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Table of contents Buckfield ......................................13 Dirigo ........................................14-15 Edward Little .............................2-4 Gray-New Gloucester ........10-11 Hebron ...................................7, 24 Leavitt ..........................................8-9 Lewiston .....................................5-6 Lisbon ......................................21

Edward Little High School ELHS Girls’ Basketball Coach: Craig Jipson (seventh year) Last year’s record: 16-4, lost in Eastern A semifinal Returning letter winners: Seniors — Kelly Philbrook (5-7 guard), MaryKate Masters (57 guard), Emily Hartnett (5-7 guard); Junior — Ashlee Arnold (5-8 guard), Kate Sawyer (5-7 guard), Taylor French (5-9 guard); Sophomore — Kory Norcross (5-7 guard), Kennedy Hubbard (5-8 forward). Key losses: Frankie Lally (5-6 guard), Miranda Martin (forward), Dawna Daigle (forward). Promising newcomers: Senior — Crissy Lewis

(5-11 forward); Sophomore — Danny Rock (56 guard); Freshmen — Brooke Reynolds (5-8 forward), Tianna Harriman (5-6 guard). Outlook: EL graduated three regulars from last year’s KVAC championship team, but still have the bulk of the club returning, including Arnold, an all-conference player, and starters Sawyer and Norcross. Lewis is also back. She was a starter as a sophomore but was all-conference at Oxford Hills last year. With some veteran talent and promising new players, EL should contend again in the KVAC and Eastern A. Coach’s comment: “Last year’s senior class played in three KVAC championship games in a row and the semifinals twice. If we can develop great team chemistry and consistent leadership, we could be OK. We look to get better every week and play our best basketball at the end of the season.” — Coach Craig Jipson

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Crissy Lewis

Emily Hartnett

Kelly Philbrook

MaryKate Masters

Alan Nelson

Dan Poisson

Jared Pelletier

Travis Landry

Mount Abram ...................... 19 Mount Blue ............................16-17 Mountain Valley ...................17-18 Oak Hill ................................... 20 Oxford Hills ................................9-10 Poland ...........................................23 Rangeley .......................................22 Spruce Mountain .....................12-13 St. Dom’s ......................................6-7 Telstar ......................................23-24 Winthrop ......................................22

ELHS Boys’ Hockey Coach: Craig Latuscha (seventh year) Last year’s record: 8-10 Returning players: Seniors — Brady Lare (D), Travis Landr y (D), Jared Pelletier (F), Alan Nelson (G), Dan Poisson (F/D), Ben Johnston (F); Juniors — Drew Lupardo (F), Brandon Pelletier (F), Matt Berube (D), Adam Lebrun (F/D), Trevor Haley (F). Key losses : Dyla n Nadeau, Cody Russel l, Richard Belanger. Promising newcomers: Freshmen — Branden Dyer (F), Cade Chapman (D), Zach Gosselin (G).

Outlook: The sting of missing the playoffs by a whisker on the final day of the season may not yet be out of the Eddies’ minds. And that’s probably a good thing. A veteran crew returns for the Eddies this season, everywhere but in the cage. Nelson and Gosselin will battle for playing time there. The forwards are quick and can score, and there is a solid group of defenders back. EL should be right back in the playoff chase again this season. Coach’s comment: “The coaching sta f f is excited about t he retur n of severa l players who received a significant amount of playing time last season against some of the state’s top-tier teams.” — Coach Craig Latuscha

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ELHS-Leavitt Girls’ Hockey Coach: Eric Geoffroy (second year) Last year’s record: N/A Returning players: Seniors — Tori Couture (F), Kayla Royer (F), Sabr ina Lapointe ( F ) A ma nda Ch r isa k is ( F ); Ju n iors — Shelbea Russell (D), Sydney Nadeau (F), Shaylin Collins (D), Amanda Williams (F); Sophomores — Amanda Grenier (F), Taylor Landry (F), Paige Landry (D).

ELHS Alpine Skiing Coach: Tara Eretzian (seventh year) Last year’s record: Boys: 5th at Class A states. Girls: 2nd at Class A states. Returning skiers: Boys: Seniors — Ben Bowles, Jesse Williams, Nigel Bowles; Junior — Nick Cote; Sophomore — Evan Mancini. Girls: Seniors — Phoebe Chamberlin, Hannah Fournier; Juniors — Allarie Lever, Hannah Johnston, Sophie Harris.

ELHS Girls’ Track Coach: Calvin Hunter (second year) Last year’s record: Third in KVAC, 19th in Class A Returning letter winners: Seniors — Liz Stauffer (distance), Jaclyn Masters (pole vault, sprints), Hannah Carrier (shot put) ; Juniors — Ayumi Ranucci (sprints), Avery Chisholm (hurdles); Sophomores — Chantel Hould

ELHS Boys’ Track Coach: Ryan Laroche (eighth year) Last year’s record: Fourth in Class A, KVAC champions Returning letter winners: Seniors — Darnnell Hairston (high jump, hurdles, sprints), Gage Clavet (pole vault, sprints), Bryan Ring (jumps, sprints) ; Juniors — Connor Harris (jumps, sprints), Roger Charest (sprints); Sophomores — Izaac W hite (distance), Brandon Bennett (pole vault, sprints), Brady Pleau (pole vault, sprints). Key losses : Faisa l Noor, Ta ka Ranucci,

Key loss: Brianna Stanley. Promising newcomers : Danica Nadeau, Em ma Ma r t i neau, W h it ney McMa hon, Haley Roderick, Abby L’Heureux, Christina Latlippe, Tori Sanford, Brittany Cloutier, Mercedes Pequeno. Outlook: After watching rivals Lewiston and St. Dom’s raise a banner in celebration of state titles in two of the past three seasons, the Red Hornets’ sights this year are set on making it three years in four for the Twin Cities. They have the team to do it, if they can shore up some defense in front of a new keeper (Sanford). The offense is there, the defenders can all skate and move the puck

well, and the team is primed to make a run at the Eastern crown. Coach’s comment: ”Our goal this year is to

give 100 percent every shift we play.” — Coach Eric Geoffroy

Key losses: J.J. Jackson, Brian Crane, Jen Rioux, Megan Howes, Lexi Clavet. Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshman —

Tyler Lefean. Girls: Freshman — Becky Breau. Outlook: The girls are going to have a hard time replicating last year’s second-place

f inish, but it’s not out of t he question. The big question for them is how well the underclassmen fill the roles of the three departed seniors. The boys lost a ton of talent at the top, but there is a newfound depth on the squad this year, and that depth may be the key to improving on last year’s finish at states, which came as a result of a fall or two. Coach’s comment: “Both the girls and boys want to start up where they left off last year and are ready to race.” — Coach Tara Eretzian

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(sprints, hurdles), Erica Hazelton (sprints), Outlook: The Red Eddies are young and, a number of athletes qualify for states and Sierra-Lynn Frost (sprints, shot), Mikayla in some spots, thin. But they should have could improve on last year’s team score if Pendexter (shot). their strong junior class improves. Key losses: Abigail Hart, Ma sters is one of t he top pole Emily Grund, Bri Robbins, vaulters in the state and would have Nicole LaRue. competed for a title last year if not for Promising newcomers : an injury. Ranucci should be one of Ju n ior — L e x i C l av e t ; the top sprinters in the KVAC. Freshman — Sam Coach’s comment: “We don’t have Blanchette, Mar yan the upperclassmen in a lot of events. Abbirahman, Lily The biggest thing we have with this Bissonette. team is they work extremely hard.” Hannah Carrier Jaclyn Masters Liz Stauffer

Michael Lucas, Hussein Mohamed, Cody Meserve. Outlook: The Red Eddies bid farewell to a strong senior class that led the way to their first conference indoor championship. Their

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title defense comes down to a solid returning nucleus and a lot of unknowns. Harris won the state triple jump title and lost the high jump on misses. Hairston should collect points in bunches in his three disciplines,

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and Ring and Clavet should challenge for spots at states. The rest of the returnees should contribute, too. “After that, we’ve got a whole lot of I don’t know yet,” Laroche said. Most of the new talent should be in the sprints and jumps. Coach’s comment : “T here’s some potential, but I honestly don’t know what I’m going to get out of those newer kids.” — Coach Ryan Laroche

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Outlook: The Red Eddies have the deepest and most talented girls teams in the area, headed by Melissa Paione, the defending

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Coach: Mike Adams (11th year) Last year’s record: 19-2, lost in Eastern Class A championship Returning players: Seniors — Ian Therriault (6-4 guard), Omar Haji-Hersi (6-3 forward); Juniors — Quin Leary (6-3 forward), Sean Ford (6-2 guard/forward); Sophomore — Nate Alexander (6-3 guard/forward).

Key losses: Bo Leary, Timmy Mains, Cody Nicholas, Brandon Giguere. Promising newcomers: Seniors — Aaron Crenshaw (6-3 center), Abdi Yonis (6-2 guard), Abdi Omar (6-0 guard); Juniors — Mahad Mohamed (6-1 guard), Calvin Wi l let te (5-8 g ua rd); Fresh men — Ia n Mileikis (5-10 guard), Llewellyn Jensen (6-1 guard), Kaleb Main (6-1 forward). Outlook: EL is t he f irst prog ra m since Caribou (1980 to ’83) to appear in four stra ight Eastern Class A cha mpionship games. To make it five, the Eddies will need a big year from veterans Leary and Haji-Hersi

and some huge contributions from several newcomers. Therriault brings size and experience to the point-guard position. At just under 300 pounds with a large wing span, Crenshaw is a unique talent in the paint. Alexander and the three freshmen represent a youth movement that suggests the Eddies’ impressive run under Adams is far from over. Coach’s comment: “I think we’re good enough to compete with everybody. The question for us is are we going to be able to score enough points to beat those teams?” — Coach Mike Adams

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Promising newcomers: Boys: Senior — Matt Yarnevich; Sophomore — Tony Gartner.

Outlook: The team is very small this year, and coach Campbell is working on adding

Coach: Dan Campbell (third year) Last year’s record: Girls: 2nd at Class A states; Boys: 6th at Class A states Returning skiers: Boys: Senior — Justin LeClair; Juniors — Zach Tannenbaum, Luke Bourget, Nate Mulligan. Girls: Seniors — Audrey Bennett, Jordan Tate, Maddie Williamson. Key losses: Emily Ranucci, Marie DufesneDixon.

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New England champion in the 100-yard breaststroke. EL has lost only one dual meet in the last two years, and that success should continue with Paione, the addition of her talented younger sister, Olivia, and solid veterans Barton, Laperriere, Goulette and Gagne. The boys are rebuilding around a solid junior nucleus. Coach’s comment: “I think we’ll have a great dual-meet season. I expect better things at the conference meet and state championship.” — Coach Scott Morrison

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a fourth girl so that the team can officially register as a team for meets. If he can find one more, the girls’ team, may have a chance to repeat its performance from a year ago. The boys, meanwhile, are looking to improve, and with a pair of key additions, likely will. Coach’s comment: “The boys are going to be really strong this year. If we can just get one more girl, the three we have right now are among the best in Class A.” — Coach Dan Campbell

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ELHS Cheering Coach — Nicole Ada ms (n i nt h yea r); Assistant coach — Kayla Koss (first year). Seniors — Karissa Baldinelli, Kathleen Baldinelli, Maegan Belanger, Taylor Coutts, Abigail Sawyer; Juniors — Ashley Belanger, Kimberly Belanger, Amy Brown, Chelsea Darling, Bobbylee Gillespie, Rebekah Gray, Cassandra Hebert, Kelsey Janelle, Mikaila St. Pierre; Sophomores — Ashley Rackliff, Samantha Cyr, Leigha Edmands; Freshman — Maddelyn Butts.

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Coach: Scott Morrison (sixth year) Last year’s record: Boys: Sixth in K VAC; Girls: 13th in Class A, fifth in KVAC Returning letter winners: Boys: Juniors — Andrew Paione, Jordan Stubbs, Dan Gantz; Girls: Seniors — Melissa Paione, Hayley Barton, Gabby Laperriere; Juniors — Samantha Goulette, Rachel Gagne. Key losses: Hope Mowry, Tiffany Helsel.

Promising newcomers: Boys: Junior — Tyler Bazinet; Girls: Junior — Jessie Levesque; Freshman — Olivia Paione.

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Key losses: Ali Hersi, Hussein Ibrahim, Liz Dixon. Newcomers: Girls: Sophomores — Taylor True, Mana Abdi, Olivia Norton; Freshman — Lauren Lecompte. Outlook: The Blue Devils are young, but have

Lewiston High School Lewiston Track Coach: Heather Green (first year) Last year’s record: Boys: Fourth in KVAC, seventh in Class A; Girls: Seventh in KVAC Returning players: Boys: Seniors — Rudy Pandora (shot put), Leo Gaghan (shot put), Luke Olehowski (sprints); Juniors — Mohammed Barre (distance), Nasir Abdirahman (sprints, long jump); Girls: Junior — Mary Turmel (sprints, hurdles,

Lewiston Boys’ Hockey Coach: Jamie Belleau (fourth year) Last year’s record: 17-2-2 (Class A runnersup) Retu r n i ng players : Sen ior s — Mat t Therrien (F), Devon Beland (F), Desmond Ga g ne ( F ), Ja ke Ber geron ( F ), Mat t Mel a n s on ( D ) , Br a ndon T i ner ( D ) ; Sophomores — Kyle Lemelin (F), Patrick Deblois (D).

pole vault), Jess Lalonde (high jump), Audrey Jumper (high jumper); Sophomore — Faith Shaw (distance).

