Mountain Valley wrestling preview

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Coach: Gary Dolloff (first year, 11th overall)

Conference: Mid-State League Class: B

Last year’s results: West regional champions; second in state.

Returning athletes: Seniors — Ian Austin, Dakota Jacques, Michael Provencher, Brandon Gill, Coyote Freeman; Sophomores — Caleb Austin, Ethan Boucher, Eddie Deroche.

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Key losses: Jacob Thornton, Anthony Boucher, Zach Cross.

Promising newcomers: Freshmen — Michael Arsenault, Isaac Therrien, Nathan White.

Season outlook: Dolloff returns after a three-year hiatus. He led Mountain Valley to its most recent state title in 2011 before stepping away. The pieces are in place for the Falcons to reclaim that lofty perch. Boucher won the state title at 120 pounds in his rookie campaign, while Austin (113), Gill (132) and Jacques (145) were runners-up. Thornton was the lone state champion to graduate. Mountain Valley was only 11 points off Camden Hills’ pace a year ago and could make up that ground.

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