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story.lead_photo.caption NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Joe Brunson, the NWADG Division II Boys Coach of the Year last season, will be back on the County Line bench this season. The Indians won 31 games last season and will again be a force in Class 1A.

BOYS

Alpena Leopards

COACH Phillip Roberts

CONFERENCE 1A-1

2018-19 RECORD 19-14, 8-4

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost in first round of Class 1A Region 1 tournament to County Line.

WHO'S BACK? PG Trevor Woodworth (Sr., 5-11)

THE SCOOP The Leopards could be missing Woodworth through the first few games of the season as he deals with a knee injury. He's expected to return Nov. 1 but could do it sooner. ... Roberts said the Leopards will utilize a five-guard lineup that could be capable of scoring in a variety of ways. ... A pair of 5-11 sophomores, Bryce Martin and Kolbe Hicks, may be starting this year, as well as 5-10 senior Peyton Johnson, 6-1 junior Nicholas Stone and 5-10 senior Brock Bolding.. ... Roberts said he could use 9-10 players on an ideal night.

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County Line Indians

COACH Joe Brunson

CONFERENCE 1A-4

2018-19 RECORD 31-6, 12-0

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost in semifinals of Class 1A state tournament to Izard County.

WHO'S BACK? P Mitchell Keezer (Sr., 6-4), G Caleb Robberson (Sr., 5-10)

THE SCOOP Keezer averaged 10 points and 5 rebounds per game last season, while Robberson averaged 8 points per game and shot 37 percent from 3-point range. ... Brunson likes what he sees from Josh Smith, a 5-11 senior forward who "shoots the ball well and works hard." ... Others expected to contribute are Tyler Duggar, a 5-9 senior guard; Anthony Vaughn, a 5-10 junior guard, and Wyatt Lowery, a 6-0 junior forward.

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Deer Antlers

COACH Adam Brothers

CONFERENCE 1A-1

2018-19 RECORD 29-11, 11-1

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost in semifinals of the Class 1A state tournament to Nevada.

WHO'S BACK? F Avery Young (So., 6-3), G Keegan Middleton (So., 6-2), C Dale Dotson (Jr., 6-1)

THE SCOOP Brothers, the girls coach last season, takes over the boys team after Elvis Middleton resigned at the end of the season. ... Young averaged 15 points per game last season, while Middleton averaged 12 per game. Dotson averaged 10 points per game, but missed half the season with back issues. ... Landen Rhoades, a 6-3 sophomore transfer, averaged 20 points per game for Mount Judea last season. ... Kieran Carey, a 5-foot-11 junior guard, is expected to contribute, as well as 5-11 junior guard Nate Spivey and 5-11 senior guard Isaiah Curtis.

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Future School Rockets

COACH Eric King

CONFERENCE 1A-4

2018-19 RECORD 12-13, 7-5

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost to Deer in the first round of the Class 1A Region 1 Tournament.

WHO'S BACK? Jashon Smith (Sr., 6-1), Jeremiah Tabut (Sr., 5-11), Jaylon McCullough (Sr., 6-2), J.Q. King (Sr., 6-0)

THE SCOOP This will be only the second year the Rockets are affiliated with the Arkansas Activities Assocition. ... Future School finished as the 1A-4 District runnerup last year. ... Smith became the Rockets' first all-state player after averaging 15 points and 6 rebounds last year, while Tabut averaged 8 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals per game and earned all-conference honors. ... McCullough averaged 5 points and 5 rebounds per game, while King averaged 4 points per game. ... Three more seniors -- Damante Jordan, Semaj Branham and Drew Hubbard -- are expected to contribute. ... More help will come from three newcomers: 5-10 junior Amari Harris, 6-1 sophomore D.J. Williams and 5-4 sophomore Adrian Thompson.

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Jasper Pirates

COACH Mike Parker

CONFERENCE 1A-1

2018-19 RECORD 29-12, 10-2

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost in first round of Class 1A state tournament to Izard County.

