Coach: Mike Anderson (21st season)

Last season: fourth in the section

Who's gone: Peyton Schwehr.

Key returners: Cade Dawson (captain), Sr.; Alec Gulseth (captain), Sr.; Gabe Grawe, Sr.; Josh Ness, Sr.; Chandler Gray, So.

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Coach's comments: "Cade Dawson, Alec Gulseth, Gabe Grawe and Josh Ness are the four seniors, on the Rebel squad, with many years of varsity running experience. Up-and-coming sophomore Chandler Gray, has had a great offseason training and is pushing to be in one of the top varsity spots. Due to roster losses, the Rebels are trying to secure a competitive fifth runner from senior Josh Ness, sophomore Oliver Jesme or eighth-grader Dan Wilson. The Rebels top runners are talented and experienced by running from four to six years on the varsity. The top four runners are talented enough to challenge for a spot in the state meet. Team strength will be determined as younger runners gain experience and vie for a spot on the varsity lineup."


Coach: Jeremy Blake (10th season)

Last season: section champions, 11th at state meet

Who's gone: Zach Johnson, Dawson Strom, Jacob Kunka, Sam Gebhart and Billy O'Connor.

Key returners: Granton Schneider, Sr.; Elijah Harvala, Jr.; Evan Myran, Jr.; Macalister Nelson, Jr.

Coach's comments: "While a talented trio from last season´s section championship team return, a new group of energized runners looks forward to opportunities that lie ahead. Early on, several of the Spud names that will appear in results might be new and the order of their finish difficult to predict, but the goals of our runners remain the same. Practicing with a disciplined work ethic, committing to teammates and trusting confidently in the plan and process are things that Grant, Eli and Evan have embraced and fellow Spuds willing to follow their lead are in for an enjoyable ride."

Fargo Davies

Coach: Jason Holland (13th season)

Last season: fourth in the Eastern Dakota Conference, 11th at state meet

Who's gone: Parker Wieland, Jack Boub, Andrew Selensky, Charley Graf, Jake Graf, Caden O'Connor, Adrian Contreras, Hunter Barth and Jack Gothberg.

Key returners: Koate Deebom, Sr.; Aaron Ochsner, Sr.; Ethan Sullivan, Sr.; Jack Robertson, Jr.; Sam Lucht, Jr.; Liam Steidl, Jr.; Regan Bosch, So.; Carter Berney, So.; Noah Pfeifer, So.; Leighton Steidl, Fr.; Christian Dietz, Fr.; Sam Lies, Fr.

Coach's comments: "We have a lot of kids out for the sport and are eager to prove themselves this season. There are a lot of spots open to help our team score, as we graduated a large senior class last year. After a productive summer, we are excited to see this young group of runners work together to help each other improve each day and reach their potential."

Fargo North

Coach: Gary Mailloux (45th season)

Last season: second in the Eastern Dakota Conference, fifth at state meet

Who's gone: Mason Bjorlie, Jack Dorsher, Mason Engler, Alex Luz and Bridger Scraper.

Key returners: Sam Harman, Sr.; Philip Dowdell, Sr.; Caleb Yokom, Jr.; Gabe Sagvold, So.; Braxton Middaugh, Fr.; Owen Sondag, eighth grade.

Coach's comments: "The Spartans have a handful of key runners, but are faced with the reality of a very young team. Key to the success of the team’s season will be to keep everyone healthy, working hard and hungry for keeping the Spartan success going."

Fargo Shanley-Oak Grove

Coach: Chris Foerster (12th season)

Last season: seventh in Eastern Dakota Conference, 13th at state meet

Who's gone: Taylor DeVine, Tommy Conmy and Cameron Moe.

Key returners: Ben Asheim, Sr.; Gavin Sunderland, Sr.; Zach McCormick, Sr.; Josh Wuebker, Sr.; Conner Asche, Jr.; Noah Geffre, So.; Andrew Hultin, So.; Jonathon Asche, Fr.

Coach's comments: "The boys return the top three runners from last year’s team, including all-conference runner Ben Asheim. The boys will fill those key remaining spots from a mix of dedicated seniors and rapidly improving underclassmen."

Fargo South

Coach: Dustin Swanson (fifth season)

Who's gone: no one.

Key returners: Abdi Mohammed, Sr.; Michael Brunner, Jr.

Coach's comments: "We returned all our starters from last year and are still young but should continue to show improvement as the season progresses and the athletes gain experience."

West Fargo

Coach: Brad Amundson (fifth season)

Last season: 12th at state

Who's gone: Braxton Bruer.

Key returners: Aiden Biwer, Sr.; Ryan Orth, Sr.; Keller Lee, Sr;. Noah Vaagene, Jr.

Coach's comments: "(We) have experienced runners that have put in a lot of effort over the summer and years to help step into any roles we may have lost from last year."

West Fargo Sheyenne

Coach: Troy Thorson (second season)

Last season: Third at EDC, ninth at state

Who's gone: Troy Mullenberg.

Key returners: Jacob Knodle, Jr.; Caeden Johnson, So.; Aiden Johnson, eighth grade; Lee Williams, Sr.

Coach's comments: "We have a good group of boys back this season and a good group of boys that put a lot of work in during the summer, so they can be prepared for the season. Year in and year out our team goal is to have our best meets at the end of the year at EDC and state. Everything we do during the season is about learning and getting better so we can perform our best at the end of the season. For us to reach our team goals on the guys side we will need to have some runners step up throughout the season to complete a highly competitive team."