Head coach: Lance Brekke
2016-17 record: 24-5
Starters returning: Morgan Mason, Sr., 1st Team All-State; Mackenzie Dethman, Jr., 2nd Team All-State; Tawnee Robertson, Sr.
Other key players: Haley Labatte, Jr.; Sydney Labatte, So.; Sydney Dethman, Fr.; Kinsey Rasmussen, Fr.
Etc: Froid-Lake lost to Twin Bridges in last year's third-place game at the state tournament.
Head coach: Dylan MacLean
2016-17 record: 16-8
Starters returning: None.
Other key players: Kinley Peterson, Jenna Rust, Kiara Salsbury.
Head coach: Ricarda Hanson
2016-17 record: 13-12
Starters returning: 0
Other key players: Kiarah Coulter, Jr.; Laura Harrington, Sr.; Christen Johnson, Sr.; Brooke Billing, Sr.
Coach says: "After graduating eight seniors last year, this is the first year we are bringing up eighth-graders."
Head Coach: Edward Kreider
2016-17 record: 12-6
Starters returning: Tawney Stanton, Sr.
Other key players: Shelby Colvin, So; Tierany Phipps, So; Kailah Hafla, Fr; Ava Kreider, Fr; Brynn Ryan, Fr; Rebekah Fillmore, Fr; Riata Belinger, Fr.
Coach says: "We have just one post and one returning senior. We are a young but talented team."
etc: This begins coach Kreider's first year as head coach.
Head coach: Ole Eike
2016-17 record: 20-5
Starters returning: Shayla Hough, Sr.
Other key players: Abby Hansen, Jr.; Megan Brewer, Jr.; Kaigen Roskelley, So.; Chelsea Vohs, Fr.; Kaylee Thurston, Fr.; Draya Wacker, 8th; Kelsey Thurston, 8th.
Coach says: "Our team will be very young. We have a total of eight girls, including two eighth-graders. With just 11 girls in the entire high school, we are short numbers but the ones who have come out for the team play hard and compete. We have only one returning starter, so we have lots to learn. But we will always play hard and give great effort."
Etc: Hough is a two-time all-conference player. ... This is Eike's seventh season at Melstone.
Head coach: Tim Lange
2016-17 record: 6-15
Starters returning: Laiten Lantis, So., 1st Team All Conference & All State; Genna Schroeber, Sr.; Maritza Cadenas, Jr.
Other key players: Loni Kortum Fr.
Coach says: "We have good guards and perimeter players. We are undersized in the post so we will mix up defenses with lots of pressure in full court and half court changing defenses to disrupt flow and dictate tempo."
Etc: This is Lange's first season as head coach at Terry.
Head coach: Wes Kragt
2016-17 record: 6-15
Starters returning: Cara White, Sr.
Other key players: Desiree Scott, Jr.; Jessica Adkins, Jr.; Serena Oyler, So.; Madison Dravtsky, So.; Sami Fusco, So.; Emily Adkins, Fr.; Jenna Kallevig, Fr.; Krya Kroll, Fr.
Coach says: "With our senior leader, Kate Aisenbrey, tearing her ACL during volleyball, this team will be very young. Three freshmen and one sophomore will be playing major minutes, so we will be looking to build for the future and improve each week."
Etc: Kragt is in his second season at Bridger. He is also coaches the Bridger boys basketball team.
Head coach: Duane Walker
2016-17 record: 17-8
Starters returning: Chloe Hanser, Kirsten Jensen
Other key players: Kirsten Jensen, Kennah Jensen, Alyx Morrison, Hannah Dreese, Teagan Murray
Coach says: "We are a very young team with only one senior. The senior, Chloe Hanser, is a complete team leader and player. She can play any position. I expect great things from her."
Head coach: Gregg Wasson
2016-17 record: 22-4
Starters returning: Mariah Dietrich, 1st Team All-conference/All-State; Madison Wasson, 1st Team All-Conference; Cloe Hagl
Other key players: Grace Keller, Sr.; Taylee Bornong, Jr.;. Keeley Chrest, So.; Karli Lane, Fr., Teagan Oliva, Fr.
Coach says: "We return three starters and one key sub off of last year's state appearance team, so we have a good core group to start with. We have young talent vying for playing time and giving us depth."
Etc: Wasson starts his seventh season at Harlowton with a 128-25 record. ... Harlowton reached the state tournament last season where it lost to Arlee and Savage.
Park City Panthers
Head coach: Michelle Gauthier
2016-17 record: 19-6
Starters returning: None
Other key players: Brittany Frank, Sr.; Blakely Verke, Jr.; Alyx Grabowska, Jr.; Kasidy Robbins, Jr.; Haley Harper, Sr.; Andee Baker, Jr.; Breanne Smith, Jr.; Hayley Story, So.; Sydney Kluth, So.; Alexis Tryan, So.
Coach says: "The Lady Panthers play well as a team. Our defense will be our strength, as will our transition game."
Etc: This is Gauthier's second season at Park City.