WHO'S BACK? F Caleb Carter (Sr., 6-3)

THE SCOOP Parker comes to Jasper from Kingston and takes over for Steve Lynch, who announced his retirement after the end of last season. ... Carter is the Pirates' lone returning starter and averaged 16 points and 6 rebounds per game last season. ... Sam Parker, a junior guard, joins the team after playing for his father last year at Kingston. The younger Parker averaged 8 points and 6 rebounds per game. ... Rounding out Jasper's starting linup are Logan Reynolds, a 6-4 post; Nick Larmier, a 5-10 point guard; and Mason Kellogg, a 5-11 shooting guard.

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Kingston Yellowjackets

COACH Pat Summers

CONFERENCE 1A-1

2018-19 RECORD 12-22, 4-8

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost to The New School in 1A-1 District Tournament.

WHO'S BACK? Information not provided

THE SCOOP Summers, the girls coach last year, also assumes the boys coaching position after Mike Parker resigned to take over at Jasper.

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Lead Hill Tigers

COACH Derek Rogers

CONFERENCE 1A-2

2018-19 RECORD 4-34, 3-13

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost in 1A-2 District Tournament

WHO'S BACK? F Hunter Moore (Sr., 6-1), G Gavin Dickey (Sr., 5-10), G John Fulton (Jr., 6-0), F Titus Catron (Jr., 6-0),

THE SCOOP Catron averaged 12 ponts and 8 rebounds per game, while Fulton added 6 points and 7 rebounds per game. ... Moore contributed an average of 4 points and 7 rebounds per game, while Dickey chipped in 4 points, 3 assists and 2 steals per game. ... Cody Paul, a 6-1 sophomore guard, moves into the starting lineup after averaging 17 points per game in junior high last season. ... Eyan Sewell, a junior, adds depth as he was a part-time starter last year. ... The Tigers could get help from William Mancinelli, a 5-8 sophomore guard who averaged 12 points per game in junior high; 6-3 sophomore post Dustin Turner and Max Carrell, a 5-9 junior guard who is an exchange student from France.

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Mount Judea Eagles

COACH Calvice Casey

CONFERENCE 1A-1

2018-19 RECORD 1-23, 0-12

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost to Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy in the 1A-1 District Tournament, 62-52.

WHO'S BACK? F/G Garrett Martin (Sr., 6-1), SF Dillon Richardson (Sr., 6-2)

THE SCOOP This is Casey's first year as a COACH as he was a student intern last year at Western Grove. ... Martin and Richardson will be joined by four juniors -- Chase Campbell, who at 5-10 will run around in a number of roles; 6-4 post Landon Smith and 6-0 forward Devon Richardson. ... Newcomers include sophomores Trenton Faught, a 6-1 guard; Tyler Smith, a 5-10 post; and 5-8 guard Matthew Cook, who may be the quickest player on the team. ... Casey said his philsophy is centered around strong defense and a ball-motion offense capable of running the floor.

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Mulberry/Pleasant View Yellowjackets

COACH Zack Zajicek

CONFERENCE 1A-4

2018-19 RECORD 12-16, 4-8

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost 48-36 to Future School in the 1A-4 District Tournament.

WHO'S BACK? G Adam Hoyle (Sr., 5-11), F Joseph Lewis (Jr., 6-0), G Rick Reeves (Sr., 5-10), G John Wilmoth (Sr., 6-3)

THE SCOOP Zajicek takes over as the Yellowjackets' coach this fall in place of Dexter Pearcy, who was at the school for four years. ... G Kameron Keeling (Sr., 5-9) is expected to fill the fifth starting spot. ... A trio of sophomores -- 6-0 forward Tyler Williams, 6-2 forward Derrick Williams and 6-4 forward Ian Price -- is expected to see playing time and contribute this season.

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The New School Cougars

COACH David Ferrell

CONFERENCE 1A-1

2018-19 RECORD 28-9, 7-5

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost in first round of Class 1A state tournament to Hillcrest, 62-53.

WHO'S BACK? PG Chase Ammons (Sr., 6-0), G Jan Sturner (Sr., 6-3), P Tysen Barbour (Sr., 6-4), Ayden Barbour (Jr., 6-0)

THE SCOOP The Cougars flourished in their first year as a AAA-affiliated school. ... Ammons was the team's leading scorer and earned all-state honors with an average of 17.5 points per game. He also led the team in assists (168). ... Sturner earned all-conference honors last season as he averaged 15 points per game, while Tysen Barbour was the inside threat and averaged 12 per game. ... Ayden Barbour was a close second in assists with 152. ... The Cougars, who had only eight players on their roster last season, have 15 this fall. Seven of them, however, are freshmen.

