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Stilwell Indians

BOYS

Coach: Mike George

18-19 Record: 15-11

One of the challenges in high school sports is reloading a roster following heavy graduation losses.  Such is the outlook facing the Indians this season after seven seniors crossed the graduation stage last spring leaving only one returning starter.  Jorge Bautista (6-6, Sr.) will be the key figure for coach Mike George to build this year’s lineup after just missing a double-double season average scoring  9.4 points per game while adding 8.8 rebounds.  Last season’s sophomore foursome including Trey Cone (6-0, Jr.) who totaled 4.4 points and 2.3 assists, Gavin Pritchett (6-3, Jr.), Kobe Pritchett (5-8, Jr.) and Easton Latta (6-3, Jr.) provide experienced playmaking skills along with Cayden Lee (6-1, So.).  George will call on Ethan James (5-11, So.), Kyler Fourkiller (5-9 So.) Caleb Brower (6-2, Jr.) and Jordan Bishop 6-2, So.) for added results when the game is on the line. “We got a lot of unproven talent,” remarked George, who begins his fifth year as head coach. “When we put all the pieces together, we’ll have an equal chance to win. Right now it’s focusing on just getter better everyday.” 

GIRLS

Coach: Glen Cone

18-19 Record: 19-8

The stars next to the names on the Lady Indians roster reflects the return of three starters. But if you look closer, opponents will see there’s plenty of competitors with game time experience.  Head coach Glenn Cone smiles when discussing the contributions of Jessie Sanchez (5-6, Sr.) along with Kinley Soap (5-9, Jr.) who enter a third season in the first unit. 

Macie Sawney (5-5, Jr.) joins Talib Mink (5-5, So.), and Paige Hardbarger (5-6, Jr.) in the rotation of guards while Bree Benham (5-8, Soph) brings an aggressive style play to the inside flow of the game. The Stilwell coach admits the efforts of Gracey Hensley (So.), Bree Soap (So.), Jaeda Eubanks (5-6, Jr.), Jaylee Christie (So.), Kaye Ramirez (So.), Katie Stephenson (Sr.) and Heather Hampton continue to create an intense spirit of competition both in practice and in games. “We’re approaching it on a day-by-day basis with a commitment to be better every day and in every game,” replied Cone. “When the pieces all fit together, these girls create a stiff challenge to beat.”