ADA LADY COUGARS

Head Coach: Christie Jennings

Assistant Coaches: Leslie Landrum, Jourdan Massengill, Skip Griese.

2016-17 Record: 22-5

Starters Lost: McKenzie Dean (9.2 ppg, 4.6 apg, 5.1 rpg), Kaitlyn Redman (3.0 ppg, 2.4 apg, 2.3 rpg), Aneli Thomsen (10.0 ppg, 2.0 apg, 3.5 rpg). Payton Taylor (10.4 ppg, 2.6 apg, 3.7 rpg), Madalyn Jessepe (12.0 ppg, 1.1 apg, 6.4 rpg).

Starters Returning: NA

2017-18 Roster

No. Player HT CL POS

35 Mikayla Emarthle 5-10 SR F

44 Madalyn Jaques 6-0 SR F

10 Kalynn Daniels 5-0 SR G

15 Taylor Porter 5-6 SR G

13 Dixie Redman 5-4 JR G

11 Kortni McNutt 5-4 JR G

25 Lillie Speed 5-5 SO G

21 Kaley Watkins 5-8 JR F

20 Makinna Eaker 5-7 JR F

Dezmonty Wright 5-10 SR F

Alex Hamilton 5-8 SO F

Hunter Martinez 5-5 SO G

Cheyenne Howell 5-4 SO G

Dietra Miller 5-5 SO G

Darryn Allison 5-5 SO G

Landyn Owens 5-8 FR G

Alexus Hamilton 5-8 FR G

Stormie Van Glider 5-9 FR F

Jaden Ward 5-8 FR G

Presley Newcombe 5-9 FR F

LeaNicka Dickerson 5-5 FR G

COACH’S QUOTE: “This year will be fun and at the same time challenging. As coaches, we have to find what works best for this group. We have to put them in the best position to win. That has been our main concentration in the preseason. We are changing a lot of things, so that means a lot of learning. This can be a challenge at times. If these kids continue to show up and work hard every day, we will be very competitive and surprise people.” – Head Coach Christie Jennings.

ALLEN LADY MUSTANGS

Head Coach: Jeremy Strong

Assistant Coaches: NA.

2016-17 Record: NA.

Starters Lost: Faith Caldwell (12 ppg, 9 rpg), Chelsea Wedlow (3 ppg, 4 rpg).

Starters Returning: Sunzie Harrison (12 ppg, 4 rpg), Kinsey Nix (12 ppg, 2 rpg), Jaycee Watkins (6 ppg, 2 rpg).

2017-18 Roster

No. Player CL POS

10 Payton Prentice JR G

11 Kaylyn Rowsey SO G

13 Emma Peay FR G

15 Tara Osborne JR G

20 Jaycee Watkins SO G

22 Emily Sells FR G

23 Sunzie Harrison JR F

24 Kinsey Nix SO G

30 Maddy Clifford SO G

32 Madison Dohlman FR G

33 Meysa Dohlman SR F

34 Kinlee Cundiff SO F

40 Elizabeth Denbow FR F

42 Kenzie Laplante FR F

44 Dakotah Bear JR F

COACH’S QUOTE: “Last season we gained some valuable experience. The young players came on strong as the season progressed. We will be able to go deeper into the bench this season because of it, and we are looking forward to the challenge.” – Head Coach Jeremy Strong.

ASHER LADY INDIANS

Head Coach: Tari Dubler

Assistant Coaches: Jim Skender.

2016-17 Record: 18-11

Starters Lost: Tarin Dubler (19 ppg, 5 rpg).

Starters Returning: Braxton Frazier (7.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg), Rayanna Cheatwood (2.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg), Sarah Fleming (6.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg), Bailey Larman (1.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg).

2017-18 Roster

No. Player CL

11 Jessica King JR

12 Rayanna Cheatwood JR

14 Gracy Hadley JR

15 Braxten Frazier SR

21 Bailey Larman JR

22 Sarah Fleming JR

23 Victoria Frankovich SO

24 Ashley Odell SR

30 Cheyenne Kauley SR

31 Ianna Wabskie FR

34 Mikayla Lehman SR

BYNG LADY PIRATES

Head Coach: Trent Miller

Assistant Coaches: Kaylee Byrd, Elizabeth Smith.