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NWA Classical Academy Spartans

COACH Darin Wallace

CONFERENCE 1A-1

2018-19 RECORD 9-13, 2-10

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost in 1A-1 District Tournament to Alpena, 68-31.

WHO'S BACK? G Sandeep Dhillon (So., 5-10), G Gaggan Dhillon (Sr., 5-11), G Alex Richardson (Jr., 5-9).

THE SCOOP This is the second season for the Spartans to be a AAA-affiliated school. ... Caden Grubb and Aidan Looney, a pair of 5-11 juniors, will join the other three in the starting lineup. ... The Spartans will try to counter a lack of size with an up-tempo environment and an aggressive defense. ... This team is relatively young as freshmen account for 8 of the 14 players on the roster. ... NWA Classical Academy will host its inaugural invitational tournament in November.

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Omaha Eagles

COACH Rocky Dodson

CONFERENCE 1A-2

2018-19 RECORD 16-16, 10-6

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost in 1A-2 District Tournament to Viola.

WHO'S BACK? F Austin Isbell (Sr., 6-1), G Hunter Isbell (Sr., 5-9)

THE SCOOP Austin Isbell was the Eagles' leading rebounder last year. ... Joining the twin brothers in the Eagles starting lineup are PG Cade Anderson (Sr., 5-11), F William Deckelman (Sr., 5-9) and F Dalton Evans (Sr., 6-0). ... Dodson said his team "will have to create tempo in order to be successful." ... The Eagles hope to counter their lack of height by making things chaotic on the court. ... Omaha hopes to get help from four sophomores: 6-2 post Levi Rogers, 6-3 forward Jayden Barber, 5-10 forward Ezra Hayes and 5-8 guard Landon Asbury.

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Oark Hornets

COACH Bill Ward

CONFERENCE 1A-4

2018-19 RECORD 3-28, 0-12

PLAYOFF RESULTS None

WHO'S BACK? Dawson Boen (Sr.), Thomas Potts (Sr.)

THE SCOOP Boen is back for his third year after averaging 15.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game and last season. ... Potts was the team's second-leading rebounder with an average of 5.1 per game.

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Scranton Rockets

COACH Tyler Hammers

CONFERENCE 1A-4

2018-19 RECORD 12-21, 6-6

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost to Jasper in the Class 1A Region 1 Tournament.

WHO'S BACK? G Cesar Rodriguez (Sr., 5-9), G Ethan West (Sr., 5-7)

THE SCOOP Depth could become an issue with only eight players on the team roster this year. ... Rodriguez averaged 17 points per game last season, while West averaged 10 points per game. ... They will joined in the starting lineup by Greg Kohler, a 5-10 senior guard who averaged 7 rebounds per game last season; Ryan Willems, a 6-1 junior forward; and Buddy Terry, a 5-8 sophomore guard.

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St. Paul Saints

COACH David Dunlap

CONFERENCE 1A-4

2018-19 RECORD 16-12, 8-4

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost to The New School in the Class 1A Region 1 Tournament.

WHO'S BACK? F Kris Watts (Sr., 6-3), G Wade Swafford (Sr., 5-9), G Ethan Stark (Jr., 5-8), G Chris Getz (Jr., 5-9)

THE SCOOP Swafford was the team's leading scorer last year, averaging 13 points per game. He also averaged five rebounds per game. ... Watts could be counted on for a double-double every game, averaging 10 points and 13 rebounds per game. ... Stark and Getz both averaged 7 points and 3 assists per game, with Getz also having an average of 3 steals per game. ... The Saints also expect production from Caleb McKenney, a 6-1 junior forward; Alex Fleming, a 5-7 senior guard, and Seth Haire, a 6-0 junior forward. ... Stephen Gulledge, a 6-0 sophomore forward, joins the team after he was the leading scorer and rebounder from a junior high team that finished as the conference runnerup and won the conference tournament.

