Travis Perry is back for Lyon County this year, looking to improve on his 20.6 points a game for the 21-win Lyons a season ago.
He'll have a new coach, too -- who he'll probably have to ride to practice with.
Perry's dad, Ryan Perry, takes over for Jeff Embrey, who stepped down last spring.
"Not much will change this year," Ryan Perry said. "We will stick to that same plan and keep the ball in his hands and rely on his good decision making and dynamic scoring ability to lead this team. Travis's basketball IQ is off the charts and he really knows how to control a basketball game. For him, age is just a number."
Jackson Shoulders (12.5 ppg) is back, too, for the Lyons -- whose only notable losses are Gabe Board and Gabe Defew, who graduated in the spring.
Elsewhere across the Fifth and Seventh Districts, and Massac County …
• With a first-year coach, Caldwell County will look to press forward in 2019-20.
Chuck Mitchell, who was formerly an assistant at Paducah Tilghman for girls coach Stephen Dreher, took the Lady Tigers' coaching job over the summer.
Caldwell returns several, including Bella McConnell, who averaged 13.6 points a game, and junior guard Jacey Jaggers, who averaged 11.6 for the Lady Tigers last year.
• Gracie Howard is back for a Christian Fellowship group that won 10 games a season ago. She led the team in scoring with 13 points a game. The only starter missing from last year's team is Rachel Howard, who was second on the team with 6.6 points a game.
• Over in Illinois, Massac County's boys and girls return a host of talent that have both groups poised for a potential run in the Southern Illinois River Region.
Jase Mizell and Zach Travis lead a Patriot squad that went 18-14 a season ago.
The Lady Patriots return all but two -- Bailey Duckworth and Paige Box - including post threats Cali McCraw and Jessie Lewis, as well as shooter Farrah Castleman, for first-year coach Justin Kindle.
Fifth and Seventh District teams that responded to The Sun's
request for information
Caldwell County (Girls)
Mascot: Lady Tigers
Coach: Chuck Mitchell
2018-19 record: 13-16
Key losses: Peyton Young
Possible starters: Jada Boyd, Bella McConnell, Lucy Goffient, Karsyn Parker, Jacey Jaggers
Outlook: "Small goals (are to) be competitive every night (and) win 15-plus games.
Big goals (are to win a) All 'A' regional championship, district championship (and) advance in
the regional tournament." -- Mitchell
Christian Fellowship (Boys)
Coach: Tyler Ryan
2018-19 record: 7-21
Key losses: Ethan Binkley, Nathaniel Hummel
Possible starters: Andrew Allen, Ari Phillips, Mikey Bivin, Andrew Dunning, Jackson Futrell
Outlook: "We want to get better every day and improve on last season. Not only that, but to have one of the best seasons CFS has seen in over 20 years." -- Ryan
Christian Fellowship (Girls)
Mascot: Lady Eagles
Coach: Trevor Jackson
2018-19 record: 10-17
Key losses: Rachel Howard
Possible starters: Gracie Howard, Jayden Jackson, Lily Burnett, Jaycie Jackson, Edie Little
Outlook: "Small goal is that we want to win a game in the All 'A.' Last year was our first year competing in the All 'A' and we played Ballard Memorial close but lost. Bigger goal would be to finish above .500." -- Trevor Jackson
Livingston Central (Girls)
Mascot: Lady Cardinals
Coach: Eric Wring
2018-19 record: 4-24
Key losses: None
Possible starters: Lauren Wring, Kerah Davidson
Outlook: "At the very least we hope to be competitive in the Fifth District and hopefully beyond." -- Eric Wring
Lyon County (Boys)
Coach: Ryan Perry
2018-19 record: 21-10
Key losses: Gabe Board, Trace Adams, Gabe Defew
Possible starters: Travis Perry, Kade Blackburn, Trey Hawkins, Jackson Shoulders, Nick Whalin
Outlook: "Our small goals are to be able to run multiple defenses and presses as we want to with no limits on what we can play based on our personnel and to be able to bring the intensity we need to compete to practice every day, to all our games and carry it through all our possessions both defensively and offensively. We have some guys still that are having trouble understanding the effort it takes all the time to be really good, but we are learning." -- Ryan Perry
Massac County (Boys)
Coach: Joe Hosman
2018-19 record: 18-14
Key losses: None.
Possible starters: Jase Mizell, Zach Travis, JJ Sweatt, Tragen Keys, Kyler McIntosh
Massac County (Girls)
Mascot: Lady Patriots
Coach: Justin Kindle
2018-19 record: 10-17
Key losses: Bailey Duckworth, Paige Box
Possible starters: Farrah Castleman, Cali McCraw, Jessie Lewis, Maddie Coakley