2016-17 Record: 12-12

Starters Lost: Jaylee Gray (6.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg), Sheyanne Sweet (1.6 ppg, 2.5 rpg), Mychal Barnett (4.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg).

Starters Returning: Abbey Wilson (9.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg), Macy Smith (11.7 ppg, 2.4 rpg), Jordyn Eaton (returning from injury).

2017-18 Roster

Player HT CL POS

Britney Brooks-Teel 5-10 FR F

McKinley Feazle 5-7 FR G

Kinsley Goza 5-1 FR G

Kennedy Large 5-10 FR F

Trenity Miller 5-9 FR G

Karissa Shico 5-6 FR F

Emily Wilson 5-10 FR G

Lauren Wood 5-10 FR F

Alexis Barnett 5-6 SO G

Krosby Clinton 5-9 SO F

Addison McGill 5-4 SO G

Macy Smith 6-1 JR F

Jordyn Eaton 5-9 SR G

Mackenzie Trussell 5-5 SR G

Abbey Wilson 5-11 SR G

COACH’S QUOTE: “As with any team, health will be key for us. We have a good mix of experienced upperclassmen and young talent. If we stay healthy and our young kids continue to improve, I’m looking forward to a special/extended year.” – Head Coach Trent Miller.

CALVIN LADY BULLDOGS

Head Coach: Nathan Holland

Assistant Coaches: NA

2016-17 Record: NA

Starters Lost: Amber Harden (8 ppg, 4 rpg).

Starters Returning: Kelcie Howell (14 ppg, 5 rpg), Abi Harris (6 ppg, 10 rpg), Brook Miller (9 ppg, 4 rpg), Shantel Potter (11 ppg, 3 rpg).

2017-18 Roster

No. Player HT CL POS

4 Denise Thomas 5-1 JR G

5 Shantel Potter 4-10 SO PG

11 Brook Miller 5-3 JR G

12 Kelly Smith 5-3 SO F

13 Hannah Harris 5-10 FR PF

16 Lannie Carter 5-2 SO G

20 Shea Little 5-4 FR G

21 Kelcie Howell 5-10 JR F

22 Abigail Harris 5-5 SR C

COACH’S QUOTE: “We are returning four starters and adding a very talented freshman post player. We are also returning our No. 6 and No. 7 players that could start for a lot of teams. As a coach, I am blessed to have this group of kids. They are dedicated and very unselfish. We have very high expectations this year after coming very close to the state tournament last season.” – Head Coach Nathan Holland.

KONAWA LADY TIGERS

Head Coach: Ray Ardery

Assistant Coaches: Cheyanne Terry.

2016-17 Record: 18-8

Starters Lost: Cheyenne Galimba (6.6 ppg, 2.0 rpg).

Starters Returning: Charlene Galimba (9.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg), Shelby Gentry (8.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg), Frankie Soar (7.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg), Kayden King (6.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg).

2017-18 Roster

No. Player HT CL POS

00 Charlene Galimba 5-5 JR G

3 Destiny Scarberry 5-6 SO F

5 Sarah Gee 5-10 FR F

10 Shelby Gentry 5-6 SR G

11 Kashyn Ortiz 5-8 FR G

12 Charlyee Ortiz 5-6 SO G

13 Alyssa Tarver 5-7 SO G

14 Kim Soar 5-10 SO F

15 Zoey Kuesgtersteffen 5-4 FR G

21 Kayden King 5-7 JR F

22 Kayla Hill 5-7 JR F

23 Camry Whitekiller 5-8 FR F

24 Kenley Matthews 5-7 JR F

33 Frankie Soar 5-10 JR C

40 Sadie Larney 5-10 SO C

COACH’S QUOTE: “We are very optimistic about the upcoming season and expect great things. We feel that we are a mentally tough squad that’s willing to grind out games.” – Head Coach Ray Ardery.

LATTA LADY PANTHERS

Head Coach: Bruce Plunk

Assistant Coaches: Carri Storts.

2016-17 Record: 22-9

Starters Lost: Maria Priest (12.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg), Mati Worcester (4.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg), Taylor Bates (.7 ppg, 1.9 rpg).

