The varsity girls opened their season at the Sparta Invitational last week and took second place. Red Bud defeated Sparta, Steeleville, Trico and Chester. Their only loss was to Sesser-Valier. Pictured in front from left: Alyssa Cowell, MaKenzie Harbaugh, Sophia Koesterer, Hope Guebert, Amber Stengel, Alyssa Heller and Emily Mertens. In back: Assistant Coach Reagan Birkner, Sami Lucht, Makayla Whelan, Laura Juelfs, Sophie Richards, Mackenzie Schweizer, Head Coach Haylee Althoff, Assistant Coach Greg Mertens and Evelyn Mertens. For more on the Lady Musketeers Varsity Basketball team, please see this week’s print edition.