Duncan boys basketball coach Dave McGuire wants to get things moving in the right direction quickly in his first season.

Duncan first-year coach Brandon Benson talks to his wrestlers during practice on Nov. 18.

Duncan wrestling coach Brandon Benson enters his first season with plenty of excitement and high expectations surrounding the program.

Duncan first-year coach Dave McGuire watches his team play during a preseason scrimmage.

Duncan swim coach Andrew Bowers demonstrates a technique.

Despite practicing in a pool at the Quality Inn for much of last year, Duncan swim coach Andrew Bowers said the Demons had their most successful season ever in swimming.

MARLOW — In his second year coaching wrestling at Marlow, coach Kelly Henderson has some “question marks” at the high school level.

Marlow’s Kelly Henderson coaches during practice.

Sophomore Balee Mcauley, top, wrestles senior Wyatt Schoolfield during practice Nov. 18.

COMANCHE — The Indians enter wrestling season with an unheralded group, but coach Jason Miller sees plenty of potential.

Ian Hickman leads the Bronchos in 2015.

Velma-Alma’s Kenny Bare returns as both the boys and girls basketball coach for the second straight season.

VELMA — Velma-Alma graduated a combined seven starters from the boys and girls basketball teams, but coach Kenny Bare expects good things from both teams this season.

Empire’s leading scorer from last year, Tanner Ford.

While the Empire boys basketball team starts the season with last year’s leading scorer, senior Tanner Ford on injured reserve, there is plenty of optimism out on the westside.

Bray-Doyle’s Matt Chambers coaches during the Donkeys 65-61 win at home against Cement on Tuesday.

Marlow’s Kirk Harris talks to one of his senior leaders, Nathan Crowson, during a scrimmage against Walters.

While the Marlow boys basketball team has to replace two key seniors, coach Kirk Harris sees plenty of potential in the this year’s squad, which will keep up the tradition of excellence at the guard positions.

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