Kueker is new head coach; Season opens at Sparta on Monday

Next week marks the opening of the 2018/19 basketball season for the Red Bud High School girls’ team. The new season also brings new leadership to the team as Jacob Kueker takes over the reigns as head coach.

Kueker is a 2012 graduate of Red Bud High School and a 2016 graduate of Millikin University. He coached two years at the junior high level and looks forward to his first year as high school varsity head coach.

This upcoming season we only have two seniors and five juniors coming back, so we are a young team this year,” said Coach Kueker.

The seniors include Hope Guebert, guard and Alyssa Heller, forward. Junior players include Jessica Bievenue, Reese Foster, Sami Lucht, Megan Stellhorn and Amber Stengel. Sophomores include Merideth Whelan, Claire Grohmann, Kassidy Ellner, Olivia Carle, and Makayla Whelan. Rounding out the team are freshmen Lexi Amann, Megan Henry and Hannah Sievers.

For more on the basketball team, please see this week’s print edition.