Winter sports are about to begin!

Riley Walkington, Sports Editor

As fall sports conclude, the preparation for winter sports, girls basketball, wrestling, and boys basketball, begin.

One of the recently dominant programs within Sandpoint High School, girls basketball, has already been preparing for months on end. This includes open gyms and team bonding excercises, in order to achieve their lofty goals for the upcoming season.

“Our team goal this year is to consistently get better throughout the season, go undefeated within league, and make it to state,” junior Dawson Driggs said.

Their first official home season kickoff game is on November 17 at Les Rogers court.

Another previously successful program, the wrestling team, is also back in action. With a multitude of returning varsity wrestlers, practices twice a week, and volunteering for youth wrestling, they hope to be a dominant force on the mats this year.

“I hope to work together and focus on having fun while getting better as a team,” senior Ryan McNelley said.

Their first meet at home this  season is on November 30.

With a new coach this year and a variety of returning players, the boys basketball team has high hopes as well. They have been working multiple days a week both individually and as a team   at various places including Les Rogers Court and Pine Street.

“For this season, I want our teams to play up to their full potential each and every day, and to compete every second of every game while executing at a high level,” coach Wade Engelson said.

They kickoff with the first games of their season at Les Rogers court on November 24.