Coach: Jim Peters, 10th year Assistant coaches: John O'Meally, Bob Luers
Last year's record: 6-6 overall, 4-2 and second in the county
Top returnees: Seniors -- attackers Jeff Doolan, David Hogue, Dave Spear, Andy Vogel, midfielders Scott Luers, Jason Warehime, Rob Newton, Brian Minnich, defenders Shane Liddick, Andy Ingalls, Mike Paulson
Top newcomers: Senior -- defender Charlie Crum, juniors -- midfielders Marshall Brown, Bryan Stewart, Wayne Lockwood, defender ChrisOrvis
Coach's comments: "I've been most impressed with my attack.I think South Carroll and Liberty and Westminster will all be there."
The Carroll County Sun's outlook: The Owls have the experience and the firepower to compete for the county title this year. They havegames against every team in the region, giving them a good shot at atournament berth.
SOUTH CARROLL CAVALIERS
Coach: Gene Brown, 13thyear Assistant coaches: Joe McCulloh, Rick Cook, Chip Kougle, John Kilgour
Last year's record: 11-1 overall, 6-0 and first in the county, lost in first round of state tournament
Top returnees: Seniors-- attackers Kyle Blough, David Edelmann, Jim Zambito, midfielders Craig Frizzell, Brian Wilson, Keane Jones, Tim Lanahan, Travis Dutton,defenders Morris Barnes, Ken Crocken, Greg Sherwood, Karl Streaker, goalie Mike Gaffney; junior -- midfielder Scott Mills
Top newcomers: Senior -- defender Bob Yzaguirre; juniors -- attackers Jeremy Russin, Peter Rouse, midfielders Ryan Dorsey, Damien VanRossum, defender Bryan Solesha
Coach's comments: "We lost a lot of real good people."
The Carroll County Sun's outlook: This looks to be the year theCavs come back to the pack in the county.
Coach: Jim Langrill, first year Assistant coaches: Troy Barnes, Mike Jones
Last year's record: 4-8 overall, 2-4 and third in the county
Top returnees: Seniors -- attackers Nick Lee, Adam Godwin, midfielders TimParkinson, Bob Ozgar, goalie Jim Grinestaff, defender Dion Schultz; juniors -- midfielders Chris D'Anthony, Bill Reigel, attacker John Monar
Top newcomers: Seniors -- Midfielder Brian Henline, defender Bernie Readmond; juniors -- attackers Matt Miller, Jamie Serra, midfielders Larry Maurice, Dan Reichard, Dave Cooper, defenders Pat Gagen, Jason Hopwood
Coach's comments: "There's only six returning seniors on the team. We're going to sneak up on people."
The Carroll County Sun's outlook: With few seniors returning, the Lions must depend on the newcomers to perform at the varsity level. The Lions are a dark horse for the county title.
NORTH CARROLL PANTHERS
Coach: Chris Kraft, first year Assistant coaches: Carol Seiler, John Brown, Kelly Baxter, Gary Ruby
Last year's record: 0-11 overall, 0-6 and third in the county
Top returnees: Seniors -- attackers John Ballard, Chris Conner, Mike Kelly; defenders Mike Bubezyk, Mike Smith; midfielders Eric Cover, Dave Foster, Clint Griggs, Brad Hale; goalies Brian Flynn, Bill Lubking
Top newcomers: Juniors -- Midfielders Dan Horner, Sean King, Joe Palmerino; attacker Geoff Vaughn, defenders King Shannon, Pat Patterson, Mark Trump, defender/goalie Paul Devincent
Coach's comments: "I'm hoping I can bring something into my game plan people here aren't familiar with."
The Carroll County Sun's outlook: Kraft's enthusiasm should go a long way to improve the team's overall record, but notching a county win could be tough.