Written by The Herald-News
Wes Young is once again coaching the Lustre Lions girls’ basketball team. The team is very young, consisting of five sophomores, one junior, one freshman, and one eighth-grader. There are no senior girls on the team. Young says they come with a good attitude and the desire to work hard. They are looking forward to the season as one of challenge and growth.
Lisa Neufeld and Brooke Holzrichter are helping with the coaching this year and will be going with the team to their first game in Dodson this Saturday, since Young has previous commitments on that day.
Their first home game will be against Frazer on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Lustre will host two more home games this month: Saco/Whitewater on Dec. 19 and Jordan on Dec. 21.
The Lustre boys’ team have all their starters back, with several new players joining the team for a total of 13 team members. Four of the Lions are playing their last high school games as they will graduate this spring.
Coach Ron Reddig says he is able to put a quick team on the floor.
The team is exhibiting good offence play with both outside and inside shooting. Their quickness will be a good tool in defense. The key to a successful year is togetherness on the team.
The Lions are anticipating a good year, but Reddig says they will have to come ready to play each game as the district is very strong.
Lustre will be flooring a JV team also, but their schedule has not been determined.
The Lions will have the same playing schedule as the girls: Dodson this Saturday and Saco/Whitewater next Thursday and Jordan on Saturday.
Al Leland and Randy Reddig are assisting with the coaching this season.
The teams will be traveling in style this year, enjoying a 50-seat coach bus that was donated by the Alumni and Booster Club. The bus was delivered two weeks ago from Washington.