Coach: Dustin Williamson (ninth year)
Last year's record: Boys: 6th at Class A states; Girls: Class A state champions.
Returning skiers: Boys: Seniors — Ben Ramser, Tim Enos Juniors — Rylee Knox, Matt Thibodeau, Colby Varney; Sophomores — Noah Castonguay, Drew Emond, Justin Freda, Harrison Knowlton, Josh Therrien. Girls: Seniors — Maddie Wiegman, Morgan Shaw; Juniors — Abby Chase, Alisha Labbe, Emily Shaw, Allison Simmons, Michawla Therrien, Kallah Turner; Sophomores — Olivia Mallar, Brooke Varney, Mackenzie Varney, Kate Mawhinney.
Key losses: Nate Miller, Taren McGray, Lucy Knowlton, Alana Mallar, Emily Chase.
Promising newcomers: Boys: Senior — David Hersom; Junior — Derek Plourde; Freshmen — Nate Allen, Chad Bates, Anthony Benson, Jarod Farrar, Bobby Kennan, Mitchell Knox, Mitchell Morrison, Dylan Peters, Tyler Simmons, Carter Veilleux. Girls: Senior — Sarah Enos; Junior — Cheryl Fichter; Freshmen — Julia Dillingham, Kierstin Leclerc, Lauren McKinley, Maya Merrill, Ashley Pratt, Corinne Rabon.
Outlook: With more than 40 skiers, the Hornets have plenty of talent and depth to make a run in the KVAC and Class A. Wiegman is the defending state classical champion and will be looking for Chase and Labbe to take over for Knowlton and McGray as top-10-caliber scorers. The boys have all but one racer back and welcome a large freshman class.
Coach's comment: "This is one of the largest teams we've ever had. With great numbers come awesome talents." — Coach Dustin Williamson