22-4 (Inter-Valley Conference)
Lost in District Finals 65-61 to Garaway
Who is Back: J’Allen Barrino (Sr)- District Co-Player of the Year, Mitchell Minor (Sr)- 2nd Team All District, Dylan Phillips (Sr), Rodney Smith (Jr)
Who is Gone: Jason Barrino
Burning Question: Will the Hornets get over the District hump and advance to a Regional round?
Prediction: The Hornets are arguably the best team in the District and are returning plenty of talent. Should be able to take a District title this year.
18-4 (Buckeye 8)
Lost in Sectional 54-53 to Buckeye Trail
Who is Back: Alex Reese (Jr)- 2nd Time All District, Tevn Williams (Sr)
Who is Gone: Denali Jackson- District Co-Player of the Year
Burning Question: Will the Riders avenge their upset loss without their top guy?
Outlook: The Purple Riders were upset in their first game after a fantastic regular season. While they lose Jackson, Reese has plenty of upside and can be a name to watch. Could contend with Malvern for the District title.
16-8 (Inter-Valley Conference)
Lost in Sectionals 54-49 to West Muskingum
Who is Back: Dantae Faiello (Sr)- 1st Team All District, Lukas Gilland (Jr), Nick Petro (Sr), Luke Williams (Jr)
Who is Gone: Jordan Wigfield (3rd Team All District)
Burning Question: Can the Valley break through and make noise in the District?
Outlook: Sandy Valley is returning a bunch of talent and should again be a team to watch with Faiello leading them.