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Western Grove Warriors

COACH Josh Manes

CONFERENCE 1A-2

2018-19 RECORD 27-12, 11-5

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost in first round of Class 1A state tournament to County Line, 66-39

WHO'S BACK? F Gage Freeman (Jr., 6-3), G Carson Parker (Sr., 5-10), and G Zack Bolin (Jr., 5-11)

THE SCOOP Manes previously coached at Western Grove for six years, but returns at the school after a three-year hiatus where he was a coach at Harrison. ... Bolin was one of three Warriors who averaged double digits last year, averaging 10.1 points per game. He also averaged 3.9 rebounds per game. ... Freeman averaged 7.8 points and finished second on the team in rebounds with an average of 4.7 per game while Parker averaged 8.5 points and almost 3 assists per game. ... Manes expects contributions from the following players: Garrett Dixon, a 6-4 senior post; Blake Reddell, a 6-2 senior forward; Preston Savage, a 6-foot senior guard; Walker Robinson, a 6-5 junior post; and Marcus Bunch, a 6-1 sophomore forward.

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INDEPENDENTS

Haas Hall-Rogers Danes

COACH Zach Harrod

CONFERENCE Independent (1A-1 West Conference beginning in 2020-21)

2018-19 RECORD N/A

PLAYOFF RESULTS N/A

WHO'S BACK? First-year program

THE SCOOP The Danes are an independent team this season and will join the 1A-1 West Conference next season. ... The Danes will have two seniors in the starting lineup. ... Cooper Keese brings some experience to the team. ... Harrod expects a pair of ninth-graders to be the building blocks of the program along with sophomore Lucas Webb. ... Senior Cade Clark gives the Danes some inside length at 6-2.

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Life Way Christian Warriors

COACH Peter Ryan

CONFERENCE Heartland Christian

2018-19 RECORD 20-12

PLAYOFF RESULTS None.

WHO'S BACK? Reece Crowder (Sr., 6-2), Dawson Crowder (Jr., 6-2).

THE SCOOP Life Way Christian is in its last year with the Heartland Conference. It joins the Arkansas Activities Association next year, where it will be a Class 2A school. ... Ryan, a 2013 Life Way graduate, returns to his alma mater after being an assistant at Walnut Ridge last season. ... Reece Crowder averaged seven points per game last year, while Dawson Crowder averaged 8 points per game. ... Ant Potter, a 6-1 junior who averaged 10 points per game off the bench, moves into a starting spot, as well as Sam Green, a 6-3 junior who averaged 2 points per game, and Preston Green, a 6-foot sophomore. ... Luke Melton, a 5-10 junior newcomer, provides great potential, as does Zach Potter, a 6-foot senior.

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Providence Academy Patriots

COACH Paul Maes

CONFERENCE Heartland Christian

2018-19 RECORD 18-9

PLAYOFF RESULTS None.

WHO'S BACK? Information not provided.

THE SCOOP Information not provided.

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Union Christian Academy Eagles

COACH David Peach

CONFERENCE Heartland Christian

2018-19 RECORD 4-17

PLAYOFF RESULTS None

WHO'S BACK? Information not provided.

THE SCOOP Information not provided.

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GIRLS

Alpena Lady Leopards

COACH Larry McKinney

CONFERENCE 1A-1

2018-19 RECORD 32-5

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost to Rural Special in the Class 1A state tournament semifinals.

WHO'S BACK? F/P Kayleigh Armer (Sr., 5-9), PG Alex Hill (Jr., 5-9)

THE SCOOP Depth could be an issue as the Lady Leopards only have seven players on the roster. ... Armer and Hill are joined by juniors Desiree Deitrich (5-7 , F/G), Addy Fultz (5-7, P) and Amelya Cook (5-5, F), while sophomores Anniston Armer and Bella Phillips will round out the team.

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County Line Lady Indians

COACH Ryan Casalman

CONFERENCE 1A-4

2018-19 RECORD 19-11, 10-2

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost to Kingston in the Class 1A Region 1 Tournament.

WHO'S BACK? PG Martha Neumeier (Sr., 5-7), F Shae Parsons (Sr., 5-8), G Madison Price (Sr., 5-4), G Tallie Acord (Jr., 5-7).