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Coaches: Ron Dumont (fourth year); Brittane Michaud (first year) Last year’s record: 4-12-2 Returning players: Seniors — Ashley Chase (F), Laur y n Cote (F); Juniors — Lauren Lessard (D), Brianna Lajoie (G), Sadie Poulin (F), Natalie Rousseau (F); Sophomores — Sam Cote (F), Shelby Roux (F), Mikaela St. Laurent (F), Emily Turner (F).

Lewiston Cheering Coach — Lynnette Morency (fifth year); Assistant coach — Jen Roy. Seniors — Rashonda Bailey, Shae Godbout, Tiana Lacombe, Rachel Mills, Gabriella

Mary Turmel

Key losses: Cam Poussard, Sam Cloutier, Ben Wigant, Colt Steele, Scott Ouellette, Cody Dussault. Promising newcomers: Seniors — Shawn O’Connell (D), Stefan Vallee (F), Devon Bilodeau (F), Dav id Cusson (F); Juniors

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Faith Shaw

Rudy Pandora

— Cam Marquis (F), Bryan Hall (F), Evan Bourassa (G), Brian Wigant (G); Sophomores — Evan Gosselin (F), Matt Poulin (F), Ethan Melvin (D), Max Bolduc (D); Freshman — Keegan Deslauriers. Outlook: This team may have lost more top-

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Key losses: Sara Marden, Allison Lafreniere, Sarah Turner, Katie Bonawitz, Tamara Roy, Katie Foss. Promising newcomers : Sophomore — Faith Ide (F); Freshmen — Paige Fontaine (G), Mikaela Brown (D), Makaela Field (D), Erin Hubbard (D), Erica Lemieux (D), Rylee Letourneau (F). Outlook: A very young squad, but the Blue Devils are on an upswing after a down year last season. The juniors and sophomores are all game-tested after playing a heavy dose of minutes a year ago, and the freshman class is outstanding at all positions. The rebound year at Lewiston has a chance to be even

end talent than any other team in the state in either class. But the beauty of being Lewiston High School is the depth in the program. That depth will be put to the test, particularly in net, where Bourassa and Wigant have the unenviable task of following Poussard. The team can skate, and it can defend, and it wouldn’t shock anyone to see the Blue Devils right back in the mix for the Eastern crown this season. Coach’s comment: “We lost a lot, however we have a solid mix of upperclassmen, who saw limited playing time on varsity last year, and a group of talented young players.” — Coach Jamie Belleau

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bigger than some would have expected. Coach’s comment: ”Our goal this season is to re-establish ourselves as a team that is consistently competitive, not only in the

Rojas, K r ista Thomas ; Juniors — Ka ra Barnies, Kirsty Beauchesne, Taylor Pratt, Tore y Reny ; Sophomores — E l i z abet h Fundis, Abby Madden, Erin Morris, Cassie Regner, Tiera Saffe; Freshmen — Andrea Bonin, Tia Cortes, Nadine Jones, Molly Kivus, A lyssa Rousseau, Kyla Sturtevant, Erika Thibault.

a lot of returning talent among their 30 girls and 45 boys. Shaw will be chasing the school 800 record, as will the 4x800 relay team. Lalonde and Jumper should rank among the KVAC’s top high jumpers. Pandora will be a favorite to win the shot put at states and will be pushed by Gaghan. Olehowski, who suffered a broken foot during soccer season, should be a state qualifier in the sprints. Barre was one of the top cross country runners in the KVAC and hopes to make an impact in the distances. Coach’s comment: “Both teams have a lot of returners. We’re looking for improvement.” — Coach Heather Green

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Lewiston Boys’ Basketball Coach: Tim Farrar (fourth year) Last year’s record: 9-10, lost in Eastern Class A quarterfinal Returning players : Seniors — Shaw n Ricker (6-2 g ua rd), Corbin Hyde (6-3 forward), Jake Dumas (6-4 center), Cody Mousseau (6-2 forward), Joe McKinnon (5-11 guard), Luke Cote (6-1 guard), Matt Chouinard (5-10 guard); Juniors — Steven

Lewiston Girls’ Basketball Coach: Mike McGraw (22nd year) Last year’s record: 0-18 Retu r n i ng letter w i n ners : Sen ior s — MacKenzie Sulliva n (5-5 g ua rd), Emily Di xon (5-8 for wa rd); Ju n iors — Em i ly Paione (5-4 guard), Tori Denis (5-2 guard),

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Patrie (6-4 forward), Donne Agossou (6-0 guard), Abdi Hussein (6-2 forward). Key losses: Abdi Osman, Sheldon Jones. Promising newcomers : Sen ior — Er i k Wilson (6-4 center); Juniors — Liban Barre (6-2 forward), Hussein Abdillahi (6-0 guard),

Corbin Hyde

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Sophomore — Jessica Soucy, Taylor Roy. Key losses: Colby Miles, Mike St. Pierre, Ryan Pare, Alex Small, Katie Tirabassi, Camille

Dionne, Abby Blaisdell. Promising newcomers : Boys: Senior — Andrea Delconti; Freshmen — Alex Miles,

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Hainey (D); Juniors — Kyle Holtet (F), Willie Desmarais (D), Austin Christopher (G), Grant Carrier (G). Key losses: Alex Parker, Dylan Rodrigue, Dakota Keene, Nate Bergeron. Promising newcomers : Sen ior — Troy Haefele (F); Junior — Zack DeBlois (D); Sophomore — Avery Jones (D); Freshman — Brad Berube (F). Outlook: At the completion of last season, the Saints were the paper favorites to come out of the East in 2012. Losing a pair of forwards

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last year, overcoming a six-game losing streak along the way to make its first playoff appearance in five years. Hyde and Ricker give Lewiston one of the best inside-out combinat ions in t he K VAC. Pat r ie a nd Dumas join with Hyde to create a formidable frontcourt. The Devils were picked to finish in the top half of the league and have the talent to make a run in Augusta. Coach’s comment: “We feel like we have a playoff team. The expectations are higher than they’ve been certainly in my time here and probably quite a while before that.” — Coach Tim Farrar

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three regulars return last year, Lewiston has most of its team back this season. That should make for a little more seasoned group and one that can improve its level of play in Eastern A. Coach’s comment: “We’re starting to look like a good squad. We know the season w i l l present some huge cha l lenges. We’re hopeful and looking to be more competitive each game we play.” –Coach Mike McGraw

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Coach: Steve Ouellette (fourth year) Last year’s record: 12-4-2 (Eastern Class A runners-up) Returning players : Seniors — Spencer Martin (F), Cody Rodrigue (F), Dan Nadeau (F), Chris Finlay (F), Matt Roy (F), Cam

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Kelsey Dumond (5-5 guard), Erica Brochu (6-0 center), A lex Wilson (5-11 center); Sophomores — Jennes Talarico (5-4 guard), Meagan Mathon (5-7 forward), Brie Wilson (5-9 forward). Key losses: Kirstin McCombs (guard). Prom isi ng newcomers : Ju n ior — L ex Jimenez (5-5 guard); Freshman — Emily Brochu (5-7 guard). Outlook: Lew iston hasn’t won a ga me since 2008 and has gone 0-18 the past three seasons. Though the Blue Devils had just

Coach: Dustin Carrier (first year) Last year’s record: Boys: fourth in KVAC, 17th in Class A; Girls: sixth in KVAC, 17th in Class A Returning players: Boys: Seniors —Ian Roy, Matt Poto, Jake Soucy; Juniors — Alex Small, Dustin Morris; Sophomore — Peter Tirabassi; Girls: Junior — Jessica Beaulieu;

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Shuaib Naji (6-3 forward), Adam Poliquin (510 guard), Josh Thomas (5-11 guard). Outlook: The Blue Devils must deal with somet hing t hat hasn’t been t he rule in recent years: High preseason expectations. Lewiston improved from two wins to nine

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unexpectedly w i l l n o d ou bt hurt the team’s dept h, but t he overall program dept h shou ld help t he squad overcome those losses, as should Cody Rodrigue the presence of t wo of t he top goalies in the state playing side-by-side. If the Saints can develop a team chemistry bet ween a largely new defense and the veteran forwards, that Eastern title is there

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Ca m Boucher; Girls: Freshmen — Ja mi Morrisette, Bernadette Racine, Courtney Marquis. Outlook: Both the boys and girls teams have excellent depth to thrive in dual me et s. T he ke y w i l l be get t i ng t he newcomers to fill some scoring spots. The Blue Devils could be a force at KVACs and hope to send a large group to the state meet. Roy, Morris, Tirabassi and Jessica Soucy qualified for state last year. Coach’s comment: “We have an immense amount of potential to unlock with this group.” — Coach Dustin Carrier

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for the taking. Coach’s comment: ”Our goal is to finish in the top two of the division.” — Coach Steve Ouellette

St. Dom’s Cheering Coaches — Laurie Servidio (fourth year), Micaela Kelly (secpnd year); Manager — Johanna Cullenberg. Seniors — Alexis Servidio, Colleen Donova n, Rachel K noblach, Alexis Servidio Audrey Heutz Colleen Donovan A s h l e y L a n s l e y, K a i t l y n Ro y, Mel i s s a U l i n, Aud re y Heut z ; Juniors — Sarah Trott, Lexi Casey, Lauren Knowlton; Freshmen — Emma Sampson, Ashley Ng uyen, Sophomores — Rebekah Morin, Kristen Eastman; Jacquline Schmitz.

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St. Dom’s Girls’ Hockey Coach: Don Boucher (fourth year) Last year’s record: 18-1 (State champions) Retu r n i ng players : S en ior s — Jen n a Fongemie (D), Nicole Kea ney (G), Kate LeCompte (F), Meagan Hargraves (F), Emily Briggs (F); Juniors — Kayla McLellan (F), Kellie McLellan (F), Emily Poulin (D). Key losses: Marisa Zamrock, Sophie Goulet,

St. Dom’s Girls’ Basketball Coach: Jon Berry (first year) Last year’s record: 13-7, lost in Western C quarterfinals Returning letter winners: Seniors — Olivia Cluff (5-7 guard/forward), Molly Finn (5-6 guard/forward), McKenzie Roy (5-9 forward), Mary Caron (5-7 guard), Lindsay Bellegarde (5-4 guard), Allison Conley (6-2 center), Jasmine Hussey (5-5 forward); Sophomore — Callie Greco (5-6 guard).

St. Dom’s Boys’ Basketball Coach: Ryan Deschenes (sixth year) Last year’s record: 9-10, lost in Western Class C preliminary Returning players: Seniors — Joe Bryant (58 guard), Tom Applegate (6-7 center), David Dean (5-11 guard), Ian McCracken (6-0 forward); Junior — Zak Johnson (5-7 guard);

St. Dom’s Swimming Coach: Marc Robitaille (second year) Last year’s record: Boys: 17th in Class B; Girls: ninth in Class B Returning players: Boys: Boys: Seniors — Ian Clavette, Ryan Robitaille, Jake Nowinski; Sophomore — Michael Dempsk i; Girls: Seniors — Sa ra h Sma ll, Emily Conner; Sophomore — Ciara Ferguson.

Hebron Girls’ Basketball Coach: Heather Ferrenbach Last year’s record: 8-10, lost in Western Class D quarterfinals Returning players: Sophomores — Olivia Brown (guard), Atupele Machika (guard). Key losses: Janelle Bradish, Laura Dow, Malorie Johnson, Kaitlyn Paiton. Promising newcomers: Juniors — Jenna Cote (guard), Elena Hernandez (guard),

Lauren Ratsep, Anna Desjardin. Promising newcomers: Freshmen — Taylor Bergeron, Jacqueline Schmitz, Kymberlee Johnson. Outlook: There is no doubt the Saints lost the backbone of their state title team, with their so-called “big three” all graduating or moving on. There is a good core of players remaining from last year’s run to the title, but it will be hard for them to duplicate what happened a year ago with the lack of obvious firepower. That said, by the end of the season, don’t be surprised to see the Saints clamoring for a playoff berth. Key losses : Sa ra h Gosselin (for wa rd), Carolyn Joseph (guard), Meghan Murphy (guard), Allaina Murphy (forward). Promising newcomers: Junior — Katie Bosse (5-5 guard/forward); Sophomore — Alexis Dwinnell (5-7 forward); Freshmen — Olivia Mayo (5-5 guard), Faith Grady (5-7 guard/ forward). Outlook: Berry, who has coached with the Mt. Blue and Maranacook girls and has been an assistant with the Edward Little boys, takes over the Saints. He inherits a club that graduated four starters. Caron is the only starter back. Berry likes the chemistry of this club and is excited about the team’s

Sophomores — Drew Gosselin (6-1 forward), Eric Ulin (6-3 center/for ward), Madison Jalbert (6-0 forward/guard). Key losses: Jake Sicotte, Zach Albert, Kurt Johnson, Frank Montana. Promising newcomers : Ju n ior — Nick Hatfield (6-0 junior); Sophomores — Matt Dyer (6-2 guard), Cameron Raymond (59 guard); Freshman — Mike Bryant (5-10 guard). Outlook: The Saints got on a roll at the end of the 2010-11 season, winning their last six games against some of the top teams in