Starters Returning: Kendra Hisaw (8.3 ppg, 1.7 rpg), Emma Epperly (11.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg).

2017-18 Roster

No. Player HT CL POS

2 Sarah Ailey 5-6 JR G

3 Kendra Hisaw 5-6 SR G

10 Crislyn Cool 5-7 JR F

11 Abi LaValley 5-7 SR F

12 Tawni Wood 5-5 SO G

14 Kenley Canada 5-6 SO F

15 Chloe Brinlee 5-10 SO F

20 Cheyenne Adair 5-5 SO G

21 Grace Reeves 5-6 SO F

22 Neveah Smith 5-2 SO G

23 Megan Boyles 5-8 JR C

24 Carley Horton 5-8 SO C

31 Emma Epperly 6-0 JR C

32 Shelby Garrett 5-7 JR G

33 Carson Dean 5-7 FR F

34 Shaylee Senkel 5-5 SR G

Kaylee Gragg 5-5 SO G

Hailey Baber 5-7 FR G

Stevy Reeves 5-5 FR G

Anna Palmer 5-6 FR F

Maci Dansby 5-8 FR C

COACH’S QUOTE:“I think we have a chance to be a really good team. We have a lot of experience. Some of our roles have changed, so we will have to work through a few things early. We will be battled tested by the time the playoffs get here due to our tough schedule. Looking forward to watching this team grow and develop.” – Head Coach Bruce Plunk.

ROFF LADY TIGERS

Head Coach: Linlee Blevins

Assistant Coaches: Nate Folgers.

2016-17 Record: 15-14

Starters Lost: Jessie Scott (9.i9 ppg, 6.5 rpg).

Starters Returning: Carlee Eaton (4.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg), Makenzi Darnell (5.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg), Kaylea Ensey (2.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg), Alyssa Sanchez (1.7 ppg, .9 rpg).

2017-18 Roster

No. Player HT CL POS

4 Carlee Eaton 5-8 SR G

23 Brinlee Andrews 5-7 SR F

5 Makenzi Darnell 5-5 JR F

14 Kaylea Ensey 5-9 JR G

11 Alyssa Sanchez 5-4 JR G

10 Shelby Eldred 5-4 JR G

21 Madison Shulanberger 5-5 SO F

35 Mackenzie Parnell 5-10 SO F

3 Elissa Bettes 5-3 SO G

33 Sidney Wright 5-9 FR F

COACH’S QUOTE: “We are excited about the season. We continue to work hard and improve every day.” – Head Coach Linlee Blevins.

STONEWALL LADY LONGHORNS

Head Coach: Brian Davis

Assistant Coaches: Shelby Davis.

2016-17 Record: 24-7

Starters Lost: Alexis Lambert (14.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg), Makenzie Davis (8.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg), Katelyn Campise (5.4 ppg, 1.8 rpg), Tryven McDonald (4.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg).

Starters Returning: Macy Farris (7.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg), Katie Logan (2.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg), Colby Sawyer (4.0 ppg, 1.7 rpg).

2017-18 Roster

No. Player HT CL POS

2 Macy Farris 5-8 SR G

3 Sierra Brown 5-7 JR G

4 Ashley Hayes 5-6 JR G

5 Andy Stone 5-6 SO G

10 Clio Heath 5-10 JR F

11 Katie Logan 6-0 SR F

12 Meghan Sliger 5-6 FR G

13 Colby Sawyer 5-6 SR G

14 Mahayla Waker 5-5 SO G

20 Kai Watkins 5-7 JR G

23 Dawsyn Lyon 5-7 JR G

25 Alexis Chamberlain 5-11 JR C

32 Mary Collins 5-10 JR F

42 Ashlyn Sutton 5-8 JR F

COACH’S QUOTE: “Going to be a different look and style this year. We graduated quite a bit, including four of our top five scorers, but the style we were able to play in the past allowed several of the younger players lots of minutes. That’s going to be a big plus. The addition of Lyon and Chamberlain will also be a help. It is going to take some time for us to gel and mesh together on both sides of the ball. The biggest issue early will be who is going to step up and be a more consistent scorer this year. All that being said, our goals and expectations here at Stonewall don’t change and this group knows and understands that. I believe we should be right in the mix come February.” – Head Coach Brian Davis.

