: 5-16, 4-5 CPL (6th). Players to watch: Sierra Smith, 5-7, jr., G; Brandi Barwick, 5-7, jr., G; Amelia Ballard, 5-8, so., F; Janna Wilkinson, 5-5, sr., G.

Conway Springs

Coach: Ryan Rusco, fifth season. Last season: 14-8, 6-3 (T3rd). Players to watch: Jessica Ebenkamp, 5-4, sr., G; Abby Koester, 5-2, jr., G; Kelsey Spicer, 5-4,sr., G; Chelsea Ebenkamp, 5-2, so., G; Brittney May, 5-6, so., F.

Douglass

Coach: Shelby Green, second season. Last season: 15-7, 6-3 CPL (T3rd). Players to watch: Hayley Young, 5-9, sr., F; Sarah Wright, 5-6, so., G; Savannah Wright, 5-5, jr., G; Taren Houser, 5-8, sr., F.

Medicine Lodge

Coach: Lowell Dohrmann, 12th season. Last season: 13-8, 6-3 CPL (T3rd). Players to watch: Megan Honas, 5-9, sr., F; Shanndi Boor, 5-9, sr., F Shanise Rice, sr., Ali Rogers, 5-7, jr., F.

Other Area Teams

Boys

Argonia

Coach: Keaton Krell, second season. League: South Central Border League. Last season: 5-15. Players to watch: Lance Conklin, so., G-F Alex Hemberer, sr., F; Matthew Fitch, jr., F.

Berean Academy

Coach: Lewis Wiebe, 17th season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 25-1. Players to watch: Karlin Wiebe, 6-5, sr., C; Caleb Hoover, 6-3, sr., G; Cameron Rust, 6-2, jr., F; Daniel Claassen, 5-8, jr., G

Burrton

Coach: Ralph Butler, 32nd season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 21-5. Players to watch: Ryan Weber, 6-1, sr., G; Taylor King, 6-1, jr., C; Jacob Navarro, 5-10, sr., F; Trae Lane, 5-8, so., G.

1Caldwell

Coach: Daniel Jantz, first season. League: South Central Border. Last season: 15-9. Players to watch: Dalton Whaley, 5-9, sr., G; Mason Teeter, 6-1, sr., F; Braden Lebeda, 6-1, sr., G; Alex Davis, 6-0, sr., F; Dylan Bristor, 6-0, sr., G.

Canton-Galva

Coach: Jake Sims, first season. League: Heart of America. Last season : 4-16. Players to watch: Nick Vogts, 5-9, jr., PG; Tad Wedel, 6-1, sr., F; Taylor Myers, 6-0, sr., G; Tyler Miller, 5-11, jr., F

Cedar Vale-Dexter

Coach: Chad Knight, fourth season. League: South Central Border. Last season: 9-12. Players to watch: Bradley Berkley, 6-1, sr., F; Logan Snyder, 5-11, sr., F; Brett Champlin, 6-3, jr., G; Jacob Jennings, 5-10, jr., G; Conner Stone, 6-1, sr., C

Central-Burden

Coach: Shane Walter, third season. League: South Central Border. Last season: 12-9. Players to watch: Bo Savage, 6-0, jr., G; Layne Smith, 6-1, sr., F; Austin Mettling 6-0, so., G.

Centre

Coach: Greg Wyatt, 26th season. League: Wheat State League. Last season: 12-9. Players to watch: Brian Burhoop, 6-2, sr., G-F; Tanner Brunner, 6-2, sr., F; Rustyn Kerbs, 5-8, sr., G; Adam Matz, 5-9, sr., G.

Cunningham

Coach: Jim Wendt, second season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 9-12. Players to watch: Kyle Kerschen, 5-4, sr., G; Cody Gridley, 6-3, sr., F.

Eureka

Coach: Mike Pitko, first season. League: Tri-Valley. Last season: 2-19. Players to watch: Braden Barrett, 6-1, sr., G; Hunter Moore, 6-1, jr., P; Seth Spore, 5-7, jr., G; Daquota Williams, 6-4, jr., P; Gody Gabriel, 5-10, sr., G; Tyler Kuhn, 5-10, jr., G; Billy Holcomb, 6-0, jr., P.

