Last season: 7-17 overall
Coach: John Span
Returning starters: Juniors Jakus Martinez and Dalton Wood; sophomore Travis Garcia
Outlook: The Rattlers have a lot of speed but are lacking in size. Tucumcari has the athletes to run opponents up and down the court.
Quote: “A lot of these guys are in football shape right now and I need to get them into basketball shape,” Span said.
Last season: 17-10
Coach: Billy Burns
Returning starters: Seniors Truitt Frost and Blake Strack; junior Brandon Rafool
Outlook: Coach Burns feels his team needs to play defense and build up team chemistry.
Quote: “We will play fast when we need to and we will slow it down when we need to,” Burns said.
Last season: 10-15 (House); 11-14 (Grady)
Coach: Jim Kneipp
Returning starters: Seniors Dalton Thomas (Grady), Jarod Allen (Grady) and Bobby Lee (House); junior Dustin Provenico (Grady).
Outlook: The Bronchos will try to press this year to get their running game going. Coach Kneipp sees his team playing up to nine players deep.
Quote: “I think this year we will shoot the ball better,” Kneipp said.
Last season: 9-16
Coach: Tommy Thompson
Returning starters: Senior Robbie Garcia
Outlook: First-year coach Thompson has a young team without a lot of experience. One senior and two juniors return for the Coyotes.
Quote: “A lot of the young guys have to come together,” Thompson said.
Last season: 3-19 overall
Coach: Gary Hittson
Returning starters: Senior Mariah Meier, junior Laura Fought and sophomore Michelle Fazekas
Outlook: With such a young team the Rattlers will be working on the basics.
Quote: "We will need to be able to play solid fundamental basketball," Hittson said.
Last season: 3-16 overall
Coach: Steve Foust
Returning starters: Seniors Morgan Foster, Tracy Foote and junior Chelsey Tillman.
Outlook: Foust said the team lost two starters from last year. However 13 girls have come out for the program. This is Foust second year of coaching and he said the girls are a lot more comfortable with the system he is running.
Quote: “They learned a lot lost year and have brought that back with them," Foust said. "We are looking forward to some tough competition."
Last season: 6-13 overall
Coach: Claire Rachor
Returning starters: Senior Jessica Aguilera, sophomores Mariah Morrison, Nicole Collins and Katlyn Usrey and freshman Whitney Cordova and Marissa Miller.
Outlook: Rachor said Aguilera is the lone senior and starter from last year. He said the rest of the group is young and learning. Rachor said the team will concentrate on working together as a team.
Quote: “The team needs to strengthen their bonds," Rachor said. "Work together as a team in order to improve."
Last season: 0-14 overall
Coach: Lyndel Bonds
Outlook: Bonds said it is a fresh start with two eighth graders stepping up and only three returning players. He said this will be a rebuilding year for the team.
Quote: “ In practice it is looking better every day,” Bonds said. "We are starting from scratch. Everyday we will work on getting better."