STRATFORD LADY BULLDOGS

Head Coach: Jason Fulks

Assistant Coaches: Sam Caton.

2016-17 Record: 13-13

Starters Lost: Reagan Tice (8.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg), Carli Etheridge (8.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg), Aislinn Wright (3.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg).

Starters Returning: Lakelynn Anderson (5.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg), McKenzie Miner (5.5 ppg, 2.2 rpg).

2017-18 Roster

Player HT CL

McKenzie Miner 5-4 SR

Macy Blackburn 5-5 SR

Maggie Jones 5-4 SR

Lakelynn Anderson 5-6 SR

Ashley Wood 5-9 SR

Cierra Sliger 5-5 SR

Jacy Korzan 5-7 JR

Lexi Qualls 5-5 JR

Macie Etheridge 5-6 JR

Katie Tice 5-5 JR

Angel Wood 5-8 SO

Laney Anderson 5-7 SO

Maranda Youngwolfe 5-5 SO

Abbie Phelps 5-6 FR

Jimyjo Lemings 5-7 FR

COACH’S QUOTE: “We will be young as far as court experience, but if we keep working hard in practice every day, we have a chance to be a good high school basketball team.” – Head Coach Jason Fulks.

TUPELO LADY TIGERS

Head Coach: Tanner Wear

Assistant Coaches: Shanna Davidson.

2016-17 Record: 3-19

Starters Lost: Kaitlin Watson (10 ppg, 4 rpg), Cheyenne Fritz (3 ppg, 3 rpg), Shyla Jackson (2 ppg, 2 rpg).

Starters Returning: Kaya Stallcup (3 ppg, 4 rpg), Kaitlyn Ellis (2 ppg, 1 rpg).

2017-18 Roster

No. Player HT CL POS

32 Kaya Stallcup 5-8 SR F

1 Kaitlyn Ellis 5-7 SR G

44 Jessica Beach 5-7 SR F

2 Abby Maple 5-5 SR F

23 Kate Sliger 5-4 JR G

10 Cheyane Price 5-2 SO G

35 Lilly Woods 5-10 SO C

15 Autumn Fritz 5-7 SO G

3 Shaylyn McCollum 5-6 FR G

5 Breonna D’Auguanno 5-5 FR G

31 Lindsey Meek 5-9 FR F

30 Jewel Parker 5-7 FR C

22 Kacie Maldonado 5-6 FR G

COACH’S QUOTE: “We have worked hard this summer and preseason. For us to be successful, we must do two things well — play defense as a team and score as a team. The girls have pushed themselves to get better. Once we get out of our comfort zone, we started to get things accomplished. When we finally figure our team’s identity, I feel like we have a chance to compete at a high level .” – Head Coach Tanner Wear.

VANOSS LADY WOLVES

Head Coach: Jonathon Hurt.

Assistant Coaches: Randy Ellis, James Wingfield.

2016-17 Record: 3-21

Starters Lost: Naquetta Titsworth (4 ppg, 1 rpg), Catherine Stanford (2 ppg, 1 rpg).

Starters Returning: Laramie Doffin (15 ppg, 5 rpg, Shana McNutt (6 ppg, 2 rpg), Ashley Snow (5 ppg, 5 rpg).

2017-18 Roster

No. Player HT CL POS

00 Abbi Snow 5-1 FR G

10 Julissa Guzman 5-1 FR G

12 Caitlin Byrd 5-4 FR G

14 Shana McNutt 5-4 SR G

20 Bailey Bolin 5-8 FR F

21 Marima Hill 5-2 SO G

25 Laramie Doffin 5-6 JR F

30 Rileigh Rush 5-4 FR G

32 Lizzy Simpson 5-8 FR F

33 Alexis Crowell 5-8 FR F

35 Ashley Snow 5-8 SR F

55 Emrie Ellis 6-2 FR F

COACH’S QUOTE: “We will really look to lean on our upperclassmen for leadership and hope our younger players continue to develop throughout the year.” – Head Coach Jonathon Hurt.

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Jeff Cali has been covering sports in the Ada area since the mid-90s. He graduated from Byng High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from East Central University.