Lady Eagles set to defend titleDec 1, 2016 By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
St. Stephen's girls basketball squad now wears the crown of defending state champions.
Interest is high at St. Stephen's this winter for the defending Class 1-A girls state champions.
Head coach Mike Redman's team posted the best record in school history a season ago in bringing home the Lady Eagles' first state title in school history.
With 24 girls out for basketball, he and assistant coach Iva Redman will have a lot of players to choose from and decisions to make.
All-state selection Trinity Goggles paces the Eagles this season and is joined by fellow seniors Lolena Brown, Victoria Villa, Ashton Jenkins and Whisper SunRhodes.
SunRhodes moved during the off-season from Wind River and should be a nice addition to St. Stephen's this fall.
Other players that should see a lot of time as the season progresses are Kayle Addison, Lyndsay Harris, Angel Redman, Martina Brown and Destiny Willow.
The Eagles open the regular season at Billings in tournament play against Lame Deer, Montana on Dec. 8 followed by the Lingle-Fort Laramie tournament the following weekend in Goshen County.
"We should have a pretty good team. It looks pretty positive," said Redman. "We still have last year's bench stepping up this year."
In the Class 1-A Northwest, Dubois should be a vastly improved team, along with Burlington.
In the west region, Cokeville, Encampment and Little Snake River should all be competitive, as well along with Kaycee from the east.
The Lady Eagles don't play a home game until January.