Fairfield

Coach: Bob Almanza, third season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 3-19. Players to watch: Sean Stejskal, 5-10, sr., G; Ryan Waters, 6-1, jr., G; Nathan Marlow 6-0, sr., F; Ty Davis 6-0, sr., G.

Flinthills

Coach: Richard Idelman, third season. League: South Central Border Last season: 4-15. Players to watch: Kyle Vogy, 6-3, jr., F; Christopher Sjorgen, 6-3, sr., F; Barrett Simon, 5-6, so., G.

Goessel

Coach: Justin Coup, 13th season. League: Wheat State. Last season: 11-11. Players to watch: Braden Unruh, 6-0, jr. G; Neal Brubaker, 6-1, sr., F; Trey Schmidt, 5-11, so., G; Corey Buller, 6-2, sr., F.

Halstead

Coach: Joe Gerber, 10th season. League: Central Kansas Last season: 19-5 Players to watch: Simon McKee, 6-1, sr., G; Garrison Gundy, 6-1, sr., F; Dakota Becker, 5-10, sr., F; Andrew Pjesky, 6-1, jr., G: Ethan Rodenberg, 5-9, sr., G.

Haven

Coach: Lonnie Paramore, third season. League: Central Kansas. Last season: 14-7. Players to watch: Ridge Foster, 5-10, sr., G; Kevin Borntrager, 6-1, sr., G; Tritton Crabtree, 6-3, sr., F; Kipp Childs, 5-10, sr., G; Dylan Snodgrass, 6-2, sr., F.

Hesston

Coach: Ty Rhodes, 10th season. League: Central Kansas League. Last season: 16-7. Players to watch: Taylor Redding, 6-0, sr., G; Lucas Petrocci, 5-11, sr. G; Jesse Voth-Gaeddert, 6-3, sr. F.

Hillsboro

Coach: Darrel Knoll, 23rd season. League: Central Kansas. Last season: 2-19. Players to watch: Ben Bebermeyer, 5-10, sr., G; Jesse Allen, 6-0, jr., G; Caleb Hilliard, 5-10, sr., F; Jarod Hamm, 6-0, sr., G.

Hutchinson Central Christian

Coach: Adam Clark, 10th season. League: Heart of Plains. Last season: 2-18. Players to watch: Caleb Green, 6-1, sr., G; Dawson Krahn, 5-10, sr., G; Jarod Starkey, 6-7, so., C; Zach Krabel, 5-9, fr., G.

Hutchinson-Trinity

Coach: Joe Hammersmith, 19th season. League : Heart of America. Last season: 16-7. Players to watch: Michael Mesh, 5-11, sr., G; Derek Racette, 5-11, sr., G; Dustin Ohl, 6-2, jr., F; Will Bothwell, 5-10, sr., G; Alec Mailloux, 6-0, jr., G/F.

Inman

Coach: Brett Froese, first season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 14-8. Players to watch: Luke Ropp, 6-1, sr., G; Devin Wenthe, 5-11, sr., G; Jason Friesen, 6-0, sr., G; Bryce Case, 6-3, sr. F.

Kingman

Coach: Steve Bangert, second season. Last season: 3-18. Players to watch: Blake Bergkamp, 6-4, sr., F; Bryan Suenram, 6-1, jr., G; Mikabe Erdman, 6-3, jr., G; Jake Kaufman, 6-0, sr., G; Kyle McCormack, 5-11, sr., F.

Madison

Coach: Lance Tally, first season. League: Lyon County. Last season: 11-11. Players to watch: Kale Schankie, 6-3, sr., F; Kole Schankie, 6-1, jr., G; Tyler Williams, 5-11, jr., G; Ryan Thomsen, 6-2, sr., F.

