Here’s a look at the winter ahead in boys and girls basketball and high school hockey for Pinkerton Academy and Londonderry High School.
2012-2013 season: 17-6, lost in division semifinals
Returning starters (2): Aliza Simpson, 5-9, senior, guard; Casey Evans 5-10, junior, forward
Returning lettermen: Jordan Marett, 5-10, senior, guard; Liz Caron, 5-9, senior, forward; Taylor Collins, 6-2, senior, forward; Kim Radzelovage, 6-1, senior, forward; Brittany Roche, 5-11, junior, forward; Noelle Lambert, 5-4, junior, guard; Jenna Conroy, 5-2, junior, guard; Ashley Berube, 6-0, sophomore, forward
Newcomers: Tara Burke, 5-11, junior, forward; Kate Malcom, 5-6, sophomore, guard; Jackie Luckhardt, 5-7, sophomore, guard; Kelsey Coffey, 5-8, freshman, guard
Captains: Aliza Simpson, Jordan Marett, Liz Caron
Returning leaders: Aliza Simpson 16.9 ppg; Casey Evans 11.1 ppg
Returning honorees: Aliza Simpson, Eagle-Tribune Super Teamer; Casey Evans, Division 1 HM
Fast facts: Senior guard Jaime King who started last year, transferred to Souhegan. Jenna Conroy, a 5-2 junior guard, suffered a knee injury but may return late in the season. Tara Burke transferred from Lawrence Academy. Assistant Ian Horseman was the JV coach at Nashua South last year. Aliza Simpson has signed with UNH.
Assistants: Ian Horseman, varsity; Nick Theos (JV), Stan Miller (freshmen)
Coach John Fagula (11th year, 167-64; 31st year overall, 598-136): “It hurt us a little bit to lose Jaime King and Jenna Conroy. But we’ve had a couple of younger guards step up from the JV. I think we’re a little stronger inside (than in recent years). Simpson makes everyone look good.”
2012-2013 season: 18-4, lost in Division 1 first round
Returning starters (5): Kayla Stacy, 5-4, senior, guard; Brandi Bonneau, 5-5, senior, guard; Corina Moore, 5-6, senior, guard; Colleen Fortier, 5-8, senior, forward; Val Martin, 5-10, junior, forward
Returning lettermen: Melissa Martel, 5-4, junior, guard; Emilie LaLiberte, 5-5, junior, guard; Marissa Stacy, 5-4, sophomore, guard; Sara McLeman, 5-8, sophomore, forward
Newcomers: Andrea Albrecht, 5-8, senior, guard; Jaime Caron, 5-8, junior, forward; Faolain Harrington, 5-8, sophomore, guard; Victoria Overko, 5-6, freshman, guard