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4A, 3A Narrows League girls basketball team capsules

4A NARROWS LEAGUE

Olympia Bears

Coach: Rod Tripp (first season)

Last season: 14-11 overall, advanced to West Central District III tournament

Returning varsity players: Olivia Rethwill, 5-7, guard, sr., Kara Sherman, 5-7, guard, sr.; Tayler Fettig, 5-10, guard/forward, sr.; Tessa Briggs, 5-10, post, sr.; Lauren Herseth, 5-5, guard, sr.; Alex Bassett, 5-7, guard, jr.; Molly Spiller, 5-6, post, jr.; Nikki Schreoder, 5-7, post, so.

Top newcomers: None listed.

Coach’s outlook: “We are a very experienced group that is focused on what needs to be done to finish in the top three in the Narrows League, and get farther into the playoffs than last year.”

Shelton Highclimbers

Coach: Nigel Warren (first season)

Last season: 4-16 overall

Returning varsity players: Kristy-Lee Nahley, 5-5, guard, sr.; Clara Robbins, 5-4, guard, jr.; Taylor Gustafson, 6-0, post, sr.; Jordanne Krumpols, 5-5, guard, jr.; Madison Gaa, 5-10, forward, sr.

Top newcomers: Miranda Graden, 5-8, guard, sr.; Kandyce Bragg, 5-9, forward, jr.; Jackie Gable, 5-8, guard, sr.; Heather Sawyer, 6-0, post, jr.; Kasenia Ogg, 5-3, guard, so.

Coach’s outlook: “We are looking to be competitive in every game, and to finish the season strong.”

3A NARROWS LEAGUE

Capital Cougars

Coach: Colleen Wells (10th season)

Last season: 20-9 overall, placed fifth at state tournament.

Returning varsity players: Kelsey Antles, guard, sr.; Kendal Wilkerson, forward, jr.; Kristyn Ross, forward, sr.; Alison Jenson, guard, sr.; Mikal Wilkerson, guard, sr.; Kara Bowie, post, sr.

Top newcomers: Hollianne Wieland, post, so.; Cierra

Pettit, guard, jr.; Haley Vick, post, so.; Drew Rothengass, guard, fr.

Coach’s outlook: “We have a winning tradition, so our kids expect to win games. We always expect to be successful and make it to the district tournament.”

Timberline Blazers

Coach: Zandrea Edenstrom (sixth season)

Last season: 12-10 overall, advanced to district tournament.

Returning varsity players: Camille Williams, guard, sr.; Sasha Weber, guard, jr.; Sophie McKee, post, sr.; McKenzie Raben, post, sr.; Kiley Hanratty, wing, sr.; Kiera Allen, wing, so.; Kami Owens, post, jr.

Top newcomers: Cymone Martin, post, jr.; Franchesca Borja, wing, so.

Coach’s outlook: “Timberline players have been working hard since the end of last season. They felt as though last season ended with unfinished business and they have high expectations of themselves this year. I feel we are going to be tough competition for any team, and we look forward to going to state this year.”

Yelm Tornados

Coach: Russ Riches (15th season)

Last year: 19-9 overall, advanced to state tournament.

Returning varsity players: Anushka Maldonado, post, so.; Jessica Amundsen, guard, jr.; Jaynani Cababat, guard, jr.; Sydney Anderson, wing, jr.; Karley Miskimens, wing, sr.; Jaedyn Enlow, wing, jr.; Halie Prather, wing, jr.

Top newcomers: Dalia Bader, post, so.

Coach’s outlook: “We will be a defensive-minded team and have a more balanced offensive attack. We are going to compete to be in the playoffs. We are looking forward to the challenges of a new league, and the diverse playing styles of the different teams.”

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