What a difference a year makes.
Gone are Hayley Hodgins, Mikaela Rivard and Shelby Ellsworth from Chiawana.
Gone are Mandy Machinal and Katie Mahoney from Richland.
Gone are Jordan Loera and Kayla Bernsen from Moses Lake.
With all that talent graduating from the CBBN 4A, it has created a much more wide-open league this season.
Chiawana, which finished third at the state tournament last year, has the most holes to fill, but with returners Sadie Sparks and Danielle Loving, the Riverhawks should compete for a playoff spot in the end.
Chiawana also has promising youngsters in Delaney Hodgins and Bianca Gonzales.
Richland also has high hopes after a strong season ended prematurely with a loss to Moses Lake in the consolation final of the district tournament.
Led by guards Britney Pringle and Anna Croskrey, the Bombers expect to make some noise with new-old head coach Cindy McCoy.
The Bombers also can expect more out of Lauren Perry and Kennedy Corrigan, who started as freshmen last season.
While Chiawana and Richland are attempting to reload, Wenatchee appears to be the clear favorite for the title.
The Panthers return nearly everyone from last year's squad, including Michaela George
(14.8 points per game last year), Lexxi Hallberg (11.0 ppg) and Kylie Buterbaugh (6.5 ppg).
Wenatchee has size to go along with its scoring ability, as the Panthers seek their first state tournament berth since the 1991-92 season.
Walla Walla also should contend for a playoff spot.
The Blue Devils have Maddie Jacobson, Torri Crawford and Libbie Jimenez back as upperclassmen.
While sophomores Jaiden Hodnefield and Kiana Molitor have some varsity experience under their belts after strong play down the stretch last year.
Moses Lake has struggled in the early going, but with Kyleigh Gamez, Sadie Nielsen and Courtney Kunjara back, the Chiefs should improve as the season goes.
Davis and Eisenhower have new coaches this season, as the Yakima schools look for stability that could translate to more success down the road.
Coach: Steve Davis (Third season).
Last state trip: 2010-11 (third place)
Returning players: G Delaney Hodgins, soph., 5-10; F Sadie Sparks, sr., 6-0; G Bianca Gonzales, jr., 5-4; F Danielle Loving, jr., 5-10; G Jennifer Gonzales, soph., 5-7.
Stepping up: P Bailey Cartwright, fr., 6-0; G Sierra Perez, fr., 5-4; P Johanna Roach, sr., 5-10.
Coach: Erin Smith (First season)
Last state trip: 1986-87 (lost in 2nd regional round)
Returning players: G Cierra Juarez, soph., 5-7; G Alexis Perez, soph., 5-6; Teresa Salazar, jr., 5-6; F Heidi Ceja, sr., 5-9; F Jenny Morales, soph., 5-11.
Stepping up: G Izzie Castro, sr., 5-2; G Tracie Bautista, jr., 5-4; G Isabel Alvarado, jr., 5-6; G Lily Naughton, sr., 5-6; G Jasmine Martinez, soph., 5-6; F Ebony Johnson, sr., 5-10.
Coach: Branden Johnson (First season)
Last state trip: 2005-06 (fourth place)
Returning players: G Kaitlin Elmo, sr., 5-3; G Destiny Sanford, jr., 5-3; F Devin Guerra-Burnett, sr., 5-7; F Bre Andreas, sr., 5-10; G Ally Wingerter, jr., 5-7; G Brandie Terrazas, jr., 5-5; G Gabby Vasquez, jr., 5-4; F Elizabeth Armenta, sr., 5-9.
Stepping up: G Alyssa Pena, soph., 5-6; F Fawn Whitefoot, soph., 5-10.
Moses Lake Chiefs
Coach: Matt Strophy (10th season)
Last trip to state: 2009-10 (Eighth place).
Returning players: G Kyleigh Gamez, jr., 5-9; G Courtney Kunjara, jr., 5-0; G Keiley Garcia, jr., 5-6; G Caylah Lunning, soph., 5-6; F Madison Wilks, sr., 6-0; F Sadie Nielsen, jr., 5-11.
Stepping up: G Hailee Bishop, soph., 5-4; G Selina Koon, soph., 5-8; G Emily Olson, soph., 5-10; F Carina LaFave, soph., 5-10; F Kaitlyn Stevens, soph., 5-10.
Coach: Cindy McCoy (Back after hiatus)
Last state trip: 2004-05 (Did not place).
Returning players: G Anna Croskrey, sr., 5-6; G Lauren Perry, soph., 5-6; F Charlene Manning, sr., 6-0; G Kennedy Corrigan, soph., 5-5; G Britney Pringle, jr., 5-7; F Abby Duckworth, jr., 5-9.
Stepping up: G Kayla Catone, fr., 5-6; F Sarah Hiller, soph., 5-4; G Shelby Long, sr., 5-5; F Macey Weitz, soph., 5-8; F Hailey Turner, fr., 5-10.
Walla Walla Blue Devils
Coach: Jill Meliah (Third season)
Last state trip: 1989-90 (Did not place)
Returning players: G Megan Thompson, sr., 5-3; G Allie Greene, jr., 5-8; G Maddie Jacobson, sr., 5-10; F Torri Crawford, jr., 6-2; G Kiana Molitor, soph., 5-6; G Andrea Hamada, sr., 5-5; G Jaiden Hodnefield, soph., 5-7; G Libbie Jimenez, jr., 5-7.
Stepping up: G MiKayla Ferenz, fr., 5-10; F Jordan Heiser, sr., 6-0; G Maddy Sirmon, fr., 5-10; F Kate Ferenz, fr., 5-10.
Coach: Robin Kansky (Second season)
Last state trip: 1991-92 (Did not place)
Returning players: G Katie Kansky, soph., 5-2; G Blake Parker, sr., 5-3; G Kara Rockstad, sr., 5-7; P Caitlyn Miller, sr., 5-9; P Cici Stone, sr., 5-10; G Olivia Schroeder, soph., 5-7; G Kylie Buterbaugh, jr., 5-7; G Emilie Holzerland, sr., 5-4; P Michaela George, sr., 6-1; P Lexxi Hallberg, sr., 5-11.