Key losses: Allie Lewandowski, Cody Leavitt. Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshmen — Matt Dempski, Thomas Weeks; Girls: Junior — Ashley Leonard; Freshmen — Bianca Giron, Nicole Rodrigue, Nicole Robitaille. Outlook: The Saints have a good balance of veterans and new blood to work with as they continue to grow their fledgling program. All of the returnees have state-meet experience. Ryan Robitaille was fifth in Class B in the 100 butterf ly and 100 backstroke, while Ferguson was seventh in the 50 freestyle. The younger swimmers have already shown vast improvement in the preseason, so the Saints

Leigh Fishman (forward); Sophomore — Donita Sharkey (for ward); Freshman — Mercedes Hernandez (guard). Outlook: Hebron lost many of its key players from last year’s team and will need the newcomers to step into starting roles very quickly. Coach’s comment: “We have a very young team this year and will need to work hard to be successful. These girls are good athletes, and I am looking forward to teaching them the game.” — Coach Heather Ferrenbach

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Coach’s comment: ”It’s going to be back to basics a bit this year, but given a little bit of

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time, I think this group will realize it can compete, too.” — Coach Don Boucher

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possibilities. The Saints are inexperienced, but Berry expects them to improve and hopes they can challenge for a playoff berth. Coach’s comment: “My goal is for this team to remain healthy and to be playing their best

the MVC just to make the playoffs. The inside-outside combination of Applegate and Bryant should help St. Dom’s build on that momentum. Bryant is one of the top returning scorers in the league. Applegate has good shooting touch for his size. Dean, Johnson and Gosselin all played significant roles during the stretch run a year ago. Expect St. Dom’s to keep its strea k of tournament appearances alive. Coach’s comment: “We believe we can be right in the mix. If we can commit on the defensive end again and build offensive

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basketball in February. To have our players improve individually and as a team every day is what I’m striving to see happen.” — Coach Jon Berry

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chemistry, we should be a solid basketball team.” — Coach Ryan Deschenes

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may have another large percentage of their roster heading to states again this year. Coach’s comment: “With five seniors and

five freshmen, I would describe this as a bookend year.” — Coach Marc Robitaille

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Brittany Myrick; Boys: Junior — Bradley Geismar; Freshman — Jack Bayley. Outlook: The girls’ team enjoyed a ver y successful season last year, winning the M A ISA D tit le a nd f inishing in sevent h place overall at the New England Class B Championship. The girls’ team this year shows great depth of talent combined with new young faces to join the returning skiers. The boys’ ski team loses only one member this year and remains solid.

Returning skiers : Girls: Sophomores — Ja nel le Ta rdif, Liber t y McK nig ht, Ju lia Schneider; Boys: Seniors — Tom Clark, Alejandro Alarco; Sophomores — Alvaro Suarez, Des Donisi, Makoto Watanabe. Key losses: Girls: Johanna Haunold, Polly Drown. Prom isi ng newcomers : Gi rl s : A la na Chipman, Olivia Grimmer, Sarah Brouwer,

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Leavitt Area High School Leavitt Boys’ Basketball Coach: Mike Hathaway (fourth year) Last year’s record: 14-5, lost in Western Class B quarterfinal Returning players : Sen ior s — Jorda n Hersom (6-4 forward), Tim Dow (6-3 guard), Tyler Walton (5-11 guard), Greg Lake (62 forward), Dustin Collins (6-4 forward); Sophomores — A ndrew Middleton (6-5

Leavitt Girls’ Basketball Coach: Tammy Anderson (eighth year) Last year’s record: 23-0, Won Class B state championship Retu r n i ng players : S en ior s — S a r a h Frost (5-7 forward), Amanda Jordan (5-8 forward), Adrie Newton (5-9 forward), Kasidy Stevenson (5-9 forward); Juniors — Kristen Anderson (5-7 guard), Mariah Treadwell (5-5 guard); Sophomores — Kelly Pomerleau (5-5 guard). Key losses: Abbey Randall (guard), Courtney Anderson (guard).

Leavitt Boys’ Hockey Coach: Dave Boucher (first year) Last year’s record: 7-11-0 Returning players: Ian Durgin (D), Elijah Lamothe (F), Korey Mulherin (D), Devin McMahan (D), Andrew Baumann (D), Tyler Hutchinson (F), Jacob Gladu (F), Connor Violette (F), Nick Labbe (F), Clay Rowland (F), Conor O’Malley (F); Dan Sanford, Logan

guard), Zac Goulette (6-0 guard). Key losses: Lucas Witham, Kyle Smith, Matt Janosco, Devin Long, Tyler Allen. Promising newcomers: Seniors — Tom Hite (6-3 forward), Jared Richardson (5-10 guard), Isaiah McGee (5-9 guard); Junior — Drew Child (6-3 forward); Sophomores — Levi Morin (6-2 forward), Sam Green (6-0 guard), Tylon Crockett (6-0 forward), Matt Powell (6-7 forward), Nate Coombs (5-9 guard); Freshman — Austin Anderson (6-0 guard). Outlook: On the heels of a year that produced the most wins in school history, Leavitt could challenge for the KVAC and Western Class B titles. Dow, Hersom and Walton are four-

Promising newcomers : Senior — A lana Pulkkinen (5-11 forward); Sophomores — Tasha Cloutier (5-4 guard), Brianna DeGone (5-5 guard), Meagan Dow (5-7 guard), Kendra Gilbert (5-6 guard), Tatiana Sierra (5-6 guard) Outlook: The Hornets are coming off a dream perfect season and a state title. Leavitt lost t wo starters in Courtney A nderson and Randall, but still return much of last year’s club. Newton (17.2 ppg) and Kristen Anderson (16 ppg) were both all-conference picks. Jordan is also a returning starter. The rest of the returnees will have to adjust to larger roles while the newcomers will need to fit into an experienced mix. Leavitt won’t be as potent as last year, but could still be a KVAC threat and Western B playoff contender.

Vincent, Tanner Vincent. Key losses: Kevin Theiss, Cooper Legee, Josh Chouinard. Promising newcomers: Nils Fichtner, Adam Poulin, Nick Allen. Outlook: With a third coach in as many years, there has been some change at Leavitt. But the Hornets now have a veteran skipper, a good crew of returning players who won the sportsmanship award a year ago, and some renewed depth. A new goalie will be the biggest test for this team, which could emerge as a sleeper in a tight and very competitive Western B field. With only four playoff spots

Jordan Hersom year varsity players, while Lake played in the regular rotation last year. Middleton and Goulette had great offseasons. Middleton’s size makes him difficult for defenses to handle on the wing. Leavitt will flaunt a solid eight-man rotation and will be in the mix with Medomak Valley and perennial power

Adrie Newton Coach’s comment: “We will need to focus and put (last) season behind us and rebuild with the new players we have added to our roster. Some of our returning players will need to adjust to starting roles. We look to play Leavitt style basketball and leave it all

Elijah Lamothe up for grabs, every game counts. Coach’s comment: ”My coaching staff and I believe in the ability and the attitude of our

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Camden Hills at the top of the league. Coach’s comment: “I t hink we f it right in (with the top teams). We have size and athleticism to rebound and play defense, and we can score.” — Coach Mike Hathaway

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out on the court. With a strong nucleus of returning players, we will look to improve as a team every day and hopefully be in a spot to compete in February.” — Coach Tammy Anderson

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Leavitt Nordic Skiing Coach: Dustin Williamson (eighth year) Last year’s record: Boys: 5th at Class A states; Girls: 3rd at Class A states Returning skiers: Boys: Seniors — Nate Miller, Walker Perkins; Juniors — Jakob Bubier, Tim Enos, Ben Ramser; Sophomores — Matt Thibodeau, Colby Varney, Rylee Knox. Girls: Seniors — Emily Chase, Alana Mi l ler, Ta ren McGray, Luc y K nowlton; Juniors — Morgan Shaw, Maddie Wiegman; Sophomores — Abby Chase, Alisha Labbe,

Leavitt Alpine Skiing Coach: Jacob Johnston (first year) Last year’s record: Boys: 10th at Class A states. Returning skiers: Boys: Seniors — Drew

Dana Monbleau, Allison Simmons, Michaela Therrien, Kallah Turner. Key losses: Morgan Hill, Natasha Smith, Keith Lemelin. Promising newcomers : Boys: Freshmen — Nick Bachelder, Noah Castonguay, Drew Emond, Justin Freda, Harrison Knowlton, Josh Therrien. Girls: Sophomore — Emily Shaw; Freshmen — Megan Desrosiers, Olivia Mallar, Kate Mawhinney, Brooke Varney, Mackenzie Varney, Cora Curtis, Emily Miller. Outlook: Nu mbers have ex ploded t h is season on a team that is always deep anyway. There is a lot of talent and a lot of jockeying for positioning among team members, and that will make for a very good, very cohesive

Bennett, Andrew Gaudette, Jacob Harris, Tr av i s Nichol s ; S ophomore s — E ba n Johnson, Taylor Benson. Girls: Senior — Katlyn Davis. Key losses: Nick Tredwell. Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshmen — Scott Marshall, Alex Landry, Lance Harder. Girls: Freshmen — Addison Gagnon, Morgan Knowlton, Abigail Gaudette. Outlook: After a season without a full girls’

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unit when it comes to bigger meets. Dropping into Class B this season could be the team’s biggest challenge, with Fryeburg, Yarmouth and Maranacook among the traditional powers also in the class this season. Coach’s comment: “With one of the largest

squad, the Hornets are back and ready to be in the title talk. The big freshman class will contribute for both the boys’ and girls’ teams, and the move to Class B will be a good test. Coach’s comment: ”The athletes are ready to race, and we’re looking forward to being a big part of the competition.” — Coach Jacob Johnston

Oxford Hills Boys’ Basketball Coach: Scott Graffam (13th year) Last year’s record: 6-12 Ret u r n i n g pl a y e r s : S e n i o r s — Jo s h MacDonald (6-3 center), Deric Hanscom (6-1 forward), Brian Lynch (6-0 guard), Alex Ferguson (6-0 guard); Juniors — Jordan Croteau (6-1 forward), John Frechette (6-1 forward); Sophomore — Matt Beauchesne (56 guard).

Oxford Hills Girls’ Basketball Coach: Nate Pelletier (seventh year) Last year’s record: 8-10 Returning letter winners: Seniors — Abby Morton (5-6 guard), Ashley West (5-6 guard); Juniors — Abbie Eastman (5-5 guard), Alex Rowe (5-9 for ward), Kelsey DeBlois (5-9 forward); Sophomores — Brooke Murch (5-10

Oxford Hills Alpine Skiing Coach: Mike Grace (13th year) Last year’s record: Boys: 8th at Class A states; Girls: 5th at Class A states. Returning skiers : Boys: Senior — Ryan Stuart; Junior — Ben Brown; Sophomores — Matt Michaud, Kieran Sadler. Girls: Seniors — Victoria Ebsworth, Samantha Hatch,

Key losses: Matt McVety, Dan Taylor, Derek Morin, Chris Priest. Promising newcomers: Seniors — Brandon Campbell (6-3 center), Mike MacDonald (6-1

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forward), Crystal West (5-7 guard/forward). Key losses: Dayna Schultz (guard), Crissy Lewis (forward) Promising newcomers: Senior — Mikeckney Ward (5-7 for ward); Sophomore — Erica Jackson (5-5 guard); Freshmen — Mikayla Morin (5-9 guard), A nna Winslow (5-10 guard), Kerseyanne Goyette (5-5 guard). Outlook: The Vikings lost Lewis, who was a K VAC all-star, but returned to Edward Little. Eastman was also an all-conference pick, while Murch and Ashley West were both regular starters. The Vikings have an

Mimi Baumhoff; Juniors — Colleen Stauder, Amanda Hanning. Key losses : Ma r i sa Ha n n i ng , K r i sten Kindstrom, Kayla Turner, Claire Stauder. Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshman — Chris Burns. Girls: Freshmen — Annika Kahkonen, Miranda Murphy. Outlook: A solid season ended with some good finishes at the state meet last season, and the Vikings are going to once again be a team to reckon with in the K VAC. Only five boys on the team will mean that all of them will have to stand, but if that happens,

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teams in a long while, this team is fully motivated and focused on having big success at KVACs and at states.” — Coach Dustin Williamson

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Outlook: An experienced group of eight sen iors a nd f ive ju n iors g ives Ox ford Hills hope of upward mobility in a loaded KVAC. Josh MacDonld, Lynch and Hansom contributed heavily a season ago, when the Vikings blew out Brewer late in the year and hung tough with several tournament teams. Croteau, Frechette and Beauchesne are good, all-around athletes. Despite its lack of glaring size, Oxford Hills was a solid rebounding team last season. The Vikings should be in the mix in the KVAC South. Coach’s comment : “EL , L ew iston a nd Brunswick look to be the best in the south. We believe we can compete with these teams.” — Coach Scott Graffam

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experienced group of players that should help them build off last year and make a run at a playoff spot. Coach’s comment: “We’re looking to get back into the tourney this year. We have a good core of returning players, and our new players will make us more athletic. With Eastman at point guard, we will be able to pick up the pace or slow it down. If our younger players develop quickly enough then we could be peaking come the end of the year.” — Coach Nate Pelletier

