It was a magical season for Kiel girls basketball last season. The Raiders played in just their fourth sectional in school history and scored their first-ever sectional win leaving them just one win away from a state. Freedom rallied in the sectional championship to deny the Raiders that trip to state.
The 2019-20 Raiders will rebuild following huge graduation losses. But Kiel will still be a force in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference.
The 2019-20 Raider girls basketball preview:


KIEL GIRLS BASKETBALL
COACH: Jeremy Bushman (10th season)
2018-19 RECORD: 18-8 overall; 12-2 Eastern Wisconsin Conference (2nd place).

2018-19 REVIEW: Both conference losses came at the hand of EWC champ Valders, but Kiel got its revenge knocking off the Vikings, 47-42, in the regional championship. A sectional semifinal win over Kewaunee sent them to the sectional title game against Freedom. Savannah Walsdorf became the first Raider girls basketball player to score 1000 points in her career and she was named EWC Player of the Year. She has graduated, as has honorable mention All-EWC players Josie Binversie and Lily Schmitz.
Kiel also loses seniors Emma Lucas, Becky Blatz, Samantha Blanke and Caroline Heckmann.
2019-20 PREVIEW: Second Team All-EWC selection Rachel Muehlbauer headlines four returning letterwinners for Kiel. She averaged eight points a game. Also back are seniors Holly Vogel and Melissa Runge along with sophomore Jocelyn Aprill. Elizabeth Daane is the lone junior on the roster with other sophomores including Allison Ash, Carleen Meyer, Avery Moioffer, Elizabeth Lucas and Sydney Pitzen. Coach Bushman also has five freshmen on the roster in Halle Meyer, Emma Adleman, Ayssa Vorpahl, Reagan Isselmann and Brooklyn Manz.
Kiel is very young, but have the talent to make another run at a top three finish in the conference. Sheboygan Falls is the pre-season favorite with Valders and the Raiders being the main challengers. New Holstein and Brillion are darkhorses.