Coach: Gunnar Bradbury (seventh year).
Class: C; Conference: Mountain Valley.
Returning athletes: Boys: Senior — Hunter White; Junior — Dalton Berry; Sophomores — Ethan Couture, Alex Gotham. Girls: Seniors — Lily Meehan, Zoe Tacheny; Juniors — Elizabeth Farrar, Kaiya Martin, Morgan Morrow; Sophomores — Emilee Noyes, Willow Smith.
Key losses: Boys: Ben Buck, Keenan Martin, Chad Berry, Lucas MacDonald. Girls: Nicole Dumond, Sabrina Daoud, Summer Bradbury.
Promising newcomers: Boys: Sophomores — Riley Dummond, Nolan DeGroot, Jack LaVorgna; Freshmen — Damien Nadeau, Jacob True. Girls: Juniors — Cate Buck, Greta Freiburger, Elizabeth Raheb; Sophomore — Felicity Boulanger; Freshman — Morgan Gallant.
Season outlook: Plenty of new faces with new skills, but the Cougars teams are looking forward to a promising season. Senior Hunter White brings back a lot of state and New England championships experience and provides a model for newcomers as well as returning athletes. Dirigo has been working on developing depth in an effort to earn more places, points and qualifications. Girls’ team captains Lily Meehan (1,600) and Zoe Tacheny (400 and relays) are eyeing state performances.