Marion

Coach: Jeff McMillon, third season. League: Heart of America. Last season : 8-13. Players to watch: Jordan Versch, 6-1, sr., G; Dillon Richmond, 6-1, sr., G; Jordan Hett, 5-10, so. G.

Moundridge

Coach: Vance Unrau, 24th season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 18-4. Players to watch: Trey Unrau, 5-11, jr., G; Joel Sugars, 6-0, sr., F; Alex Otte, 5-11, jr., F; Daniel Ratzlaff, 5-9, soph., F.

Nickerson

Coach: Ryan Deft, eighth season. League: Central Kansas League. Last season : 17-7. Players to watch : McCoulley Kleusner, 6-1, sr., G; Keelan Jackson, 6-1, sr., F.

Norwich

Coach: Craig Zoeller, second season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 13-9. Players to watch: Alex Hull, 5-11, sr., G; Kirk Riepe, 6-2, sr., F; Harrison Magruder, 6-2, jr., F; Jake VanGieson, 6-0, jr., G

Oxford

Coach: Kyle Green, ninth season. League: South Central Border. Last season: 6-16. Players to watch: Alex White, 5-10, jr., G; Brad Brown, 5-8, jr., G; Riley Emley, 6-8, sr., C; Gage Burkes, 6-4, so., C.

Peabody-Burns

Coach: Brian Simmonds, third season. League: Wheat State. Last season: 16-5. Players to watch: Storm Pickens, 5-10, sr., G; Matt Hiebert, 6-0, G, jr.; Derek Price, 6-1, sr., F; Brody Kyle, 6-2; jr., F.

Pratt

Coach: David Swank, second season League: Central Kansas. Last season: 23-3. Players to watch: Micah Swank, 6-1, jr., G; Matt Swank, 6-3, sr., G; Payson Maydew, 6-5, jr., C; BJ Dean, 6-0, jr., G; Austin McClain, 6-0, jr., G.

Pratt Skyline

Coach: Derek Sarkett, first season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: . Players to watch: .

Pretty Prairie

Coach: Dennis Detter, 14th season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 20-5. Players to watch: Hunter Pittman, 6-0, sr.,G; Josh Kaufman, 5-10, sr., G; Tanner Hines, 6-1, sr., F; Daniel Krehbiel, 6-3, sr., F.

Remington

Coach: Rod Browning, fifth season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 12-10. Players to watch: Jake Green, 6-4, sr., F; Caleb Cherryholmes 5-9, jr., G; Matt Jacobs, 5-10, sr., G; Tanner Claassen, 6-5, sr., F; Jamie Kitterman, 5-10; sr., G.

Sedgwick

Coach: Darren Crumrine, 17th season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 15-8. Players to watch: Elliott Money, 5-7, jr., G; Daniel Vogt, 6-1, jr., G; Levi Vogt, 6-2, jr., G; Trent Stucky, 5-11, jr., F; Nick Hawkins, 6-3, sr., F.

Smoky Valley

Coach: John Bellah, eighth season. League: Central Kansas League. Last season: 10-11. Players to watch: Seth Nelson, 6-3, sr., F; Nick Deterding, 6-0, jr., G; Stephen DeWitt, 6-0, sr., F.

South Barber

Coach: Brad Morris, sixth season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 15-9. Players to watch: Dylon Molz, 6-3, sr., C; Kendall Clark, 6-3, sr., F; Luke Yearout, 6-4, jr., C; Christian Johnston, 5-11, sr., G

South Haven

Coach: Darren McDorman, ninth season. League: South Central Border. Last season: 16-6. Players to watch: Jarod Young, 6-2, sr., G; Nick Creed, 6-0, sr., G; Blake Wilkey, 6-2, jr., F; Austin Showman, 6-0, so., G.

Sunrise Academy

Coach: Kyle Lindsted, 11th season. League: Independent. Last season: 25-2. Players to watch: Veguam Clark, 5-11, jr., G; Prestyn Atherton, 5-10, jr., G; Jovan Popvic, 6-1, sr., G; Eric Katenda, 6-9, sr., F.

