The winters sports season is almost here, with varsity-level teams getting excited about upcoming games, meets and matches.
In the Plattsburgh City School District the varsity boys basketball, girls basketball, bowling, hockey, swimming and indoor track teams have already begun practice.
Seton Catholic Central's varsity boys basketball, girls basketball, and indoor track teams are also preparing as well as students on the Beekmantown Central School District's varsity boys basketball, girls basketball, hockey and wrestling teams.
Seton Varsity Girls Basketball
The varsity girls basketball team will be coached by Matt Walentuk. The team's overall record was 8-11 last year with a 6-10 conference record.
This year's team will consist of forwards Megan Tedford, Ashlee Fairchild, Cara Chapman and Eva Zalis; and guards Kerry Cannon, Stephanie Egan, Kelsey Doorey, Kate Schofield, and Lyndale Nephew.
"This year's seniors need to lead and step up this year," said Walentuk. "They are experienced but need to increase their scoring. It will be interesting to see who emerges as a scorer or will they all be comfortable taking 5-10 shots a game. Solid defense will be key to staying in games with our CVAC opponents."
Seton Varsity Indoor Track
The varsity indoor track team will be coached by Kathy Champagne.
This year's boys team will consist of sprints Brian Murray and Michael Doorey; and middle distance/distance Barrett Waling, Zachary Ziemer, Mitchell Ryan, Justin Bresette, Tyler Grant, James Downs, Eddie LaRow, Erik Ziemer; and newcomer Evan Page.
This year's girls team will consist of sprints Rhea Breyette and Jamyla Willette; and middle distance/distance Dana Chapman, Mary Glynn, Margaret Champagne, Anna Rabideau, and Melissa Wyman.
"My expectations are for all my athletes to achieve personal records from their previous seasons," said Champagne. "I would like to have as many athletes as possible qualify and run well at the state meet."