Mt. Blue boys’ basketball preview

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Overview: Main is the fourth different coach in four years, a run that began with Jim Bessey’s final season after a career that spanned nearly two generations. The Cougars haven’t tasted much success since his retirement, but size and young talent give Mt. Blue hopes of regaining its footing in the rugged KVAC. Mittelstadt showed flashes of brilliance as a freshman and will carry a heavier load this season. Winning enough games to get back to Augusta is an ultimate goal for the Cougars.

Coach: Kevin Main (first year)

Last year’s record: 2-16

Returning players: Seniors — Brad Durrell (6-3 forward), Drew Parsons (6-1 guard); Sophomore — Zach Mittelstadt (6-2 guard).

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Key losses: Nate Backus (5-10 guard), Kindle Bonsall (6-0 forward), Cam Abbott (6-2 forward).

Promising newcomers: Juniors — Alex Bunnell (6-3 forward); Sophomore — Cooper Hollingsworth (6-4 center).

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