BALDWIN — Girls basketball practices are scheduled to start on Monday for Baldwin under the expected direction of a new coach.

Athletic director Scott Pedigo said a girls basketball coach and boys-girls bowling skipper have been hired, pending approval by the Board of Education.

The girls preseason practice prior to the first game is set to be three weeks.

Jenna Johnson and Mariah Sowle are expected to be among Baldwin’s top returning players.

The schedule is set to open at home on Dec. 3 against Charleton Heston in a nonleague clash. The West Michigan D League season will start on Dec. 6 at Pentwater. The Panthers have games prior to the Christmas break.

The 20-game schedule includes 18 contests in the 10-team West Michigan D League. The Panthers will be playing home-and-home league games with Bear Lake, Brethren, Crossroads Charter Academy, Marion, Mesick, Mason County Eastern, Manistee Catholic Central, Pentwater and Walkerville.