Reed Point-Rapelje Renegades
Head coach: Tricia Hess
2016-17 record: 7-17
Starters returning: Nynah Bryant, Brittany Albers, Mercedes Hoff, Jocelyn Ott, Carlee Blodgett
Coach says: "We did not graduate any seniors last year so we have a strong group of girls with good experience on the court with each other returning. With hard work these girls can accomplish a lot and I look forward to a good season with them."
Etc: This is Hess's second full season as head coach.
Head coach: Jeff Graham
2016-17 record: 26-1 (state champions)
Starters returning: Adrian Malek, Sr.; Dani Urick, Sr.
Other key players: Ryan Schraner, Sr.; Briana Wall, Sr.; Morgan Cooper, Jr.; Kolby Pimperton, So.; Shelby Paulson, So.
Coach says: "We lost three very good seniors who are all currently playing college athletics. We are going to have to have some kids step up and replace their leadership in practice and in games. Our district will once again be very tough and will prepare us for tournament time."
Etc: Urick averaged 17.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg and 3.3 apg and spg on her way to her third consecutive all-state honors. ... Belt beat Arlee in last year's state championship game, and has won five of the last six Class C titles. ... Graham is 248-28 in his previous 10 seasons at Belt.
Head coach: Brian Davison
2016-17 record: 13-9
Starters returning: None
Other key players: Hailey Konesky, Hailey Christian, Katie Scott, Aubrey Little
Coach says: "We lost our top six players from last season and the girls that returned did not get much varsity playing time. We are extremely young, with one senior and one junior and three sophomores starting with three freshman and one sophomore coming off of the bench."
Etc: Davison begins his first season at Centerville.
Box Elder Bears
Head coach: Joel Rosette
2016-17 record: 20-3
Starters returning: Lilly Gopher, Jr.; Joelnell Momberg, So.; Nikayla Anderson
Other key players: Cecilia Vielle; Maddie Wolf Chief; Sarah Parisian; Eve The Boy
Coach says: "We're an experienced and battle-tested team that will compete every night."
Etc: Gopher and Momberg are returning all-state players. Anderson was all-conference. ... Rosette begins his eighth season at Box Elder.
Head coach: Lesa MacLeod
2016-17 record: 9-12
Starters returning: Sierra Swank, Erin Pula, Carrie Hofer, Kourtney Hanson
Other key players: Jaye Anderson, Hailey McMaster, Ashley MacLeod, Lincy Johnson, Megan Molyneaux, Rachel Gunderson
Coach says: "We have a lot of returners on a hard-working team. We do have new positions for some players."
Etc: This is MacLeod's first season as the head coach. Previously she's been an assistant with the Sugarbeeters.
Fort Benton Longhorns
Head coach: Cassie Pimperton
2016-17 record: 20-5
Starters returning: Leah Gannon, Madison Thompson -all state
Etc: Gannon is a returning all-state player. ... Pimperton begins her sixth season and is 75-39 overall.
Head coach: Jennifer Baird
2016-17 record: 11-10
Starters returning: Melanie Watkins, Jr.; Rylee Conlan, Jr.; Raegan Conlan, Jr.; Sarah Billmayer, So.; Shyan Krass, Fr., Brandy Calvert, Fr., Alaynee Hawley, Fr.
Other key players: Brooke Reed, Fr.; 8th graders - Laci Maloney, 8th; Lacey Hickel, 8th.
Coach says: "These girls have been playing together for many years. We have a fair amount of speed and versatility both mentally and physically. We are still a young team, but each player excels at their role."
Etc: Baird begins her third season with Turner. She's 22-22 overall.
Head coach: Kinna Truitt
2016-17 record: 16-7
Starters returning: Maddie Bloom, 1st team, Jr.; Janessa Willekes, 1st team, So.; Taylor Jones, 2nd team, Jr.; Madi Cicon, Jr.
Other key players: Lissy Willekes, Jr.; Draylen Sawyer, So.
Etc: Truitt has a 58-34 record at Simms.
Head coach: Alex Aschim
2016-17 record: 1-21
Starters returning: Brooke Holland, Jeena Alborano, Mackinzie Wilson, Devany Lamb, Laura Meyer.
Other key players: Victoria Bouttier, Grace McClellan, Bailey Postma, Audrey Nice, Ayelleah Brown.
Coach says: "Our team is very young this year, as it was last year, but we lost two key players to graduation. Our starting five are five freshman, but they all have major varsity experience, as they played last year as eighth-graders."
Lone Peak Bighorns
Head coach: Austin Barth
2016-17 record: 12-10
Starters returning: Kolya Bough, Jackson Wade, Liam Germain, Frankie Starz
Other key players: NA.
Coach says: "Our athleticism and experience will make us more of a threat this year on defense, and add to how we attack in transition. We have two extremely motivated senior leaders in Jackson Wade and Liam Germain, and a very talented point guard in Kolya Bough. I would say that the most exciting thing about this team is the fact that we are all a threat to score, and everybody has the green light to shoot the ball."
Etc: This is Barth's first year as head coach of the program.