Udall

Coach: John Mayes, second season. League: South Central Border. Last season: 19-5. Players to watch: Devan Rueger, 6-3, sr., F; Colton Witte, 5-11, jr., G; Logan Beard, 5-9, jr., G; Michael Propst, 6-3, so., F; Dylan Messet, 5-11, jr., G.

Word of Life

Coach: Ryan Huijing, third season. League: Independent. Last season: 19-5. Players to watch: Dolan Greathouse, 6-3, sr., G; Tremayne Elias, 6-6, sr., F; Keith Williams, 6-2, jr., G; Aleks Milanovic, 6-4, sr., G.

Girls

Argonia

Coach: Dixie Brewster, fifth season. League: South Central Border League. Last season: 27-1. Players to watch : Ashton Stansbury, sr., P; Brooke Boatright, sr., G; Ali Brewster, sr., G; Rachel Simon, jr., G.

Berean Academy

Coach: Tracie Wiebe, sixth season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 20-5. Players to watch: Mallory Zuercher, 5-8, jr., G; Libby Wiette, 5-9, jr., F; Kayla Wilgers, 5-6, jr., G; Makayla Ladwig, 5-7, jr., G.

Burrton

Coach: Tyler Hoopes, third season. Last season: 20-4 Players to watch: Brianna Woodworth, 5-5, so, G; Kailey Gardner, 5-6, sr., G; Taylor Terry, 5-6, so., F; Taylor Davis, 5-9, sr., F; Mariah Friesen, 5-10, jr., F.

Caldwell

Coach: Cory Ward, fourth season. League: South Central Border. Last season: 13-9. Players to watch: Mary Lebeda, 5-7, jr., G; Logan Rice, 5-8, sr., F; Taberie Halling, 5-5, jr., G; Ashlynn Lebeda, 5-10, sr., F; Kami Nimitz, 5-9, so., F.

Central-Burden

Coach: Gregg Mettling, second season. League: South Central Border. Last season: 3-18. Players to watch: Shelby Moore, 5-8, sr., G; Sarah Tatum, 5-10, sr., C; Amanda Weber, 5-7, jr., F; Tanya Hunsucker, 5-7, jr., G; ShaLynn Shepherd, 5-9, jr., F.

Cedar Vale-Dexter

Coach: Debbie Callison, seventh season. League: South Central Border. Last season: 20-6. Players to watch: Alexis Hafenstein, 5-8, sr., G-F; Kaylie Berkely, 5-5, so., G-F; Katy Rhodd, 5-8, so., G-F.

Centre

Coach: Alan Shahlecker, second season. League: Wheat State League. Last season: 8-13. Players to watch : Allison Shields, 5-8, sr., F; Theo Kassebaum, 5-4, jr., G; Ellie Miller, 5-7, so. G/F; Anna Weber, 5-9, sr., F; Cacey Simons, 5-8, fr., G; Bryanna Svoboda, 5-8, fr., F; Amy Makovec, 5-1, fr., G.

Cunningham

Coach: Eric Meyers, second season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 13-11. Players to watch: Allie Cochran, 5-4, sr., G; Bayleigh Meyers, 5-4, jr., G; Brooke Kerschen, 5-5, so., F; Kelsey Ricke, 5-4, so., G.

Eureka

Coach: Bret Howard, third season: League : Tri-Valley. Last season : 18-5. Players to watch : Taylyn Schwartz, 5-7, sr. G; Haley Pitko, 5-8, jr., G; Ashlen Schwartz, 5-2, so., G; Bailee Barrett, 5-9, jr., F.

Fairfield

Coach: Chris Hewitt, first season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 2-18. Players to watch: Brandy Burns, 5-6, so., F; Jordan Williams, 5-10, sr., G; Amanda Buckwalter, 5-10, sr., F; Lainey Bell, 5-6, so., G.

Flinthills

Coach: Murray Knox, second season. League: South Central Border. Last season: 0-20. Players to watch: Hope Harsh, 5-6, sr., G; Chelsea Fullerton, 5-3, sr., G; Jamie Bell, 5-2, so., G.

