The Colome girls basketball team will have four letterwinners returning. They include Callie Heath, Kaydee Heath, Rayne Hermsen and Jaclyn Laprath. The Cowgirls have only one returning starter in Callie Heath.
Lost from last year’s team are Taylor Hrabanek, Morgan Hofeldt, Mariah Kinzer and Destinee Noteboom.
Colome girls opened the season Dec. 6 at home against Corsica-Stickney.
Coach Lori Kalenda says the Cowgirls will be a young team with 6 high school girls, six 8th graders and a 7th grader.
Kalenda said three sophomores who saw a lot of playing time as freshmen are: Kaydee Heath, Hermsen and Laprath.
Kalenda says the team will be quick by not as tall as in the past. “The girls are excited as they have been in practice for two weeks and are ready for a game,” said the coach. The assistant coach will be Laura Windsperger.
The Cowgirls play two games the opening week.
The Colome girls schedule includes:
Dec. 8—at AC/DC
Dec. 13—Marty, home
Dec. 17—at Cody-Kilgore
Dec. 30—at the Snowball Classic in Winner
Dec. 31—Wessington Springs, home
Jan. 5—at Kimball/White Lake
Jan. 7—Todd Co., home
Jan. 10—at Jones County
Jan. 12—Burke/South Central, home
Jan. 19-21—Southern Plains tournament
Jan. 27—at Platte
Jan. 30—Lyman, home
Feb. 4—at Highmore Classic
Feb. 7—at North Central
Feb. 10—Kadoka, home
Feb. 11—at Menno
Feb. 13—at Gregory
March 9-11—State B