BENTON -- The Kelly Lady Hawks are coming off of a rare sub-.500 season but have plenty of experience returning in 2011-12.
Seniors Bridgette Chandler and Karlie Ashcraft return from last year's 10-13 season that lost in the first round of districts as do juniors Darbe Backfisch, Katie Koonce and Jessica Worth.
They will be joined by newcomers Tessa Johnson (fresh.), Logan Ivie (fresh.), Kristi Brucker (fresh.), Payton Jones (soph.), Rachel Birk (jr.), Samantha Ratledge (fresh.) and Stephanie Worth (fresh.).
"Our main goal is to have a positive attitude, play hard and play as a team," said Kelly coach Rod McQuerter.
Kelly opens the season on Dec. 1 when they host the Chaffee Lady Devils.