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Oxford Hills Wrestling Coach: Tony Stevens (fifth year) Last year’s record: 20th in KVAC Returning letter winners: Senior — Justin Cummings (220) ; Juniors —Jake Hall (126), Dustin Edwards (285); Sophomores — Ena Farrar (138), John Hankey (120); Edward

Oxford Hills Cheering Coach — Deborah Loveless (25th year) Senior — Andrea Andrews; Junior — Ashley Blake, Ashley Charlton, Kayla Decoteau Hodgkin, Catherine MacDonald, Angela

Little w restlers: Seniors — Shaw n Bang (160), Carter Murphy (120) Connor Murphy; Sophomore — Sheldon Bang (126). Key losses: Tabitha Hawkins (140). Promising newcomers: Freshmen — Malik Geiger (152), Creighton Mederios (195), Cordell Brooks (106), Branden Gullicksen (138); Poland wrestlers: Juniors — Brandon Drot t a r (170 ), Ty ler St u r tev a nt (152); Sophomore — Everett Bertrand (145). Outlook: The Vikings have only one state

qualifier returning (Hankey, an alternate), but a strong freshman class has Stevens hoping he has the framework to eventually ret u r n O x ford H i l ls to prom i nence. Numbers are up, and having the Edward Little wrestlers, all of whom could qualify for states this year, and the Poland wrestlers will only help the youngsters improve. Coach’s comment: “My goal for this year is top 10 in the KVAC and qualify some kids for states.” — Coach Tony Stevens

Coach: Chris Easton (31st year) Last year’s record: Boys: 3rd at Class A states; Girls: 5th at Class A states. Returning skiers: Boys: Seniors — Jesse Newcomb, Jeremy Read, Forrest Todd, Da niel Costa n zi; Sophomores — Sa m Donatelli, Will Smith. Girls: Senior —

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Pac k a rd, L i bb y S a nb or n, A m b y r Sargent; Sophomores — Anna Brett, Lindsay Day, Amanda Foster, Ashley O’Neil, Paige Jordan, Jordan Schorr; Fresh men — A big a i l Bi s s onet te, Patricia Busa, Lauren Emer y, Chloe Foster, Elizabeth Gillespie, Mackenzie Kuvija, Whitney Morse.

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Sophomore — Alexandra James. Key losses: None.

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Promising newcomers: None given. Outlook: After a successful campaign with no seniors on the team last year for either the boys or the girls, look for the Vikings to push forward another step. The boys were ever so close to some hardware at states last year, and this group has a shot at some this time around. The girls should also be in the running. Coach’s comment: ”It costs you nothing to dream, and everything not to.” — Coach Chris Easton

of the middle school meet last year, as well, giving that squad a big boost. Coach’s com ment : ”T he tea m’s goa l s are to become better with every race and to finish strong at both our conference championships and at the state meet.” — Coach Mike Grace

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Gray-New Gloucester G-NG Nordic Skiing Coach: Chris Carpentier (first year) Last year’s record: Boys: 9th at Class B states; Girls: 8th at Class B states. Returning skiers: Boys: Senior — Jeremy McGrath-Holmquist; Junior — Nick Rogers. Gi rls — Sen ior — El i zabet h P f lugadt; Sophomore — Audrey Garcia. Key losses: None listed. Promising newcomers: Boys: Juniors — Paul Phillips, Ian Marshal; Girls: Freshman —

Caitlin Holmquist. Outlook: Faced with a tough meet schedule as usual in the highly-competitive Western Maine Conference, the Patriots will again look to fight off the competition and finish strong at the state meets. A new coach and a small handful of new skiers will help inject some new enthusiasm into the squad. Coach’s comment: “We are going to take it meet to meet and push each other as hard as we can. I look forward to the challenges this season may hold and watch this team come together.” — Coach Chris Carpentier

G-NG Cheering Coach — Tarsha Donar (third year). Seniors — A l ly K irby, Em i ly Ma rsha l l, Kel l i McL aug h l i n, Meg ha n Nickerson, Haley Seliga; Juniors — Courtney Brann, Devanne Goodine, Abby Ross, Chantel Ruby, Jaime Whitney; Sophomores — Alyzabeth Davis, Mikayla Trafford, Liz Tynes, Alicia Waterman; Freshman — Hayden Dahms.

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G-NG Alpine Skiing Coach: Chuck Davis (first year) Last year’s record: Boys: 8th at Class B states; Girls: 10th at Class B states. Returning skiers: Boys: Junior — Dylan Lee, Will Bartlett; Sophomore — Noah Lobozzo.

Girls: Senior — Katie Morency; Juniors — Amanda Giggey, Robin Pelkey, Karen Sutherland. Key losses: None listed. Promising newcomers: Boys: Junior — Matt Lulofts; Freshman — Eric Wilcox. Girls: Freshman — Caitlin Holmquist. Outlook: The junior class remains the heart

of the team, and the Patriots will attempt to rebound after a tough end to the season a year ago.

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G-NG/Poland Boys’ Hockey Coach: Aaron Rand (fifth year) Last year’s record: 13-4-1 Returning players: Seniors — Ryan Davala (F), Evan Baggs (F), Adam Healy (F), Evan Coulombe (D), Cam Spiller (D), Jordan Rouillard (D), Travis Hemond (D); Juniors — Calvin Shelley (G), Tyler Lafrinea (F); Sophomores — Kaleb Bridgham (F), Nevin Rand (F), David Despins (D).

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Stepha nie Greaton (5-10 center), Grace Ferguson (5-6 forward) Key losses: Meghan Dehetre (guard), Alicia Valente (guard), Rachel Edson (guard).

Coach: Mike Andreasen (first year) Last year’s record: 12-6 lost in Western B quarterfinal Returning letter winners : Sen iors — Lea nd ra Gra nt (5-10 center), Mag g ie Chaplin (5-7 forward); Juniors — Sammie Wilk ins (5-4 guard), Haylee Cote (5-6 g ua rd), Michele Dehet re (5-4 g ua rd); Sophomores — Julia Martell (5-8 guard),

G-NG Boys’ Basketball Coach: Tony DiBiase (second year) Last year’s record: 11-9, lost in Western Class B quarterfinals Returning players: Seniors — Aaron Boulos

G-NG Track Coach: Todd Mercer (fifth year) Last year’s record: Boys: Eighth in WMC; Girls: Sixth in WMC, fifth in Class A, Returning players: Boys: Seniors — Sam Miklovich (sprints), Jon Greenleaf (sprints),

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Promising newcomers: Sophomore — Jake Simard (G); Freshmen — Ethan Callier (F), Lucas Nickerson (F).

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Promising newcomers: Freshman — Maria Valente (5-7 forward). Outlook: The Patriots return seven varsity players, but only Chaplin and Cote are

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(6-0 g ua rd), Jea n Sedjro (6-3 for wa rd); Sophomore — Sam Johnson (5-9 guard). Key losses: Adam Jensen, Ryan Cavallaro, Josh Farynaz, Nick Bennett, Heath Martell. Promising newcomers : Not available at press time. Outlook: The Patriots put together their best season in many years in their debut under DiBiase, one of the most successful coaches in state history. G-NG bid farewell to most of

the players responsible for that run. Boulos and Johnson lead a young team that will look to its backcourt for leadership. Someone must step up to fill the void in production left by Jensen. Coach’s com ment : “ W it h no st a r ter s returning, we hope to improve as the year progresses.” — Coach Tony DiBiase

Randall Stephens (sprints), Dillon Fowler (distance), Josh Bagdon (hurdles); Junior — Josh Greenleaf (sprints); Sophomore — Devin Griffin (sprints); Girls: Seniors — A m a nd a Peter s on ( spr i nt s ), K at ie Hutchinson (shot put); Juniors — Sandi Ricardi (jumps), Liz Audet (jumps). Key losses: Sam Eldridge.

Newcomers : Girls: Freshman — Mika la MacLaine (distance). Outlook: With 20 seniors, the Patriots hope to be a threat to WMC powers Greely, Falmouth a nd York. Peterson is a t wo-t ime state champion in the 200, won the 55 last year and is the favorite to defend both titles this year. Ricardi will be a strong state competitor. The

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regular returning starters. GNG has some height, but will look to be aggressive and play an uptempo style at both ends of the floor. Andreasen is hopeful the team can improve quickly and challenge for another tourney berth in Western B. Coach’s comment: “Although our team returns seven varsity players, they are generally lacking major varsity experience. The team has worked hard in the preseason and has formed a cohesive unit that works well as a team. I look for the team to improve as the season progresses and will challenge for a tournament spot in February.” — Coach Mike Andreasen

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Spruce Mountain High School Spruce Mountain Boys’ Basketball Coach: Chris Bessey (first year) Last year’s record: Livermore Falls 12-8, lost in Western Class C quarterfinals; Jay 11-7, missed tournament. Returning players: Seniors — Jake Bessey (6-1 guard), Zach Bonnev ie (6-1 guard), James Barker (6-2 forward), Nate Shink (6-1 forward), Ben Keene (6-1 forward), Tyler Gervais (5-10 guard). Key losses: Kyle Storer (Jay), Mike Armstrong (LF), Mike Anctil (LF), Mike Armstrong (LF), Bryan Maurais (LF), Sam Chabot (LF), Hunter Brett (LF). Promising newcomers: Senior — Kenny

Spruce Mountain Girls’ Basketball Coach: Gavin Kane (first year) Last year’s record: Livermore Falls 17-4, lost in Western C final; Jay 15-4, lost in Western C quarterfinal. Returning letter winners: Seniors — Alexi Deer i ng (5-6 g ua rd/for wa rd), Kat h r y n Ventrella (5-8 guard), Ashley Dorey (5-6 for ward), Micaela Baron (5-8 for ward), A s h le e Q u i r r ion ( 5 -2 g u a r d ) , K r i s t i Macomber (5-8 forward). Key losses : Mega n T her r ien ( g ua rd), Sa ma nt ha Greenwood (g ua rd), A nni ka Durrell (forward), Marissa Welch (center), Alannah White (guard), Brittany DiPompo (guard), Lindsay Couture (guard), Beth Moore (forward), Kourtney Brennick (center) Promising newcomers : Sophomores — Victoria Ouellette (5-8 for wa rd), Emily

Spruce Mountain Nordic Skiing Coach: Bill Acritelli (third year) Last year’s record: Boys: 12th at Class C states Returning skiers: Boys: Seniors — Jon Neil, Kyle Sawyer, Aaron Black; Juniors — Owen Timberlake, Greg Whitney, Zach Butterfield.

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Treadwell (6-3 forward), Levi Knapp (5-9 g uard), Trav is Williams (5-11 for ward); Juniors — Nate Hamblin (5-11 guard), Pat Ryan (5-8 guard), Josh Wilcox (6-2 forward); Sophomore — Scottie Hall (5-7 guard). Outlook: Jay and Livermore Falls combine under the direction of Bessey, who has coached both boys’ varsity programs and led the Jay girls to a Class C championship in his career. Most of the returnees are from Jay, which missed the playoffs by one spot each of the last three years. The Phoenix should be quick and athletic with Jake Bessey and Bonnevie fueling the offense and Barker and Keene headlining the rebounding efforts. Spruce played the likes of EL, Brunswick and Mt. Blue in the offseason and is well prepared for the rigors of the MVC and a jump to Western B. Coach’s comment: “We want to go to the

Taylor (5-7 guard), Ladesta Tracy (5-4 guard); Freshmen — Emily Keene (5-7 for ward), Nicole Hamblin (5-7 forward), Samantha Richards (5-9 forward), Kailee Newcomb (5-5 guard), Vanese Barnes (5-6 forward). Outlook: Spruce Mountain combines the rivals from Jay and Livermore Falls, but many of the top players from both those squads last year graduated. Ventrella was an MVC all-star for the Andies while Deering was a starter for Jay. The rest of the returning talent came off the bench and will step into larger roles. The squad is also hindered by the loss of senior center Kourtney Brennick, who is lost for the season to a knee injury. Kane hopes to bring the defensive philosophy to the Phoenix that worked so well at Dirigo. Coach’s comment: “We are tr ying to get a new system a nd phi losophy in place as quick ly as possible. If we work hard consistently and buy into the defensive end of the floor then we will be successful. My concern going into the season is who

Girls: Juniors — Emily Acritelli, Cassidy Couture. Key losses: Travis Neil, David Newman. Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshmen — Sam Brenner, Alex Greenleaf. Outlook: Another case of an MVC team being heavy with male skiers. The girls’ team will not compete as a unit, but both individuals have some lofty goals for this season. The boys, meanwhile, will likely be better than a year ago, though in Class B, the competition will also be tougher.

