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The 2021-22 Milton High School basketball team includes, front row, left to right: Avery Agnew, Saige Radke, Sydney Kanable, Paityn Olson and Tressa Shaw. Middle row, left to right: Ella Rau, Attison Zimmerman, Kailynn Stockman, Holly Morehart and Alana Segura. Back row, left to right: Sophie Mezera, Hailey Ferguson, Allie Krueger and Julia Wolf.

MILTON

After a 3-12 record in the pandemic-shortened alternate season of 2021, there’s much room for improvement for the Milton High School girls basketball team in 2021-22.

Stacey Skemp enters her seventh season at the Red Hawk helm with a nice mix of youth and experience.

Skemp played at Pecatonica and was a member of a 2001 team that finished state as the runners-up. She is the ag teacher and FFA advisor at Milton.

Skemp said she and her girls are looking forward to a full season this year.

Returning letterwinners for the Red Hawks include seniors Hailey Ferguson, Saige Radke, Ari Lacoursier and Ella Rau, as well as juniors Tressa Shaw and Sydney Kanable.

The team also includes sophomores Attison Zimmermann and Sophie Mezera.

Two freshmen, Kailynn Stockman and Julia Wolf, are expected to contribute as well.

Skemp said her team will be a bit on the small side, with the tallest player being Ferguson at 6-0.

“Rebounding is going to be critical for us,” Skemp said. “We’re going to have to use our quickness and athleticism.”

Radke, a point guard, is one of the leading returning scorers at 6 points per game. Kanable scored 7 points per game for the Red Hawks last season.

The Red Hawks got the 2021-22 regular season started on a winning note Tuesday night on the road at Elkhorn with a 55-47 victory.

Milton was scheduled to host Monroe Friday night. It’ll be the Red Hawks’ first game in the new field house.

2021-22 Milton Girls Basketball Schedule

11/16 at Elkhorn, 7 p.m.

11/19 Monroe, 7:30 p.m.

11/23 at Mount Horeb, 7:30 p.m.

11/30 at Brodhead, 7:15 p.m.

12/4 Madison Edgewood, 1 p.m.

12/6 Clinton, 7:30 p.m.

12/10 at Oregon, 7:15 p.m.

12/14 at Stoughton, 7:30 p.m.

12/17 Fort Atkinson, 7:30 p.m.

12/21 Janesville Parker, 7:30 p.m.

12/28 vs. Janesville Craig at Craig Holiday Tournament, 3:30 p.m.

12/29 at Craig Holiday Tournament, TBA

1/4 at Whitewater, 7:15 p.m.

1/7 Monona Grove, 7:30 p.m.

1/8 Waterford, 7:30 p.m.

1/15 at Badger Challenge, TBA

1/18 DeForest, 7:30 p.m.

1/20 at Watertown, 7:30 p.m.

1/25 Waunakee, 7:30 p.m.

1/29 at Beaver Dam, 1:30 p.m.

2/3 Soughton, 7:30 p.m.

2/8 at Fort Atkinson, 7:30 p.m.

2/11 at Monona Grove, 7:30 p.m.

2/17 at Badger Conference Championships, TBA

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