The Sentinel softball team was the 2-seed out of the Western Conference last season. But once they got to the state tournament the Spartans had a tough draw in the first round going up against Great Falls high. Sentinel lost that game 8-5. Great Falls went on to finish 2nd at state last season.
The Spartans lost five total seniors from last year. Four of those seniors were everyday starters for the Spartans.
"We graduated our outfield so we've got a little bit of work to do there with kids coming in," said Sentinel head coach Tim Gray.
Still the team returns many players with varsity experience and they expect to compete for the city and conference title again this year.
"We've got some kids that are going to fill those holes pretty well. I'm comfortable honestly with where we're at," said Gray of this year's squad.
"Well we're hoping to go to state and win there," said senior Taylor Laden. "And city champions is always a big one for us so we're working towards each goal every day."
"We hope to go to state and do well," adds senior Breezi Cuffe. "And we hope to be city champs again this year."
Sentinel's first game action will take place this weekend at the Jamboree tournament in Great Falls.