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forward), Scott Pierce (6-0 forward/center); Sophomores — Mitchell Smith (5-8 guard),

Coach: Doug Rines (fourth year) Last year’s record: 6-12 Returning players : Seniors — Aust in Dooley (6-0 guard/forward), Alan Hedrick (5-10 guard), Trevor Averill (5-10 guard), Cody Barker (6-2 center), Chase Barnes (6-0 forward); Juniors — Jacob Bailey (5-11

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Alan Hedrick

Sophomore — Gabby T her r iau lt ( 5 -8 for ward), Hanna h Ga llant (5-9 forward), Abby Campbell (5-4 guard), Sami

Coach: Annette Caldwell (second year) Last year’s record: 3-15 Ret u r n i ng let ter w i n ner s : S e n ior s — C a it l i n Hender s on ( 5 -9 c ent er), K a it l y n R i ne s ( 5 -10 for w a rd), A bby Bragg (5-6 guard), Danielle Patrie (5-8 for wa rd); Ju n iors — Da kota Wa r ren ( 5 - 6 g u a r d ) , E l i z a b e t h St r out ( 5 - 4 g ua rd), Jessica Cooper (5-8 for wa rd);

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Buckfield Cheering Coach — Jillian Chabe (12th year) Seniors — Brianna Darling, Ashley Casey, Morga n L euck, Haylee Ba r r y, Sha n isa Bowden, Tamara Mcneil, Daphnie Felker, Courtney Ryan, Heather Libby; Juniors — Ga r ret t Ha m ma n, Michel le Bout i n,

Spruce Mountain Alpine Skiing Coach: Ken Jacques (first year) Last year’s record: Boys: LF 4th, Jay 5th at Class C states; Girls: LF 3rd at Class C states. Returning skiers: Boys: Seniors — Cody Jacques, Ja ke Roy, Ben Ha rtford, Tom Brenner; Juniors — Alex Hartford, Zach Butterfield, Owen Timberlake, Cameron Rose, Devon Autry; Sophomore — Zach

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Kyle Chabe (5-9 guard), Robert Rowe (5-10 forward). Key loss: Kasey Robertson. P r om i s i n g ne w c ome r s : S o p h om or e s — Mica h Madore (5-10 for ward), Jona h

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Zak (5-4 guard), Alannah Knox (5-5 forward). Key losses: Alicia Patrie (guard), Ally Martin (guard), Sami Jones (forward).

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Promising newcomers: Freshmen — Payton Lowell (5-3 guard), Naudia Wesley (5-6 guard). Outlook: After just three wins last year, the Bucks return most of their team with hopes of challening for a tourney spot in Western D. Buckfield has an experienced group returning and some size to work with. That should make the Bucks a little more competitive in the East-West Conference. Coach’s comment: “We hope to be in the basketba l l tou r na ment i n Febr u ra r y. The team continues to make growth, and we should be in most games we play this season.” — Coach Annette Caldwell

K ady Tay lor, Jen n i fer Ha m mond ; Sophomores — Taylor Shepard-Smith, Bayley Caouette, Diana Givens, Kara Libby, Tiff Umstead, Kelly Charit y, Mckayla Darling, Jenn Dyer, Ashley Clout ier, Kel ly Rose ; Freshmen — Amber Arsenault, Tiffani Rowe, Jamie Brickel, Bethany Elsman.

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Richards. Girls: Senior — Isabella Randall; Juniors — Emily Acritelli, Cassidy Couture. Key losses: Alex Rose, Lindsey Jacques, Lexie Niedner.

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Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshman — Alex Greenleaf. Outlook: The boys’ alpine outlook is much rosier at the team level than the girls after

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Spruce Mtn. Cheering Coaches — Rosie Richmond (first year), Kellee Fortier (first year); Manager — Amanda Czarnaki. Seniors — Kendra Page, Chelsey B e a u l i e u , Fe l i c i a G r e e n l e a f ; Juniors — Hayley Fortier, Cassie Ferland, Bri Missler, Erin Shea, Courtney Bubier, Scott Marraffa; Sophomores — Mikaela Buote,

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Williams (5-10 guard/forward). Outlook: The Bucks endured a rare season without a trip to the Class D playofffs, but don’t expect it to become a streak. Buckfield ret u r ns fou r sta r ters, i nclud i ng poi nt guard Averill and co-captains Dooley and Hedrick. Though there isn’t a lot of size, Buckfield will compensate with experience and athleticism. A summer schedule loaded with Class B and C opponents should pay dividends. Coach’s comment:”We are playing with a selfless attitude and have the ability and confidence with our senior leadership to have a very successful season.” — Coach Doug Rines

the combining of Jay and Livermore Falls. Four seniors and four juniors give the boys’ team depth and talent. Even with the shift to Class B, the Phoenix ought to be competitive. The girls are short on people, and that will make the transition a bit tougher, though there is talent among those on the squad. C oach’s c om ment : ” T he r e i s g r e a t chemistry within this team and they look forward to competing with the top teams at the Class B level and other teams in the MVC and KVAC.” — Coach Ken Jacques

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Dirigo High School Dirigo Boys’ Basketball Coach: Travis Magnusson (first year) Last year’s record: 19-3, Western Class C champions, lost to Lee Academy in state final Returning players: Seniors — Caleb Turner (5-11 guard), Josh Turbide (5-10 guard), Cody St. Germain (6-4 forward), Ben Holmes (6-2 forward), Mitch Stanley (6-5 forward), Jake Dowland (6-0 forward): Juniors — T.J. Frost (5-10 guard), Hunter Ross (5-8 guard). Key losses : Spencer Ross, A rik Fenstermacher. Promising newcomers : Sen ior — Nick Blodgett (6-0 forward); Juniors — Robbie Babb (6-2 forward), Chad Snowman (5-10

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guard); Sophomore — Dylan Kidder (60 forward); Freshman — Tyler Frost (5-9 guard). Out look : Di r igo ha s a l ready been i n uncharted territory and now could achieve the unthinkable — four straight Western Class C titles under four different coaches. Magnusson moves over after a succcessful run w ith Livermore Falls. He inherits a team that returns eight of its top 10 players, including four starters and the sixth man. St. Germain emerged as the dominant big man in the MVC last year. Turbide is a dangerous outside shooter, and Holmes is an all-around talent who can score, rebound and play tenacious defense. The Cougars hope to take the next step after losing in the final three straight years. Coach’s comment: “Our expectations are high this season, but we also know that we

have a lot of work to do to get to where we want to be.” — Coach Travis Magnusson

DeRoche (5-4 guard), Natalie Bolduc (5-3 guard), Gretchen Bradbury (5-5 forward); Sophomore — L i ndsy Cr utch f ield (5-4 guard). Key losses: Hannah Knight (guard), Erin

Turner (guard) Prom ising newcomers : Fresh men — Jessica Conant (5-7 guard/forward), Kelsey Hutchins (5-8 forward). Outlook: The Cougars lost Knight, an all-

Coach: Reggie Weston (fifth year) Last year’s record: 12-7, lost in Western C quarterfinal Returning letter winners : Sen iors — Alyssa Wade (5-8 guard), Paige Murphy (5-4 guard), Miranda Shurtleff (5-7 guard/ for wa rd), A ngela Rona n (5-11 center/ for ward); Junior — A mby r Wilson (57 g ua rd/for wa rd), Kayla Gaud in (5-8 forward), Lexi Noyes (5-1 guard), Natasha

Dirigo Wrestling Coach: Doug Gilbert (17th year) Last year’s record: Third in Class C, second in Class C qualifier, fourth in Mid-State League Retu r n ing letter w in ners : Sen ior s — Caleb Hall (132), Eric Holman (112), Bryan Blackman (145); Juniors — Brett Whittemore (138), D.J. Webber (152), Thomas Barnett

Dirigo Skiing Coach: Ann Speth (first year) and Charlie Maddaus (first year)

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(160), Nelson Pepin (171), Alex Snowman (185), Riley Lomabardi (125); Sophomore — Jesse Hutchinson (130); Dylan Sattler (119). Promising newcomers : Juniors — Clif f Boy nton (195), Zach W hite (215), Mist y Steward (103); Freshman — Dexter Verrill (119). Outlook: The Cougars return eight top-four wrestlers in Class C. Webber won a state title last year, and Hall was a state champion as a freshman and runner-up as a junior. Barnett, Black man, Hutchinson, Pepin,

Snowman and Whittemore all made it to the consolation final. The Cougars will be favored in the new Class C West and should challenge defending champion Foxcroft at states. Coach’s comment: ”We have all of our scorers back.” — Coach Doug Gilbert

Last year’s record: Girls: 9th at Class C states; Boys: 10th at Class C states. Returning skiers: Boys: Senior — Nathan Gould; Junior — Mike Chow; Sophomores — Sawyer Smith, Ethan Cantin, Sam Rock, Oscar DeRoche. Girls: Juniors — Addie Fuller,

Silvia Lutick; Sophomore — Krystal Blood. Key losses: N/A. Promising newcomers: N/A. Outlook: The Cougars’ boys’ squad should be strong, with a handful of skiers back from last season and a solid summer of training

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conference pick and Turner, a seasoned defender. Dirigo still has the bulk of its team back, including veterans like Wade (10.6 ppg), Murphy and Ronan. Shurtleff also returns after missing last year due to an injury. The Cougars have experience and some depth to work with. That should make them a competitive club in the MVC. Coach’s comment: “We w i l l cont inue to work ha rd on defense, box ing out, rebou nd ing, ba l l-ha nd ling sk i l ls a nd out s ide s ho ot i n g . We w i l l ne e d t o continue working on physical and mental toughness.” — Coach Reggie Weston

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Coach: Lucas Turner (third year) Last year’s record: 12-7, lost in Western Class C quarterfinals Retur ning players : Sen ior s — Scot t Peacock (6-0 forward), Nick Trenholm (59 guard), Ben Woodman (6-1 center), Cam Copeland (6-0 center); Juniors — Drew McFarren (6-3 guard), Devin West (5-10

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Monmouth Girls’ Basketball Coach: Scott Wing (second year) Last year’s record: 5-13 Returning letter winners: Seniors — Kristine Ka hl (5-10 for ward), Molly Menice (5-5 guard), Colby Wilson (5-3 guard); Juniors — Melissa Brassard (5-7 forward), Daisi Poole (5-5 guard/forward); Sophomore — Kylie Kemp (5-6 guard/forward). Key losses: Kristi Hilton (guard), Kelsie

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Robby Neal, Jeremy Ashlock. Promising newcomers : Juniors — Billy Cummings (5-10 forward), Cody Gallagher (5-10 guard), Chris Armstrong (5-9 guard); Sophomore — D.J. McHugh (5-8 guard). Outlook: Monmouth hadn’t been to the

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in Class C Returning letter winners: Senior — Tamara Cushman (145); Sophomores — Stewart Buzzell (138), James Gambino (138). K e y lo s s e s : Ky l e Fo y t-B r i d g e s , E r i c Coulombe, Pat McInnis, Matt McInnis. Outlook: Coming of f one of t heir most successf ul years in recent memor y, the Mustangs have been gutted by graduation

Hilton (guard), Danielle Bumann (guard), Sierra Spencer (forward), Ashley Coulombe (guard) Promising newcomers: Junior — Brianna Hicks (5-5 forward); Freshman — Randi-Lyn Conley (5-4 guard). Out look : T he Mu st a ngs were look i ng forward to making significant strides this year w ith most of their team back from last year. Monmouth then lost Bumann, Spencer — both juniors — and Coulombe, a sophomore, to knee injuries during soccer season. Those injuries create a significant hurd le, but t he Musta ngs st i l l hope to improve and challenge for a playoff berth.

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regional tournament since the 1970s. Now t he Musta ngs have made back-to-back appearances, including a first-ever journey to the Augusta Civic Center in February 2011. The graduating seniors took 89 percent of the team’s scoring with them. The Mustangs will continue to play a hard-nosed, halfcourt ga me a nd ex pe c t to show prog re s s throughout the season. Peacock, McFarren and Goff could emerge as go-to players. Coach’s comment : “T he qu icker t he players adapt to their new roles, the more successful of a season we will have. I am expecting to have a stronger second half of the season than the first.” — Coach Lucas Turner

and transfers. Six of their 13 wrestlers are freshmen, so Schultz is hoping to start rebuilding immediately. Coach’s comment: “We’re looking to have a fun year. I think the group of people that we have is very coachable.” — Coach Shawn Schultz

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Coach’s comment: “We look to improve on last season’s record and make a run for a playoff spot this season. We are looking for several players to step into new roles due to three season-ending ACL injuries. We look

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behind them. The girls finally have a full team for the first time in a while, and should do well to improve upon last year’s result. Coach’s comment: “The goal for this young team is to make steady progress throughout the season so that by states, we will have at least three boys and three girls in the top 20.” — Coach Ann Speth

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Key losses: Matt Archer (285). Promising newcomers : Junior — Trav is Stuard (195); Freshman — Tyler Craig (106).

Mt. Blue High School Mt. Blue Wrestling Coach: Bob O’Connor (sixth year) Last year’s record: Fourt h in Class A, Eastern Class A champions, third in KVAC Returning letter winners: Seniors — Chris Ingram (152), Drew Blanchet (138), Caleb Farrington (170), Joey Metcalf (220), Zach Faulkner (160) ; Junior — Khalil Newbill (120), Kevin Moore (126), Nick Hyde (132).

Mt. Blue Girls’ Basketball Coach: Tom Philbrick (third year) Last year’s record: 4-14 Returning letter winners: Senior — Corrine Dingley (5-7 center); Juniors — Mackenzie Conlogue (5-7 guard), Gabby Foy (5-7 guard), Amy Hilton (5-4 guard), Alyssa Williams (5-7 guard), Kayla Newbill (5-6 forward), Jaycee Mullen (5-10 forward), Meg Hall (5-7 forward); Sophomore — Miranda Nicely (510 guard/forward).

