Among the key players for Litchfield this season are, from left, Jason Thompson, Daniel Dieck, Thomas Gostowski and Zajans Crapo. John McKenna photos

Finally, the basketballs are bouncing in the Litchfield gym.

Coach Dan Goscinski’s team began practice on Monday after missing all of last week because the high school was on remote learning.

Goscinski leads a team that boasts a strong nucleus and will be highly competitive in the Berkshire League. Back are starters Daniel Dieck, Zajans Crapo and Jason Thompson. Dieck can score points in bundles, Crapo is a bruising force in the paint and Thompson is a scrappy guard who can score. Harrison Barnes, Thomas Gostowski and Erik Tieman give the Cowboys three more experienced players.

Coach Dan Goscinski is back to lead a team with a strong nucleus of returning players.

Daniel Dieck, an explosive scorer, demonstrates his leaping ability.

Zajans Crapo came on strong at the end of last season and should be a force as a rebounder.

Jason Thompson brings playmaking ability and a scrappy defensive approach.

Harrison Barnes picked up valuable experience last year and will see an increase in playing time.