Cherokee Nation had a lot to be happy about last season. The expectations aren’t much different for the new campaign. Will they live up to them? Time will tell so stay tuned.
BOONE GROVE WOLVES
LAST SEASON: 23-4
At small schools the word “rebuild” is often used more than “reload” – with the one exception being Boone Grove softball, where reloading should be the operative word again this year. With that being the case, the question is, can the Wolves continue their dominance of the local 2A tournament?
LAST SEASON: 12-10
The Vikings are getting overlooked by some, although we aren’t sure why. Granted, the Duneland is loaded but that’s the case most every year. Don’t write these Vikings off just yet. This team could surprise.
LAST SEASON: 20-9
Trojan pride was resurrected last Spring as the ladies from Highland secured the program’s first sectional title in 30 years. Several starters return, so a sectional repeat isn’t out of the question, but there’s a regular season to play first.
LAST SEASON: 20-7
The Mustangs have high hopes for the new season…and why not? This team returns a lot of talent and experience. The NCC is up for grabs and Munster should challenge for the title.
CROWN POINT BULLDOGS
4A State Champs
The Bulldogs come in as the defending 4A state champs, although some of the key pieces, including Alexis Holloway, are now gone. Can this year’s Bulldog bunch defend the title? That’s gonna be a tall order.
LOWELL RED DEVILS
This is a real tough Red Devil team. They don’t get intimidated and they don’t back down. Think Lowell football – but for girls.
LAKE CENTRAL INDIANS
As always, the Indians are loaded and the expectations are high. How high? This is Lake Central we’re talking about, so the goal as always is a trip to the 4A title game.
Two straight deep runs in the tournament means the Kougars are moving up to Class 4A come playoff time. Until then, they’ll battle it out with Munster, Lowell and Highland for the conference championship. Another team with top notch talent.
This team has talent, as in seven players headed for college, including five who will play at the D1 level. Can anyone stop the Trojans?