Head coach: Tony Petrik, 23rd season
2017 record: 18-9 (11-3 2A Southern/second)
Returning starters: Six
Top players: UTL/P Richard Coulston (Sr.), C Andrew Braaksma (Sr.), OF Cesar Arellano (Sr.), 1B/P Tyrell Gonzalez (So.), SS/P Diego Trujillo (So.)
Outlook: The Cougars return six starters from a team that nearly advanced to the Class 2A state tournament last year.
“I think we have a chance to be competitive this season,” Petrik said. “Lincoln Country, Needles, and Lake Mead should all field very strong, competitive teams this spring.”