WINSLOW, Ariz. - Winslow High School girls basketball coach Jerron Jordan wants to win another state championship this season.
Jordan has had an extremely successful career after taking the reins from retired coach Don Petranovich. Jordan likely has a good enough team to return to the state championship this year. He lost some talented players to graduation but has the ingredients of a team that should be serious contenders for a state crown.
All State senior star Shandiin Armao leads the Lady Bulldogs. She is a four-year starter and arguably the best girl basketball player in the state. She is an excellent shooter, rebounder and passer and, most importantly, a team player who makes the rest of the team play better as well.
She is an intelligent girl who might be the school valedictorian. Major colleges have already expressed an interested in recruiting her.
Eric Petranovich, son of Don Petranovich, will assist Jordan along with Alicia Aberle and Stacey Berg. Berg was an All-State player on the Winslow boys' team before going to college on a football scholarship. He should be a welcome and productive addition to the program.
The team has a number of solid players returning besides Armao. Jayce Sangster is a young player who performed well last season. Michaela Bia and Erica Jodie also played well last season.
Players new to the team or who may have played some or been on the junior varsity or freshman team include Lynnae Mitchell, Mickey Yellowhair, Jenna Yazzie, Adranna Singer, Kalli Hunter, Kaelyn Bitsoi, Ann Begay, Ashley Johnson, A. J. Tapito and Tomiko Clough.