Indian Creek Timberwolves
Coach: Paul Muchmore (304-248, 21st year)
Last year: 6-19; lost, 35-32, to Earlville in Class 1A Indian Creek Regional quarterfinals
Keep an eye on: Senior guard Olivia Turner led the team in scoring last year.
Also: Senior forwards Marisa VanWhye, Sarah Diehl and Morgan Johnson round out the senior class and have a chance to break out this year.
Muchmore’s take: “We have a lot of varsity experience, so I hope that helps us early in the season.”
Lowdown: The Timberwolves switched offensive systems last year, so they should be more comfortable and efficient in their offense. Look for their record to improve.
Coach: Zach Munro (first year)
Last year: 7-15; lost, 57-21, to Durand in Class 1A Pecatonica Regional semifinals
Keep an eye on: Junior forward Crystal Gonzalez and sophomore center Quarey Weikal will be the captains of the team and shoulder the scoring load.
Also: Freshman guard Daisy Montiel has dazzled in practice and should play a big role on the team.
Munro’s take: “They’re hungry to get better. We are trying to improve every day and get better than where we are now.”
Lowdown: The Hawks have a first-year coach and only three upperclassman, so this season will be about building the program for the future.