For the girls, sophomore Jennifer Meysing is back from last year?s squad, which placed fifth at the Class 1A state meet.
?Graduating (seniors) and foreign exchange students made up most of that team, but Jennifer Meysing returns to lead a good group of underclassmen,? Lightner said.
Eight girls are on the roster this year.
The Bluebird boys will be led by two returning letter-winners: senior Aaron Woelk and junior Zach Wiens. Four boys are on this year?s roster.
?As a first-year coach, I am looking forward to getting to know the kids and excited to watch them improve throughout the season,? Lightner said.
The Bluebirds are scheduled to open the season at the Clearwater Invitational Thursday at 4:30 p.m.