Head coach: Nick Sargent, third season.

Key departures: Century’s Eric Welch, six-year team member, all-conference and a leader. Century’s Conner Martin, one of the keys to the team’s spirit.

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Key returners: Century senior Max Sargent, two-year state qualifier, top 10 in section and all-conference; Mayo’s Jake Vandal and Michael Shevlin, and Century’s Jay Sargent.

Outlook: Returning team leaders and pace skiers Vandal, Max Sargent and Shevlin give the team talent and commitment. There is also an excellent group of young skiers who are providing strength and stability.

Coach Sargent says: “As a team that trains together, but races as individual high schools, we have some limitations. (But) there is also a great group of enthusiastic young racers climbing the ranks. Our weakness is that our best racers are split among the three Rochester schools.”