Dorchester's Lady Longhorn basketball team is entering a new season with big expectations.
Last year, DHS went 12-10 to wrap up the year with a winning season. The Lady Longhorns want to improve on that foundation this season.
Under now-veteran coach and DHS alum Brandon Bruha, the Dorchester girls will return some key players, including seniors Jacee Weber and Bailey Velder, as well as junior Makenna Bird.
DHS will also be introducing some younger talent into this year's lineup, insiders say.
(UPDATE 12/1: The DHS girls' basketball team made the contenders list for the preseason Class D2 rankings by the Lincoln Journal Star. Click here to see the rankings. In Class D1, Friend is No. 2. In Class B, Crete is a contender.)
The team will tip off at 6 p.m. this Friday at home against Meridian to open the 2016-2017 campaign.
Dorchester Girls 2016-2017 Basketball
12/09/16 @ BDS
12/13/16 @ Harvard
12/29-12/30 (To Be Determined) Weeping Water Holiday Tournament Weeping Water
01/03/17 College View Academy
01/10/17 @ Friend
01/12/17 @ East Butler
01/13/17 @ High Plains Community
01/17/17 Cross County
01/20/17 @ Shelby-Rising City
01/21-01/27 (To Be Determined) Crossroads Conference Tournament @ York
01/31/17 Parkview Christian
02/02/17 @ Nebraska Lutheran
02/07/17 @ Hampton
02/10/17 @ McCool Junction