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MEDICINE VALLEY WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW


Medicine Valley Girl's Basketball Look to Take Next Step


For the Medicine Valley Girls Basketball team, they are looking to build off of a nice year in 2021-2022. They went 11-12 and they return a good chunk of that team. 18th-year head coach of the Raiders, Derek Bantam, had this to say about this year's squad. "We return a great group of girls from last year's 11-12 season. We lost one senior from a year ago but have a great nucleus returning this season. We look to be competitive in every game we play. With the returning starters and letter winners coming back we will look to experience to get us to the next level."


One of those players they will lean on is junior Stella Heapy. Heapy averaged 17 points and eight rebounds per game last season. They also will look to Milla Farr, a 6'0 senior who averaged nearly nine rebounds per game.


Medicine Valley will begin the season on Thursday, December 1st against Southwest.



Senior Led Raiders Look Forward to Wrestling Season


This year on the mats for the Medicine Valley Raiders they will be led by a veteran squad. In his ninth year as the head coach, Mike Moses will look to his seniors to lead the way this season. "Senior Josh Gage is looking to make a major leap forward this year after being beaten in the heartbreak round at districts last year. Senior Aspen Henderson has also so a marked improvement coming into this season. We are looking forward to having a good year. We have a group of seniors that have had high expectations placed on them," said Moses.


Moses also mentioned Hunter Koetter as a wrestler to watch, he is a sophomore. The Raiders begin the season on Friday, December 2nd at Hi-Line.



Medicine Valley Boy's Basketball to Grow Throughout Season


Last year for Medicine Valley it was a fantastic season as they went 19-5. This year there will be a lot of new faces on the court for the Raiders and head coach Jason Maier knows there will be some growing pains, but also knows his team will improve as the season rolls on. " I look for us to maybe struggle early in the season but improve more than most teams as the season goes on. Ultimately we would like to play our best basketball in February and win our sub-district and have a chance to play in a district final," said Maier.


The Raiders will lean on seniors Joe Brown, a three-year starter, Kamreyn Bonini, and junior Austin Roblee this year. Medicine Valley will begin the season on Thursday, December 1st against Southwest.

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