The first week of practice consisted mainly of conditioning, skills, and learning new offenses and defenses.
The Bulldogs, having lost five seniors to graduation, returned only two of last year's starters.
Junior guard Amber Michaelis and sophomore center Tanya Lieser hope to help the Bulldogs improve on last year's 4-17 record. Both Michaelis and Lieser were named All-Conference Honorable Mention last year. Lieser also led the conference in blocked shots.
Other team members include seniors: Jen Lindquist, Kristi Lieser, and Teresa Rodriquez; juniors: Sam Elliott, Trish Lieser, and Heather Fenske; sophomores: Carrie Hemmesch, Cindy Lang, Carin Frenchick, Tiffany Rausch, and Erin Aagesen; and freshmen: Jaime Wuertz and Steph Krupke.
This year there is also another change in the coaching staff. Cameron Mahlum returns for his second year as head coach. Joining him is the husband and wife team of Todd and Brenda Corrow.
Brenda, who graduated from PHS and attended St. Cloud State University (SCSU) on a basketball scholarship, will be coaching the junior varsity. Todd, a student at SCSU, will be coaching the C-squad.
Todd ran the intramural basketball program at St. Cloud State and coached basketball at his home town of Brownton. He has also played baseball at Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, and at St. Cloud State University.
The Bulldogs played their first game of the season at home on Nov. 25 against the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars. On Dec. 2 the girls will host Kimball.
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