The Bee's Joe Davidson looks at five pressing questions for the upcoming season.
5 PRESSING QUESTIONS
1. What can Kennedy do for an encore? The Cougars won another Sac-Joaquin Section Division I title last season before losing to Berkeley in the NorCal finals. Expect a similar run this season.
2. Are there any able-bodied Trojans left? Oak Ridge is slowed by injuries, but the Trojans still inflicted a lot of pain on Pleasant Grove to win their tournament.
3. Who's that setting picks, clearing boards and scoring in the paint for Placer?
Say hello to Baylee Vanderdoes, the 6-foot freshman and kid sister to national football recruit Eddie Vanderdoes, who insists she's the best athlete and personality in the family.
4. Can Florin pass Sacramento and Kennedy to take Metro Conference honors?
It will be a tall order, but the Panthers have a tall team with 6-footers Dalayna Sampton and Daijah Joe-Smith to give it a shot.
5. Can the Lions roar again? It's not easy replacing coach Harvey Tahara, a section Hall of Fame member, but in her second season, Jessica Kunisaki has McClatchy off to wins in its first four games.