THE SCOOP Neumeier earned all-state honors last season after she averaged 10 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists per game. ... Parsons averaged 8 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists per game, while Price averaged 7 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists and Acord averaged 5 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists per game. ... Seniors Kylie Singleton, a 5-3 guard, and Chelsea Graham, a 5-6 forward, are expected to contribute. ... Sophomores Breanna Walker (5-4 guard), Nicole Vigil (5-8 guard) and Kaylee Whitson (5-6 guard) should see time on the court.

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Deer Lady Antlers

COACH Miranda Gilmore

CONFERENCE 1A-1

2018-19 RECORD 12-19, 6-6

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost to St. Paul in the first round of the Class 1A Region 1 tournament.

WHO'S BACK? F/P Ashlyn Denniston (Jr., 6-0), G Ashlyn Davis (Jr., 5-2)

THE SCOOP Gilmore, an assistant coach last year, takes over for Adam Brothers, who moved over to be the school's boys coach. ... Depth could be an issue with only seven players on the Lady Antlers' roster. ... Davis and Denniston each averaged 15 points per game and will be counted upon heavily this year. ... Two sophomores -- 5-5 guards Makyah Bushea and Olivia Stone -- will help fill out Deer's starting lineup, as well as 5-9 senior forward/post Macie Breedlove.

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Future School Lady Rockets

COACH Eric King

CONFERENCE 1A-4

2018-19 RECORD None

PLAYOFF RESULTS N/A

WHO'S BACK? Didn't field a team last year

THE SCOOP The Fort Smith school is in its second year as a AAA affiliate, but it didn't have enough players to field a team last year. ... King said the Lady Rockets have eight players on this year's roster, thanks to finding a few players on campus to join the roster. ... Taliyah Clayton, a 5-foot-7 senior, will be counted on as a main player, as well as a couple of sophomores -- 5-7 Elise Ferguson and 5-5 Lilly Porter.

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Jasper Lady Pirates

COACH Jeff Lewis

CONFERENCE 1A-1

2018-19 RECORD 26-12, 9-2

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost to Concord in the second round of the Class 1A state tournament

WHO'S BACK? G Emma Lewis (Sr., 5-6), G Brooklyn Flud (Jr., 5-4)

THE SCOOP Lewis averaged 10 points, 3 assists and 2 steals last season, while Flud averaged 9 points and 2 assists per game. Those are the only two players on the roster with any significant playing experience last year. ... The Lady Pirates will turn to a pair of freshmen to start -- 5-9 forward Kaylee Reynolds and 5-7 guard Aubrey Henderson -- while 5-9 sophomore forward Halle Emerson rounds out the starting lineup. ... Two more freshmen -- 5-5 guard Brielle Brasel and 5-9 post Haley Daniels -- should contribute, as will sophomore Haley Sexton and senior Delaney Cox.

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Kingston Lady Yellowjackets

COACH Pat Summers

CONFERENCE 1A-1

2018-19 RECORD 16-22, 6-5

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost to Viola in first round of the Class 1A state tournament

WHO'S BACK? Information not provided

THE SCOOP Information not provided

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Lead Hill Lady Tigers

COACH Andy Munday

CONFERENCE 1A-2

2018-19 RECORD 21-18, 6-6

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost in 1A-2 District Tournament

WHO'S BACK? PG/SG Kaya Huebner (Sr., 5-6), G Kelsey Rogers (Jr., 5-2), G Lily Norman (Jr., 5-2), G Charlie Nix (Sr., 5-6)

THE SCOOP Huebner and Rogers both were all-conference players last season. Huebner, who began the season with 1,981 career points, averaged 17.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game, while Rogers averaged 12.5 points, 4 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. ... Norman had an average of 6.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game, while Nix averaged 2.3 points and 4.5 rebounds. ... The fifth starter remains a work in progress between four players -- 5-6 senior Elizabeth Sawyer, 5-8 senior Grace Robertson, 5-6 sophomore Izzy Bear and 5-8 Harley Lee. The three remaining players are still expected to see quality minutes on the court.

