Sabers ready for a new basketball season

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BISMARCK, N.D. - Basketball season is just about here for high schools. Practice for class-A schools started yesterday, and for the Legacy Sabers, they will try and make it back to the state title game again. It was Legacy’s first championship in basketball.

It’s a tall task for this younger team. There’s a lot of work to be done, but right now, everyone is just excited to be playing again. "Well I think every year you start out a new season and it's like a Christmas feeling,” says Head Coach Jim Petrik. “You know everyone's excited to be back in the gym, everyone's looking to execute and hopefully get a chance to get back to what we did last year, but it takes a whole lot of hard work, and so we're at the beginning stages this year of just getting our team together, and trying to improve each day."

And improving is something they will have to do after losing eight seniors from last year’s title team, as senior Whitney Thomas says, "yeah we did have a lot of people graduate last year, and this year we hope to have a lot of people come in and step in those positions, just like, even just coming off the bench, like those kind of people. We even have, like a bunch of our starters aren't back from last year, so we hope to have those people come in and step in, bring the ball up, and that kind of stuff. "

You can hear much more from Whitney tomorrow, as Kaleigh Emery puts her in this week’s Sports Spotlight.