Oxford Hills wrestling preview

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Coach: Tony Stevens (eighth year)

Conference: KVAC Class: A

Last year’s results: Fourth in East regional; 12th in state.

Returning athletes: Seniors — Malik Geiger, Cordell Brooks, Jeff Merrill, Jon Higgins, Mike Williams (EL); Juniors — Taylor Gudeahn-Alleano, Logan Truman, Tyler Wallace, Skyler Bang (EL).

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Key losses: Jon Hankey, Sheldon Bang (EL).

Promising newcomers: Seniors — Norman Alleano, Creighton Medeiros, Charlee Hilligoss, Zachary Harris; Junior — Gunnar Docos; Sophomore — Dylan Flagg; Freshmen — Dylan Cobbett, Stephen Dailey, Justin David, Talon Medeiros, Jason Paradis, Cody Russell, Dawson Stevens, Jarrod Taylor, Curtis Ouellette (EL), Cole Preo (EL).

Season outlook: The Vikings have solid experience and numbers after another top-five finish in the regional a year ago, and Geiger hopes to cap his career in style after a phenomenal junior year. Edged out for the state championship in triple-overtime, Geiger fought back won the all-class New England qualifier at 170 pounds. Taylor Alleano also is a reigning Eastern Maine champion, with Brooks and Truman returning after top-four finishes in that meet. As has been the case in recent years, four Edward Little wrestlers continue to train with the Vikings, led by Bang.

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