Top sports storylines for 2016-17

The opening of The Star could be another attraction that draws visitors from out of the area.

Eilidh McGarva

The opening of The Star could be another attraction that draws visitors from out of the area.

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter

With the new year looming for sports, Wingspan takes a look at the Top 3 storylines going into the school year.


The Star

August 27 will mark the opening of the The Star, a 12,000 seat domed facility that will be shared by Frisco ISD and the Dallas Cowboys. Along with the practice facility will come an entertainment district full of retail shops and restaurants. The first games at The Star will be a quadruple-header, full of FISD teams. The football team will play at The Star five times during the season, including their homecoming game, which will be a date with state-runner up Lone Star.


All-Frisco District

The new year will also bring the first all Frisco district. Reedy will join the other seven schools to create District 13-5A. The new district will be easier on travel for players and fans, as drives to Little Elm and The Colony are now a thing of the past. The new district will provide opportunity and new exposure for the athletes.


Basketball Success:

Basketball had a lot of success last season, with the girls’ reaching the state final and the boys’ reaching the regional tournament. For the girls’, their entire starting lineup will return for one more season, and led by the trio of Rebecca Lescay, Jordan Hamilton, and Randi Thompson. For the boys, the future is a little murkier, with many seniors leaving, head coach Marcus Eckert leaving, and sophomore phenom Reggie Chaney leaving as well. Will the boys be able to build off sophomores Zac Watson and Jadyn Bennett, who played key roles on the varsity team last year? That answer won’t come until 2017.

This story was originally published June 3, updated Aug. 11