Hot weather hoops
Final four team happy to be back on court even if it’s just summer ball
BY BEN MUNRO
There’s been a lot text messaging going on in May within the Lady Raider basketball program.
Head coach Dan Lampe, fresh off a rookie season in which he guided Madison County to the Final Four, was eagerly using the cell phone feature to remind his players about the details of summer practice.
Just in case they didn’t already know.
Fact is, some players were already texting Lampe, counting down the days with him.
“They seem extremely hungry (to get started.),” Lampe said. “All those who played a lot of minutes at the final four … they’ve been texting me, and telling me, ‘just two more weeks to the (May) 27th’ and on and on and on,” he said. “I think they’re excited and ready to go.”
The early-awaited 27th was Tuesday, when the Lady Raiders returned to the basketball court following a 25-7 season last winter. The team fell by one point in the state semifinals to Fayette County.
As eager as they were to get back on the hard floor, there will be nothing fancy about the first week of workouts for the Lady Raiders.
“(We’re) just trying to get everyone acclimated,”