Columbia Falls Wildcats
Head coach: Cary Finberg
2016-17 record: 23-1
Starters returning: Dani Douglas
Other key players: Ryley Kehr, Hannah Gedlaman, Trista Cowan, Savvy Ellis, Lakia Hill
Coach says: " We have a lot of quickness, chemsitry, tradition and depth"
Etc: This is coach Finberg's 7th year as head coach....his record is 116-23 with the program.
Head coach: Steve Woll
2016-17 record: 23-2
Starters returning: Micalann McCrea, Sr, P; Jaelyn Askan, Sr, P; Louetta Conko Camel, Jr, P.
Other key players: Tiana Ulutoa, Jr, G; Kianna Finley, Sr, P.
Coach says: "They are all very quick, not a lot of height but they have some great work ethic."
Etc: This is coach Woll's first year with the program......Micalann McCrea was All-State last year..... Louetta Conko Camel was second team All-Conference.
Head coach: Ben Johnson
2016-17 record: 1-20
Starters returning: Anisa Brown
Coach says: "Our strength is youth."
Head coach: Cindy Farmer
2016-17 record: 22-2
Starters returning: Sharmayne Hardy, Sr., 2nd Team All-Conference; Karissa DuShane, Sr., 2nd Team All-Conference
Other key players: Mashaya Alden, Jr.; Arena Plenty, Sr.; Marie Five, So.; Ivery Fritzler, So.; Bergan Realbird, Jr.; Aiyanna Ereaux, Sr.
Coach says: "Our guards are experienced and we have good depth in that area. We will be an up tempo team, but disciplined. We will work hard to improve each and every day in all areas (offensively and defensively). The girls are very excited for the season and looking forward to the challenge of a very competitive Eastern A and Central A."
Etc: Hardin reached the Class A championship game but lost to Columbia Falls. ... Hardin is 54-32 under Farmer.
Head coach: Amber Griffith
2016-17 record: NA
Starters returning: Aspen Cotter, Jr.; Paige O'Toole, Sr.
Other key players: McKenna Robertus, Jr.; Kaitlyn Dawes, Jr.; Riley Chapman, Jr.; Sammi Spitzer, So.; Abby Lorash, Jr.
Coach says: "I like what we can do defensively, let our effort on that end create looks on the offensive end. We've got lots of girls that can score and make plays. We also have the potential to get better each day."
Etc.: Griffith begins her 10th season at Laurel.
Head coach: Scott Coleman
2016-17 record: 1-19
Key players: Kodie Vondra, Fr.; Katherine Kant, Sr.; Larissa Saarel, Sr.; Danielle Babcox, Jr.; Abby Kokot, So.; Ryleah Floyd, So.; Sylvie Schoenen, So.; Shania Johnson, So.; Emma Beital, So.; Taylor Watts, So.; Baylee Bergsing, So.; Bobbi Lima, So.
Coach says: "We have depth at the guard position. We will play five guards regularly."