A new coach is guiding the Colome Cowgirls basketball team. Kory Foss is the head coach for the Cowgirls who open the season Dec. 11 at Corsica-Stickney.
The returning letterwinners are Kaydee Heath, Rayne Hermsen, Jaclyn Laprath, Matrix Noteboom, Makayla Shippy, Baylie Hoffine, Abby Kortan and Saydee Heath.
Others on the team are Clarissa Ringing Shield, Jordyn Seegers, Cheyenne Dougherty, Lanie Bolton, Carleen Burger and Sara O’Bryan.
There are no seniors on the team so the team will be young.
However, Foss says the team was young last year so many of the girls got significant playing time. “We have room to grow. This is a good group of girls who are working hard,” explained Foss.
The coach says he wants to the team to be improve each day. “If that happens it will take us to where we want to go,” he said.
Foss grew up in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota graduating from high school in Northfield, Minn.
He went to Augustana College in Sioux Falls for two years where he played baseball. The last two years he attended Valley City State University in North Dakota where he graduated in 2007 with a degree in history.
His first job was in Philip where he was a teacher and coach for four years. He coached the boys basketball team the first two years and was head boys and assistant girls the last two years. Foss then spent a year at Hitchcock-Tulare as the head girls basketball coach. The last two years he was at New Rockford-Cheyenne in North Dakota as head girls basketball coach.
In Colome, Foss teaches history and government. His wife, Danielle, is the fourth grade teacher in Colome. They have two children: Evelyn, a third grader and Sawyer who is in pre-school.
Laura Windspurger is the assistant coach at Colome.
The Colome girls basketball schedule includes:
Dec. 11—at Corsica-Stickney
Dec. 16—Cody-Kilgore, home
Dec. 30—at Wessington Springs
Jan. 4—Kimball/White Lake, home
Jan. 6—AC/DC at home
Jan. 9—Jones County, home
Jan. 11—at Burke/South Central
Jan. 18-20—Southern Plains Conference tournament
Jan. 25—at White River
Jan. 26—Platte, home
Jan. 29—at Lyman
Feb. 3—at Highmore Classic
Feb. 6—at North Central
Feb. 9—at Kadoka
Feb. 10—Menno, home
Feb. 12—Gregory, home
Feb. 15—at Marty
Feb. 19, 20, 22—Regions
March 1—Sweet 16
March 8-10—State B