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Mount Judea Lady Eagles

COACH Calvice Casey

CONFERENCE 1A-1

2018-19 RECORD 0-22, 0-10

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost 73-11 to Kingston in the first round of the 1A-1

WHO'S BACK? G Audrey Campbell (Sr., 5-1), G Mykala Battershell (Sr., 5-5), P Pearl Harrison (Sr., 6-1), G/F Jessi Ward (Sr., 5-5).

THE SCOOP This is Casey's first year as a COACH as he was a student intern last year at Western Grove. ... The four returners are joined by fellow senior G/F Melusine Cruetz (5-5), as well as three sophomores -- G Karsyn Clayborn (5-4), G Jeanie Madison (5-6) and F/P Ashton Collins (5-6). .. The three sophomores were on last year's team because Mount Judea didn't field a junior girls team.

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Mulberry/Pleasant View Lady Yellowjackets

COACH Arel Ferguson

CONFERENCE 1A-4

2018-19 RECORD 0-23, 0-10

PLAYOFF RESULTS None.

WHO'S BACK? PG Amee Parish (Jr., 5-8), G Paige Childers (Sr., 5-1), G Holly Roe (Jr., 5-3), F Monica Fisk (Jr., 5-7), P Payton King (Jr., 5-10)

THE SCOOP The entire starting lineup returns from last year's team. ... Parish and King were the team's leading scorers from last year's team, while Roe and Fisk are capable of being good shooters. ... Maddie McNatt, a 5-11 sophomore forward who transferred from Alma in midseason, will be expected to contribute. ... Ferguson believes the experience with having all five starters back will help as far as chemistry on both side of the floor.

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NWA Classical Academy Lady Spartans

COACH Brittany Barthel

CONFERENCE 1A-1

2018-19 RECORD 2-11, 2-9

PLAYOFF RESULTS None.

WHO'S BACK? Annaleise Morales (So.), Hannah Bennett (So.), Breightyn Criswell (So.), Jami Tivis (So.), Tori Coad (So.)

THE SCOOP Barthel takes over as coach of the Lady Spartans, now in their third season of playing basketball. ... Eight of the 10 players on NWA Classical Academy's rosters are sophomores.

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Oark Lady Hornets

COACH Bill Ward

CONFERENCE 1A-4

2018-19 RECORD 11-17, 5-8

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost to Alpena in first round of Class 1A Region 1 Tournament.

WHO'S BACK? Mary Willis (Sr.)

THE SCOOP Depth will be an issue with only five players on the Lady Hornets' roster this season. Oark didn't have any sophomores coming up from last year's team. ... Willis was the team's second-leading scorer last year, averaging 10.4 points per game, and led the team in rebounding with an average of 9.3 per game. ... The other four remaining players -- seniors Jean Hill and Lexi Bean and juniors Clara Kitchen and Bethany Holland -- averaged between 1.0 and 2.3 points per game.

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Omaha Lady Eagles

COACH Joe McKinney

CONFERENCE 1A-2

2018-19 RECORD 19-14, 10-6

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost to Izard County in the 1A-2 District Tournament.

WHO'S BACK? F Taylor Tucker (Sr., 5-8), F Sydney Partee (Sr., 5-9)

THE SCOOP Tucker averaged 6 points, 4 rebounds and almost 2 steals per game, while Partee averaged 4.4 points and 3 rebounds per game. ... A trio of seniors are expected to round out the starting lineup -- 5-9 forward Maddy Smith (2.9 points per game last year), 5-foot guard Baylee Jones and 5-3 guard Kaiden Carlton (3.4 points per game). ... Junior Marhanda Rivera, a 5-4 guard, is expected to come off the bench and contribute, as will sophomores Jolie Rivera (5-4 guard) and Maria Bearden (5-8 forward).

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Scranton Lady Rockets

COACH Brad Harrison

CONFERENCE 1A-4

2018-19 RECORD 14-15, 8-2

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost to Jasper in first round of the Class 1A Region 1 Tournament.

