Coach: Adam Zukowski (seventh year)

Conference: WMC Class: B

Last year: Boys: Third at Western B regionals, fifth at Class B state. Girls: 12th at Western B regionals.

Returning athletes: Boys: Seniors — Lucas Nickerson, Cullen Ronan, Nick Cavanaugh; Juniors — Ben Garcia, Austin Cross; Sophomores — Jake Arata. Girls: Seniors — Sophia Kiyanitsa, Makala MacLean; Junior — Keaton McEvoy.

Key losses: Boys: Will Shafer, Josh Harper, Josiah Ellingson. Girls: Grace Ferguson.

Promising newcomers: Boys: Seniors — Dillon Sullivan; Junior — Garrett Moran; Freshmen — Logan Nickerson, Jonathon Harper, Seth Levier. Girls: Junior — Samantha Shampine; Sophomores — Melissa Hebert; Freshmen – Kylie Trawick.

Season outlook: The boys will look to build on the success of last season. Four of last year’s top seven return to give the Patriots a solid core as they look to head to the state meet for a second straight year. The girls have a good mix of veterans and newcomers and will look to make a statement in the always tough Western Maine Conference as the season progresses.

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