2013 High School Girls Basketball Media Day (VIDEO)

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October 24, 2013 Updated Oct 24, 2013 at 11:02 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - The high school basketball season is right around the corner, and 21Alive is happy to present the first ever high school media days for boys and girls basketball media days.

Nearly 30 girls basketball teams throughout Northeast Indiana came to Northrop High School Wednesday to talk with members of the offseason workouts, the transition into the season and hopes for their teams this year.

"The kids are ready to get going," Columbia City head coach Amy Shearer says. "They're tired of all the track work and conditioning and beating on one another. They want to come in to a more organized practice."

"If you're a competitor--which most of the players are and the coaches are--you get excited about it," Bishop Luers head coach Denny Renier says. "If you don't get excited, you're not in the right business."

Official season starts with practice on Monday. The first games for some schools are Nov. 11.

"It's time to go," Eastside head coach Brett Freeman says. "We've got not a big amount of numbers, but we're excited because of what we have coming back."

A boys basketball media day will also be held next Wednesday at Northrop. 21Alive will provide in depth coverage then, too.

A special thanks to the Papa John's pizza, 5440 Coldwater Rd., for providing pizza for media day.

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