MARGOFFIN, Ky. (WYMT) -- Magoffin Co. head coach James Castle had a success first season as the head coach of the Lady Hornets, and now he wants to do even better.
"We want to continue the tradition of winning and going out and competing each and every game," Castle said. "This year, I know there is high expectation from everybody I talk to. That's from a lot of people that really are not inside the program."
Magoffin County is a 15th region favorite. One reason: Jamie Castle, who averaged nearly 20 points per game last season, is back. Plus, the Lady Hornets also get Madison Reed back after her one-year stint at Owen County.
"I've had a lot of pressure kind of on my shoulders since I have been younger, but it's helped a lot," Castle, a senior guard, said. "I have pushed myself to where I think that I can help the team get to the state tournament."
"I guess since I moved back it's kind of different," Reed said. "It has kind of opened my eyes a little bit too, because my senior year, I want to make a statement."
"I mean it's comfortable because we have not had Madison in a long time, and when did, I loved playing and scrimmaging with her because she was always fun to be around," senior forward Courtney Gullett said. "She always brought something and it just made the team better because I have grown up with her and Jamie and it was nice."
Three seniors who have one goal before graduating: get to Bowling Green.
"It would be awesome," Castle said. "It would be the highlight of my high school career."