West Yellowstone Wolverines
Head coach: Nubia Allen
2016-17 record: 1-17
Starters returning: Mary Gospodarek
Other key players: Dorothyien Lopez, Avery Parker, Kate Jackson, Ashlynn Roos, Rebeka Everest, Brooklynn Conaghan, Danna Ochoa.
Coach says: "We are a young team, but have strength in numbers. We have a lot young talented players with the right mentality."
Etc: Allen was 40-25 at Big Sky before taking over this season at West Yellowstone.
White Sulphur Springs Hornets
Head coach: Teri Ogle
2016-17 record: 14-9
Starters returning: Megan Ogle, all-conference; Genna Barrett, all-conference; Kendel Jones; Morgan Vaisvilas.
Other key players: Autumn Thompson
Coach says: "We have five strong returning seniors. They all have started for me the past three years and come with lots of experience and desire to have a winning season."
Etc: Ogle is 42-50 at White Sulphur Springs.
Head coach: Sara Wagner
2016-17 record: 14-8
Starters returning: 3
Lettermen returning: 8
Coach says: n/a
Etc: This begins Wagner's third season as head coach.
Head coach: Sarah Knutson
2016-17 record: 12-10
Key players: Jaden Comings, Sr, G/F; Brooke Rouse, Sr, F/C; CC Metesh, Jr, G/F; Emma Grange, So, PG; Haddle Tallon, So, G; Serenity O'Donnell, So, G; Emily Canifield, Sr, G.
Coach says: Our team's strengths are our quickness, team chemistry and our attitude to want to get better and want to play tough every game. This is another building year for the girls, as most of our team makes up 8th graders, freshman and sophomores, but I'm expecting exciting things from these underclassmen this year"
Etc: Jaden Comings was first team All-Conference....Emma Grange averaged 9 ppg with three assists.
Head coach: Emily Pierson
2016-17 record: 1-13
Starters returning: Tia Hill; Madison Fabel
Other key players: Destiny Fabel, Mackenzie Fabel, Ruby Rossiter.
Twin Bridges Falcons
Head coach: Josh Keller
2016-17 record: 27-1
Starters returning: Kailee Oliverson, RaeAnne Bendon
Other key players: Clancy Phillips, Blu Keim, Avery George, Ashleigh Guinnane
Coach says: "We have as good of a 1-2 combo as any team in the state, with RaeAnne Bendon and Kailee Oliverson. We are young besides my three seniors and not very deep."
Etc: Twin Bridges defeated Froid-Lake in last year's third-place game at the Class C state tournament. ... Oliverson, who has signed with the University of Nevada, and Bendon were all-state players a year ago. ... Keller has a career record of 80-19.
Head coach: Jeff Schultz
2016-17 record: 15-7
Starters returning: Kenzie Mueller, Sr, G; Hailey Kelly, Sr, G; Montanna Baughman, Sr, P; Madison Mask, Jr, G.
Other key players: Madison Lommen, Sr, PG; Madison Courser, Jr, P; Kathryn Parkin, Jr, G; Margaret Parkin, Jr, G; Sophia Krutilla, Jr, G; Audrie Azure, Jr, P; Hannah Calloway, Jr, P; Emmah Baughman, So, G; Kylie Plakke, Fr, P; Alexia Kelsey, Fr; P.
Coach says: Our strengths are our speed and overall team depth. We will play fast and are lucky to have a lot of girls that will see the court every night.
Etc: Madison Lommen is a senior transfer from Washington....Kenize Mueller was first-team all-state last season......Hailey Kelly was second-team all-conference... Madison Mask was second team all-conference.
Head coach: Dawn Ringer
2016-17 record: 9-9
Starters returning: Casey Ehmann, Peyton Muir, MacKenzie Smith
Other key players: Shianne Kauk, Kimber Schlapman
Etc: This is Ringer's first season as coach of the Tigers.
Hot Springs Savage Heat
Head coach: Richard Jackson
2016-17 record: 9-9
Starters returning: Stacy Gray, Sr, G; McKennzie Cannon, So, P.
Other key players: Lexi Detienne, Sr, P; Sydney Jackson, So, G; Sage Jackson, So, G; Brianna Gray, So, G/P; Danielle Graham, So, P; Breeze Clark, So, P; Yazmin Finley, So, P.
Coach says: "We will be quick and full of hustle despite being a young team."
Etc: This is coach Jackson's second season.....Stacy Gray was a honorable mention all-conference last season....McKennzie Cannon was also honorable mention all-conference.
Head coach: Jessica Nagy
2016-17 record: 13-9
Starters returning: Jessica Thompson, 1st Team All-Conference; Lindsay Laws, 1st Team All-Conference; Kara Altmiller; Rachel Huenik; Kassidy Kinzie; Haley Josephon; Analisa Loberg
Other key players: Kylee Altmiller
Coach says: "We are getting back a lot of varsity experience after not losing anyone from last yearâ€™s team. We also are getting back two different players who both had starting roles and were lost throughout the season to injury."
Etc: Huenik and Kinzie were starters last season until injuries shut down their seasons. That moved Josephson and Loberg into the starting lineup.