1. Bonny Eagle: The Scots have won Class A two years in a row and four times in five years. And their top seven returns intact: juniors Ami Beaumier, Kayla Raymond, Christine Toy and Abbie Nelson and sophomores Emma Abbott, Madeline Thompson and Emma Noonan. Freshman Ella Dunne could score as well.

2. Greely: After winning two Class B titles in three years, the Rangers move up to Class A while remaining in the Western Maine Conference. Seniors Chloe Waldrep and Chloe Smith lead a young but talented squad that returns juniors Carolyn Todd (fourth in Class B) and Julia Curran and sophomore Marin Provencher.

3. York: Seniors Kathryn Miller, Grace Reynolds and Laura Kenealy helped the Wildcats come within two points of Class B runner-up Yarmouth last fall. Juniors Grace Gear and Sophia Newton also pitched in. Sophomore Syndey Fogg, who won the WMC JV championship, and senior Audrey Mitchell will be factors as well.

4. Falmouth: Junior Malaika Pasch, the Class A winner, is the only holdover from last fall’s team that was runner-up to Bonny Eagle. Even so, talented freshmen Sofie Matson and Karley Piers give Falmouth one of the best trios in the state. Juniors Sophie Marcotte and Caitlyn Camelio and freshman Lauren Welch are in the scoring mix, too.

5. Yarmouth: A season-opening victory over York and Cape Elizabeth showed that the Clippers, runners-up in Class B, have reloaded after heavy graduation losses. Seniors Anneka Murrin and Greta Elder are joined by Sophia Laukli (back from a year abroad) and Olivia Robichaud, junior Abi Thornton and sophomores Sadie Cowles and Alex Auger.


1. Falmouth: The defending Class A champs boast a strong 1-2 punch in senior Conner Piers and junior John Auer. Also returning from the top seven are seniors Alex Kinley, Charlie Henning and Jared Troubh. Juniors Doug Cooke and Kade Kelley and sophomore Ben Potter provide impressive depth.

2. Greely: The defending Class B champs were bumped up to Class A (surpassing the enrollment cut-off by one student) with a veteran quartet of juniors Luke Marsanskis, Matthew Todd and Jack Gustafson and senior Caleb Thurston. Seniors Adam Bruder and Trevor Rafford round out a formidable top six.

3. Deering: The Rams finished second in Class A last fall and have their sights set on their first state title since 2003. Seniors Yahya Nure and Abdikadir Abdirahman lead a returning group that includes juniors Alec Troxell and Jerry Mixangelo. Senior Gannon Duckworth and sophomore Chris Harmon add depth.

4. Yarmouth: Seniors Luke Laverdiere and Sammy Potter finished 1-7 in Class B last fall. Junior Ben Cox-Faxon and sophomore Odeh Fizkallah also return from the top four of a team that missed third place by one point. Should a fifth runner emerge from a roster of 25, the Clippers will challenge Wells for the state title.

5. Massabesic: Five of the top seven runners return from a squad that placed third in Class A last fall. Alexander Swett, David Phinney and Jebediah Johnson lead a strong senior class, and Jacob Aboud and Jeffery Waters are the top juniors. Sophomores Matthew Pooler and Jakob Saucier have impressed.

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