Mt. Blue Nordic Skiing Coach: David Nordstrom (third year) Last year’s record : Girls: Class A state champs; Boys: 2nd at Class A states. Returning skiers: Boys: Seniors — North Kay, Jackie Chen, Luke Pane; Junior — Zach Veayo; Sophomores — Dustin Staples, Silas Rogers. Girls: Seniors — Emily Ramsey, Addie Cullenberg, Emily Roberts, Molly Fissette; Juniors — Ruth Leopold, Deanna Richard; Shireen Luick; Sophomores — Anja

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Key losses: Jillian Perron (center), Liz Leclair (guard), Lindsey St. Laurent (forward). Promising newcomers: Junior — Cherokee Clements (5-2 guard); Sophomore — Kiana Thompson (5-5 guard); Freshman — Addie Brinkman (5-10 center/forward). Out look : T he Couga r s were a you ng , promising team last year and made some progress in Eastern A. Mt. Blue hopes to take another step up this season. The Cougars graduated starters Perron and Leclair, but return a solid group of upperclassmen, including eight juniors. Philbrook hopes that added seasoning will lead to more consistent play and some strong finishes in close games. Coach’s comment: “We have worked real

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Outlook: Although numbers are down a bit, the Cougars hope to take the next step from regional to state champions. The roster is strong up to 170, with Newbill, Moore, Hyde and Blanchet all placing in the top four at states last year and Ingram a state qualifier. Metcalf and Newbill have placed at states twice. Craig will be one of the top freshmen in the state, while Stuard returns after moving away for a year. Coach’s comment: “We’d love to w in another regional title, and I think with the lineup we have, we’re looking at a strong run for a state title.” — Coach Bob O’Connor

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hard to get to the next level. Hopefully the hard work will pay off.” — Coach Tom Philbrick

Nordstrom, Sarah Wade. Key losses: Hannah Allen, Brody Hines. Promising newcomers : Boys: Junior — Sully Jackson; Sophomore — Ike Doiron; Freshman — Sam McIntosh. Girls: Freshman — Leah Hardy. Outlook: One key skier from the boys’ squad and another from the girls’ team graduated, but the teams’ depth remains, particularly on the girls’ side, where a large group of seniors will look to replicate last season’s results in their final high school season. The boys’ team is big, with a lot of newcomers. But like the girls, the boys have a lot of talent in those numbers. With Fryeburg back in Class B, the A field is wide ooen and ripe for

the picking. Coach’s comment: “The outlook for the girls is good, but the competition looks good, too. The boys’ team is hard to predict. It could be a building year, but there is an outside chance

for a perfect storm of talent and motivation to produce a truly astonishing package.” — Coach David Nordstrom

Girls: 3rd at Class A states Returning skiers: Boys: Seniors — North Kay, Alex Chandler; Sophomore — Eli Cohen. Girls: Seniors — Heather Farrington, Abby Ellis; Juniors — Katie Lewis, Hannah Gibson; Sophomore — Mallory Parker. Key losses: Eliza Richard, Tim Andrews. Promising newcomers: Boys: Senior — Lucas Bonnevie; Freshmen — Felix Bonnevie, Max Kay, Anthony Franchetti. Girls: Freshmen — Eryn Hiscock, Becky Close.

Out look : Ha s t here ever been a yea r when the Cougars aren’t considered title contenders? The short answer is no. With only one major piece of the puzzle gone from each squad, both the boys and girls are look ing as strong as ever. The elder Bonnevie’s return from CVA will be a big boost, and the girls have a strong returning core, as well. After a year with shady depth, the team is once again picking up numbers and should be deeper than a year ago.

Coach’s comment: ”Bot h t he boys and the girls, h i stor ic a l ly, have a lways had dept h. If we have one skier fall, we have a fifth or sixth skier right there to pick them up. I think we have that again this year.” — Coach Mark Cyr

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Key losses: Adam Wiles-Rosell, Dominique Clements. Promising newcomers : Senior — Chris Malone (5-8 guard); Sophomores — Nate Backus (5-8 guard), Cam Abbott (5-8 guard). Outlook: Mt. Blue is viewed as a co-favorite along with Hampden in the K VAC North a nd Eastern A. Berr y a nd Ha rt a re t he starting backcourt for the third straight year. Sennick and Hilton are versatile big men. The Cougars have experience and depth throughout the lineup. The regular-season schedule — highlighted by Hampden and Bangor twice — will have MB prepared for tournament time.

Coach: Jim Bessey (36th year) Last year’s record: 15-5, lost in Eastern Class A semifinals Returning players: Seniors — Cam Sennick (6-5 forward), Steve Yardley (6-0 guard), Eric Berry (6-1 guard), Blake Hart (6-1 guard), Nick Hilton (6-4 forward), Jamie Brooks (6-2 forward), Aaron Gagnon (5-10 guard); Juniors — Chad Luker (6-2 forward), Zak Kendall (6-2 forward), Jordan Whitney (5-8 guard).

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Coach — A ngela W helpley (third year); Assistant coach — Holly Gould (19th year) Seniors — Lorrin Burnham, Alexis Howard, Marissa Swain, Marina Coquidan Caceres; Juniors — Laura Dunham, Caley Miranda, Macey Smith; Sophomores — Kayla Bard,

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the statement that we’re a pretty good team.” — Coach Jim Bessey

Ma ra nda Cu r r ier, Sa ma nt ha H i n k ley, Rebecca Kennedy, Danika Morin, Nicole Osborne, Brooklynn Pease, Brytni Stuard, L a ndon W i lbu r ; Fresh men — A sh le y Bouchard, Oceanna Jasper, Sarah Keith, Crystal Lopes, Emily Walsh.

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Mountain Valley High School Mtn. Valley Alpine Skiing Coach: Seth Fournier (ninth year) Last year’s record: Boys: 2nd at Class B states; Girls: 3rd at Class B states. Returning skiers: Boys: Seniors — Nate Nicols, Nick Woods, Noah Tanguay-Collins; Sophomore — Lance Richard. Girls: Senior — Rebecca Maifeld; Sophomores — Katie Collette, Elizabeth Adley.

Mtn. Valley Nordic Skiing Coach: Ray Broomhall (first year) Last year’s record: Boys: 7th at Class B states; Girls: 7th at Class B states.

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Key losses: Nate Papsadora, David Adley, Darren Jodrey, Eric Billing, Ian Sweetser, Courtney Carlson, Kera Miller, Kym Couch. P r om i s i n g ne w c om e r s : B o y s : Ja r e d Arsenault, Chris Bourret, Tucker Phelps, Connor Woods, Corbin Arsenault, Random Gurney. Girls: Sarah Klein. Outlook: After a lot of graduating seniors, the Falcons are going to bebuild a bit this year, but the foundation is already there. Some skimeister candidates are the crux of this group, and the Falcons should once again be aiming for the top of the MVC heap. A switch to Class C this season will help at states, too.

Coach’s comment: “Our boys, I think, are ready to win. Our girls’ team needs time to

develop, but should be in the running by the end of the season.” — Coach Seth Fournier

Returning skiers : Boys: Senior — Nick Woods; Juniors — Alex Witas, Andrew Phelps; Sophomores — A ndrew Boucher, Lance Richards. Girls: Seniors — Hannah Lapointe, S a m a nt h a Glover, Merc e de s Gu r ne y ; Sophomore — Katie Mills. Key losses: N/A. Promising newcomers: Boys: Juniors — Simon Jensen, Jan Fillies; Freshmen —

Connor Woods, Corbin Arsenault, Jared Arsenault. Girls: Sophomore — Kristin Gould. Outlook: It’s not often that a “new” coach has the pedigree Broomhall has, and if anyone is going to get the best from his athletes, it will be him. The Falcons drop into Class C competition this season, which should level them out in the long run with schools and programs more their size. The boys have a

legitimate shot at an MVC crown this season, and the girls, even with low numbers, ought to be competitive. Coach’s comment: “We could be really tough in the MVCs this year.” — Coach Ray Broomhall

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Mtn. Valley Girls’ Basketball Coach: Tammy Gallant (first year) Last year’s record: 14-5, lost in Western B quarterfinal Returning letter winners: Seniors — Ayla A llen (5-10 for ward), Chrissy Briggs (59 guard), Kaitlin Armstrong (5-7 guard), Ma kayla W hite (5-5 g uard); Juniors — Ma kenzie Ga llant (5-8 g ua rd/for wa rd), Darbi Brown (5-7 guard), Brooke Dolloff (5-10

Mtn. Valley Boys’ Basketball Coach: Rick White (third year) Last year’s record: 16-3, lost in Western Class B quarterfinals Returning players: Seniors — Zak Radcliffe (5-8 guard), Andrew Child (6-1 forward), Isaac Roberts (6-2 forward); Juniors — Jacob Theriault (6-1 g uard), Ryan Nicols (5-9

Mtn. Valley Wrestling Coach: Chris Bean (first year) Last year’s record: Class B champions, Western B champions, second in Mid-State League Returning letter winners : Senior — Joe Provencher (138) ; Juniors — Nicole Burgess (106), Jon Petrie (220), Anthony Boucher (182), Austin Varnum (220), Sophomores — Jake Thornton (120), Zach Cross (170).

Mtn. Valley Cheering Coach — Linda Burns (11th year), Assistant coach — Kassie Burns. Seniors — Kate Cote, Melanie McDiffett, Heather Theriault, Emily Gallant, Whitney Ruff; Juniors — Sam Sorensen, Kori Thomas,

forward), Abby Day (5-5 guard); Sophomore — Katie Puiia (5-3 guard). Key losses : McKenzie Paterson (guard), Lindsay Gallant (guard) Promising newcomers : Junior — Addy Gorham (5-10 for ward); Sophomores — Brena Brown (5-4 guard), Jena Plourde (5-10 forward). Outlook: The Falcons have become a regular in the Western B tournament in recent years and return much of last year’s club, including Allen, an all-MVC player. Briggs, Armstrong and White were all regular contributors last year. Gallant says the Falcons have the MVC championship game in their sights and hope

guard). Key losses: Cam Kaubris, Izaak Mills, Justin Carter. Promising newcomers : Juniors — Sean Murphy (5-9 g ua rd), Colin Merrill (5-9 guard), Milo Jodrey (6-1 forward), Aaron Benson (6-0 for ward), Scott Nicols (5-9 guard); Freshmen — Bradley Marshall (5-11 forward), Tom Marshall (5-9 guard), Jacob Yates (6-3 center). Outlook: The Falcons took a huge hit with the graduation of scoring and assist leader Kaubris, now at Bates College. Then its

Key losses: Ryan Burgess (112), Cody Magoon (125), Josh Thornton (145), Taylor Carey (171), Josh Allen (189), Christian Durland (215), Ryan Glover (285). Promising newcomers : Sen ior — Kyle Golden (195); Sophomore — Mike Theriault (160); Freshmen — Dakota Jacques (113), Nate Boucher (125), Brandon Gill (132), Ian Austin (145). Outlook: An assistant for the last decade, Bean inherits a defending state champion in rebuilding mode. Some eligible talent did not come out for preseason, so as of press time, the Falcons have lost nine starters, including five state champions and two others who

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for a return to the Western B tourney. Coach’s comment: “We want to focus on tough defense, because it leads to a transition offense. We will focus on doing the basics

second-leading scorer Mills, a streak y outside shooter, chose not to rejoin the team this year. The end result is a young group that should remain competitive in the MVC. Radcliffe, Roberts and Theriault all saw time in the starting lineup last year. MV will continue to employ its up-tempo style at both ends of the floor in hopes of goading its opponents into turnovers and fatigue. Coach’s comment: “As the season goes on, we feel the bench will develop and give us the depth that we need to play the up-tempo

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Mt. Abram High School Mt. Abram Nordic Skiing Coach: Buzz and Sally Bean (25th year) Last year’s record: Boys: MVC champs, 6th at Class B states; Girls: MVC champs, 5th at

Mt. Abram Alpine Skiing Coach: Bob Luce (seventh year) Last year’s record: Boys: 10th at Class B states; Girls: 4th at Class B states. Returning skiers: Boys: Senior — Dylan Mc Fa r l a nd ; Ju n i or — C a l e b Ta y l or ; Sophomore — Patrick Banahan. Girls: Senior — Erin Luce; Juniors — Siri Norris, Catherine

Mt. Abram Girls’ Basketball Coach: Doug Lisherness (26th year) Last year’s record: 6-12 Returning letter winners: Senior — Sam Werzanski (5-5 guard); Juniors — Tori Beane (5-6 g uard), Mykayla Luce (5-5 g uard),

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Class B states Returning skiers: Boys: Seniors — Trent Rosenberg, Nick Carlton, Adian Drumstas; Junior — Jay Chenard; Sophomore — Thomas Fa rraday. Girls : Junior — Sadie Ja mes ; Sophomores — Emma Houston, Maggie Elliott, Ivy Mitman. Key losses: None given. Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshmen —

Michael Demming, Trevor Brackley. Girls: Freshmen — Hattie Rosenberg, Reilley Romanoski. Outlook: A ver y successf ul season a ll around for the Mt. Abram program last season, and the teams are largely intact for another run toward an MVC crown. James leads the girls and will be a top contender at states. The boys’ pack should be solid, and some good, young skiers continue to filter into both teams every year. C oach’s c om ment : ” T h i s i s a v er y enthusiastic bunch that likes to work hard

Barr y; Sophomores — Elise Luce, Emily Listowich. Key losses: None. Promising newcomers: Boys: Seniors — Parker Kennedy, Quincy Mitman, Tristan Fr ye. Girls : Senior — Ash ley Shur t lef f; Freshmen — Ruthie Fault, Hattie Rosenberg. Outlook: The girls are primed for a run at a state title, while the boys finally have some depth. The Luces lead the girls’ squad that placed well in a tough Class B field a year ago. The entire team returns, has added some solid depth, and should be strong all season

in both the MVC and in state competition. The boys will be deeper than in years past and will almost undoubtedly improve upon last year’s standing. Coach’s comment: “The (girls’) team hopes to build on last year’s finish with a stronger, full team. We are striving to not finish second this year, but to win both events at states ... Should the boys come along as anticipated, then the team should move up in the standings and be competitive.” — Coach Bob Luce

Annie Dexter (5-10 center), Jill Howard (57 for ward), Miranda Smith (5-8 center/ forward), Lyndsay Beane (5-5 guard). Key losses: Colleen Shields (forward), Dani Smith (guard). Promising newcomers: Junior — Staci Plog (5-6 forward); Sophomore — Alex Harnden (5-4 guard); Freshmen — Brooke Millbury (55 guard). Outlook: The Roadrunners return seven players from last year, including starters

Tori Beane, Luce, Howard and Smith. Mt. Abram is still young with just one senior, but this returning group has been together for a few years. Lisherness hopes that seasoning pays off. He expects the Roadrunners to be competitive throughout the MVC and challenge for a tourney spot. Coach’s comment: “I’m very happy with what I’ve seen so far. We had a very good summer, and the girls gained a lot of confidence.” — Coach Doug Lisherness

(6-5 center), Robert Rivers; Juniors — Ethan Boyd (6-0 guard), Ian James (6-2 forward), Cody Espeaignette. Key losses: Keenan Dock, Aaron Jalbert.