Goessel

Coach: Ryan Hoopes, fourth season. League: Wheat State. Last season: 11-9. Players to watch: Shanna Klassen, 5-7, sr., F; Jennifer Van Horn, 5-10, sr., F; Johanna Hoffman, 5-6, so., G.

Haven

Coach: Dwight Roper, 15th season. League: Central Kansas. Last season: 10-11. Players to watch: Rachel Miller, 5-7, sr., G; Sage Ezell, 5-8, sr., G; Ashley Rogers, 5-10, sr., G; Tayler Boese, 5-7, jr., G; Paige Chamberlain, 5-11, jr., F.

Halstead

Coach: Jay Myers, first season. League: Central Kansas. Last season: 9-12. Players to watch: Morgan Matlack, 5-6, so., G; Victoria Roberts, 5-8, sr., F; Macy Younger, 5-4, jr., G; Aubrie Vansteenburg, 6-2, sr., C; Crystal Maurath, 5-10, sr., F.

Hesston

Coach: Matt Richardson, sixth season. League: Central Kansas League. Last season : 17-7. Players to watch : Mollie Nebel, 5-7, sr. G; Shelby Spencer, 6-0, sr. F; Samantha Short, 5-9, jr., F; Ashley Weaver, 5-7, so., G.

Hillsboro

Coach: Nathan Hiebert, fourth season. League: Central Kansas. Last season: 18-6. Players to watch: Allie Faul, 5-6, sr., G; Tena Loewen, 5-10, so., G; Becky Faber, 5-4, sr., G; Emma Heven, 6-0, sr., F.

Hutchinson Central Christian

Coach: Erin Patrick, fifth season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 21-4. Players to watch: Jamie Patrick, 5-11, jr., G; Diane Krehbiel, 5-9, sr., F, Micaela Ensz, 5-5, jr., G; Ciara Alderson, 5-7, jr., F.

Hutchinson-Trinity

Coach: Vance Lee, 11th season. League : Heart of America. Last season : 7-14. Players to watch : Lizzie Degner, 5-3, sr., G; Kennedi Smith, 5-7, jr., G; Ashley Zrubek, 5-6, jr., G/F; Rachel Vieyra, 5-9, jr., F.

Inman

Coach: Jeff Friesen, third season. League : Heart of America. Last season : 14-8. Players to watch : Chelsea Goble, 5-11, sr. F; Brooke Beckerman, 5-5, sr., G; Jordan Achilles, 5-9, jr., F.

Kingman

Coach: Justin Batt, second season. Last season: 5-16. Players to watch: Hayley Mertens, 5-10, sr., G; Amelia Govert, 5-10, sr., F; Dani Molitor, 5-7, jr., F; Sammi Ybarra, 5-3, jr., G; Juli McGinnis, 5-7, jr., G.

Madison

Coach: Crystal Ecton, first season. League: Lyon County. Last season : 21-4. Players to watch: Michala Shaklee, 5-4, jr., G; Nicole Farthing, 5-8, jr., F; Morgan Thomsen, 5-6, jr., G; Tyler Farthing, 5-7, so., G; Cassidy Barnard, 5-9, fr., F.

Marion

Coach: Randy Savage, fourth season. League : Heart of America. Last season : 20-6. Players to watch : Whitney Gordon, 6-1, jr. F; Emily Hett, 5-7, sr. G; Donna Cady, 5-7, sr., G; Sarah Guetersloh, 5-8, sr., G; Chassidy Carlson, 5-7, sr., G; Erin Meierhoff, 5-5, so., G; Brianna Hall, 6-0, so., F; Montana Percell, 5-11, so. F.

Moundridge

Coach: Kenroy Wilson, fourth season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 16-7. Players to watch: Taylor Schrag, 5-10, sr., G; Renae Stucky, 5-2, jr., G; Tiffany Fisher, 5-9, jr., F; Taylor Higgins, 5-9, jr., F.

