Coach: Kelley Cullenberg (25th year)

Class: A; Conference: KVAC

Last year’s results: Boys: First at KVACs, first at regionals, fifth at state. Girls: Second at KVACs, fourth at regionals, ninth at state.

Returning athletes: Boys:Seniors — Ian Burke, Jon Lesko, Zeke Robinson; Juniors — Jesse Dalton, Jacob Mealey, Sam Stinson, Wyatt Viles; Sophomores — Logan Dolbier, Ethan McIntosh, Emmett Trafton. Girls: Seniors — Meg Charles, Kayla White; Juniors — Maeve Hickey, Annaset Jackson, Beth Nicholas, Makenzie Seaward, Makinzy Whitney; Sophomore — Kahryn Cullenberg.

Key losses: Boys: Tucker Barber, Isaiah Reid, Thad Gunter, Trevane Jackson. Girls: Maggie Hickey, Julia Ramsey.

Promising newcomers: Boys: Senior — Enrico Echevarria. Juniors — Amr Bakkar, Doran Scott; Sophomores — Colbey Goozey, Aubrey Hoes; Freshmen — Charlie Eng, Lucien Hammond. Girls: Seniors — Jane Smith (M); John Doe (F). Junior — Jerry Welton (G); Sophomores — Christina Scott , Gracie Ward; Freshmen — Korinne Coolidge, Grace Dalton, Erin Johnson.

What to expect: Cullenberg said the girls’ and the boy’s teams are showing that they have the potential to be competitive again this year. With the loss of several top athletes, including boys’ Class A state champions Tucker Barber, to graduation, the Cougars realize they must work hard to achieve their goals. Staying healthy will be a key factor.

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