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Key re­turnees: Se­nior – Azariah Parmer (wing); Ju­nior – Na­jee Miller (cen­ter); Sopho­more – Jared Arm­strong (guard)

Oth­ers to watch: Ju­nior – Lan­don Lein­bach (guard); Sopho­mores – Sean Hin­son (guard), Bren­nan Ad­dley (wing)

Strengths: Dolan was ex­cited to show up to his first work­out with his new team to find out how much ath­leti­cism his squad pos­sesses. Only one thing was more ex­cit­ing than see­ing their strong ball skills, and that was see­ing how mo­ti­vated the Pi­o­neers are to suc­ceed.

Ques­tion marks: Los­ing se­nior cap­tain Tyler Den­linger to an in­jury was a blow, as his lead­er­ship and style of play will be tough to re­place. The Pi­o­neers need lead­ers to emerge.

Out­look: Dolan be­lieves if the team con­tin­ues to work hard and play to­gether they will have a chance to reach their goals at the end of the sea­son. The Pi­o­neers’ main goal is to see im­prove­ment each day.

Faith Chris­tian

Coach: Dave Forker (sec­ond year) Last year’s record: 25-5 over­all (District One Class A run­ner-up)

No­table losses: Greg Boyd, J.D. Zam­roz, Will May­nard, Alexan­der Woelk­ers, Justin Festa

Key re­turnees: Se­nior – Cameron McDon­ald (for­ward); Ju­nior – Tyler Lan­dis (cen­ter)

Oth­ers to watch: Se­niors – John Hein (guard), Eric Prescott (for­ward); Ju­nior – Will Diaz (guard)

Strengths: The Lions have waited for their chance to shine be­hind the large se­nior class of 2012 and now they will get their chance. This group is mo­ti­vated to have a suc­cess­ful sea­son.

Ques­tion marks: This will be the first year in the Bi­cen­ten­nial Ath­letic League for the Lions and with only six home games, the young, in­ex­pe­ri­enced group will be chal­lenged early and of­ten. The softer sched­ule of the AC­CAC is not there to catch their fall.

Cal­vary Bap­tist

Coach: Matt Philbrick (sec­ond year) Last year’s record: 5-16 over­all (1-8 in the AC­CAC)

Key losses: Nate Bergey, Ryan Bach­tle, Scott Seelig

Key re­turnees: Se­niors – Jaron Kicin­ski (guard), Tyler Ni­chols (cen­ter), Dave Capeci (wing); Ju­niors - J.B. Van Dame (for­ward), Drew Cameron (for­ward)

Oth­ers to watch: Fresh­men – Mike Van Dame, Cameron Capeci, Rashid Saint Fleur

Stengths: The hard work the War­riors have put in has re­sulted in a re­lent­less de­fen­sive ef­fort that should keep them com­pet­i­tive in a ma­jor­ity of their games. They also ex­pect an in­crease of points scored from the post po­si­tion.

Ques­tion marks: Some­times it is eas­ier to ac­count for the loss of se­niors be­cause you know it is go­ing to hap­pen and you have to time to pre­pare. This sea­son the War­riors watched their tal­ented young point guard trans­fer schools, no longer liv­ing in the area. Seelig’s pro­duc­tion at the top of the key will be tough to re­place.

Out­look: A sec­ond full sea­son un­der Philbrick means you can avoid the weeks of get­ting to know each other and just get down to busi­ness. In the early days of pre­sea­son the War­riors can al­ready see the progress they have made since last year ended.

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