Coach: Jim Lunney (28th year)

Conference: MVC; Class: C

Last year’s record: 17-3, lost in Class C state championship game.

Returning athletes: Seniors — Olivia York (P); Becca Howard (SS), Hayley Peterson (OF), Ashley Savage (3b), Lisa Gammon (2b/OF), Dharma Damon (OF), Cassidy Smith (OF); Juniors — Tehya Johnson (1b/OF/P);

Key losses: Sadie Ellsworth (C), Katie Merrill (OF), Annie Cushman (2b), Vanessa Godwin (1b).

Promising newcomers: Junior — Natasha Hart (OF); Sophomore — Kylee Martin (P/INF).

Season outlook: The Rebels graduated all-stars Ellsworth and Merrill, two key parts of last year regional champion, but Telstar returns plenty of experience from a club that lost to Bucksport in the state game. York (17-3, 0.90 era) returns as the team’s pitcher while Howard (.654), Peterson, Savage, Gammon and Johnson were all starters. Telstar should be strong again and a contender in Class C South.

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