Promising newcomers : Sophomores — Nicholas Cole, Calum Dixon, Solomon Fast, David Ricker, Keegan Rolbiecki, Arthur Ryan, Amos Withee; Freshman — Dylan Ireland.

Coach: Trevis Knapp (second year) Last year’s record: 3-15 Returning players: Senior — Tyler Hupper

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Oak Hill High School Oak Hill Girls’ Basketball Coach: Tom Morong (third year) Last year’s record: 12-7, lost in Western B quarterfinal Returning letter winners : Sen iors — Da rby Beau lieu (5-6 g ua rd/for wa rd), Jane Marston (5-5 guard), Alexis Priest (5-4 guard), Marrissa Caskin (5-3 guard);

Oak Hill Boys’ Basketball Coach: Tom Smith (first year) Last year’s record: 3-15 Returning players: Juniors — Sam Morin (5-11 guard), Andrew W hitehouse (5-6 guard); Sophomores — Parker Asselin (60 forward), Brady Dion (5-5 guard), Derek Gamage (6-3 forward/center). Key losses: Cam Morin, Brian Bradstreet,

Oak Hill Cheering Coach — Angela Roy (11th year); Assistant coach — Louise Gauthier. Seniors — Autumn Ayers, Kelsey Clarke,

Juniors — Julie Morneault (5-5 g ua rd), Chassidy Hilchey (5-8 forward). Key losses: Maggie Sabine (forward), Abby

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guard), Vanessa Wright (5-6 guard), Meagan Crosby (5-8 forward). Outlook: The Raiders reached the Western B tourney after numerous near misses. Oak Hill lost three regulars, including Sabine, the KVAC B Player of the Year. Beaulieu is a fouryear starter while Marston, Caskin and Priest have improved and are ready to take on larger roles. Hilchey will be key in the post for the Raiders. Oak Hill is young with eight underclassmen. Coach’s comment: “Obviously with the amount of freshmen on the team, there will be growing pains at the start. This is a good group of players who work very hard and support one another.” — Coach Tom Morong

Outlook: To quote John Lennon, it’ll be just like starting over. Three senior starters graduated and three key players elected not to return to the team. Coach Jared Browne left over the summer to take the same job at his alma mater, Winslow. Smith, previously an assistant at St. Dom’s and Poland, will look to build around Morin and Asselin. The lack of seniors hints at a building year with high hopes for 2013 and beyond. Coach’s comment: “It is a new experience. I changed some my terminology to fit what they were used to, and the light bulbs seem to be coming on.” — Coach Tom Smith

Sha ntel Fournier, Kelly O’Connell, Veronica Pringle; Juniors — Brianna Coleg rove, A ly ssa Cote, Kea rsten Robichaud ; Sophomores — Em i ly Akers, Ashley Breton, Kaleigh Mailhot, L i v a n a h V iei r a , M i r a nd a Wo o d ; Freshman — Sabrina Gauthier.

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Coach: Ric Swett (eighth year overall) Last year’s record: Sixth in Class B, fourth in Western B, 10th in KVAC Ret u r n i ng let ter w i n ner s : S en ior — Jared Richard (160/170); Juniors — Taylor Pomerleau (113/120), Britin Kramer (132), Olivia LaBrecque (138/145), Donnie Vannah (145/152); Sophomore — Sadiee Austin (160/170). Key losses: Keith Madore (140), Craig Morrill (145), Patrick Farrell (160), Mike Hamm (189), Nick Wells (215) Promising newcomers: Senior — Nicholas Shorey (285). Outlook: Swett ret u r ns for h is second stint with the Raiders prepared to rebuild. He starts with a solid core of experienced juniors, led by Pomerleau, a regional runnerup at 103 last year, LaBrecque, a girls’ state champion, and Vannah, who should benefit from a drop in weight class. Shorey could emerge as one of t he top heav y weig ht contenders.

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Lisbon High School Lisbon Boys’ Basketball Coach: Eric Hall (third year) Last year’s record: 0-18 Returning players: Seniors — Mason Smith (58 guard), Derrick Lycette (6-1 forward); Juniors — Mason Haley (5-10 guard), Brad Groh (6-3 forward); Sophomores — Jacob Bremmer (6-5 center), Tucker Brannon (5-9 guard).

Lisbon Girls’ Basketball Coach: Julie Wescott (first year) Last year’s record: 6-12 Returning letter w inners : Sen iors — Jessica Campbell (5-8 for ward), A lexa Harmon (5-3 guard), Briana Moore (5-8 for ward), Haley Eck (5-7 guard); Sarah Giraldo (5-6 guard/forward); Juniors — Denise Thomas (5-8 guard/forward), Bailey Madore (5-6 guard); Sophomore — Jennifer

Key losses: Mike Degou, Tobey Harrington, Andrew MacDonnell, Timmy Dobson, Alex Corey. Promising newcomers: Senior — Andrew Smith (5-10 guard); Juniors — Nick Collins (6-1 forward), Ryan Brewer (5-10 forward); Sophomore — Kenda ll Roy (5-6 guard); Freshmen — Kyle Bourget (5-10 guard), Johnny Yim (6-0 forward). Outlook: Moving from Class B to C will be a welcome step for Lisbon. These Greyhounds are a little more athletic then last year’s team. Many younger players were thrown

into the fray, and an intense summer schedule (team camp and 13 games) should help. Lisbon hopes to turn its quickness into pressure and use tiny Manchester Gym to its advantage. The Greyhounds also have the size to control the tempo in a halfcourt game.

Smith (5-3 guard). Key losses: Kelsey Linnell (center), Allie Fitzgerald (guard), Ashley Fournier (guard), Randi Brannon (guard).

Promising newcomers: Juniors — Elyssa Hubert (5-2 guard), Jordan Kates (5-5 guard); Sophomore — Courtney Martel (5-9 guard); Freshman — Mia Durgin (5-3 guard).

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Returning players: Seniors — Josh Richards (F), Zach Pratt (F), Justin Grant (F), Thomas Gross (D), Ian Pinette (D); Juniors — Eric Stuckey (F), Zach O’Connor (G). Key losses: N/A. Promising newcomers: Seniors — Connor Toothaker, Cole Lloyd; Juniors — Logan Mc G u i r e , E v a n To m e , A l l a n L e e c h ;

Coach: Mike Bishop (first year) Last year’s record: 4-12-2

Lisbon Wrestling Coach: Mark Stevens (15th year) Last year’s record: Second in Class C Returning letter winners: Senior —Zach Splude (171); Sophomores — Nick McNamara (113), Zach Stevens (120), Tyler Bard (126), David Moore (152). Key losses : For rest Cor nel l (119), Josh Pomerleau (125), Mike McNamara (135), Matt Nicholson (140). Promising newcomers : Sophomores — Dylan Da ll (142), Cor y O’Connor (120);

Fresh men — J.D. Ma r t i n (10 6 ), M i ke Demarest (138), Sage Walton (160), Cody Brauneis (106), Charles Sult (140). Outlook: The Greyhounds graduated four state cha mpions who combined to w in 11 titles in their careers, so it’s no secret that they will take a step back with a very young squad. McNamara won the 103 title and Stevens won the 112 regional title as freshmen. Stevens likes the foundation he has to rebuild with, and they will continue to wrestle one of the toughest schedules in the state, so don’t count out the Greyhounds at the big meets.

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Sophomores — Jeremy Willia ms, Jason Kenney, Dru Abreu. Outlook: Last year there were some growing pains for this group, which is now a year older and better suited for the varsity level. A goodsized senior class will make for some solid leadership at the top, and there are several talented underclassmen who should help

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Coach’s comment: “We need to not be afraid of those (top) teams. We need to build confidence, because this is a good, tough conference that, on any night, anyone can beat anyone.” — Coach Eric Hall

Out look : Ca mpbel l i s t he tea m’s top returnee. She was in the top 11 in the MVC in rebounding (7.4 rpg) and was an allconference honorable mention. Many on the squad will step into larger roles offensively for a team that was one of the lowest scoring in the MVC. With seven upperclassmen, the Greyhounds have some experience to work with to build off last year. Coach’ comment: “This year’s team will look to play aggressive defense in order to create scoring opportunities. One of the team goals is to compete in the playoffs.” — Coach Julie Wescott

bring this team back together. W hile not quite at the level of the top teams in the East, the playoffs are not out of reach. Coach’s comment: ”Our strength this year should be on the speed and quickness of the forwards. If we can put the puck in the net, we should do pretty well.” — Coach Mike Bishop

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Sophomore — Zach Steele (5-8 guard). Key losses: Billy Gordon, Ryan Conant, Ryan Castonguay, Travis Luce. Promising newcomers: Seniors — Chris Bowers (6-2 center), Danny Miles (5-10 guard), Connor Doyle (5-10 guard), Matt Smith (6-1 forward); Freshmen — Taylor Morang (5-8 guard), Ben Allen (5-11 forward), Matt Sekerak (5-8 guard), Dakota Carter (6-0 forward). Outlook: Winthrop has its fourth different

coach in f ive yea rs. MacA r t hur, who teaches at the school, has successfully brought four seniors back to the program who had previously quit the game. He also has installed a new system emphasizing t en a c iou s, h a l f- c ou r t de fen s e. T he Ramblers don’t have great size, so they will rely on those quick feet and scrappy sensibilities. Foster is a returning starter. Of the freshmen, Morang should make an immediate impact. The Ramblers hope to snap a rare two-year tournament drought. Coach’s comment: “We hope our defense will keep us in games into the fourth quarter.

Coach: Andy Dube (second year) Last year’s record: 11-5-1 Returning players: Jason Laporte (F), Dan Condon (F), Tyler Bryant (F), Mitch Guerette (F), Nic Lacasse (F), Jarred Hanson (F), Ian Palmer (D), Zach Besette (D). Key losses: Connor Lacasse, Jon Dale, Rob Clark. Promising newcomers: Tyler Plante (G). Outlook: After a solid, 11-win campaign a

year ago, the MHW Hawks are looking to take that next step. Losing only three major contributors, the Hawks ought to be solid again this season, and should be firmly entrenched in the playoffs in Eastern A. Coach’s com ment : ” We w a nt to st ay consistent in beating the teams lower in the standings, and try to upset one or two of the top teams.” — Coach Andy Dube

Sophomores — Cat Ouellette (5-0 guard), Randi Dennett (5-5 guard), Alyssa Arsenault (5-5 forward). Key losses: Sasha Flaherty (forward), Kelsey Nason (forward), Nikki Scott (guard), Sarah Warner (guard). Promising newcomers: Junior — Liz Glover (5-4 guard); Freshmen — Lily Beauregard (5-9 forward), Gabby Stewart (5-7 forward), Ashleigh Dunham (5-6 guard), Micheala Ketchen (5-9 guard). Outlook: The Ramblers return just one

starter in Scott and about five points per game in offense. Winthrop is young and most of its post players are newcomers. Belanger, Carlson and Scott give the Ramblers three seasoned players. Coach’s comment: “We will be very young and lack experience, but I think we will get better every day. A tough opening part of the schedule will be a challenge, but we are all excited about seeing how much we can accomplish throughout the season.” — Coach Lonney Steeves

states; Girls: 5th at Class C states. Returning skiers: Boys: Juniors — Aaron St. Pierre, Peter Michelsen; Sophomore — Alex Hayes. Girls: Sophomores — Rachel Ingram, Micaela Hajduk. Key losses: Molly Lindsey. Promising newcomers: Boys: Sophomore — A lex Chamberland; Freshmen — Will

