Donna Mayhew of the Westland High School girls cross country team was in contention for a Division I regional berth last season before a mishap during the district 3 meet at Watkins Memorial ended those hopes.
By the time Delaney Cutteridge felt fully recovered last season from an injury that occurred during a summer league basketball game, the Ready High School girls soccer team was playing the district's No. 2 seed in the Division III postseason.
With nine starters returning, DeSales High School girls soccer coach Matt d'Auteuil and his team began practice in early August hoping for a good chance at a second consecutive Division II district championship.
Ninth-year Westland High School cross county coach Josh Barkeloo has sensed a recommitment for unity within his program this season, and that seniors Elizabeth Finley and Donna Mayhew and sophomore Kaela Ponce have been spearheading that effort for the girls team.
After the Ready High School football team began the Brian Cross era with a 27-17 win over Whitehall a year ago, the Rams will attempt to do the same thing under a new coach when the teams meet Friday, Aug. 28, at DeSales.