When Maurice Hodges took over the Prior Lake girls basketball program, the goal was to build a tight-knit group from the ground up starting at the youth levels.

“The vision is to compete, along with being there for each other as a team and in the community,” Hodges said. “At the end of the day, it’s about competition. Competing takes effort, but to win you have to compete as a team.”

Tom Schardin covers sports for Savage and Prior Lake. He is dependable, sarcastic and always joking around. Tom enjoys running and swimming and is often busy coaching his two kids' sports teams.