WHO'S BACK? G Joshlyn Terry (Sr., 5-7), G Whitney Fox (Jr., 5-7), Kayla Siebenmorgen (Jr., 5-5), F Grace Blaschke (Jr., 5-7)

THE SCOOP Fox averaged 10 points per game last season, while Siebenmorgen averaged 8 points per game. ... Harrison refers to Terry as a player who "does a little bit of everything on the floor." ... Blaschke is a little undersized for a forward, according to Harrison, but still holds her own. ... Libby Kremer was the team's sixth player last year and did start on occasion. ... The Lady Rockets expect contributions from a trio of sophomores -- Rebecca Herring, a 5-10 forward; Mattie Roper, a 5-8 forward; and Shae Alexander, a 5-5 guard.

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St. Paul Lady Saints

COACH Shannon McBee

CONFERENCE 1A-4

2018-19 RECORD 21-13, 9-5

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost to Norfork in the Class 1A state tournament.

WHO'S BACK? PG Jonann Kimer (Sr., 5-5), P/F Kayla Harp (Sr., 5-10), P/F Emily Burnett (Jr., 5-10)

THE SCOOP Kimmer finished strong in postseason and raised her average to 8 points per game. ... Harp averaged around 8-9 points per game. ... Burnett was the team's leading scorer before suffering an injury near the end of the season. ... Juniors Tristen Perry, a 5-5 guard, and Nolva Cousins, a 5-5 forward are expected to assume starting positions. Cousins is considered "the sparkplug on the team." ... A number of sophomores joined the team after being on a junior high team that finished 16-7 last year. Abbie Ritchie (5-5 guard), Destinee Stark (a 5-foot guard) and Alesa Bailey (a 5-5 guard) were all-conference players on that team.

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Western Grove Lady Warriors

COACH Kelsey Hudson

CONFERENCE 1A-2

2018-19 RECORD 8-20, 1-11

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost in 1A-2 District Tournament

WHO'S BACK? G Brooklyn Baker (Jr., 5-5), F Hailey Woods (Sr., 5-8), F Zalia Phillips (Jr., 5-5), F Tru Cartwright (Jr., 5-7).

THE SCOOP Jordyn Jackson, a 5-2 sophomore guard, will round out the starting lineup. ... The Lady Warriors expect contributions off the bench from Skylar Shatswell, a 5-1 junior guard; Rachel Holland, a 5-5 senior guard; Amara Collins, a 5-7 sophomore forward; and Karlee Bunch, a 5-8 senior post.

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INDEPENDENTS

Haas Hall-Rogers Lady Danes

COACH Ryan Malashock

CONFERENCE Independent

2018-19 RECORD N/A

PLAYOFF RESULTS N/A

WHO'S BACK? First-year program.

THE SCOOP The Lady Danes are entering their first season in the AAA and will compete as an independent and without a home court. ... Juniors Rachael Keese and Eden Stobaugh will lead the team. ... Next season the Lady Danes will move into the 1A-1 West Conference.

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Life Way Christian Lady Warriors

COACH Kathryn Britton

CONFERENCE Heartland Christian

2018-19 RECORD 18-10

PLAYOFF RESULTS Lost to Life Prep in the quarterfinals of the HCAA state tournament.

WHO'S BACK? PG Madison Spencer (Sr., 5-4), F Abby Moseley (Jr., 5-11), F Karlie Lindsay (Jr., 5-11), G Braydin Fulcher (Jr., 5-2), G Ashlyn Bowers (Jr., 5-4).

THE SCOOP This will be the final year Life Way Christian will be in its current league. The Lady Warriors will be a AAA-affiliate next season and will be a Class 2A school. ... Spencer averaged 14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals last season ... Moseley averaged 15 points and 5 rebounds per game. ... Fulcher averaged 7 points per game, and her and Bowers could alternate as starters. ... Hallie Moseley, a 6-0 freshman, has been moved up from the junior high team and will be in the Lady Warriors' starting lineup.

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Providence Academy Lady Patriots

COACH Jeff Daniels

CONFERENCE Heartland Christian

2018-19 RECORD 18-9

PLAYOFF RESULTS Information not provided.

WHO'S BACK? Information not provided.

THE SCOOP Information not provided.

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Union Christian Academy Lady Eagles

COACH

CONFERENCE Heartland Christian

2018-19 RECORD 11-13

PLAYOFF RESULTS Information not provided.

WHO'S BACK? Information not provided.

THE SCOOP Information not provided.

Sports on 11/03/2019

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