Grimes, Isaac Johnson. Girls: Freshman — Abbi Rice. O ut look : T he pr o g r a m c ont i nue s to regenerate, w it h a good crop of former middle-school skiers now making up the squad. There is some talent returning on the boys’ side, and the girls should again be solid, if a little on the younger side. Both teams

ought to be competitive. Coach’s comment: ”We’ll be competitive, and I think we’ll definitely be better than last year, and we have a lot of good skiers coming up in the next few years and the team will continue to grow.” — Coach Jay Lindsey

Sophomore — Tori Letarte (5-6 guard); Fresh men — Seve Deer y-DeRaps (5-8 guard), Taylor Esty (6-1 guard/forward). Key losses: Allie Hammond (guard), Sierra Machacos (guard) P rom isi ng ne wc omer s : Fr e s h men — Rachael Weaver (5-7 guard), Valerie RoyLessard (5-5 forward); Eighth graders — Shelby Elmes (5-4 guard), Blayke Morin (6-1 forward), Maddison Egan (5-5 guard). Outlook: Rangeley has most of its team back from last year, including the Carrier sisters, Chantal (13 ppg) and Emily (12 ppg). The Abbott sisters are also returning starters, but Abby Abbott is out for the year with a knee injury. Letarte, Deery-DeRaps and Esty will see increased roles this year. Rangeley won’t be short on size with two girls taller than 6-feet and three others at 5-10. Coach’s comment: “We will continue to pressure the ball in the full court as they have in past years and look forward to the increase in height in the post position.” — Coach Heidi Deery

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Winthrop High School Winthrop Boys’ Basketball Coach: Todd MacArthur (first year) Last year’s record: 7-11 Returning players: Seniors — Tyler Foster (6-1 forward), Chase Hopkins (6-1 forward); Ju n ior — Hu nter K i lgore (5-8 g ua rd);

Maranacook— Winthrop—HallDale Boys’ Hockey Winthrop Girls’ Basketball Coach: Lonney Steeves (first year back, fourth overall) Last year’s record: 6-12 Returning letter winners: Senior — Amy Belanger (5-6 guard); Juniors — Shauna Carlson (5-10 forward), Jess Scott (5-6 guard);

Winthrop Nordic Skiing Coach: Jay Lindsey (first year) Last year’s record: Boys: 13th at Class C

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Rangeley Lakes Regional High School Rangeley Boys’ Basketball Coach: Matt Clark (third year) Last year’s record: 10-9, lost in Western Class D quarterfinal Returning players: Seniors — Alex Morton ( 6 -1 g ua rd/for w a rd), Ky le Ha le y ( 6 - 0 forward); Juniors — A.J. Elmes (5-9 guard), Josh Adams (6-3 center); Sophomores — Mike Haley (6-1 forward), Tomas Clinch (5-8 guard), David Bachelder (6-0 forward). Key losses: Regan Sargent, Zeke Hall, Jordan Richard, George Seaman. Promising newcomers : Seniors — Luke E l l i ot t ( 6 -3 f or w a r d /c e n t e r) , R a n d y Thompson (5-7 guard). Outlook: The Lakers threw a tournament scare into top-seeded Forest Hills last year. Now, they rebuild with Morton as the only returning starter. Elliott is back after a

one-year absence and will provide needed size down low. The new faces saw plenty of playing time off the bench last year. With two-thirds of the teams making the Western Class D playoffs, Rangeley should have a good shot to return to the civic center. Coach’s comment: “I look for us to be very competitive with most of the teams in our conference.” — Coach Matt Clark

Rangeley Girls’ Basketball Coach: Heidi Deery (18th year) Last year’s record: 16-4, lost in Western D quarterfinal Returning letter winners: Seniors — Emily Carrier (5-10 guard), Chantal Carrier (59 for ward); Juniors — Jenney Abbott (510 for ward), Abby Abbott (5-10 g uard);

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Poland Regional High School Poland Girls’ Basketball Coach: Darren Littlefield (first year) Last year’s record: 2-16 Returning letter winners: Senior — Katrina Seeley (5-5 g ua rd); Juniors — Jasm ine Cramp (5-10 forward), Amanda Gibson (58 forward), Melora Lavoie (5-8 forward), Brittina Maheux (5-2 guard); Sophomores — Emily Bolduc (5-8 guard), Renee Reid (5-5

Poland Boys’ Basketball Coach: Tyler Tracy (second year) Last year’s record: 7-11 Returning players: Seniors — Ricky Bryant (6-0 forward), Jacob Littlefield (6-4 forward), Logan Nichols (5-10 guard), Andrew Peterson (6-2 forward), Jed Quint (6-1 guard), Nate Rybeck (6-0 for ward); Sophomore— C.J.

Poland Track Coach: Kristin Ross (second year) Last year’s record: Boys: ninth in WMC, 13th in Class B; Girls: seventh in WMC, 16th in Class B Returning letter winners: Boys: Seniors — Jake McDonald (distance), Connor Pinkham (d i st a nc e); Ju n ior s — Jeremy Doa ne (distance), Dakota Wyne (distance), Ian Pickett (distance), Corey Wallace (distance), Sam Scales (throws); Sophomores — Trey Rogers (sprints), Nigel Williams (middle distance); Girls: Seniors — Amanda Gagnon (sprints), Miranda Gile (sprints); Juniors — Kat ie L etou r neau (spr i nts), A sh ley Marchesseault (sprints); Sophomores —

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guard), Lindsay Theriault (5-9 guard). Key losses: Morgan Copp (guard), Cassie Mocciola (forward) Promising newcomers: Senior — Danielle Miv ille (5-9 for ward); Juniors — A liya h Gregory (5-10 forward), Kayla Yirrell (6-0 forward); Freshmen — Michaella Arsenault (5-9 g ua rd), Hope Kohta la (5-8 g ua rd), Caroline Littlefield (5-10 for ward), Kylie Martin (5-7 guard). Outlook: The Knights have been taking some small steps in recents seasons. After graduating two seniors, Poland has much of its team back, including Bolduc, an allMartin (5-10 guard). Key losses: Jonah Farrington, Jordan Chase. Promising newcomers: Senior — Trevor Morin (5-10 guard); Juniors — Brian Bates (5-9 for wa rd), Nick A llen (5-10 g ua rd); Sophomores — Josh Gary (6-3 forward), Billy Bickford (6-1 forward), Shawn Murphy (6-2 forward). Outlook: Poland made tremendous strides in its first year under Tracy and welcomes back three starters, including WMC assists le ader Nichol s a nd se c ond-te a m a l l-

Delaney Woodford (throws), Katie Burgess (sprints), Nicole Frost (sprints). Key losses: Kendra Lobley, Eli Murphy. Promising newcomers: Boys: Senior — Pat Summers (shot, sprints). Outlook: The Knights lost a lot of points and a lot of experience in the jumps and sprints. But they have 45 kids come out for this season, including a large, enthusiastic freshman class that could infuse an already young team. Rogers, Williams and Woodford are all coming off strong freshman seasons. The girls have the depth to make some noise in the sprints and relays. Coach’s comment: “We have the potential to hopefully send five or six athletes to the state meet, which is what we did last year.” — Coach Kristin Ross

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conference guard. Seeley and Maheux are also returning starters. The squad is still relatively young and has a new coach. The Knights hope to continue their progress and utilize their team speed and defense. Coach’s comment: “We worked hard this

star Littlefield. Peterson also played a significant role in one of the Knights’ most productive seasons ever. The growth of the tournament field from 50 to 67 percent means a playoff berth is well within reach, but the Knights hope to set that bar higher as the season progresses. Coach’s comment: “We have a veteran group of guys that have worked hard and put in a lot of time. If we improve upon our consistency, we can compete with anyone.” — Coach Tyler Tracy

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Telstar Regional High School Telstar Boys’ Basketball Coach: Mark Thurlow (12th year) Last year’s record: 12-7, lost in Western Class C preliminary Returning players : Sen iors — Da n ny Whitney (5-10 guard), Corey Howard (6-2 forward/center), Drew Wilson (6-1 forward), Devin Vail (5-10 guard); Juniors — Nick Mills (6-2 forward), Michael DelDuca (6-1 forward), Dom Haines (6-1 guard). Key losses: Daniel Vaughn, T.J. O’Connor, Ben Field, Elek Pew. Promising newcomer: Sophomore — Nick Conrad (5-8 guard).

Outlook: Telstar improved its win total by seven games in 2010-11, but the season ended in disappointment with a close home loss to Traip in the opening round of the playoffs. Four of the Rebels’ top six players graduated. Whitney, Howard and Haines will be counted on for much of the scoring. Ha ines, Mills, Wilson a nd Howa rd a re good, all-around athletes who will crash the boards and overcome Telstar’s lack of height. W hile t he Rebels may start t he season under the radar, don’t count them out of the tournament chase. C oa c h’s c om me nt : “ We’ l l h a v e ou r traditionally scrappy team. I’d like to finish in that upper half (of the MVC).” — Coach Mark Thurlow

Pat Summers Danny Whitney

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Poland Cheering Coach — Nikki Pratt (third year) Seniors — Taylor Lien, Krysta Martin; Juniors — Pa ige Brou sseau, Sheby Brown, Celeste Hawkes, Mikala Hayes; Sophomores — Lydia Charest, Brianna Linscott, Katie Young; Freshmen — Abby Brown, Becca Stacey Outten.

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Telstar Alpine Skiing Coach: John Eliot (first year) Last year’s record: Boys: 6th at Class C states. Girls: 5th at Class C states. Returning skiers: Boys: Seniors — Cody Boivin, Josh Head, Tyler James, Anthony Dirago. Girls: Junior — Rachel Wheeler. Key losses: Morgan Lee.

Telstar Nordic Skiing Coach: Gary Wight (10th year) Last year’s record: Boys: 5th at Class C states. Returning skiers: Seniors — Adam Mahar, Ben Lewis, Matthew Keane, James Piccirillo, Casey Kiellner. Key losses: N/A.

Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshmen — Nick Johnson, Greg Wheeler, Aaron Speakman, Liam Gallagher. Girls: Freshmen — Gabrielle Stone, Aislinn Forbes, Anna Tyrina. Outlook: The mark of this team will be its strong freshman group in both boys and girls racing. The boys have a solid crew of seniors back, too, and the MVC should be on the lookout. The girls will rely on Wheeler to be a leader for the other, younger racers. Coach’s comment: ”Each racer has set their ow n persona l goa ls for advancing their racing abilities. As a team, I would like to see

Promising newcomers: Freshman — Liam Gallagher. Outlook: Numbers remain low at Telstar, but the boys have a legitimate, one-final-chance opportunity this season, especially in the MVCs. All of the Rebels’ top skiers return, though all but one on the team are seniors. Going out with a bang is certainly within reach. Coach’s comment: “This year’s results all depend on how hard the team wants to work. If they all put in the effort, this team could go quite far.” — Coach Gary Wight

Cody Boivin them be competitive at every race, enjoy the sport, have fun as a team, and take their skills

Adam Mahar

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to the next level.” — Coach John Eliot

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Hebron Academy Hebron Boys’ Basketball Coach: Bill Flynn Last year’s record: 4-19

Hebron Girls’ Hockey Coach: Katie Coyne Last year’s record: 17-10 Returning players: Seniors — Jenna Bosse, Sara Grover, Mariah Mosher, Ally Strachan, Chelsea Boucher; Juniors —Kelli Klassen, Taylor Teixiera, Haley Grimmer; Sophomores — Colleen Mitchell.

Hebron Boys’ Hockey Coach: James LeBlanc Last year’s record: 20-12-2 Returning players: Seniors — Shane Hearn, Lonnie Taylor, Alex Mills; Juniors — Nick Owen, Guillaume Belanger-Therien, Max Motew. K e y l o s s e s : A n d r e w G r a h a m , To d d Bannerman, Chris Taylor, Peter Quigley, Andrew Crawford, Alex Doumeng.

Returning players: Postgrads — Jawai Lou, Eli Moreshead; Seniors — Kyle Bernier, Jose Garcia. Key losses: Bobby Coleman, Levi Lincoln, Jerimee Moses. Promising newcomers: Seniors — Mario Onoh, Xavier Bernard, Evan Kidd, Dennis Ross, Royce Finley; Junior — Shaq Cezont-Holmes. Outook: Hebron has a strong group of new

Key losses: Sarah Markey, Talya Bent, Maggie Lane. Promising newcomers: Juniors — Abbie Kinens, Katie Couture; Freshmen — Rachel Jurek, Ashley Conrad, Taylor Fowler. Out look : Hebron ret u r n s t h ree sol id goaltenders, two of its leading scorers and maturity on the blue line. Despite Hebron’s small numbers the team is stacked with talent. Coach’s comment: “The keys to the season are good conditioning and staying healthy.” — Coach Katie Coyne

Promising newcomers : Sen ior — Sa m Cloutier; Junior — Mike Kelly; Sophomores — Raphael Blouin, Austin Goldstein. Outlook: With a very strong schedule this year, the Lumberjacks have their work cut out for them. Led by the West Point-bound Hearn, Hebron hopes to pick up right where it left off last year and continue to get better every game. Coach’s comment: “Given our core players t hat a re ret u r n i ng a nd t he leadersh ip qualities they all possess, I am confident that Hebron will surprise a lot of teams this year.” — Coach James LeBlanc

players to go along with the returning cast from last year. It should be a fast, up-tempo team that hopes to put a lot of points on the board. Coach’s comment: “There is a lot of maturity on the team, and we are excited to take on our challenging schedule.” — Coach Bill Flynn

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