August Palmer is preparing for his basketball career at Iowa City High

Often in life people realize that they need a change of scenery to be their best self.

Such was the case for sophomore basketball player August “Augie” Palmer, who decided to transfer from West Branch to Iowa City High this year.

“Things just weren’t going well at West Branch,” Palmer said. “I thought it would be a better idea to try and go to a different school that felt like a better place for me. City High made me feel very welcome.”

Like Palmer, the Little Hawks embarked on a new chapter this season.

From assistant Lynsey Barnard’s promotion to the head coaching position to the loss of 12 players from last year’s roster, questions remain about exactly what the normally powerful Little Hawks will look like this year.

The unpredictability was not an issue for Palmer.

“I wasn’t looking for a team that had a lot of potential,” Palmer said. “I was just looking for a team that would accept me for me.”