Nickerson

Coach : Lynn Vick, third season. League : Central Kansas League. Last season : 14-8. Players to watch : Brandy Mader, 5-10, sr., F; Claire Childs, 5-6, sr., G; Ashley Almquist, 5-7, jr., G; Mckenna Deckard, 5-10, sr., F; Baye Harper, 5-9, sr., F.

Norwich

Coach: Mike Klaver, second season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 14-8. Players to watch: Megan VanGieson, 5-3, sr., G; Molly Poe, 5-7, sr., F; Michelle VanGieson, 5-3, jr., G; Rachel Henson, 5-3, jr., G.

Oxford

Coach: Romney Runyan, second season. League: South Central Border. Last season: 6-15. Players to watch: Sarah White, 5-7, sr., G; Katie Norris, 5-5, sr., G; Missy Swanson, 5-4, sr., G.

Peabody-Burns

Coach: Darren Schroeder, eighth season. League: Wheat State. Last season: 5-16. Players to watch: Michaela Methvin, 5-11, sr., F; Sarah Hofkamp, 5-10, jr., F; Tori Schroeder, 5-7, jr., G; Rayna Barnes, 5-10, so., F.

Pratt

Coach: Dean Rausch, third season. League: Central Kansas Last season: 7-13. Players to watch: Aubrey Hoover, 6-0, jr., F; Payton Hoeme, 6-1, so., C; Dominique Staats, 5-6, jr., F; Cheyenne Eisenhower, 5-6, sr., G; Sam Snell, 5-10, sr., F.

Pratt Skyline

Coach: Jimmy Lee, second season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 20-3. Players to watch: .

Pretty Prairie

Coach: CT Young, 13th season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 4-17. Players to watch: Tiffani Hines, 6-0, so., C; Katie Graber, 5-6, sr., G: Alex Helfrich, 5-6, sr., G.

Remington

Coach: Ben Wertenberger, eighth season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 17-6. Players to watch: Quin Tillotson, 5-10, jr., F; Jessi Green, 5-10, jr., F; Hannah Brown, 5-5, jr., G; Jessica Debaun, 5-11, sr., F.

Sedgwick

Coach: Aaron Stucky, first season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 9-12. Players to watch: Konner Davison, 5-6, sr., G; Haley Bright, 5-6, sr., G; Morgan Giffin, 5-5, sr., G; Sandra Douvier, 6-0, jr., F; Jamy Douvier, 6-0, jr., F.

Smoky Valley

Coach: John Darrow, third season. League: Central Kansas League. Last Season: 7-14. Players to watch : Lori Dauer, 5-11, sr., P; Rachel Norberg, 5-7, sr., F; Taylor Whittaker, 5-7, sr. G; Kimi Lindshield, 6-0, jr., P.

South Barber

Coach: Steve Roberts, 21st season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 22-3. Players to watch: Erin Merklein, 5-10, sr., F; Racheal Watts, 5-9, sr., F; Ali Thurman, 5-3, jr., G; Jessica Daughhetee, 6-2, so.,G.

South Haven

Coach: David Hughes, 15th season. League: South Central Border. Last season: 16-7. Players to watch: Launa White, 5-7, so., F; Ashton Barlow, 5-5, so., G.

Sunrise Academy

Coach: Terry Michael, sixth season. League: Independent. Last season: 12-9. Players to watch: Jeriel Adair, 5-7, jr., G; Leah Smith, 5-7, sr., F; Kaycee Weiser 5-6, so., G.

Udall

Coach: Josh Ybarra, third season. League: South Central Border. Last season: 10-13. Players to watch: Brandi Smith, 5-4, sr., G; Abby Mettling, 5-4, sr., G; Lacey Rueger, 5-9, jr., F; Abby Hoffman, 5-4, so., G; Angela Carrasco, 5-3, jr., G.

Word of Life

Coach: Terrance Micheaux, second season. League: Independent. Last season: 12-8. Players to watch: Debineque Knowles, 5-11, jr., G; Dakota Greathouse, 5-7, sr., F; Alexis Belle, 6-0, jr., C.

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