RICHMOND - Things are different - yet the same - for the Edison girls' basketball team.
Coach Tony Kovalesky is entering his 34th season on the sidelines in the school district coaching on the hardwood, and his 35th overall.
"We're still going to be Edison and we're still going to do what we do, which is nothing different out of us than what we have been doing as a basketball program in the past umpteen years," he said. "I've said this before, but if we can stay out of foul trouble and injury free, we'll be OK.
"We do have a little more depth this year that last year."
Leading the way are the three seniors - Kayla Prokopakis, Kristin Prokopakis, and Savannah Snyder.
"I look for my four returning lettermen (along with junior Molly McCoy) to lead us this year," the coach said.
The Wildcats lost one player to graduation (Carissa Myler) off an 18-4 team that lost to Cambridge in the Division II sectional co-final. After losing its first two games, Edison reeled off 16 consecutive victories.
"This year we're up in numbers overall," he said. "We have 13 returning upperclassmen and 11 freshmen in the program this year. We're hoping to get the freshmen time playing in both freshman and jayvee games.
"I know we're going to have to go hours to find teams willing to play freshmen games, but it's something we think is important for this program."
Returning to the fold after sitting out a year is junior MaryAnn Reed.
Seeing playing time a season ago as freshmen were Abby Fonow and Katelyn Pollock. They will be joined by fellow sophomores Meghan Scott, Kayli Stewart and Lynsey Morrison this season looking to get into the rotation.