CantonRep.com staff writers
Head coach Krista Ross
Last year’s record 12-12
Returning lettermen Shelby Henkle, 6-1, Jr.; Daija Mills, 5-7, Jr.; Chloe Hall, 5-11, Jr.; Angela Dave, 5-3, Jr.; Maddy Repp, 5-7, Jr.
Outlook GlenOak returns its two leading scorers from last season in Shelby Henkle and Maddy Repp. Daija Mills and Chloe Hall look to provide depth to the inside game.
Head coach Abbey Allerding (43-26 career record)
Last year’s record 22-5
Returning lettermen Kaylee Stroemple, 6-0, Sr.; Julie Worley, 6-0, Sr.; Kelsey Lensman, 5-8, Sr.; Kaitlyn Runner, 5-4, Sr.; Allie Farina, 6-0, Jr.; Adrienne Sarbaugh, 5-8, Jr.; Lexi Manos, 5-5, Soph.; Tiffany Bentler, 5-7, Soph.; Katie Eriksen, 6-0, Sr.
Outlook The Vikings worked hard throughout the summer and will continue to work hard as the season progresses. Kaylee Stroemple (12 pts, 7.7 reb) has committed to Niagara University, Julie Worley (14.9 pts, 7.5 reb) has committed to Ashland University while senior newcomer Marquia Turner has committed to Xavier.
Head coach Anthony Butch, first year
Last year’s record 13-11, 5-7
Returning lettermen Landrie Grace, Jr., 5-6, G; Anna Alkire, Jr., 5-6, G; Sydney Cowles, Sr., 5-5, G; Hannah Angelo, Jr., 5-8, G; Lexi Pittinger, Sr., 5-6, G; Caitlin Tytler, Soph., 5-9, P; Shannon Sellari, Jr., 5-11, F; Abby Duffy, Jr., 6-0, P; Justus Lee, Sr., 5-11, P
Outlook Jackson has several returning starters, with Duffy and Grace the key pieces. Duffy nearly averaged a double-double per game with 11.4 points and 9.7 rebounds per contest last year. Grace is Jackson’s top returning scorer. The shooting guard averaged 13.7 points a year ago. Jackson looks to move forward in the always difficult Federal League.
Head coach Henry Cobb, fourth year
Last year’s record 21-5, 11-3
Returning lettermen Baylen Dyrlund, Sr., 5-10, F; Kelsey Bryte, Sr., 6-1, C; Andrea Maag, Sr., 5-6, G; Kaylee Shockley, Sr., 5-10, G; Baylee Hymes, Sr., 5-3, G; Lexie Gower, Sr., 5-8, F; Bree Libby, Sr., 5-8, G; Brandie Snow, Soph., 5-9, G
Outlook Lake has one of the best post players in the area back in Dyrlund. The senior averaged 11.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game last year. Bryte will also be a key player at center. She has good size and was a key member off the bench last season. The Blue Streaks will need to find a way to replace the scoring of McKenna Stephens, who finisher her career in the school’s top five in scoring. This is a veteran team that should be very competitive again.
Head coach Pamela Davis
Last year’s record 17-6, 10-2
Returning lettermen Ty Nekirk, Jr., 5-7, G; Korrin Taylor, Sr., 5-5, G; Ronn’Yeil Hogan, Sr., 5-5, G; Amara Moore, Jr., 5-4, G; Char’day Pitts, Jr., 6-2, F; Tazhia Petitt, JR., 5-10, F
Outlook McKinley dropped league games by 1 and 2 points to Hoover during the season and lost by 3 points in OT to Lake in the tournament a year ago. The always competitive Bulldogs will figure out a way to compete again, with a quick, physical defense led by senior guards Korrin Taylor and Ronn’Yeil Hogan. McKinley will look to press and run, but has an inside presence in Char’day Pitts.
Head coach Dave Waseity, second year, 6-17
Last year’s record 6-17, 0-12
Returning lettermen Brittany Miner, Jr.; Kelsey Cobb, Jr.
Outlook Perry will be a young team. The Panthers have just one senior returning. Juniors Miner and Cobb are the key returning players. Expect to see some freshmen on the floor including Karlee Pireu, Tori St. Jean and Kimmie Brock. Pireu is 5-foot-10 and St. Jean is 5-11. Sophomore Taylor Howard also is back. She is 6-1. Perry has plenty of size but the Federal League is a tough place to learn on the fly.