Spartan girls' basketball
Coach: John Spear, 2nd year.
2008-09 results: 9-13 record; qualified for the state class 'S' tournament.
Coach's outlook: "With only one senior on the roster, it would be appear to be a rebuilding year but we seem to be stronger on the offensive end of the floor compared to last year. Keys for us will be how our sophomore starting forwards mature and if our junior starting guards can handle pressure. We are very long at certain positions and seem to have more depth than the past few years."
Senior: Janine Parker.
Photography by Norm Cummings
Spartan junior Gwen Clair provides shooting touch from the perimeter and the ability to go to the basket.
Captaining the Shepaug girls quintet this winter will be, from left to right, Gwen Clair, Janine Parker and Claudia Bierce.
Melinda Fragomeli has a notion to go baseline if teammate Linnea Quist can't slow her down.
A young but promising Spartan crew is guided by second-year mentor John Spear.
Janine Parker lends her team a solid shooting stroke.